The Lomography New Petzval 85mm art lens is magical

We live in a connected world. A world where so much of what we do has at least some form of automation. In fact, there’s an auto setting for pretty much everything. You’ve got auto doors, auto headlamps, auto wipers, auto focus. But, although auto is convenient, the cost of it is that even though we live in such a connected world, we’ve never been more disconnected from the world. I mean, you don’t have to do anything if there is a motor, program or algorithm to do it for you.

But, once in awhile, something special comes along that really reminds you what it was like before automation, when you had to use your hands to actually do stuff and it’s usually something old. Something like this: The Petzval 85mm art lens which looks like it came right out of the 19th Century. Only it didn’t. This lens is actually from 2013, a child of a kickstarter program by Lomography to recreate Joseph Petzval’s legendary 19th century lens.

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Some videos may not get unlimited storage under Google Photos

Google Photos

Google Photos is a great way to backup all of your precious photos and videos to the cloud for free. This unlimited storage feature was offered since 2015 and it allows you to keep your photos in a slightly compressed high-resolution format. For Pixel owners, you’ll get to keep your photos and videos in its original resolution for free. 

Now it appears that Google has made a slight revision where unsupported videos will take up space on your cloud storage.    

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