Posts Tagged ‘zoom’

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Create the Dolly/Hitchcock Zoom in Your Time-Lapses

As timelapses become more and more ubiquitous throughout the photography and filmmaking community, people are continuously looking for unique ways to stand out and separate their work from that of others. One such trick that many use in their creation is a little effect often referred to as dolly zoom or vertigo effect.

The premise behind it is that as you capture each frame of your time-lapse, you slightly and consistently move the camera’s location, so that when the video is pieced together, you’re left with what looks like a dolly shot captured over an extended period of time. And here to help show just how to do just that is Eric Stemen, in the above video.

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Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems

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Tamron broke new ground in MFT lenses yesterday with the release of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 DI III, the company’s very first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Read more…

Phase One Announces 40mm-80mm f/4–5.6 Lens for Its Digital 645 System

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When it comes to medium format photography, prime lenses are the norm. The size, weight and quality of construction of lenses are all areas of constraint for medium format over DSLRs or mirrorless, and so zoom lenses are more of a rarity.

However, there are always impressive exceptions to the rule, which is exactly what Phase One has done with its second-ever zoom lens for the 645 digital medium format system. Read more…

GIF Made with Electron Microscope Zooms In On Life, On Life, On Life

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No, the title of this post wasn’t written by some sort of broken record robot. It is in fact an accurate description of the GIF below, which was created from photographs taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Read more…

Samsung Teases Rumored Galaxy K Zoom, Wants You To ‘Kapture The Moment’

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Samsung recently sent out an invite to media regarding an April 29th event. As you can see from the image above, Samsung makes use of a bit of a pun to tease the new device, which has already been leaked, both in pictures and specs. Read more…

NASA Zooms Into Stunning Hubble Photo to Show You a Galaxy that’s Falling Apart

There’s nothing like a Hubble Space Telescope image to break up all of the law and stock photography-related news (and there has been a LOT in the last 24 hours). Then again, this video and image aren’t the most peaceful NASA has ever released, given they show a galaxy tearing itself apart as it hurtles through a particularly harsh part of our universe. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Lens Priced and Available for Pre-Order in the US

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The much-anticipated 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens from Tamron, which replaces its current 200-500mm, has officially gotten a US price and is now available for pre-order. As you might remember, the lens was announced back in early November, with US availability and Japan pricing going public earlier this month.

Japanese pricing had it at a US equivalent of about $1,350, but US users will actually get it cheaper than that. Still $120 more expensive than the 200-500mm before it, the lens is available for pre-order from B&H for only $1,070 in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

The lens officially hits shelves in the States on January 17th, so if you do pre-order, expect it ship then.

New Tech Totally Eliminates Zoom and AF Noise from Video Soundtracks on the Fly

DSLRs and Compact System Cameras are becoming increasingly capable video capture devices in addition to being solid still shooters. But when it comes time to focus or zoom using the lens’ or camera’s built-in motor, you’re often left with glaringly obvious noise on your soundtrack.

So far manufacturers have tackled this problem by introducing silent focusing motor lenses, but one group of engineers is taking a firmware-based approach that seems to work just as well (if not better) and might someday soon do away with zoom and AF noise entirely. Read more…

Thanko’s APOLLO2 is a Tiny Camera that Packs a 30x Optical Zoom

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We’ve seen some interesting gimmicky cameras come out of Japan in the past — from Japanese anime special editions to a donut camera — but this latest one might come in handy a bit more often. Dubbed the APOLLO2 and created by the company Thanko, it’s a compact camera strapped to a whopping 30x telephoto lens. Read more…

Researchers Develop Telescopic Contact Lens, Give Your Eyes 2.8x Optical Zoom

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Are you ready for this? An international team of researchers have developed the world’s first telescopic contact lens — a 1.17mm thick pair of contact lenses that, when you want them to, will magnify your vision by 2.8x. Read more…