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Foveon Workflow: How to Get More out of Color Photos?

As the Foveon differs greatly from the market-dominating Bayer sensor, you need to approach your photo-editing differently. On the one hand, this is because of the Foveon’s sharpness and sensitivity for bokeh fringing, on the other hand, only Sigma’s own RAW-converter, Sigma Photo Pro (SPP), is compatible with the raw data of the Merrill-Foveon. By ...

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Website Recommendation: Photo Stealers the “Wall of Shame” for Photo Thieves

Usually, my blog is about photo news and rumors, talented photographers, interesting projects and techniques, as well as my own photos and equipment. The Photo Stealers Blog clearly doesn’t rank among my usual themes. And still, it could be interesting for all wishing to get informed on shady practices and photo theft on the web. ...

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Photo Equipment: Tops and Flops of the Year 2013

A few years ago, when the business of photo equipment still flourished, it was common to leave out easily implementable features from a technical point of view, in order to artificially curtail cameras. This was done in order not to cannibalize more expensive models, or to leave it over for innovations for a follow-up model. ...

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Swans and Dogs

My second last photo session was rather macro-based due to the bad weather and miserable light. I think that “flat” and low-contrast light is best suited for macros. Here, high contrast is not desirable. But if I want to take photos of animals, I usually wait until the sun shows up, so that the colors ...

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Bellows Confiscated at Airport for Fear of “Flying like a Rocket”

The steady tightening of security arrangements at airports in the war on terror is an inexhaustible source of silly-funny stories. One of the most mind-boggling and current ones centers on a bellows, the type you use to clean your photo equipment. Canon-Rumors reader Surapon, who faced the whole absurdity, was on his way home from ...

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The Tiny Cosmos

After the video „The Lion City“, in which the tilt-shift effect has been meaningfully deployed for a change, I wouldn’t have thought to find other videos or photos that benefit from this digital image processing trick that quickly. With so many still and moving pictures I view every day, I have become tired of looking ...

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Rumor – Sigma develops 16-20mm f/2 for full frame

The gossip factory is currently working overtime. We are talking about at least 8 new Sigma lenses that will be presented in the course of the next year. Anything ranging from a super fast 24-70mm f/2 standard zoom for full frame, to several high-priced and fast telephoto prime will be introduced. While all of these ...

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New photos with the 17-70mm f2.8-4 Contemporary

Because I don’t have the 17-70mm C that long, in the last couple of days I’ve used the lens exclusively, in order to learn more about it and get familiar with its features and character. This is how I came to notice that you can get very close to your subjects at wide angle as ...

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Will Bayer sensors soon be a thing of the past?

Sensors with Bayer Color Filter Array (CFA) are still the most common, but for a long time not the only ones being used in photo cameras. Since the X-Pro1, which was released in March 2012, Fujifilm incorporates the so called X-Trans sensor with a 6*6 CFA (Bayer sensors have a 2*2 color matrix) in most ...

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Funny: toilet paper holder shaped like a Polaroid camera

After Lens Mugs and pillows shaped like lenses there is now one additional utensil, which every photography enthusiast and afficionado can’t do without: I’m talking about the toilet paper holder by the name of „Polaroll“, made to look like an instant Polaroid camera. 😛 What’s it about? Polaroll is made to look like the SX-70 ...

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