Posts Tagged ‘dslr’

Disabled Photographer Petitioning Canon to Make a DSLR for Left-Handed People

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Throughout the history of photography, cameras have mostly been designed with right handed people in mind. For DSLRs in particular, the shutter button and camera controls are usually on the right side of the camera, making it difficult to operate without using your right hand.

Florida-based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore is on a mission to change that: she’s currently petitioning Canon to consider developing a camera that’s designed specifically for left-handed people.
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Playing with Infinity by Pointing a DSLR at a Live View Monitor

Jong Chool Do created this video showing some mesmerizing effects you can get with a DSLR and a monitor. Simply connect the two devices to bring up live view on your monitor, point your camera at the screen, and try to “make an interesting pattern,” he says.

The effect is due to something known as video feedback. The snake-like movements are because each “level” in the “infinity tunnel” is at least one video frame time slower than the previous one.

This DSLR Box Design Doubles as the Owner’s Manual

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Sustainability is a big and important idea these days, and it’s the one behind this new concept box design for DSLR cameras. It’s clever packaging that has two uses: once the camera is safely transported to the owner, the box is taken apart and used as the owner’s manual for the camera.
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Rumor: The Next Canon 5D DSLR Model May Come in Three Different Flavors

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The Canon 5D Mark III was first announced back in March 2012, so it should be due for a replacement soon. There are some interesting new rumors swirling around regarding what that successor might look like. If they are accurate, then Canon may be planning not one, but three DSLRs as followups to the 5D Mark III.
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Did Canon Leak a Glimpse of an Upcoming DSLR with this Connect Station Photo?

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Do you recognize the DSLR seen in the photograph above? Reader Florian Feuchtner spotted the camera in a Connect Station product photo posted to Canon Austria’s Facebook page yesterday. What’s strange is that the design doesn’t seem to match the backsides of any current Canon DSLR.
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Teardown of the Kodak DCS315 Offers an Inside Look at One of the World’s First DSLRs

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Before Canon and Nikon became juggernauts in the world of DSLRs, Kodak actually created one of the first DSLRs by modifying the Nikon Pronea 6i film SLR. Called the Kodak DCS315, the camera was the world’s first DSLR to feature an image preview LCD and JPEG processing in the camera itself. It was launched in 1998 and boasted an amazing (at the time) 1.5 megapixels.
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Nikon D5500 Unveiled: It’s the Company’s First DSLR with a Touchscreen

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After weeks of leaked details and photos, the Nikon D5500 was finally made official today. It’s an entry-level replacement to the D5300, and is the company’s first DSLR to feature a full-fledged touchscreen LCD on the back.
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Leaked Photos Offer a First Look at the Nikon D5500, 300mm f/4, and 55-200mm f/4-5.6

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The first leaked photographs have emerged showing the Nikon D5500 DSLR and two new lenses: the 300mm f/4 and the 55-200mm f/4-5.6.
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CamsFormer is an Attachment for DSLRs that Adds Triggering, Remote Control, and More

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Competition in the DSLR attachment space is heating up. Joining the likes of TriggerTrap and CASE Remote is a new product called CamsFormer, a single DSLR attachment that adds wireless camera control, time-lapse, high speed triggering, and motorized pan/tilt/zoom.
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This is the Result of Fooling Around with an Array of 140 Canon DSLRs

Simon Byrnes of The Pixelist operates a time-freezing camera array consisting of 140 Canon 1100D (AKA the Rebel T3) DSLRs. One client has been the UK show Got To Dance, for which the cameras are used to capture bullet-time sequences of dancers. During a period when the TV show was off air, Byrnes decided to have some fun with the rig and captured some shots that became the video above. It’s titled “The Timefreezers.”
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