The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color slide film

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A 1960’s magazine ad for Kodak’s various lines of slide film. Image courtesy of Nesster Slide film, otherwise known as positive, reversal or transparency film (and occasionally as ‘E-6’ for its development process), was the choice of ‘pro’ shooters back … Read More

Nikon Z7 II sample gallery update

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Nikon’s Z7 II has a 45MP sensor in a fantastically solid and well-sealed body, so when the snow started coming down across western Washington State, it seemed like the perfect camera to document our first major snow event in two … Read More

Did teenage ‘tyrants’ outcompete other dinosaurs? Researchers examine how carnivorous dinosaur offspring reduced species diversity

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Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-competing smaller rival species. The study, released … Read More

Comet makes a pit stop near Jupiter’s asteroids

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After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way. The object has settled near a family of captured ancient asteroids, called Trojans, … Read More

Leica’s latest limited-edition camera is a black and gold Daniel Craig x Greg Williams collab

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Leica has announced its latest limited special edition camera, the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams. The limited special edition camera is limited to just two units and was created ‘in close collaboration with award-winning actor Daniel Craig and … Read More

Sony a7S III gets S-Cinetone color profile with new 2.00 firmware update

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Earlier this week, Sony Nordic accidentally sent out a newsletter with details of the next firmware update for its a7S III mirrorless camera. Now, firmware version 2.00 for the a7S III is live and ready to download for all. As … Read More

Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium

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Never before in over 1000 years the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as Gulf Stream System, has been as weak as in the last decades. This is the result of a new study by scientists from Ireland, Britain … Read More

What you need to know about new Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN

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Billed by Sigma as ‘a more compact alternative to the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art’, the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN is indeed considerably smaller and 365 g (almost a pound) lighter than it’s ‘Art’ series contemporary. Despite … Read More

Our new reference camera: Phase One XF IQ4 150MP added to studio test scene

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Digital formats have often ended up mimicking the dimensions of film formats, simply because the lenses for those formats already existed. But the higher performance and more steeply rising cost of fabricating ever larger expanses of silicon mean that the … Read More

Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon’s early history

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Volcanic rock samples collected during NASA’s Apollo missions bear the isotopic signature of key events in the early evolution of the Moon, a new analysis found. Those events include the formation of the Moon’s iron core, as well as the … Read More

Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

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Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing of ultrathin, lightweight flexible cells, but so far their efficiency at converting sunlight to electricity … Read More

Ricoh updates Pentax 31mm F1.8, 43mm F1.9 and 77mm F1.8 Limited lenses

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Ricoh has announced the release of three HD Pentax-FA Limited lenses for K-mount DSLR cameras: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. These three lenses feature the same optical construction … Read More

Record-high Arctic freshwater will flow to Labrador Sea, affecting local and global oceans

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Freshwater is accumulating in the Arctic Ocean. The Beaufort Sea, which is the largest Arctic Ocean freshwater reservoir, has increased its freshwater content by 40% over the past two decades. How and where this water will flow into the Atlantic … Read More

People with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have low risk of future infection, study finds

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People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few months, according to a newly published study from … Read More

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently captured a stunning image of Jupiter

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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS With all the recent excitement surrounding NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars and new images, we’ve got space on the brain. This month, NASA published a beautiful image of the gas giant Jupiter that its Juno spacecraft … Read More

Video: A brothers’ road-trip around Washington State in ‘Return to Western’

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This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Sony The ongoing global pandemic has wrought havoc on everyone’s lives in some way, and one experience that has been common across the country and the globe is that … Read More

Samsung unveils 50MP ISOCELL GN2 smartphone sensor with Dual Pixel Pro, Smart ISO Pro and more

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Samsung has announced the details of the ISOCELL GN2, its second-generation 50MP smartphone image sensor that features 1.4μm pixels, improved autofocus capabilities, better HDR capture and more. The 1/1.12″-type (11.4 x 8.6mm) GN2 slightly increases the pixel size to 1.4μm, … Read More

New study suggests supermassive black holes could form from dark matter

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A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving ‘normal’ matter, supermassive black holes could instead form directly … Read More

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