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A Mamiya 645 Pro TL Birthday Cake with Sekor 80mm f/2.8 Lens and Portra 400 Film

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22-year-old photography enthusiast David Maitland is a huge fan of film photography and shooting with his Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera and Sekor 80mm 2.8 lens. So, for his recent birthday, he got a cake modeled after his beloved camera kit. The camera, lens, strap, film, and photos in the photo above are all edible.
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Nikon Unveils the ME-W1, A Simple Wireless Lavalier Microphone for Crisp Audio

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Alongside its new D7200 DSLR, Nikon today also announced the ME-W1 wireless microphone set. It’s a water-resistant lavalier mic that makes it easy to capture high quality audio while capturing video.
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Triggertrap Has ‘Failed’ After Raising Nearly $500K for the Ada Modular Camera Trigger

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High-flying Kickstarter campaigns get a lot of glory, but they come with their fair share of risks: just ask Triggertrap. Back in 2013, the UK-based camera trigger maker launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new modular camera trigger it had developed, called the Ada (initially it was the “Redsnap”). With an initial goal of only £50K, the company successfully raised £290,386 (~$446K) from nearly 1,971 backers.

For the next year, things seemed to be going well, and the company posted regular status updates on progress. Yesterday, that all came to an abrupt end as the company announced that the project has been shuttered.
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Review: The Canon 11-24mm f/4L is Pricey and Heavy but Unmatched Optically

Canon seems to be playing the numbers game against its arch-rival Nikon. Its new 50MP EOS 5DS and R-variant allowed Canon to leapfrog past Nikon’s D810’s 36MP in resolution. And with this new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, Canon users can sneer at Nikon’s 14-24mm f/2.8G with “only” 14mm focal length.

But one shouldn’t forget that Nikon photographers have been enjoying 36MP for the past 3 years, and shooting gorgeous 14mm wide-angle images for more than 8 years. Canon is just catching up, but will this ultra wide-angle zoom lens be good enough to justify its retail price of $2,999?
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Battle of the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Lenses: $2,200 Canon Versus $1,500 Tamron

Looking to buy a lens in the popular 70-200mm focal range for your Canon DSLR? If want the best money can buy, you’re probably looking at a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, which costs a hefty $2,200. If you’d like the same range, fixed f/2.8 aperture, and stabilization but at a more affordable price point, the $1,500 Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC might be a product you’ve been eyeing. But how do these two lenses stack up against each other, and how big of a difference is there?

In the 10-minute video above, Kai Wong of DigitalRev pits the two options against each other on the streets of Hong Kong.
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Nikon D7200: A 24.2MP DSLR Focused on Speed and Sharpness for Photo and Video

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Nikon today announced its new D7200, a 24.2-megapixel lightweight DSLR camera geared toward photography and videography enthusiasts. It boasts sharper image quality, a bigger buffer, improved autofocusing in low-light, and serious features for video recording.
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20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

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Apple tells us that it’s launching a new global advertising campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6.” Starting this week, billboards in 70 cities in 24 countries around the world will feature photos captured by iPhone 6 owners. 77 iPhone photographers will be featured in the campaign after Apple selected their images as its favorites.
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RNI All Films 3.0 Claims to Offer Film Simulation More Convincing Than Actual Film

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Preset maker Really Nice Images has announced RNI All Films 3.0, a new film simulation suite that aims to rival the software offered by companies such as DXO and VSCO. RNI claims to be so realistic in its simulation of film that film photographers are fooled by resulting photos in blind tests.

It’s “simulation more convincing than actual film,” Really Nice Images says.
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This Gigantic Collection of 600 Vintage Cameras is for Sale on eBay: It’s Yours for $35K

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Want to start your own camera museum? There’s a new listing on eBay that can put you on the fast track to doing so. It’s for a gigantic collection of roughly 600 vintage cameras from between 1880 and 1980. The description claims the lot could be turned into one of the largest camera museums in the world.
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Sony to Stop Producing CCD Image Sensors to Focus on CMOS Growth

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According to a new report, Sony is saying that it will stop producing all CCD sensors by March 2017 in order to focus on expanding its involvement in CMOS image sensors.
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