Posts Tagged ‘interesting’

Braces Time-Lapse: Watch 18 Months of Teeth Straightening in 30 Seconds

Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds like a joke excuse you’d give for why you don’t want to help that one friend move… again. But this 30 second time-lapse shows just that, and it’s downright fascinating.

Breaking open the wonder of how these metal wires work, this time-lapse video — posted to YouTube by Ernest McCallum half a decade ago — shows how a teenager’s extremely crooked teeth are corrected over eighteen months of gum-rending pain.

(via Laughing Squid)

Google Satellite Images of Buildings that Look Like the Letters A through Z

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While browsing around on Google Maps satellite view (as many of us have done at some point or another) art director Yousuke Ozawa came across a number of buildings that resembled various letters of the alphabet.

Realizing the potential of this find, he spent the next week digitally flying across the globe and curating what ended up being Satellite Fonts, a collection of all 26 letters of the alphabet as formed by buildings across the world. Read more…

Casio’s ‘Split Camera’ Features a Modular Design that Separates the Screen from the Lens

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Casio’s new EXILIM EX-FR10 action camera, first unveiled about a month ago, is a unique device with a modular form-factor that’s sure to turn heads.

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This Creative Ad Imagines what a Multi-Decade Time-Lapse of a Living Room Would Look Like

Have you ever wondered what a multi-decade time-lapse of your living room would look like? Well, we don’t exactly have one to share with you, but what we do have is this clever advertisement from Dutch company Philips that tries to imagine what that might be like. Read more…

The Dunning-Kruger Peak of Photography

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This humorous graphic was created by Lee Hutchinson over at Ars Technica in a recent article comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to a Canon DSLR. It suggests that people who are just starting out in photography commonly experience a period of delusion in which they suddenly think they are much greater at photography than they actually are.
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Video: Nikon Strips Away the Outer Shell and Shows You the Tech Inside Its Nikkor Lenses

Ever wonder how the tech packed inside of your new Nikon lens actually works? How does Vibration Reduction provide 4.5 stops of stabilization? And what about the silent motors, how do those work?

In a video released earlier today, Nikon Asia decided to peel away the outer shell of its glass and show you, revealing the technology that makes a Nikkor Lens a Nikkor.

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A Crazy Looking Macro Flash Adapter Darth Vader Would be Proud Of

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What you see above is one of the most unusual pieces of lighting gear we’ve ever chanced across. Looking a bit like a prop from the upcoming Star Wars film, this contraption is actually a macro flash adapter designed by Polish photographers Agnieszka and Ernest Lysak.

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The Most Expensive Camera Kits Photographers Can Buy for Each Brand (in 2014)

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What are the most expensive camera and lens combinations you can buy for each manufacturer? Of course you could spend $2.79 million on a historical 1923 Leica or $165,000 on an ultra-rare Canon 1200mm lens, but what about gear that any photographer can purchase through a normal retail outlet?

We decided to do some research into what the priciest camera kits (a body plus a lens) currently available to photographers are in 2014.
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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…

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Served as a Reflector for Bounce Lighting Moon Photos

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Conspiracy theorists often point to moon landing photos as evidence that the whole thing was faked by the US government. One of the arguments is that since there’s only one main light source in the photos — the sun — the shadows should have been much darker and less detailed.

That argument has now been debunked thanks to one newly uncovered fact: Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit actually served as a great reflector, bouncing light into the shadows and illuminating many scenes.
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