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Rokinon / Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE sample gallery

The Rokinon (Samyang in most regions) AF 35mm F1.8 FE is a full-frame standard prime for full-frame Sony mirrorless bodies. It’s impressively sharp given its street price of $350, even in the corners, chromatc aberrations are a rare sight and focus speeds are snappy. It’s not the most solid-feeling lens, but then again, it’s an inexpensive lens. View our Rokinon/Samyang AF 35mm…
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No One Can Seem to Identify This Canon 400mm f/2 Lens

Filmmaker Joel Honeywell has a fascination with rare and unusual lenses, and after seeing a one-of-a-kind 400mm f/2 Canon lens for sale on eBay, he realized he had to have it. Based in London, Honeywell is a cinematographer who has historically focused on a lot of…
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How Smartphone Cameras Have Impacted Documentary Photographers

Acclaimed Magnum photographer and judge on VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards 2021, Martin Parr has shared his thoughts on how modern smartphone technology has shaped the documentary genre and opened up new opportunities for photographers of all levels of experience. Earlier this year, vivo launched the VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards 2021 in partnership with National Geographic. The competition featured six…
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Microsoft Unveils the Creator-Focused Surface Studio Laptop

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Studio Laptop that has a new hinge design that transforms it from a standard laptop into a creator’s canvas that invites the use of a pen for drawing and photo editing. The Microsoft Surface Studio Laptop is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU and one of two quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core processors (i5 or i7). It ships with either 16 or…
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The 10 Hottest 35mm Cameras You Could Buy in 1991

1991. What a great time to be alive. Seeing movies like Robin Hood and Hook in the theatres, and hearing hits like “Joyride” by Roxette or “Losing My Religion” by REM are some of my favorite pop culture memories of that time. Not to mention watching TV shows like…
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How Aspherical Lenses Fix Aberrations and Improve Sharpness

What is an aspherical lens and what does it do? Canon has shared a video that explains the problems engineers face in lens design and how the company solved them using aspherical lenses. Canon recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its aspherical lens technology through a new exhibit in its virtual Canon Camera Museum. The aspherical lens exhibition has multiple articles and videos on…
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