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Enter the Speedmaster! Since 2014, Mitakon Zhongyi has been making its rival version of the legendary Leica Noctilux—the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster. Today, the company...
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Photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau gives you some honest insight on shooting video with the new Nikon Z6. He took the camera to Belfast and put Nikon's latest mirrorless camera to the test, shooting in a variety of situations including one particularly rainy night in Ireland. Find out...
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Leica has been a prestigious brand for decades. That prestige brought high price tags and eminently covetable gear. This is why last year’s launch of the CL Mirrorless Camera was such an important release for this company, and one that should be very appealing to a wider range of...
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In the following demo, we are listening to teenage engineering’s PO-33, a pocket-sized micro sampler. The demo explores all the stock sounds and presets. Listen to all the 16 effects including loops, unison, octave up/down, stutters, scratch, retrigger and reverse. Hear the 6/8...
Google Pixel 3a Review
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When Google first announced the Pixel 3a earlier this year, it seemed almost too good to be true. A mid-range smartphone with the same camera as its flagship counterpart at half the price—what’s the catch? Well, we did some digging, and it turns out there is no catch. The Pixel 3a...
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Thinking about making the leap to 8K video capture for stunning resolution and color depth, incredibly nuanced HDR, improved low-light performance, and cleaner compositing? Shooting with 8K cameras like RED DIGITAL CINEMA’s...
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Sigma’s latest announcement included three distinct lenses and, likely, the most highly anticipated of the three is the 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art. This lens was clearly designed to be a showstopper, with its huge f/1.2 maximum aperture and equally huge physical size. But is the lens more than just a one...
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The first thing that crossed my mind when I was handed the new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN ART lens was “Doesn’t Sigma already make an ART-series 14-24mm f/2.8 zoom?” Long story short, yes, it does… but this one’s different. Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8...
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Some of the most cherished memories of my photographic education revolve around spending long hours in the darkroom, making prints into the wee hours of the night. While not as commonplace as it once was, if you’re fortunate enough to have a traditional black-and-white darkroom at your school, be sure to make use of it while you still can. Regardless of whether you’re taking an intro black-and-...
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Many years ago, you would need a large mixing console and a big tape machine (or robust computer) if you wanted to multi-track-record a band with the members playing simultaneously. However, technological and engineering advances have completely changed that. Now, you can do it with an audio interface and your smartphone! Why a smartphone, though? Well, maybe you have a smartphone, but not a...
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From rock, to blues, to metal, the electric guitar has many faces. While there are many factors that go into guitar tone, the creative use of distortion to mold the sound of your instrument is undeniably one of the boldest tonal statements you can make as a guitarist. While the focus of this article is on classic distortion pedals, it’s important to note that the practice of distorting, or...
Intel Gamer Days 2019: Gaming Laptop Buying Guide
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While the desktop computer reigns supreme for most PC gamers, the gaming laptop is a good alternative for players who travel often. Your large desktop tower (plus accessories) will have a hard time fitting into your carry-on luggage. This is where the gaming laptop shines. Its portability makes it easier for you to play your favorite PC games on a plane or in a hotel room. If your budget allows,...
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When the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ were announced, Samsung didn’t usher in any Earth-shattering...
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Whether you’re a new photo major or just taking a photography elective class, if your curriculum incorporates traditional practices, then you’re bound to be shooting film. Lots of film. As a student, there are some things to look out for when looking for films: versatility, availability, repeatability, and value. Here are five films perfect for the budding student photographer: Kodak Tri-X 400 It...
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Unless you only deal with instrumental music, vocals play a big part in your productions. Whether you record singers, rappers, background vocalists, or voice talent for video games, animation, film, or audiobooks, the tracks need to somehow stand out and blend in. To get tone that’s big and natural, a top-notch vocal recording chain can be the inimitable key. With gear from Neumann, SSL, Rupert...
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