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A Bit Of Everything (Russar+ lens, 1200D & G1X II Samples, Photo Popularity Algorithm, and More)

Lomography introduced the new Russar+ lens:

Presenting the New Russar+ super wide angle lens! Designed by Lomography and manufactured in Russia by Zenit, the Russar+ (L39/M) is a rebirth of the groundbreaking 1958 Russar MR-2. The Russar+ is compatible with L39/M mount analogue cameras and digital mirrorless cameras and tons of other cameras using adapter mounts. Made from quality Russian glass, the Russar+ is perfect for street shooting, landscapes and architectural photos, as well as those up-close-and-personal portrait shots. Get ready for sharp super wide angle shots filled with vibrant colors and tons of Russian character.

Lomography Talks About the Future of Their Art Lenses – The Phoblographer

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Canon EOS 1D X Camera Menu Full Walkthrough Review – Chris Voss on Youtube

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What makes an image popular? – Scientific paper by MIT researcher and a demo to test the algorithm.

Hundreds of thousands of photographs are uploaded to the internet every minute through various social networking and photo sharing platforms. While some images get millions of views, others are completely ignored. Even from the same users, di erent photographs receive di erent number of views. This begs the question: What makes a photograph popular? Can we predict the number of views a photograph will receive even before it is uploaded? These are some of the questions we address in this work. We investigate two key components of an image that a ect its popularity, namely the image content and social context. Using a dataset of about 2.3 million images from Flickr, we demonstrate that we can reliably predict the normalized view count of images with a rank correlation of 0.81 using both image content and social cues. In this paper, we show the importance of image cues such as color, gradients, deep learning features and the set of objects present, as well as the importance of various social cues such as number of friends or number of photos uploaded that lead to high or low popularity of images.

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Canon EOS 1200D sample pictures – ephotozine

Canon Powershot G1X Mark II sample pics – ephotozine

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Fashion photography with Canon Master Georges Antoni – Canon Australia

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Canon C100 with Dual Pixel AF Upgrade Review (on a Steadicam) – Onyx Cinema

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Getty Images makes 35 million images free to use – British Journal of Photography

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