Posts Tagged ‘prime’

Amazon Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Photo Storage at No Additional Cost

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Amazon Prime has long been a go-to service for streamers and shoppers alike. But today, the service has become a great deal more enticing to photographers with the announcement of Amazon Prime Photos: a cloud-based service that will allow you to store unlimited photographs on Amazon’s massive cloud platform without having to pay a cent on top of your regular Prime membership. Read more…

35mm or 50mm: Deciding On Your First Prime

In one of those rare more-informative-than-funny Top Gear DigitalRev episodes, Kai tries to help beginners decide what they should buy for their first prime: a nifty 50mm, or a more versatile 35mm. Read more…

No Bokeh? No Problem! These Out of Focus Backgrounds Hold You Over Until You Get that Fast Lens

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Want a blurry background for your portraits on-demand, whether or not you’re using a fast lens? Or maybe you are using a fast portrait lens, but you want to shoot with it stopped down to the sharpest possible aperture without sacrificing that beautiful bokeh you’re going for.

Well now you can now do that without having to put serious distance between your background and subject. Just pop up one of Lastolite‘s new Out of Focus Backgrounds. Read more…

Back to Basics: 5 Reasons Why Beginners Should Invest in a Prime Lens

If you have a friend who just got into photography and they ask you to recommend a first lens to buy in addition to the standard kit lens, chances are very good you’re going to tell them to go prime. Of course, their next question will inevitably be ‘why?’

When that question comes, just point them to this great short video by photographer Toby Gelston. In it, Gelson outlines five reasons why a prime lens should be taking up space in their new gear bag. From value to that bokehliciousness, Gelson covers all of the basics so that you don’t have to.

(via PictureCorrect)

500px Prime Changes the Licensing Game, Lets Clients Search by Gender Preference

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500px already ‘changed the game,’ or at the very least raised the bar, when the photo sharing site launched the 500px Prime licensing marketplace. Initially said to offer a 30% cut to photographers, they actually listened to feedback and flipped that number on its head before the final release. Now, those 500px users who want to license their work through 500px Prime make a 70% cut off the top.

But 500px is determined to keep shaking things up, which is why, today, they’ve decided to put some of the piles of social network data they have at their disposal to use and let clients search the service by gender preference. And this, they promise, is just the beginning. Read more…

Mitakon to Release 50mm f/0.95 Full-Frame E-mount Lens on April 20th

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Three months after SonyAlphaRumors shared the first image samples taken using a prototype of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount lens, one of their “trusted sources” has informed them the lens will be officially released on April 20th. Read more…

500px Prime: A New Licensing Marketplace that Promises Photographers a 30% Cut

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Earlier today, 500px announced that it would be getting into the licensing game with a new commercial licensing site dubbed 500px Prime. Read more…

ZEISS Adds 50mm f/2.8 Portrait/Macro Lens to Its APS-C Touit Lineup

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ZEISS is touting its latest release as a “perfect” portrait lens with serious Macro chops to boot — a 50mm, f/2.8 model for APS-C cameras sporting Sony E and Fuji X mounts. Read more…

Nikon Introduces a New 58mm f/1.4G Lens, Harkens Back to the 58mm f/1.2 of Old

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In the midst of all these camera announcements, Nikon has taken the time to unveil a new piece of high-end glass as well. Paying homage to a lens discontinued 15 long years ago, Nikon is bringing back the 58mm prime lens, this time with an f/1.4 aperture. Read more…

Prime: How One Programmer is Hoping to Tackle “Photo Consumption Fatigue”

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Photo sharing is “in” these days. Just look around, and you’ll find that pretty much every major social network has it as a major pillar of their service. Facebook is the largest photo sharing site in the world by volume. Google+ has all but absorbed the once powerful Picasa brand.

With so many services competing for your pixels, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the best images from your contacts. It’s something developer Arthur Chang calls “photo consumption fatigue,” and he believes he has a solution.
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