Posts Tagged ‘funny’

Canon See Impossible Parody Teaser Skewers the Company for Not Innovating

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Canon’s big ‘See Impossible’ reveal turned out to be a pretty big disappointment for us gear heads. Most headlines dripped with disappointment and one article led off its coverage with an image of Bart Simpson writing “I will never hold my breath for a Canon announcement again” over and over on a chalkboard.

But the parody teaser above by a Canon Watch reader has got to be the most brutal of all. Read more…

Rediscovered Slides Show Victorians Knew How to Get Silly In Front of the Camera

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Funny faces and unusual antics in front of a camera might be more prevalent now than ever before, but if you think our Victorian ancestors didn’t have fun with film every once in a while, you might be pleasantly surprised to see this humorous collection of slides that prove you wrong. Read more…

Cartoon Rap Parody Pokes Fun at the Overuse of the Fisheye Lens

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Watch out folks, because, “Things are about to get… bulbous.” The classic Internet cartoon Homestar Runner is making a triumphant return after a very long break, and they’ve chosen to return to the public eye by poking fun of that optical necessity for any quality 90s rap video: the fisheye lens. Read more…

Video: GoPro Fantasy Versus GoPro Reality

Mike Fry recently bought a GoPro, and like many before and after him that bought or will buy an action cam in the hopes of creating extreme action videos like the ones in the GoPro ads, he quickly came to a grim realization: his life isn’t actually all that exciting.

And so, as a sort of tribute to the 99.99% of us who will never ski off a cliff with a parachute strapped to our back like the guys in the action cam ads, he created the aptly titled video: My Life Vs…GoPro.

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Versus… a Two-Year-Old Pocket Camera

She’s a beaut. (Except for the rubber ring.)

Laaaadieeesss and Gentlemennnn! I have for you the lens test to end all lens tests! Not a mere test, mind you, but an epic showdown, a clash of the titans, the ultimate cage match! Pixel peepers rejoice! Read more…

NYC Taxi Drivers Pose for Second ‘Sexy’ Calendar to Raise Money for Charity

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When you think ‘sexy calendar photos,’ the first group of potential models that come to mind probably aren’t New York City taxi drivers. And yet, they’re officially selling their second ‘sexy’ calendar for charity. Read more…

The Types of People You Find in a NEW Photographer Facebook Group

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The title kind of says it all, so why don’t we just jump right in? Here are the ten types of people you’ll find in a new photographers Facebook group. Read more…

Lens Comparison Shows Off a Big Advantage of Micro Four Thirds: No Future Back Surgery

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The three lenses above let you see equally far, but one of them will fit comfortably into your bag while the others probably wouldn’t fit comfortably anywhere. Can you guess which are which? Go ahead… think it over… we’ll wait… Read more…

‘Project: Emoji’ Brings Emojis Into the Real World Through Clever Photography and Photoshopping

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This summer, photographer Joshua Chang started a humorous little series that brings emojis IRL (into real life) through composited and Photoshopped photographs. It’s appropriately titled Project: Emoji and although he never meant for it to be a portfolio project, the positive feedback he immediately received from it was enough to convince him otherwise.

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider: A Tiny Spider Made Itself at Home Inside This Lens

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We spend a lot of time over at Lensrentals getting dust out of lenses. Dust doesn’t affect an image, except in very rare circumstances, but people want their rental lenses to look nice and clean inside and out, and our inspectors check the inside of every lens with spotlights and send any dusty ones over to the repair department. Read more…