Fujifilm GFX 50R is the upcoming rumored “affordable” medium format camera. It’s expected to be officially announced on 25 September, but here’s a little something ahead of the event. Apparently accurate sketches of the camera have leaked, so you can take a peek at how it might look a few days before the expected announcement.
If there’s one thing that German photography accessories manufacturer Novoflex is known for, it’s lens adapters. Sure, they don’t have fancy speedboosters and autofocus compatibility like Metabones, but they make some of the best manual lens adapters out there.
And now Nikon Rumors reports that Novoflex is going to be bringing out a dozen of them for the Nikon Z mirrorless system. Yes, twelve manual focus legacy lens mount adapters for the Nikon Z mirrorless system.
Manfrotto has today announced two new sets of Carbon Fibre Twin Leg video tripod legs. Designed to lighten the load while still being very rugged and rigid, the new tripods weigh a mere 3kg (6.6lbs) and can hold a load of up to 20kg (44lbs). They’re available legs-only, or with Manfrotto Nitrotech N12, N8 and 504 video heads.
According to statistics, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic is dumped in the ocean every 60 seconds. Sounds kinda scary, right? Since the statistic may be difficult to visualize, Benjamin Von Wong has decided to demonstrate it with a series of photos, hoping to make a change. So, he gathered a team and a truckload of plastic, and created a set of impactful images, along with a project that aims to help decrease the pollution at the source.
Oh yeah, that’s a whole lotta glass! New images have come from Nokishita showing five new Sigma Art, Sport & Contemporary series lenses. Two of these I suggested we may see soon after the recent Sigma Cinema Lens announcement, and one’s a very long-awaited and much-anticipated hunk of glass. But there are also a couple of surprises.
What if you had the same camera, lighting and subject matter as everyone else. A groundhog day for a photographer so to speak. If we all have the same gear what would make you different? “Imagine you had no way of visually showing someone any of your work, and they ask you to describe what you’re about, not your genre, but what is the essence of what you’re trying to achieve?” This quote from Katy Niker is something we should all think about and consider when pressing the shutter button. What is it that you’re trying to achieve beyond visuals?
I’m going to start from the beginning. I didn’t have a bad upbringing. My parents worked hard for our family and always provided for me and my sister. They taught us right from wrong, how to be kind, loving and caring. We weren’t rich, but we never ever went without.
You know the kind of people that never study for tests, always messing around but ace their exams? That was me… School was easy for me educationally, but difficult for me socially. I was bullied for my hair colour, I wasn’t popular and by any means. It used to get the better of me but I never missed a day.
Last week, South African photographer Graeme Williams was surprised to see one of his iconic images at Johannesburg art fair credited to someone else’s name. American artist Hank Willis Thomas took Williams’ photo, altered it, and exhibited it as his own work. And it was being sold for $36,000: 30 times more than the highest amount Williams ever got for it.
There are different ways to modify studio lights and adapt them to your shooting needs. In this video, Manny Ortiz compares three popular modifiers: a beauty dish, a softbox, and an umbrella. He uses all three in the studio to show you what to expect from them and how to use them to achieve a nice, flattering light.