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Camera review: Holga 120 WPC

Posted June 26, 2009 in Kit/Equipment + Pinhole

Check out this review of the Holga WPC (Wide Pinhole Camera) at HolgaBlog. Related: Holga WPC group on Flickr

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First look at Matthew Larkin’s "Suspended In Time" wet plate collodion book

Posted April 16, 2007 in Books & Publications

I recently stopped by wet plate collodion photographer Matthew Larkin’s studio and got a look at an advance copy of his just-published book, Suspended in Time, which is the end result of a two year collaboration between Larkin and body suspension group Rites of Passage. I’m a bit of a hard sell when it comes [...]

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM new lens review at The Digital Picture

Posted December 29, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

Now the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens enters the market. Being a prime Canon L Series Lens, the Canon 50 f/1.2 far exceeds all existing Canon 50mm lenses in nearly all aspects – including three negative ones: size, weight and price. Since Canon already has a 50mm f/1.4 lens, they would not release [...]

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Tread reviews "William Eggleston In the Real World" film

Posted December 28, 2006 in Books & Publications

Tread wrote a nice review of the documentary film about photographer William Eggleston, William Eggleston In the Real World. Eggleston, having been the first to gain recognition for presenting colour photographs of the mundane as art, is often credited as "the first photoblogger". Read Tread’s review at his photoblog, gotreadgo.

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Lensbaby 3G review by Joe Reifer

Posted December 15, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

Photographer Joe Reifer wrote a nice review of the new Lensbaby G3 selective focus SLR lens. Check it out at The Online Photographer.

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Next-gen fine art inkjet paper review

Posted June 28, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

The introduction of new papers from Hahnemuhle, Innova, and Museo have everyone scrambling for these papers, as they are suppose to be the reason to finally come out of the darkroom. After all, B&W silver gelatin paper manufacturers are starting to disappear, causing more artists/photographers to convert to digital printing methods. This does not mean [...]

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Canon PROGRAPH iPF5000 printer review at The Luminous Landscape

Posted June 22, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

Michael Reichmann at The Luminous Landscape has just posted a review of Canon’s new iPF5000 inkjet printer. This is of partcicluar interest because Epson has been the only game in town for fine art photographic printing until this March, when Canon and HP both announced their own offerings at this years PMA trade show. Now [...]

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens review at CameraLabs

Posted June 20, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

The lens performed well across its range, particularly in terms of corner sharpness at wide angle, while essentially matching our EF 85mm f1.8 prime in terms of resolving power. We were also impressed with the Image Stabilisation which allowed us to handhold at much slower shutter speeds than normal. Compared to lenses designed for bodies [...]

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Combi-Plan 4×5 daylight tank still sucks donkeys

Posted May 6, 2006 in Op-Ed

It turns out that when I reviewed the HP Combi-Plan T 4×5 daylight sheet film developing tank and called it a "dodgy, leaky piece of shit", I may have vastly under-stated my case.

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Canon TS-E 24mm lens – a review and discussion

Posted April 18, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

Northlight Images have posted a comprehensive review of Canon’s 24mm tilt/shift lens, which allows a limited set of view camera-like movements for perspective and focus manipulation: Keith recently obtained a Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L lens primarily for interior and exterior photography of buildings. There are quite a few reviews of the TS-E 24mm on the [...]

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