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Flo Ngala takes captivating portraits of strangers that tell a person’s story in a short amount of time. In this B&H Event Space video, she breaks down her thought processes into the technical, psychological, and social sides when taking photos. 0:00 - Ngala’s Work 6:05 - Ngala’s Process 6:28 - The Technical Side 11:04 - The Psychological Side 21:01 - The Social Side 31:17 - There is Only One You! 32:33 - Q&A Learn more about B&H Depth of Field.
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What is the best and safest way to clean your camera’s lens? In this article we will discuss the best method to clean your lenses and optics and the gear you will need to keep your images looking their best. Let's start with some facts: Dirty optics can and will affect your image quality. There are correct methods and tools to clean lens and filter optics. There are incorrect methods and tools to clean lens
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With its mirrorless RF system beginning to mature, Canon spent 2022 adding some more distinct optics to the lineup, as well as beginning to lay the foundation for an APS-C-specific series of lenses. The brand has reached a unique place with its mirrorless portfolio this year, and has hit the thirty-lens milestone, where the lineup feels well-rounded enough for most professional and hobbyist demands, although there are still some missing pieces for more specialized applications. RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM At the
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Panasonic is launching its widest-angle prime rectilinear lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in the form of the new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH with the 35mm equivalent field of view of an 18mm lens. This ultra-wide lens is also the widest Micro Four Thirds Panasonic prime optic to wear the Leica badge. Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm f/1.7 ASPH This new lens is designed to capture expansive vistas and is created for
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Lensbaby is upping the creative ante, with the new OMNI Universal Expansion Pack with Reflectors, adding even more options to its already comprehensive and unique OMNI Creative Filter System. Joining the trio of additional crystals in the
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“How do you make pictures about a person who doesn't exist anymore?” This was the fundamental question facing Jessica Hines while sorting through a box of her brother Gary’s letters, photographs, and other objects from his military service in Vietnam some 35 years after his return—25 years after his life ended in a battle with post-traumatic stress. Photographs © Jessica Hines
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Lensbaby has announced the Soft Focus II 50 Optic, the new and improved follow-up to one of the most sought-after optics from its heralded Optic Swap System, the original Soft Focus. Chief among the Soft Focus II's enhancements is a new 12-blade, manually adjustable internal aperture, which allows users to change the optical effect of their images quickly—from "dreamy and impressionistic" to high-contrast images that are "beautifully detailed and sharp."
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On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome two members of the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, otherwise known as the ASMP-NY, and we discuss the society’s evolving role as a trade organization for photographers, as well as a recent photography exhibit the Society sponsored. Our guests are Liam Alexander, President of the New York chapter of
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Let's take a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8! Made for Nikon's Z mount, this super-telephoto lens is perfect for sports and wildlife photography, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and built-in 1.4x teleconverter, as well as sophisticated optical, autofocus, and VR systems. What would you capture with this camera lens? Let us know below in the Comments section!
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Are optical designers designing (and re-designing) lenses today to create better bokeh at the expense of optical characteristics such as diffraction spikes (popularly known as star effects/sunstars/starbursts)? Is the trend toward creating “better” bokeh sending the lens-made diffraction spike the way of pay phones, SLR cameras, manual transmissions, and the internal combustion engine? The photography world, especially on the Internet, is full of debates. Canon vs. Nikon.
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Attention, Nikon Z mirrorless shooters! Your wide-aperture, super-telephoto dreams have been answered with the release of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens. This previously announced lens features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter, giving it an effective focal length of 560mm. Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens The new lens features Nikon’s
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Nikon has just announced the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens, a fast, lightweight zoom for Z-series mirrorless cameras. The new lens provides flexible reach, whether capturing events, portraits, landscapes, or even close-ups, while maintaining a bright, constant f/2.8 aperture and manageable weight for easy carry. Additionally, Nikon has also revealed the development of the herculean
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On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome Craig Strong, the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lensbaby, the special-effects lens manufacturer. Lensbaby was started by Strong, in 2004, and quickly established a name for itself. Over the years, the company has added lenses, optics systems, and accessories to grow its brand while maintaining an emphasis on creative expression—and embracing imperfection. With Strong,
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In some sense, photographers are easy people for whom to shop. An entire store (B&H Photo!) exists so that others can bestow amazing gifts on their photographer loved ones. But, in another sense, photographers can be very good at shopping for themselves (at B&H Photo!) and that makes gift-giving to a photographer a challenge. We asked some B&H staff, members of the B&H Creative Partnership team, and B&H affiliates what was the best photography-related gift they ever received. These are some of their responses. Alexander
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The 35mm focal length has long been regarded as the best focal length for many forms of photography—especially street and landscape images—and Panasonic has rolled out an exciting new large-aperture prime Lumix S 35mm f/1.8 lens for Leica L-Mount full-frame photographers.