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Confirmed: Ricoh Working on Full-Frame Pentax DSLR, Debuted Two FF Lenses at Photokina

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Details on the matter are scarce, but Ricoh’s European Product Manager Laurence Bouly has officially confirmed in an interview that Pentax is hard at work developing a full-frame DSLR, even going so far as to pull the curtains off two FF lenses at Photokina.

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external The Basics Of Camera Aperture, And How To Use It For Better Photos —Lifehacker

 
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Spellbinding Macro Photos of Fish and Reptile Eyes… and an Owlet

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Photographer Suren Manvelyan is back with more of the types of images that he’s made his name capturing. Namely: intense macro photographs of the strange shapes and landscapes found in animals’ eyes.

In 2011 we shared part one, in 2013 part two, and now we get to share part three: a fishy exploration into the eyes of animals that spend much or all of their time underwater… and an owlet. Read more…

Rumor: Canon to Release 46MP Pro DSLR Next Month

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Talk of Canon dropping a bomb on the megapixel war with a high-MP DSLR is nothing new, but several rumor sites are now reporting on the possibility of a 46MP pro Canon DSLR next month at PhotoPlus in New York City. Take THAT Nikon and your measly 36 megapixels. Read more…

external A Statement From The Monkey —The New Yorker

imageedit_12_9403964068Monkey speaks out for the first time since legal battles ensued over copyright law when she took snatched Human’s camera and snapped a few selfies of herself.

 
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Protip: Perfectly Synchronize the Clocks on Multiple Cameras Using a Computer

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If you’ve ever needed to deal with photos shot with multiple cameras at the same event, you’ve probably found how important the clocks on the cameras are for keeping the resulting photos neat and orderly. If timestamps are off, then figuring out when photos were captured in relation to each other can be a pain.

One way you can make sure the clocks on your cameras are perfectly synchronized is by automatically synchronizing them to your computer.
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Photographer Recreates a 100-Year-Old Film Showing the Dutch City of Alkmaar

This video is a “then-and-now” comparison showing the Dutch city of Alkmaar in 1914 and in 2014. It was created by Dutch photographer Frits de Beer, Tara Rikkers and Michael de Vreugd, Alkmaar natives who wanted to see how his city had changed over the past 100 years.
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Peak Design Strap Failures Causing Dropped Cameras for Some Photographers

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When you’re in the business of keeping photographers’ cameras secure and safe, having your product fail can lead to disastrous results. This past weekend, San Francisco photo gear company Peak Design sent out an email to some customers warning them about a newly-discovered issue with their straps.

Apparently a small percentage of straps have a component that can disengage without the photographer wanting it to, potentially leading to dropped cameras.
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The World’s Largest Salt Flat, Where Heaven Meets Earth: Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni

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Salar de Uyuni is a gigantic salt flat found in southwest Bolivia. Measuring over 4,000 square miles (10,000+ square km), it’s the world’s largest salt flat. The ground is especially flat and white, and is often used to calibrate instruments on satellites due to its properties.

Japanese photographer Asako Shimizu visited and captured images of this location for a project titled On Her Skin. It’s a series of 9 square photographs showing how the flat blurs the distinction between heaven and Earth.
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JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot That Can Double as Your Private Photographer

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Cynthia Breazeal envisions a world in which every family has its own personal robot helping out at home — one that can help out around the house, and even help take photographs when needed. To turn this idea into a reality, the MIT robotics professor has created a robot called JIBO.

The robot has already become a top 5 most funded campaign on Indiegogo after raising over $2.2 million from over 5,500 supporters.
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