When using telephoto and macro lenses, it is often desirable to get tighter framing on a subject that is being photographed. One of the main reasons is to magnify the subject and improve its detail in order to show it best to the viewer, but another reason could be related to improved framing and composition – by focusing tightly on the subject, it is often possible to remove the visual clutter surrounding the subject, which ultimately simplifies and enhances composition. Although photographers can often simply move closer to their subjects to get tighter framing, sometimes it is physically impossible to do that due to the nature of the subject (such as when photographing wildlife), or when action is taking place at a particular distance (such as when photographing sports activities). In such situations, a teleconverter can come into the rescue. While teleconverters can be incredibly useful, they also have a few rather serious disadvantages that can lead to increased blur and loss of sharpness. Let’s take a look at what a teleconverter is and go over its advantages and ... Read more »

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Powerful. Even in the lowest light.

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WHAT DO YOU get for your money? That’s the question everyone looking to buy a piece of tech asks themselves. It also happens to be the question this recurring feature will try to answer. Is it worth spending extra on high-end gear, or do you get what you need with cheaper models? Every month, we’ll look at some of the cheapest and most expensive products in a given category, testing each to see what their limits are and help you figure out when you can cheap it out, and when to plunk down some extra cash to get what you need.

HI/LOW: SLR LENSES

The legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described photography as being about what he called “the decisive moment,” capturing that image frozen in time that is the essence of the subject. Although much of what Cartier-Bresson was taking about was learning to see that perfect moment, the equipment you use also plays a part in capturing it.

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Are you looking to change how you shoot your photos or video? Are you bored with your smartphone or point-and-shoot shots? Maybe you’re looking to take rapid-fire action shots of your kids playing lacrosse, baseball, or soccer. Maybe you hope to capture a distinctive portrait of your friend or loved ones and create your own work of art. Or maybe you just want to wonder the streets of a big city like a photojournalist and capture your very own decisive moments. Whatever you’re shooting, for the best results,you'll need to invest in either one of two interchangeable-lens camera systems: a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera system or a mirrorless camera system.

Quality and versatility are the two main reasons these types of cameras are used by professionals. And while there are a number of pro-level models for that market, there are lots of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras that will sui ... Read more »

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Panasonic Lumix TZ200 ZS200 review

Panasonic's Lumix TZ200 / ZS200 is the new top model in its enormously popular travel-zoom series. Successor to the TZ100 / ZS100, it inherits the 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor, built-in viewfinder, non-tilting touchscreen, 4k video and Wifi, but boosts the earlier 10x zoom range to 15x, increases the viewfinder detail, adds 1080 video at 120p for slow motion, and now includes Bluetooth for seamless connectivity ... Read more »

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TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that four of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.

The Nikon D850 digital SLR camera was selected for the BEST DSLR PROFESSIONAL award, the Nikon D7500 for the BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT award, the COOLPIX W300 compact digital camera for the BEST RUGGED CAMERA award, and the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.4x teleconverter for the BEST PROFESSIONAL LENS award.

The TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 across a number of categories. Award winners are selected with voting by the editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.

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As the weekend crowds descend upon the CP+ expo here in Yokohama, Japan, I decided to roam the show floor to uncover some interesting tidbits, hands-on, and other news that may have gotten lost in the shuffle with this past week's bevy of announcements -- from both CP+ and WPPI!

Sony's 400mm f/2.8... exists!

First up will be of noted interest to Sony sports and wildlife photographers: the FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master lens exists! Displayed under glass at Sony's booth, this new super-telephoto lens, which was announced as in-development back in October 2017, will soon reach eager photographers sometime this summer, according to a Sony representative I spoke with.

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Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 GM OSS received a full introduction today. The pro-grade lens will ship in September for $12,000, and aims to deliver superior autofocus and handling. The lens is a (relatively speaking) light 2.7kg / 6.4lb, and Sony claims it's well-balanced for monopod or even handheld shooting. The company also says that its FE 400mm takes advantage of two new linear motors with 5x faster tracking performance on ... Read more »

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There could be no better commemoration of Photoshop’s 25th anniversary than the trove of unretouched Beyoncé photos that leaked online yesterday. The photos appeared on a fan site called Beyoncé World on Wednesday morning. Within an hour, Beyoncé World had pulled them down, apparently alarmed at fans’ genuine outrage. These fans were angry not that Beyoncé had been Photoshopped so dramatically — as is often the case with these things — but that someone had dared expose her for who she actually is. Laugh lines. Blemishes. Bits of friz. All the makings of a real, human person. The problem is that 25 years after Photoshop launched, we’d much prefer manipulations of reality to reality itself.

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Nikon has announced the 37th annual Photo Contest 2018-2019. The details including information on how to apply Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 will be released on the official website starting from September 2018.

Held since 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest is a premier international photo contest that provides an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

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Canon has applied for a patent for a brand new camera lens mount design that’s similar to its EF and EF-M mounts.

Canon News first reported on the patent (#2018-084713), writing that the design may be a first hi ... Read more »

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At Mosaic, photographers often ask us to compare Adobe Photoshop to Adobe Lightroom. They want to know which one they should use. The truth is, there’s no clear cut answer – it depends on the project. To help you decide which tool is right for your next project we’ve assembled this handy guide. It will help you determine when and why you should use each program.

What is Photoshop?

Photoshop is synonymous with photo editing. Originally created by Adobe for simple digital photo editing, the program’s functionality has greatly expanded. Photoshop is used by graphic designers, architects, publishers and photographers.

In short, it’s a beast of a program that helps give creatives their pow ... Read more »

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It can be hard to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to design trends. Design techniques come and go with the seasons, but it’s important to try to keep on top of the latest design crazes, so you don’t get left in the dust. The easiest way to do this? Read some 2018 design trends articles.

Recently, I read Top Graphic Design Trends 2018: The Ultimate Guide which is an excellent source of information about current trends, upcoming trends, and trends that are passing. The author does a great job of explaining how some new visual styles are offshoots of previous popular aesthetics and others are opposing current design movements.

Sometimes reading design trend articles can make you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel – running circles, getting nowhere, and chasing visual trends to no avail. Other times they can excite and inspire you to try new things and experiment. It’s not crucial that you’re ahead of the pack ... Read more »

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In addition to the release of its new “high performance” ‘X-H1’ mirrorless camera, FUJIFILM has unveiled several new products for its 2018 range.

FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 & FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9

FUJIFILM is introducing its first full manual cinema lenses, compatible with interchangable lenses for its X series digital cameras.

Launching locally in June 2018, the FUJINON MK ... Read more »

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The beginnings

The history of the digital camera began with Eugene F. Lally of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When he wasn't coming up with ways to create artificial gravity he was thinking about how to use a mosaic photosensor to capture digital images. His 1961 idea was to take pictures of the planets and stars while travelling through space, in order to help establish the astronauts' position. Unfortunately, as with Texas Instrument employee Willis Adcock's filmless camera (US patent 4,057,830) in 1972, the technology had yet to catch up with the concept.

The camera generally recognised as the&nb ... Read more »

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Posted In: Photoshop Tools & TechniquesWatch on YouTube

The Photoshop CC 2018 tutorials in this article will cover the most noteworthy new features released in in this latest update.

Many new features from the previous release, Photoshop CC 2017, get upgrades ... Read more »

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