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Photography Essentials: The Sunny 16 Rule
With all the sophistication of modern metering system, it seems like the good ol’ Sunny 16 Rule can be dismissed as one of the old relics of the film era. But it is still a valid and useful rule nonetheless, and one that can teach growing photographers about the principles of metering.
So if you haven’t heard about the Sunny 16 Rule or just need to brush up on it again, here’s a quick primer on this classic metering rule.
Nikon’s first new f/1.2 lens design since 1978
This may have gone un-noticed by most, but die-hard Nikon users probably realized what a historical day this is for Nikon. We have the first Nikkor f/1.2 lens since, wait for it….. nineteen seventy eight. In fact, it’s their first f/1.2 lens to have autofocus, EVER.
Nikon 70-200 f/4 VR Announcement – 5 stops of stabilization!!!
Here’s a riddle: What weighs ~29 ounces, has nano-crystal coating, costs $1400, and has FIVE stops of stabilization?
5D mk3 AF point illumination: Firmware update coming April 2013?
One of the first things we noticed when we began testing the 5D mk3 was the un-explained, and to be honest downright annoying change in the way AF points illuminated during a “half-press” for autofocus / metering. Basically, ….the focus points don’t light up anymore. Not until AFTER focus ins confirmed in one-shot AF, and barely at all in AI-Servo mode.
How I shot it – “You can’t hide”
When I started off with photography 10 months ago, I went crazy in Photoshop and created all these insane composites and could easily spend 4-8 hours editing a single photograph. (Here’s a good example of a photo that I edited 10 hours straight!)
Lomography Introduces Belair X 6-12 Panoramic Medium Format camera
Wow, I have to say I wasn’t expecting for Lomography to come out with a medium format film camera, but…