What kind of photographer are you: literal, emotional or graphic?

What kind of photographer are you: literal, emotional or graphic?

Photography isn’t just about taking pictures of things. Very often you’re trying to capture something deeper, like a metaphor or an emotion or simply a graphically satisfying image. The trouble is that what you see isn’t necessarily what other people see. That shouldn’t stop you taking pictures that are meaningful, but it may help you…

Lomography launches Lomogon 2.5/32 art lens on Kickstarter
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Lomography launches Lomogon 2.5/32 art lens on Kickstarter

This 32mm f/2.5 lens is designed to fit DSLR and mirrorless cameras via appropriate adaptors and is designed to mimic the high contrast, high saturation, vignetted effect of Lomography’s Lomo LC-A camera to a digital audience. It’s a way to get an old-style lo-fi hipster look without having to buy and use the quirky plastic…

Tamron is developing three new full-frame lenses
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Tamron is developing three new full-frame lenses

Tamron has announced two new full-frame DSLR lenses and an ultra-wide-angle zoom for full frame Sony E-mount cameras, and all three offer a tantalising alternative to mainstream lenses. There was a time when we only found out about new lenses when they were released, but there’s a fashion now for makers to announce new lens…

Fujifilm adds FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR to its X-mount prime lens range
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Fujifilm adds FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR to its X-mount prime lens range

Fujifilm has added the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR to is range of compact primes lenses for X-mount cameras like the X-T3 and and X-T30. It’s the widest lens in this series, equivalent to a 24mm wide-angle in 35mm camera terms, though its f/2.8 maximum aperture is one f-stop slower than other lenses in the series,…

Fujifilm X-T30 brings 26MP sensor, high-tech AF and design improvements
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Fujifilm X-T30 brings 26MP sensor, high-tech AF and design improvements

Fujifilm has updated its compact X-mount mirrorless camera with the company’s latest X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, powerful autofocus capabilities inherited from the X-T3 further up in the Fujifilm range and some external design tweaks to make it easier to grip and use with larger lenses. The X-T30 is like a pocket-size version of the X-T3….

Panasonic officially launches the Lumix S1 and S1R
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Panasonic officially launches the Lumix S1 and S1R

We’ve known these cameras were coming since Photokina (September 2018) but this is the first sight we have of the full specs for the new cameras. Panasonic showed off pre-production versions of its new models at a global press event in Barcelona on January 31 2019, together with the three new lenses which are going…

Leica’s new Limited Edition… this time it’s an olive green M10-P Safari
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Leica’s new Limited Edition… this time it’s an olive green M10-P Safari

We suspect Leica owners fall into three groups; those who appreciate fine engineering, photographic heritage and the unique handling experience of the Leica M rangefinder camera, those looking for a bit of a statement of status or an expensive bit of male adornment, and collectors trying to gather together every edition of every Leica ever…