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Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7

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iOS 10 review: the coming of age of apps

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Chances are somebody has already told you everything you need to know about iOS 10. The new version of iOS has been available in beta for a few months, and Apple has been very public about the upcoming changes in new iOS versions. So let’s try something new. Instead of describing every single new feature, ..

I Bought a Holga Digital. Here's a Hands-On Review.

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I bought a Holga Digital through the Kickstarter fundraising campaign in August 2015. It is a fairly early model, so by the time you read this there might have been some tweaks or firmware updates. I have never owned the original film Holga (or any medium format camera for that matter), so this review ..

A First Review of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 'Nifty Fifty' Clone

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I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but I wanted to get a review out since I just received my two copies of Yongnuo’s $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Yongnuo has their own branded […]

Review: Lensbaby's Creative Mobile Kit Lenses Bring Selective Focus to Your Phone

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Lensbaby has been producing creative art lenses since the company was established in 2004. They have since released a number of different products for both SLR and Mirrorless camera bodies, as well as mobile smartphones. Recently, Lensbaby released the ‘Creative Mobile Kit’ which features two unique ..

A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/4 and Its Crazy Close 4.7mm Working Distance

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Here’s a new video review by Thomas Shahan, the “Bob Ross of bug shots,” of the new Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 wide angle macro lens. There are a number of interesting features in this manual-focus lens, including a buit-in shift mechanism and a crazy close 4.7mm working distance ..

Review: Pluto Trigger is a Small, Smart Trigger That Packs a Punch

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One hundred and nineteen dollars. That’s it. That’s all you need to open a door to a world of photography previously known only to the most extreme DIYers and commercial photographers for whom purchasing decisions are usually made for them by client requests. The Pluto Trigger does a lot, ..

A Leica Q Review with Thoughts and Sample Images

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Editor’s note: This article was also published on photographer Alex Cornell’s blog. I brought the Leica Q with me on a recent trip to Barcelona and Mallorca. I usually travel with a backpack full of Canon gear; this time I wanted to try a more casual approach. The plan was to bring a capable ..

Review: CamFi Will Make Your 'Dumb' DSLR Smart for Just $130

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The day I bought my first Wi-Fi enabled “smart” camera was the day I realized how inconvenient it was to use a camera that lacked the enhancements offered with a built-in wireless connection. Not ever having been able to interact with my camera via my iPhone, it was truly a case of not knowing ..

Review: The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is a Stellar Prime Lens for Portraits

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The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens is breathtaking to behold. Prior to receiving the lens from Carl Zeiss for this review, I had done some extensive research about the lens and its features. When I received the box in the mail, I was extremely impressed with the packaging and design of the box the lens […]