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Kanye may have shot the album cover photo on his latest album for free using his own iPhone, but he paid a lot more for the cover of a new album he produced. The musician reportedly shelled out $85,000 for a photo of Whitney Houston’s bathroom that he used on the album cover for Pusha T’s “Daytona.”

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Kodak was once the 800-pound gorilla in the world of photography. But after a century of dominance, Kodak’s business crumbled and it was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2012. If you’d like to better understand what happened to the iconic brand, watch this great 12-minute video by the popular YouTube channel... more

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and youre excited to look through all the beautiful images youve captured. However, after importing them you realize that theyre all garbage because theyre blurry.

Im sure youve experienced that, as have the majority of us. Personally, Ive had to throw away several promising images due to them not being sharp.

In a perfect world, youd come home after every session with 100% of the images being tack sharp but... more

The story isn't new to anyone in the world of photography. Kodak, once the undeniable leader of the industry, has since been turned into a sad shell of its former self.

What isn't so clear is how exactly Kodak went from photo giant to a name that can be licensed and slapped on seemingly anything and everything if enough money is thrown its way.

As part of its Company Declines... more

If you’re a die-hard fan of Leica cameras, the company has just unveiled a new line of watches that will pair nicely with your gear. That’s right: Leica is now in the luxury watch business.

Leica has just launched Ernst Leitz Werksttten, a division that is creating the new and exclusive watch series for Leica Camera. The line is debuting with two models: the Leica L1 and Leica L2.

Both models were designed by Professor Achim Heine, a man who oversaw the... more

Neewer, a photo gear brand out of China, has launched a new budget APS-C lens for Fuji X and Sony E mounts. The Neewer 35mm F1.2 mirrorless lens features a copper core and aluminum body, 6 elements in 5 groups, F1.2 to F16 aperture, 9 diaphragm blades, manual focus, and 150g / 5oz weight.

A multi-layer coating applied to the lens reduces ghosting and flares while increasing light transmission, according to Neewer. The Fuji X mount lens... more

Taiwan-based photographer, designer, and LEGO builder Helen Sham has created an incredibly realistic Hasselblad 503CX medium format film camera using LEGO blocks. And with your help, the design could one day... more

Back in 2016, Aurora Aperture took its first foray into the photography filter world with the launch of its PowerXND 2000 variable neutral density (ND) filter. Now, it's back at it again on Kickstarter with the launch of a pair of updated PowerXND Mark II filters.

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Nikon has announced the development of an AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an ultra-portable super-telephoto full-frame FX lens.

“The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR will deliver exceptional agility and optical performance in an incredibly compact and lightweight package,” Nikon says.

The portability comes thanks to Nikon’s... more

Nikon has announced the development of the FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR lens. It uses the same type of phase fresnel element as the company's AF-S 300mm F4E PF ED VR, which is 30% shorter and more than 50% lighter than its predecessor. By design, a Phase Fresnel element reduces chromatic aberration introduced by traditional refractive elements, while also reducing the overall length required to... more

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