How is your color vision? Take these quizzes to find out

Unless you exclusively photograph black and white images – which don’t get me wrong, I love black and white photography and find it to offer its own unique set of challenges – color plays an important role in your photography. We spend a lot of time searching out beautiful color and finding ways to process our images to either showcase “natural” color as best as possible or enrich color in images. If light is the most important aspect of an image, then for many color is in a close second place. What makes color particularly...
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Lomography goes wide with new Instant Automat Glass Magellan, first wide angle instant camera

Using Fujifilm Instax Mini Film, the new Lomography Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Magellan is the first wide-angle instant camera. Equipped with a 21mm-equivalent lens (actual focal length is 38mm) with a maximum aperture of f/4.5, “the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass has everything you need to capture the world in crystal-clear, razor-sharp definition.” Taking a look at the specs for the new Lomo instant camera, we find that it has a shutter speed range of 8 seconds to 1/250s in its automatic shooting mode, but the shutter can be held...
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Canon T7i First Shots: Canon’s first DIGIC 7 Rebel-series DSLR makes its way to our testing lab

The latest Rebel-series camera, the Canon T7i (aka theEOS 800D for Europe or the Kiss X9i for Japan) is the first EOS DSLR model, along with simultaneously-announced EOS 77D, to feature the latest DIGIC 7 image processor. We now have our review unit in our hands and are ready to share our signature First Shots series of lab test images for your discerning eyes. Although the T7i gets an upgrade in the processing horsepower department, it's nevertheless paired to a similar 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor as housed in the earlier...
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Canon G9X II First Shots: The smallest 1-inch sensored compact hits our test lab

With a new and improved processor, the Canon G9X Mark II seeks to build upon the popularity of the Canon G9X launched in 2015. That camera redefined how small a 1-inch sensored camera could be, and was awarded a Dave's Pick from us at IR for its small size paired with good image quality. The G9X Mark II has just completed its initial run through our test lab, which means we're now ready to unveil our signature laboratoryFirst Shots. The biggest questions likely on readers' minds are: 1) Given a similar size and lens, has the...
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Up to Utsunomiya: An extremely rare look at Canon’s primary lens factory

(by William Brawley and Dave Etchells) It was still nighttime when we awoke in Yokohama, Japan the Monday following the CP+ expo. No time for any breakfast, but the hotel wasn't serving it yet anyway. We had to dash to the lobby to meet the group. So why wake up before the crack of dawn? IR publisher Dave Etchells and I had the extremely fortunate opportunity to get a very unique and exclusive tour of Canon's Utsunomiya Office, home to one of the company's primary manufacturing plants, and the birthplace of all L-series lenses, Cinema EOS lenses as well as...
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Nikon shares its love for New York City and historic N line with new “Love Letters” campaign

Do you love New York City, the city so nice they named it twice? Nikon does and they’re showing it with their new “Love Letters” campaign. The campaign starts with “Love Letters from the N Line,” which focuses on the well-known N Line that traverses three of New York City’s boroughs and carries nine million passengers each month to 45 stations, including stops at Times Square, Union Square and Coney Island. Nikon not only wants to showcase images captured with Nikon digital cameras and NIKKOR lenses, but wants New Yorkers to...
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Canon lens factory tour interview: Fewer people, higher-quality, more affordable lenses

Shortly after the completion of this year's installment of the annual CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells and Senior Editor William Brawley headed a couple of hours north toUtsunomiya, the capital of the Tochigi Prefecture, and home to Canon's primary lens factory. The reason: Both gents were fortunate to be able to tour the facility for a behind-the-scenes look at how Canon lenses are designed and manufactured. But that wasn't all -- the cherry on top of the visit was an opportunity to...
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