Posts Published in April 2013

Zeiss Unveils ‘Touit’ Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras, Publishes Specs and Samples

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At Photokina 2012 last September, Zeiss announced that it was working on a new family of lenses for mirrorless cameras. This past March, we got a closer look at the lenses, which were outed as a 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8 for Fuji’s X mount and Sony’s E mount.

Today, the company revealed even more details about the lenses, which are branded “Touit,” publishing specs, product pages, and sample photographs.
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This LEGO OneStep Instant Camera Can Eject a Tiny Polaroid Picture

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based photographer Chris McVeigh is incredibly good at building camera replicas with LEGO pieces. Last month we featured his LEGO recreation of the Leico M9-P Hermes rangefinder camera.

Now McVeigh (who goes by the name “Powerpig” online), is back with a beautiful new camera creation. This time he has built a Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Rainbow instant camera.
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external Unboxing an $18,000 Nikon 800mm f/5.6 Lens —Outdoor Photo Gear

Apparently if you order an $18,000 Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens, it comes like a Russian nesting doll: it’s a lens in a case in a box in a box in a box.

 
Apr 30, 2013 · Permalink · Comment

BTS: Photographing From Urban Heights with Russian Daredevil Rooftoppers

Rooftopping photography is a dangerous new fad in which daredevils climb to extremely high (and often off-limits) urban locations in order to shoot vertigo-inducing photographs. Two of the most famous practitioners in the world right now are Vadim Mahorov and Vitaliy Yakhnenko, two young Russian daredevils who have attracted a great deal of attention for their images (they’re the same guys who recently snuck to the top of Egypt’s Great Pyramid).

If you want to see how the duo works, check out the short 6-minute documentary film above (warning: there’s a bit of strong language). It’s titled “Roofer’s Point of View,” and was created by HUB Footwear.
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More Olympus E-P5 Photos Leaked, Show Revamped UI and New External EVF

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Less than a week after first photos of the upcoming Olympus E-5 leaked onto the web, new photos have emerged showing additional views of the flagship Micro Four Thirds camera.
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A Photographer’s Guide to Freelensing, The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift Lens

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Freelensing is a relatively inexpensive way of getting the similarly unique effect of an expensive tilt-shift lens, where the focus plane is thrown out of whack with the added bonus of natural light leaks. No, this isnt anything new, and the look that an expensive tilt-shift lens gives has been around for a while, but I wanted to share with you my experience with it and how I did it.
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Beautiful Photograph of a Hurricane… On the North Pole of Saturn

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Photographs of storm systems as seen from airplanes or satellites aren’t too uncommon these days, but have you ever seen one that looks like this? Probably not, because this photograph is out of this world — literally. It’s titled “The Rose,” and shows the spinning vortex of a gigantic hurricane on the surface of Saturn.
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external Canon 100-400mm Replacement May Arrive in August 2013 —Canon Rumors

canon100400mmWe may soon see a replacement for Canon’s “Dust Pump,” the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS.

Rumor has it that Canon will be announcing a successor for the lens around the end of August 2013. Canon Rumors reports that prototypes are already floating around and being tested over in Asia.

 
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Nokia Invests in Pelican Imaging for Lytro-style Cell Phone Cameras

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Lytro is seeing more and more competition these days, as more and more companies are jumping into the “snap now, focus later” game. There are now apps that mimic the technology, and companies like Toshiba are working on building Lytro-style smartphone camera modules.

Lytro’s latest challenger may be quite a formidable foe: it appears that Nokia has invested in Pelican Imaging, another startup that’s working on building Lytro-style smartphone camera arrays.
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This Woman is a Composite Portrait of 57 Girlfriends Seen on Seinfeld

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The woman in this portrait doesn’t actually exist. The face is actually the average of 57 different women — 57 girlfriends that appeared in episodes of the popular TV sitcom Seinfeld.
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