The much anticipated release of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II has been the source of much discussion and debate. While the lens has some notable differences than the original Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (we’ll cover those at the end) the #1 attribute of note is its sharpness. read more…
After about four weeks of shooting with the Leica M9 and various lenses, I came to a dismaying conclusion.
I am not a street photographer. I don’t like street photography. I get nervous, am unsure, and take terrible street photos.
And, for most of the time that I had the M9, I was trying to be a street photographer. read more…
So whether you’re looking to buy one and want to try it out first, or you’re just curious to see how Nikon’s new “budget” full-frame camera performs, you need wait no longer. Get your D600 here: http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/nikon_bodies/Nikon_D600_Digital_Camera
Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.
- You probably saw this already, but dangit, how could we not repost this? A seagull takes off with a GoPro? Genius!
- The big Photokina photography show is almost on us and the announcements are coming hard and fast. We recommend keeping an eye on our friends at PetaPixel; they’ve got a ton of info about announcements from Sony, Nikon, Hasselblad, and more.
- And speaking of announcements from Nikon, they’ve made a crazy-cool video to show off the video capabilities of their newly-announced D600.
- Google Glass is starting to make a splash in all kinds of places, including the world of fashion. Here’s a video from Diane von Furstenberg’s 2013 show in New York, captured via Google Glass.
- Finally, even though we don’t carry any film gear, it makes our hearts glad to see that the old stalwart Rolleiflex TLR analog camera is still being made today.
And now, for the BorrowLenses.com rundown!
- In case you haven’t heard, we’re running a photo contest! Check out the details here, and keep up with us on Facebook for updates!
- Pick a mount. Any mount! Well, as long as it’s EF or PL, anyway. Cine fans will know what those are, and that’s whom we got these new Zeiss Compact Prime Super Speed Cine Lenses for.
- Canon fans, the new, super-sharp, super-awesome 24-70 f/2.8L II has arrived. Rent one now!
- Last, but not least, remember that you’ve still got two days to get in on this week’s promo! 25% off a Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II? It figures that this would show up right when I’ve been told to ditch my Canon gear and go shoot Nikon for 4 weeks. But more on that later.
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by the power of software to bring out something interesting in images that might otherwise be a wash, but wouldn’t you know it, I’m still capable of being amazed.
I’m currently shooting with the Nikon D800 of late as part of an assignment (more to come on that later), and I was up in the hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area at night, hoping to get some shots of the brilliantly-lit vista that encompassed San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and parts of the Peninsula area.
Of course, I got up there, and everything was completely fogged in. read more…
This is Part 1 of a series on using Tilt-Shift or Perspective-Control lenses. In this part, we look at the “Shift” functionality of these unique lenses. Part 2, which covers the “tilt” functionality of these lenses, can be found here.
Anyone who’s ever shot a building or any other structure from the bottom looking up knows that the bottom-up perspective makes it look like the vertical lines of the building are all converging towards the top. This problem is exaggerated with wider-angle lenses, making many of these lenses unsuitable for certain types of architectural photography, where not having those distortions is key. read more…