One day the stories of photographers being hit or nearly hit by trains while taking photos on the tracks will become so prevalent that people just stop doing it altogether, but today is not that day. Just this last weekend another unidentified photographer and the newlyweds he or she was photographing had an uncomfortably close call. Read more…
Stop Shoving Big Cameras Into Smartphones —TechRadar
Panasonic just announced at Photokina 2014 their new Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone that sports a beautiful Leica lens and 1-inch sensor. It’s causing quite a stir and maybe not for the better. When it comes to a great smartphone and an incredible camera, maybe having the best of both worlds isn’t all it’s hyped up to be.
Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to extend and retract, and offers stabilization features while in use.
Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app. Read more…
The Hidden Cities Of World War I —NYTimes | Lens
Mr. Gusky said the soldiers who lived and died in these places have a message for us. “They’re almost begging us to ask the questions about modern life that we’ve forgotten how to ask,” he said. “How it affects our humanness. And we see on these walls a struggle to remain human in a world that had become inhuman.”
ProCam 2 is out and ready for download today alongside iOS 8, and it has the distinction of being the first camera app to utilize the full manual controls Apple opened up to developers in iOS. And while the interface might be a doozy for some, it packs quite the punch in a little package.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera. Read more…
The new and improved Hasselblad H5D-50c medium format camera announced at Photofina 2014 gives a brand new set of wings for photographers with its Wi-Fi enabled upgrade. Among many new features, users will be able to control the camera and immidiately browse images on their iPhone/iPad on site without having to hole up in their studio after a shoot.
The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.