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Kodak Ektachrome Slide Film Makes a Comeback!

Kodak discontinued Extachrome slide film in 2012 citing the declining demand for film. Fast forward a few years and everything old is new again. Kodak is bringing back Extachrome film in the fourth quarter of 2017. For the film die hards this is good news. Ektachrome was a very popular film stock for both still and motion picture applications due to it’s fine grain, colors and contrast characteristics. Of course finding a lab to develop the film may still be a challenge. There are not many left since the chemistry is expensive and has a limited life, not to mention as the equipment breaks down parts are either very expensive or not available at all. Read more Kodak Ektachrome Slide Film Makes a Comeback!

2017 Weekly Photo Challenge

One way to improve your photography is to challenge yourself with a photo assignment. I’ve tired the “photo a day” challenges and find them to be overwhelming. Who has time to go out and take a picture every day? Try a weekly challenge instead. A weekly challenge gives you 7 days to create a photo for an assignment. Here is my 52-week challenge for 2017 and if you decide to participate post your image on Facebook and tag #photodavem in your images! Read more 2017 Weekly Photo Challenge

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Nikon Announces New 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR & PC 19mm Tilt Shift Lenses

Nikon has announced a new version of the popular 70-200mm f/2.8G lens and a new 19mm Perspective Control lens today. Both of these lenses asre designed for full frame Nikon mount bodies and will work on both full frame and APS-C Bodies. Read more Nikon Announces New 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR & PC 19mm Tilt Shift Lenses

Sony Announces New A6500 Mirrorless camera

Sony has announced a new A6500 Mirrorless camera. This came as a surprise to me since they announced the A6300 a mere 8 months ago. The A6500 does not appear to be a directly replacement for the A6300, but rather a step above by offering in camera 5-axis stabilization (similar to the A7II series bodies), a touchscreen and faster processor for about $400 more than the A6300. Read more Sony Announces New A6500 Mirrorless camera

Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Along with the new Canon EOS M5 announcement, Canon also announced a new version of the popular 70-300mm IS lens. This new Mark II version of the lens fixes a few of the complaints that I had about the old lens, namely the Autofocus performance and lack of internal focus design. Read more Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses

Canon announced the much anticipated new mirrorless body, the EOS M5 camera and lenses. I have been shooting with a Sony A6000 for almost 2 years as my travel and point and shoot body for when I want to go small and light. I have overall enjoyed the Sony aside from a few issues that I hope Canon has addressed in the new M5. Read more Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses