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Shooting with a 50+ year old Russian lens on a Sony A7RII

Oct 28, 2016
John Aldred

The Helios 44-2 is one of my favourite old lenses. This, along with the Jupiter-9 are my two most used manual focus lenses for stills…

How to shoot Bokeh Panorama for animals and wildlife photography

Aug 18, 2016
John Aldred

Bokeh Panoramas, (Bokehrama or the “Brenizer method“) are a way to simulate a large format look with small sensor cameras. In theory, the process is simple. Take a…

These cheap Soviet lenses are as out of this world as their “Jupiter” name would imply

Jun 11, 2016
John Aldred

Jupiter was a class of lens made by manufacturers of the former Soviet Union.  There were quite a few different lenses in the Jupiter lineup, and in this…

Zenit are rejoining the race with their new 50mm f/0.95, 50mm f/1.2 and 85mm f/1.2 lenses

Apr 20, 2016
John Aldred

Russian manufacturer KMZ has a long history in the photographic world, having produced cameras, lenses and enlargers under the Zenit brand since 1952. Having been…

GoPro captures surfer getting knocked off his board by a leaping shark

Apr 11, 2016
Gannon Burgett

One of the last things you want to see while paddleboarding is a shark. The absolute last thing you want to see while paddle boarding…

Lomography unveils the Jupiter 3+ ‘Art’ Lens, an update on a Soviet classic

Jan 21, 2016
Gannon Burgett

Regardless of your thoughts on Lomography and their analogue antics, it’s hard to deny their ongoing success with bringing long-lost lenses back from the grave….

Now is Your Chance to Photograph All Five Visible Planets in One Shot

Jan 20, 2016
Liron Samuels

Of all the planets found in the Solar System, only five of the brightest planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, can be seen…

In Santa’s Sleigh Tracks: Watch The International Space Station Crossing The Moon

Jan 4, 2015
Liron Samuels

How high must your shutter speed be in order to photograph an object traveling at 17,500 mph while crossing another object moving at 2,288 mph?…

A Reminder: Meteor Shower for North America Tonight Friday-Saturday

May 23, 2014
Maaz Khan

While we’re usually given a fairly early warning on when to expect an eclipse in the sky, or a meteor shower in the middle of…