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High Speed Lenses Now Available: f/0.85, f/0.95 and f/1.6

B&H now has a great selection of some high speed lenses available for purchase. These pieces of glass will allow for you to take your creativity to an entirely new level and there is one in nearly every price range, from the lows of $599 all the way up to the high end pricing of $2079 with the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Lens and the SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 Hyperprime Lens.

B&H Deal: 25% Off Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

B&H is running a pretty good deal on the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens right now. It is regularly priced at $199 and now can be purchased for only $149. We are unsure as to how long this deal will be going on so take advantage of it now if you have been in the market for this lens or patiently waiting for a nice sale to pop up.

Deals Update: Fuji X-T1 and Sony a7R $200 Off

Looking for your weekly dose of deals? Right now B&H is offering $200 off both the Fuji X-T1 (now $1349) with battery grip and Sony a7R (now $2,098) if you're looking for a new mirrorless. Also the new Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is in stock for $900. [X-T1 a7R 18-135mm]

Redditors Photoshop Baby Photo For Grieving Parents

Reddit has become a place where people have truly come together to help make a difference in others lives. Recently, a grieving father, Nathen Steffel, posted a simple request to have a picture photoshopped which resulted in a response that was more than what he expected. His daughter, Sophia, passed away Thursday after a long battle in the children's hospital. All he wanted was an image of her without tubes because he never had the chance to take one.

Terry Richardson's Before and After Photoshop Pictures of Mariah Carey Leaked

Famous portrait photographer Terry Richardson is back in the news... this time it is for un-retouched images of Mariah Carey leaking to Jezebel. He recently had a photoshoot with her for Wonderland magazine's summer issue, and unfortunately, the un-retouched images were leaked, according to

Phlearn Teaches Us How to Remove Acne in Photoshop

Let's be honest, everyone has had a bit of acne when they least wanted it, and a lot of those times happen to be right before a photoshoot. I shoot a lot of senior portraiture which tends to leave me having to deal with the retouching of facial acne redness quite often. This video tutorial by Phlearn really shows a great method of removing those spots on the face to create a realistic, smooth skin.

Two Drones Nearly Collide With NYPD Chopper

It's always a small handful of people that begin the process of ruining it for everyone else. On Monday, two drones nearly crashed into a New York Police Department's chopper while it was going over the George Washington Bridge. Luckily, the pilots changed course to avoid the collision.

New TSA Rules Require Electronics To Be Charged Before Flights

Make sure you start putting a fresh set of batteries in your cameras, phones, and other devices prior to going on your next flight. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) put out a release on Sunday that the security screeners at most overseas airports will be asking passengers who are taking flights to the United States to turn on their electronic devices to show that they are not explosives and are truly just regular electronic devices.

Wave Invoice for iPhone Now Available

If you have been reading Fstoppers for the last year, you may have noticed our post about Wave Accounting for desktop use and how it offers free invoicing, receipt creation, accounting, and more. Now, Wave has just announced their release of an official iPhone app so you can create invoices and more on the go. This app, in my personal opinion, is the best way to create invoices and get paid by clients.

Facebook Releases Slingshot, A New Photo App

Facebook has officially released their new app, Slingshot, which was accidentally leaked/teased to the app store early last week and then quickly removed. The concept of this app is to share photos via message with friends, similar to the well known app Snapchat, but Facebook says they put a different approach to this app that will make it stand out and not be the same.

Sony Creates Curved CMOS Sensor

It appears that Sony is getting ready to start implementing a new CMOS curved sensor into their cameras that will be taking the quality of images to an entirely new level. We have seen news of curved televisions, phones, and more, but this is something relatively new to the photography scene and it is sounding like it will be a great upgrade.

Why I Plan On Investing In The GoPro IPO

GoPro is getting ready to release their official IPO (Initial Public Offering) and join the stock market within the next 2 weeks. I received an email from GoPro yesterday asking if I wanted to participate and reserve the power to buy some of their IPO's and I instantly signed up and transferred funds.

SanDisk  One Day Only Sale at B&H

B&H is running a huge SanDisk one day only sale right now! You can get a brand new SanDisc 16gb SD card for as low as $12.75. I personally just stocked up on 4 more cards and I recommend you do as well. To see all the memory card deals being offered, check out

Handevision Ready to Ship its 40mm f/0.85 Lens Worldwide

It's official! The world's fastest mirrorless camera lens is going to be shipping worldwide in the very near future. With a 40mm focal length perfect for many situations, the lens is topped with a maximum aperture of f/0.85. The prime lens is now in stock based on their press release. Looks like the Voiglander 17mm f/0.95 has some competition now!

Instagram Releases New Photo Editing Features

Instagram has just released some of its most significant photo editing features that we have seen from them since the release of video sharing. Instagram is making it clear that it has no plans of fading out in the near future. By offering some more tools to help edit pictures and reach out to the photography community, I think they will continue leading the way for one of the top social media platforms.

Lomography Announces Instant Film Camera

Lomography has officially began a Kickstarter project to try and fund their first release an instant film camera. Multiple colors, lens choices, exposure settings, and more! With 30 days to go on they currently have $32,000 raised of their $100,000 goal. The settings for this camera look pretty cool and, I think, worth backing.

Check Out the New Zoom H5 Handy Audio Recorder

Zoom North America has officially announced the release of their brand new H5 Hand Recorder. With many features you will find on the flagship H6 microphone but for more than $100 less, the H5 employs a system of interchangeable input capsules, allowing the best microphone to be used for every recording situation. The H5 is currently available for pre-order for only $269.99.

Colbert Slams Amazon Over Recent Photography Patent

In case you didn't know, Amazon recently put out a patent on White Seamless Studio Photography which a lot of photographers found to be quite bogus. You can read our article about that here. Colbert put out his video of him ripping on Amazon with some pretty humorous jokes and going a bit in depth into the patent they filed.

Calumet Photo is Coming Back!

According to ThePhoblographer, Calumet Photo was recently bought out by C&A Marketing and is set to become operational again in the very near future. Currently, C&A is looking in to how they can re-activate the online web services and possibly opening up some of the actual stores. Rentals, repairs, sales, and much more should be making a comeback from Calumet Photo.

Security Guards Take and Damage Photographer's Gear

Two security guards stopped a photographer, Benn Jordan, in Chicago who was trying to take a timelapse video and things went very south very fast. They took his cards away from him and formatted them and also, he claims they damaged some of his gear. The security guards said he was trespassing on the property but the photographer claims in the videos description on Youtube that he was only on the sidewalk. So who is at fault?