Articles Written by DL Cade

Astronaut Reid Wiseman Uses a Floating Sphere of Water as ‘The Ultimate Fisheye Lens’ on the ISS

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If we asked you to name the ultimate fisheye lens, the comments would probably fill up with many gear suggestions. Some, like this rare Nikon 6mm lens that pops up for sale occasionally, would probably be named more than once, but there’s one suggestion you probably wouldn’t make: a floating sphere of water.

That, however, is ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman‘s entry for the Ultimate Fisheye Lens. Read more…

Buy a One-of-a-Kind Transparent Rolleiflex Prototype Camera for $6,000 Over on eBay

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Camera collectors, unfold your wallets… it’s time for another installment of “cool rare things currently on eBay.” Except in this case ‘rare’ can be replaced with ‘unique,’ as in these cameras are supposedly one-of-a-kind.

What you see above is a prototype, one-or-a-kind transparent Rollei Rolleiflex 6008 AF. Even the serial number is ‘PROTOTYP.’ And the same store is also selling a 6001, 6003, 6008 Integral, and 6008 Integral 2. Read more…

The Flickr iPad App Has Officially Arrived

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In its quest to continue resuscitating Flickr, Yahoo! has finally responded to popular demands and released its first official Flickr for iPad app — a release that coincides very well with Apple’s decision to make the iPad a more capable (if still embarrassing to use) camera. Read more…

Beautiful Black and White Isle of Skye Time-Lapse Breaks with the Genre’s Saturated Status Quo

We’ve seen and shared some pretty great time-lapses. From last week’s unique ‘layer lapse,’ to the ‘flow-motion’ hyperlapse of Pyongyang in August, standing out in the genre has become a matter of doing something new and unique… something that will earn you headline words like ‘breathtaking’ and ‘jaw-dropping.’

But the team at Fourth Dimension Video took a very different approach with their latest landscape time-lapse. Shot this last June at Scotland’s Isle of Skye, it’s done entirely in black and white. Read more…

The [qudos] Action: A Bright and Brawny Action Light for Your Action Shots

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Portable, bright, waterproof and rugged, the [qudos] Action light is an interesting addition to the lighting world that wants to open up a new world of nighttime action cam footage. Read more…

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa very early this morning. Called a ‘bolide fireball,’ what you see in the short time-lapse above is an exceptionally bright meteorite that explodes in a bright flash at its end, leaving behind this strange bright puff of red smoke. Read more…

This Nighttime Shoot Involved 9,000 Pounds of Gear and Skiers Covered with 7,000 LEDs

The film ‘Afterglow’ by Sweetgrass Productions doesn’t even officially release until October 19th, and yet it’s already being hailed as “one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made.” The three-minute teaser above gives you an idea of why. Read more…

Pulitzer Winning Photojournalist Uninvited from Syracuse Workshop Because of Ebola Fears

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Three time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille was saddened to find out yesterday that Syracuse University decided to ‘uninvite’ him from a workshop because he was in Liberia covering the Ebola epidemic 21 days ago.

He calls the response ‘alarmist,’ while Syracuse argues that their first responsibility is to protect their students. Read more…

A List of The Best Lenses for the Nikon D810

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If you just got your hands on a brand new Nikon D810, or maybe took advantage of the price drops on used D800/e models, DxOMark’s newly updated list of the top lenses for these high-res DSLRs could come in very handy. Read more…

Top 5 Film Camera and Lens Combos You Can Get for Under $1,000

There are plenty of resources out there for the best digital cameras you can get for under *insert dollar amount here*, but what if you’re looking to invest in a good old fashioned film camera?

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered — or rather, Bellamy Hunt from JapanCameraHunter has you covered — with this list of the top 5 film camera and lens combos you can get for under $1,000 USD. Read more…