Why would anyone spend $50 on a lens that's almost certain to be soft, noisy, and slow to focus? Let me tell you: because it's awesome. If you're new to photography, have a tiny budget, or have never owned a prime lens and want to see what the fuss is about, this is where to start.
Articles written by Andy Day
Details are still a little vague, but rumors regarding Panasonic's foray into the world of full-frame mirrorless are starting to surface. Given the success of their micro four thirds offerings, will Panasonic be the dark horse that finally presents something genuinely comparable to the Sony a7 range?
A recent report suggests that there is a direct correlation between the filters used in social media applications such as Snapchat and requests for cosmetic surgery. Notably, many people are specifically asking surgeons to make them look like more like an edited version of themselves.
Thirteen years ago, Canon brought out the 5D Mark I, the first full-frame camera that wasn't weather-sealed and the size and weight of a small car. Photographer Pablo Strong explains why it's still his first choice for street portraits, bravely comparing it to a 5D Mark IV.
With the exodus of Canon users to Sony's Alpha series, adapters have become incredibly important, particularly the Metabones V and the Sigma MC-11. Photographer Luis Gabriel Gerena has done a comparison and produced some slightly alarming — albeit very limited — results regarding sharpness when shooting with a wide angle lens.
The city is full of surprises, and street sports are a great reminder that urban space can be full of play and creativity — sometimes completely unexpected, driven by people's desire to make a city their own. Photography is a fantastic way to capture the playful, sometimes anarchic means of engaging with the built environment.
We all dream of a premium quality lens that is suitable for every situation (maybe a pancake 14-400mm f/2.8), but of course this is not exactly realistic. My dream, however, is infinitely more reasonable and completely feasible, yet despite this, no lens manufacturer will ever create it.
When making Stories for Instagram, it's not always ideal to chat straight into the camera, and speaking while presenting a single photograph or a webpage that you've created can be fiddly. These simple tricks make the process a lot easier, and simplifying the workflow, making it more enjoyable.
Filmmaker Claudiu Voicu has a reputation for his editing skills but in his latest video, he deliberately chose to include as many tough transitions as possible into one three-minute snowboarding movie. Clearly he likes a challenge and the results are stunning, hilarious and surreal.