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Brikk to Release 24K Gold Nikon Df and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens… Because… Opulence

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If you thought the Nikon Df was too expensive as is, you might want to skip this one. Announced a few hours ago via Facebook, it seems the company Brikk is planning to release the 24K gold version you see above. Read more…

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“Fashion photographers are the new painters,” Peter Lindbergh said as he prepared the show of his dramatic black-and-white images that opened last week at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Who would have guessed in the heady 1980s — when Mr. Lindbergh’s new, natural images of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and others created the supermodel — that the art world would lose its disdain for fashion photography’s commercialism?

 
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Video: Review Pits the Nikon D750 Against the D610 and D810

Just over a week ago we featured Matt Granger’s review of ZEISS’ recently-announced Otus 85mm f/1.4, and today he’s back with a quick review and comparison test of Nikon’s newest full-frame camera: the D750. Read more…

This Backwards Video Sends an Anti-War Message That’s Impossible to Ignore

Words simply won’t do this ad justice, and that ought to be the beginning and end of this post. But just in case you need further encouragement to click play, or you’d like to find out more about this video, you can read on. Read more…

external Photokina: Sony Unveils Plan To Take On Canon And Nikon —Amateur Photographer

Sony has outlined plans to shake off what it claims is a general perception that compact system cameras are ‘inferior’ to DSLRs. And the firm has pledged to continue developing new technology and lenses in a bid to tempt photographers away from their established Canon and Nikon systems.

 
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Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

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These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the world, there are very few lenses that deliver quality results at a low price. But if you look harder, there are actually a few old lenses that still offer amazing quality for extremely low price. How is that possible? Well, it is. Keep reading to learn how.

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Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

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Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from 27 countries Photoshop it to end up with what they considered to be their countries definition of beautiful.

Fellow journalist and friend of Honig’s Priscilla Yuki Wilson wanted to try the same thing, and see how her biracial ethnicity would affect the outcome. Read more…

external Benjamin Lowy On His New Work, The Problem With Modern Photography And The Darkroom In Your Pocket —Jaap Arriens

“With photography, you can take something really horrible and turn it into a beautiful picture”. [...]With this possibility and this power to create something beautiful from something superficial comes a great deal of responsibility. He says we have to understand and embrace this responsibility that comes with being able to create images from something real.

 
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SMWH.RE Uses Instagram Photos of Beautiful Locations to Inspire Your Next Photo Excursion

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SMWH.RE is an Instagram-based web app designed for those experiencing a slight bout of wanderlust. The well-designed app is simple: it brings the gorgeous landscape photography you see online into the realm of possible vacation destinations by displaying photos alongside their accompanying geographical location and a short description. Read more…

The Lens Flipper: A Super Simple Mount Accessory that Lets You Swap Lenses in a Flash

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Photokina isn’t just a place for major camera brands with big lens and body announcements, a lot of smaller companies use the trade show to gain some traction for their sometimes-weird, sometimes-ingenious camera accessories as well.

Fortunately for us, the Lens Flipper by Go Wing — a double sided mount accessory that makes carrying and swapping lenses super quick and easy — fits into the latter category. Read more…