Posts Tagged ‘cameras’

Pro DSLRs Lose Value More Slowly Than Consumer Ones, Study Finds

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New cameras are like new computers. Both of them depreciate quite quickly as new technologies and new models are churned out year after year. This presents a perpetual problem for photographers, as many constantly grapple with the question of whether to upgrade their camera to a more recent model, or whether to purchase a higher-end model so that it keeps its value longer.

Market research software company Terapeak recently did a study that looks at depreciation in Canon EOS DSLRs. The results are pretty interesting.
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The Armadillo Camera and Other Wacky Camera Creations

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Swiss photography duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs were featured here in April of last year for their DIY large format camera created out of a stack of books. It turns out books aren’t the only things the two are making cameras with: they also have cameras that mix the worlds of taxidermy and photography.

For their project titled Camera Collection, Onorato and Krebs created one-of-a-kind cameras out of extremely unusual things — including an armadillo (shown above).
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Artist Unzips Vintage Cameras to Reveal Their Inner Beauty

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This strange looking vintage camera was created by Guangzhou Art Academy student Hu Shaoming, who spent four months disassembling two cameras from the 1930s and 1940s and rebuilding them with a zipper that reveals the inner mechanical components.
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X-ray Photographs of Various Cameras

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Memphis, Tennessee-based photographer and X-ray technician Blake Billings has a set of images showing what various cameras look like when photographed with an X-ray machine. What you see above is a Nikon D60 DSLR.
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Sony NEX-3N Mirrorless Camera and A58 SLT Become Official

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After having their photos and some specs leaked this past weekend, the Sony NEX-3N and A58 finally became real today through an official announcement by Sony. The new mirrorless and pellicle mirror cameras were unveiled alongside a set of new lenses, and offer some pretty standard upgrades to current models.
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A Pint-Sized Digital Camera Dedicated to Lomo-style Fisheye Snapshots

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Are you a fan of small things? UK-based photo enthusiast Greg Dash is trying to launch “the world’s first digital Lomo-fisheye.” It’s a pint-sized digital toy camera that packs a 170-degree fisheye lens.
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Sony A58, NEX-3N, and Lenses Outed as Leaked Photos Emerge

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Sony has a couple of new cameras and a set of new lenses coming out, and we’re starting to get a better idea of what we’ll be seeing announced very shortly. Expect to see a new SLT camera called the A58, a new mirrorless camera called the NEX-3N, and a trio of A-mount lenses.
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Massive 1,000+ Piece Camera Collection Being Auctioned on eBay

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Want to own a giant collection of vintage cameras, but don’t want to spend a lifetime acquiring them one by one? If you have deep pockets and money to burn, here’s your shot: collector Brain Cue of Alameda, California (kka20101 on eBay) is selling his massive camera collection that he has spent over 50 years building up.
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Photography Equipment Arranged Neatly

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We’ve shared photographs of neatly arranged camera gear before, but they’ve generally been cameras disassembled into its individual components. Photographer Jim Golden took the whole “neatly arranged” concept to a whole new level recently: he shot the photograph above after arranging more than 190 cameras, lenses, and accessories in his studio.
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Fujifilm F900EXR Compact Claims Crown for World’s Fastest Autofocus

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Fujifilm launched a number of new compact cameras this week. While most of them offer rather pedestrian improvements on older models, one of the models comes with a rather eye-catching claim: the new FinePix F900EXR is said to feature the world’s fastest autofocus system found in a digital camera.
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