Depth of Field Calculator
Depth of Field Calculator | With 35mm Equivalency
By Alik / 10, September

The depth of field calculator allows you to find the depth of field of any aperture of any lens at any distance. The depth of field calculator also includes a 35mm equivalency calculation so you can see equivalent lens crop and depth of a given aperture on smaller or larger sensor cameras compared to full frame 35mm. 

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Fujifilm X-T3 Announced | Great Price and Specs!
By Alik / 06, September

The moment has arrived. The Fujifilm X-T3 is officially announced!

I want to say this is Fujifilm’s flagship camera but it’s actually not. This is their photography centric camera with incredible video specs, shooting 4k video at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:0 internal recording and 4:2:2 external recording with a 400Mbps codec. That pretty much just killed GH5s and marks X-T3 as the best mirrorless hybrid camera for video.

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Did Canon Just Win? 3 Reasons Why I Think So!
By Alik / 05, September

As the mirrorless Armageddon comes to a head, it looks like Canon just dropped the most advanced camera we’ve ever seen. Period. Undeniable. I’m talking about the Camera itself, not the engine inside which still has plenty of horsepower.

It might not be a spec god, but the camera is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from anyone. It really is doing so many things I love and is taking advantage of technology that you would expect to see in a Playstation controller or a Nintendo Switch or something.

Let me share a few things I think are incredible. Then I’ll point out the obvious bad things that are triggering people.

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Canon EOS R | Full Frame Mirrorless Specs, Looks Cool
By Alik / 03, September

The Canon EOS R specs are out. If you weren’t satisfied with the screeching and raging of the Youtubers and bloggers with the Nikon Z cameras, you’re really going to love this one. 

Single SD card slot, not even UHS-II, no IBIS, no joystick.

Why does Canon do this? Why can’t anybody seem to compete with Sony?

I’ll tell you why.

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Handevision 35mm f2.4 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 28, August

The Handevision IBERIT 35mm f2.4 is a light weight compact full frame 35mm f2.4 mirrorless lens. It’s constructed of an aluminum body with a brass and stainless steel core for a low weight design. While the Handevision 35mm f2.4 is not a very fast lens, its characteristics are very balanced with a classic style of rendering and an extremely versatile 35mm focal length.

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HDR DJI Spark Fukuoka Japan
Is The DJI Spark Good Enough For Photography?
By Alik / 27, August

I’ve owned the DJI Spark for close to a year and it’s been a great little toy. It’s allowed me to get a view of areas I could have never seen before and it’s all around very fun to fly around.

In this last year, I never really been able to reliably get nice shots out of the Spark unless the conditions, both weather and light, were absolutely perfect. This leads me to the question –

Is the DJI Spark Good Enough For Photography?

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Nikon Announces Z6 / Z7 – Full Frame Mirrorless
By Alik / 22, August

Nikon has announced their new Z Series full frame mirrorless cameras. The Z6 and the Z7.

These two cameras will be very important to the mirrorless full frame industry after Sony has for five years completely owned the full frame mirrorless camera market.

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Rokinon 50mm f1.2 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 18, August

The Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (also sold as a Samyang 50mm f1.2), is an ultra fast, ultra bright 50mm APS-C mirrorless lens with a field of view equivalent to 75mm on Sony and Fujifilm cameras and 80mm on the Canon mirrorless cameras. It features excellent coatings for flare and ghost reduction and two aspherical elements for excellent corner sharpness and chromatic aberration control.

This is the best all around manual 50mm lens I’ve tested in the native Fujifilm mount so far.

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Photography, The Current State Of The Industry
By Alik / 09, August

Should you buy a Sony full frame, wait for Canon / Nikon, or forget full frame and go with Fujifilm APS-C. And is the Sony FF system just a lot of hoopla?

Here are my thoughts, I have no brand loyalty, you will probably disagree with me on some points, but I’m loaded up on coffee right now so here we go!

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A Ride Through Fukuoka Japan
By Alik / 08, August

I do this thing here in Japan I’m calling biking photography. It’s a huge pain in the ass, but very fun at the same time. I actually started doing this in L.A. a few years back but sort of stopped when it became infested with homeless who cover the sidewalks in human excrement – and the Mayer thinks he’s going to run for president. 🙂

Anyway, biking is great because it combines two things I love doing into one, riding bikes and shooting photography.

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Japan Summer Festival | Rokinon 50mm f1.2
By Alik / 05, August

It’s summer time in Japan, it’s hot, it’s humid and the cicadas are loud as hell, sandwich all that between one typhoon after the next and you’re having yourself a good time. 

Last night was the local summer festival. Nothing really special about the festival, just imagine (for all you Mericans) a redneck BBQ where there is line dancing, BBQ, cotton candy and kids running around way to high on sugar, yeah, it’s just the Japanese version of that.

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7Artisans 55mm f1.4 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 01, August

The 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 is a fast, compact APS-C lens that is excellent for all types of shooting conditions, especially available light. It features 6 elements in five groups that give nice color and contrast, great flare resistance and low distortion. With a 14 bladed rounded aperture, bokeh is smooth across all focal ranges.

Overall, the 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 is an incredible value and a fantastic starter portrait lens or compact prime.

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