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Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF VR Initial Impressions

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Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF VR Initial Impressions

This is an overview of the Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF VR lens. It has been four years since I sold my favorite Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D lens. Since then, bird photography for me was just a waiting game until I got a new lens. My only lens which allowed me to taste bird photography in the mean […]

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A Failed Landscape Photography Expedition

To be brutally honest – some plans are doomed to erupt in flames the moment they meet reality. That isn’t a surprise; the only twisted part is that we almost always know what’s about to happen, yet keep chugging along anyway. I found myself in that position last week while attempting to photograph the Milky […]

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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Field Report

After two weeks and more than 2600 photos taken with Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 S, I wanted to share my initial impressions with this new Z-mount lens. Just in case you are impatient and want to hear my short verdict here: this is the best zoom lens I have ever used. Here is why. Why I Bought […]

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Galaxy Note 10 headphone jack removal will disappoint loyal customers

Many of you still remember the initial press reactions when Samsung first introduced its Galaxy Note series. Their verdict was that the phone was too big and that customers wouldn’t want such a large display. However, the customers proved them wrong. The Galaxy Note series quickly became popular with Samsung delivering hit after hit in […]

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A Guide to Black and White Conversion Using Photoshop

In this Guide to Black and White Conversion using Photoshop, we will look into the pros and cons of different options Photoshop offers to turn an image into monochrome. Practically, there is not one single method that suits everyone or more precisely, not one method that suits every single image shot by the same photographer. […]

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DxO Nik Collection 2 Announcement is Underwhelming

Today DxO released its first major version of its Nik Collection suite that it acquired from Google last year. The new version of the software, Nik Collection 2 comes with over 40 brand new presets and support for high-resolution monitors. While the support for high-resolution monitors is great to finally see in Nik Collection, it […]

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Samsung’s last smartphone plant in China cuts production and jobs

Samsung was once a dominant player in the Chinese smartphone market with more than 20% market share. As Chinese brands continued to proliferate, it kept ceding space in the world’s largest smartphone market, finally falling below 1% share last year. Unsurprisingly, the poor performance had business repercussions with the company closing one of its two manufacturing plants in […]

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How to Shoot and Stitch Panoramas with a Drone

Drones allow photographers to capture images and video from unique perspectives and vantage points. Although digital cameras on modern consumer-level drones have come a long way, they are still quite limited when it comes to sensor size and resolution. As a result, images that come out of drones often lack the amount of detail that […]

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