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iMac 5k for Photographers (In-Depth Review)

Photographers get excited about lenses and cameras, but it’s not every day that a computer can get the entire photo industry buzzing like the new iMac 5k has.  Obviously, the main draw to the computer is the insanely high resolution screen, but it takes a lot more than a pretty screen to justify the high price tag of this photo-editing powerhouse. …

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Insuring and Protecting Your Gear from Theft

  As photographers, we have a tendency to acquire gear and this accumulation can get costly. We also tend to carry a lot of it around with us. Now imagine needing to replace all this gear if it were stolen. Never mind the cost, just imagine the gutted feeling and overwhelming sense of needing to start over. Luckily, there are …

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New Camera: Nikon D5500 adds WiFi and Touch

On January 6th, 2015, Nikon announced the newest addition to it’s DX (crop sensor) lineup – the D5500.  It replaces the D5300 (why did they skip 5400?) body and shares much of the same technology: 24mp sensor, EXPEED 4 processor, 3.2″ LCD screen, SD memory card slots (SD, SDHC, SDXC), and 5 frames per second burst shooting (JPEG).  You can …

Yongnuo 50mm prime reviewed better than Canon?

As a follow up post to this one a few days ago, a more in-depth review (although still more subjective than scientific), has come from Jay Levitt over at Petapixel.  Jay “tested” sharpness, flare, bokeh, and chromatic aberration and offers some sample images from both the Yongnuo and the Canon version of the lens. In the end his assessment surprised me, …

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Yongnuo EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens?

Yongnuo has released a clone of the popular Canon 50mm f/1.8 EF mount lens and is selling it at a ridiculously low price!  Still, as with most things you get what your pay for, is this lens right for you?

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Editor’s Choice Holiday Gift Guide 2014

All of us here at Improve Photography are photo nerds.  Sure, there is a lot more to good photography than the gear, but it is so much fun to talk about the latest stuff.  The Christmas holidays give us a chance to geek out over the things that are on our wish lists.  We hope you all enjoy it and …