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Photos of Some of the Wackiest Novelty Toy Cameras Made in The Past

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Sometime after George Eastman brought a camera into every home and before Apple put a capable camera into every pocket, the toy camera was born. And the new book “Camera Crazy” by Christopher D. Salyers and Buzz Poole celebrates the rich, colorful, and sometimes silly history of these novelty shooters by introducing you to some of the most iconic of the many that have been released. Read more…

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To celebrate James Nachtwey’s 30 years as a contract photographer for TIME, we have organized an exhibit of 54 layouts that have appeared in the magazine featuring his work from Chechnya to Somalia and from Afghanistan to Burma, along with a series of his powerful, previously unpublished photographs.

 
Sep 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographer Puts the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus Through Their Paces in Iceland

While everybody was still speculating and chasing after rumors about the then unofficial iPhone 6, photographer Austin Mann was hopping a plane to Iceland with a 5S, 6 and 6 Plus in tow. His mission was to test these three phones out side-by-side and see if the major tech updates Apple made to the camera translate into real-world results. Read more…

Humor: ‘Creepiest Canon Camera Review EVER’ Parodies Camera Comparisons

Editor’s Note: There is both strong language and a few borderline NSFW scenes in this video. Proceed with caution.


‘Frank Lasagna’ wants to highlight the differences between the Canon 6D and the T5i. He also wants to spy on his neighbor’s wife in the highest possible quality. Fortunately for you if you need a laugh, he does both in this parody review titled, extremely accurately: “The Creepiest Canon Camera Review EVER.” Read more…

Brikk to Release 24K Gold Nikon Df and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens… Because… Opulence

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If you thought the Nikon Df was too expensive as is, you might want to skip this one. Announced a few hours ago via Facebook, it seems the company Brikk is planning to release the 24K gold version you see above. Read more…

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“Fashion photographers are the new painters,” Peter Lindbergh said as he prepared the show of his dramatic black-and-white images that opened last week at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Who would have guessed in the heady 1980s — when Mr. Lindbergh’s new, natural images of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and others created the supermodel — that the art world would lose its disdain for fashion photography’s commercialism?

 
Sep 18, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · 3 Comments »

Video: Review Pits the Nikon D750 Against the D610 and D810

Just over a week ago we featured Matt Granger’s review of ZEISS’ recently-announced Otus 85mm f/1.4, and today he’s back with a quick review and comparison test of Nikon’s newest full-frame camera: the D750. Read more…

This Backwards Video Sends an Anti-War Message That’s Impossible to Ignore

Words simply won’t do this ad justice, and that ought to be the beginning and end of this post. But just in case you need further encouragement to click play, or you’d like to find out more about this video, you can read on. Read more…

external Photokina: Sony Unveils Plan To Take On Canon And Nikon —Amateur Photographer

Sony has outlined plans to shake off what it claims is a general perception that compact system cameras are ‘inferior’ to DSLRs. And the firm has pledged to continue developing new technology and lenses in a bid to tempt photographers away from their established Canon and Nikon systems.

 
Sep 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

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These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the world, there are very few lenses that deliver quality results at a low price. But if you look harder, there are actually a few old lenses that still offer amazing quality for extremely low price. How is that possible? Well, it is. Keep reading to learn how.

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