Lens Test: Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 50mm f/1.4

Tweet Last month we tested the first of the new full-frame Zeiss Milvus lenses, the 85mm f/1.4, and loved its sharpness and lack of distortion. This month we test another one, the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 50mm f/1.4, which hit the street at $1,199. It has 10 elements in 8 groups, with a floating element design to drive high image quality throughout the focusing range. Zeiss says it made the Milvus line specifically for new...

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Camera Test: Canon EOS 5Ds

Tweet In this episode of How Many Pixels Can You Fit on a 35mm Sensor? we see Canon stuff 50.6 million into that familiar frame. While many people have loudly questioned the need, the Canon EOS 5Ds captures a massive amount of image detail. The previous pixel champs, Sony’s Alpha 7R (36.4MP) and Nikon’s D810 (36.3MP), trail it by more than 10MP each. Of course, Sony’s new A7R II comes closer with 42.4MP, but you’ll have to wait until...

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Wacom Intuos Photo Graphics Tablet Offers an Affordable Alternative to the Mouse

Tweet Have you ever felt that the mouse, which traces its history to the 1960’s, might not be the best tool for today’s digital photo editing needs? Many people (and not just professional retouchers mind you) have found that using a graphics tablet instead of a mouse is an easier and healthier way to interact with software. Long-term mouse use, as many veteran office workers can attest, can lead to wrist pain and eventually carpal...

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Flickr Announces Top Photos and Cameras For 2015

Tweet CRS-4 SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for their fourth official Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab on Sunday, September 21 at 1:52am EDT. Dragon returned to Earth with a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of southern California on October 25. Dragon is the only operational spacecraft capable of returning a...

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Panasonic Announces New Lumix Camera Firmware With “Post Focus” Feature

Tweet When the Lytro camera originally debuted, it’s big draw was that you could select the focal point in an image after it was shot and when you were editing. It used a specific kind of photography that’s not possible with traditional cameras. Now, Panasonic has introduced new firmware for their GX8, G7, and FZ300 cameras that includes a mode called Post Focus, which is designed to achieve a similar effect. Post Focus is basically...

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Super Slow-Motion Footage of a Fire Tornado Is as Mesmerizing as It Sounds

Tweet I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but I love fire as a photography subject. It’s an endless source of unique shapes and color, so you can dial in a fast shutter speed, shoot a lot of photos, and end up with a lot of cool options. That’s the same basic premise employed in this super high-speed footage by the Slow Mo Guys. The setup is actually pretty simple. They built a fire and surrounded it with box fans that blow air at the pit....

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