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March 23rd, 2015

Paul C. Buff Dies At Age 78

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Paul C. Buff
Our thoughts are with the Buff family. With great sadness we announce that our founder, Paul C. Buff, passed away this week at the age of 78. He has been living with his beloved wife of 16 years, Deborah, and their extended family in their secondary home in Mobile, Alabama for over a year and …
 
March 18th, 2015

Zeiss Discount Program for Students and Educators

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Education Program
Zeiss has announced a new Education Program for photography students and educators providing a discount on a large selection of lenses and accessories. Currently the lens selection includes: Otus 1.4/55 and 1.4/85 Distagon T* 2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2.8/21, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35, and 2/35 Planer T* 1.4/50 and 1.4/85 Apo-Sonnar T* 2/135 Makro-Planar T* 2/50, 2/100 Loxia …
 
March 2nd, 2015

Nikon Announces D7200

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikon D7200
Nikon has announced the D7200. With a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, no optical low pass filter, and new EXPEED 4 processing engine the camera offers an ISO range of 100-25,600 and 51 point AF system with 15 cross type sensors. The D7200 includes a 3.2-inch LCD monitor and high quality video performance shooting full uncompressed …
 
February 24th, 2015

G-Technology Announces New G-RAID Solutions

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
G-Technology G-RAID
G-Technology has announced two new G-RAID hard drive systems today at BVE in London. The G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 and the G-RAID USB 3.0 both feature a removable dual 7200rpm drive system with transfer rates up to 440mb/s and may be set up as RAID 0,1 or JBOD. The solid aluminum case includes …
 
February 5th, 2015

Olympus New OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Tough TG-860, and M.ZUIKO 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus has just announced new products including the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. With a 16 megapixel sensor and 5-axis stabilization, the camera shoots 10 fps with 81-point Fast AF. Utilizing pixel shift technology, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II can be set to 40 megapixel mode for high resolution images. Video mode captures 1080p up to …
 
January 12th, 2015

5 Things We need to Forget About as Photographers

Posted By Jay Goodrich
5 Things to Forget Post Image by Jay Goodrich
Why 5 things we need to forget? Quite simply because I feel that all over the world too many photographers are jumping on bandwagons that truly don’t “make a photograph”, who then write about these five things and confuse the rest of us. We stress about, fight about, argue about, and write about these things tirelessly. …
 
January 6th, 2015

Nikon announces D5500, 300mm f/4, and DX 55-200mm at CES 2015

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon has announced the new D5500 camera, AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom lens and the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR telephoto lens. The D5500 is slightly smaller and lighter than the D5300, making for an easy travel companion. Utilizing a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, the optical low-pass filter has …
 
January 5th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Photographing Snowflakes Series” by Don Komarechka – Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Macro close-up of snowflake crystals highly detailed black background focus stacking multiple exposure
Snow: most “fair weather photographers” avoid it, but it can be the most captivating subject you put in front of your camera all winter. With enough magnification in your lens, you can capture an unseen world of natural beauty just two feet from your back door. There are a number of challenges you’ll need to …
 
December 19th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Christmas Lights on Nubble Lighthouse” by Adam Woodworth – York, Maine

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Composite photograph of several long nighttime exposures of Nubble Lighthouse against the Atlantic Coast in York, Maine
This photo was taken the day after Christmas in 2013. A snowstorm was moving across parts of New England and my day started out by heading north with the hopes of going to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. But the heavier snow up that way and bad traffic on the highway made me turn …
 
December 17th, 2014

Phase One Delivers A-Series Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Phase One A-series Camera system
Phase One has officially introduced the A-series camera system that combines the ALPA 12TC mirrorless body with IQ2 digital backs and high quality lenses. The A250, A260, and A280 all include new Caputre Pilot software to check focus and exposure via an iOS device and the A250 utilizes Live Stream capabilities. All systems include a …