Features

PetaPixel's Features are in-depth, heavily researched stories designed to answer the most important questions on a topic. Where we flex our journalistic muscle, expect to find the best storytelling and original reporting the photo industry offers.

A Close Look at the Rare Vintage Nikon 1000mm f/6.3 Mirror Lens

We often get rare and unique equipment through our doors at KEH Camera; the kind of gear that many photographers often dream of seeing. One prime example of those unique pieces is this 1000mm f/6.3 Reflex lens from Nikon, circa 1959.

A Closer Look at the Leica IIIf, One of its Last Screw-Mount Cameras

The Leica IIIf is one of the last screw mount Leica cameras produced in the late 50’s alongside the Leica IIIg. The IIIf holds a special place amongst Leica screw mount users because it was, for its time, the most advanced screw mount camera that Leica produced that kept the values and ideas Oskar Barnack set out to create with his prototype “Ur-Leica” in 1914.

Can We Please Stop Talking About Watt Seconds?

Photography is evolving -- Dramatically! I am talking about advances with smartphones, mirrorless cameras, and AI technology -- this is an exciting time to be a photographer. But there must be a better way than watt-seconds to compare lights.

How to Mint an NFT: The Photographer’s Guide

The NFT craze from earlier this year isn’t going away -- but perhaps has become even more mainstream in the last three months. It’s hard to name a celebrity, artist, or athlete who hasn’t cashed in on the explosive popularity of NFTs.

What is an NFT and Why Should Photographers Care?

Seemingly overnight, NFTs became the hottest acronym on social media and in headlines. On Thursday, a single JPG file created by Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, sold in an online auction for $69.3 million. It was the first digital-only art sale for auction house Christie’s, meaning there was no physical copy involved.