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Revealing the unseen beauty of nature

Professor Yuan Yu works on the cutting edge of science and art. As the Shanghai World Expo Museum’s Head of Innovation he’s exploring the latest (microscopical) imaging technologies. His work reveals the beauty of the micro world. Influenced by the … Continue reading

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Wild at heart

July 2019 French photographer Stéphane Gautronneau boarded the Ms. Austral in Petropavlosk. The ship sailed the Bering Sea, past the Aleutian Islands and reached the Alaskan Coast 21 days later. Due to global warming this Northern Passage has become more … Continue reading

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Pictures for Money (Pim Top)

The blog title may suggest it’s a how-to about making money as a photographer:            We’re sorry for deceiving you! Pictures For Money is Pim Top’s Instagram account. And it shows all but straightforward pictures made by a photographer shooting objects … Continue reading

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Sigma FP meets Cambo Actus

Here we see the smallest Full Frame interchangeable lens camera attached to the smallest view camera. It’s the latest addition to the L-Alliance announced at Photokina 2018. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma made public to use the Leica L bayonet (by … Continue reading

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More than a modern classic

Basically a view camera is nothing more or less than a flexible connection between a lens and a light sensitive medium. The latter being a glass plate, a sheet or roll of film or a digital sensor. One could easily … Continue reading

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Using strobes and ES. Is it any good?

Since a couple of months the Rodenstock Digaron lenses have been available in Aperture-Only (AO) mounts. As the era of mechanical leaf shutters is coming to an end, we need to look at other solutions to use these outstanding lenses. … Continue reading

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Fachkameraworkshop in Frankfurt am Main

In their new Frankfurt based store Calumet Germany will conduct a View Camera Workshop. A blog entry in German: Calumet Deutschland veranstaltet in Frankfurt einen Workshop             Produktfotografie mit der Fachkamera. Wir werden dafür  technische Unterstützung und Demo-Apparatur zur Verfügung stellen. … Continue reading

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Bruce Allinson, Commercial Photographer

In 1979 Bruce Allinson followed his passion for cars and motorcycles and began his working life with an apprenticeship in a local garage. It didn’t take long before he realised that turning your hobby into a full time job isn’t … Continue reading

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Simple things that make live easier

Due to the long barrel in some WRS lens panels the rear element of the lens is hard to access. You’ll still manage to put the lens cap on, but taking it off can be a nuisance. Photographers are creative … Continue reading

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Fine Ratio Gears for the Actus

We’ve started shipping the AC-380 and AC-381 fine ratio gears for the Actus. It comes with a printed instruction manual and the required         allen key. It’s easy to install. For your convenience we’ve uploaded  a video: short how-to video   … Continue reading

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