Equipment

 

Atomos Power Station Uses Camera Batteries and Offers Hot Swapping

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Camera accessory maker Atomos has just announced Power Station, its new piece of equipment that turns your extra batteries into a clever power pack that’s capable of powering up to three devices while out in the field.
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$41,395. That’s How Much Brikk’s 24K Gold Nikon Df Will Cost You

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Back in mid-September, we reported that luxury gadget company Brikk was planning to release a gold covered Nikon Df camera. The camera is now official with more photos and more details.
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Lumera Connects Your DSLR to Your Phone to Give it One-Tap Sharing and Backup

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As more and more cameras make their way into smartcamera territory, there are countless DSLRs that could very easily get left in the dust.

But that won’t be the case if Lumera Labs has its way, thanks to Lumera, a clever little device that connects your DSLR to your phone to give it connectivity and better features.
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HP’s New Sprout Computer Could Transform the Way We Interact with Photos

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HP has announced a futuristic new personal computer called Sprout that hopes to transform the way we interact with our computers. The system consists of an all-in-one Windows 8 computer, a system of 3D scanning cameras, a large tactile touchpad, and a projector that beams a display onto the touchpad.

It’s a computer that may make working with photos as easy as moving your hands around on your desk.
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Nikon Patent Shows a Vibrating DSLR Shutter Button That Helps You Track Moving Subjects

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Cameras have many different methods of guiding photographers toward capturing quality shots, but physical feedback isn’t really one of them… yet. In addition to providing useful visual and auditory information, DSLRs in the future might actually guide photographers through their sense of touch.

A recently published Nikon patent shows a DSLR that helps photographers capture moving objects without having to look through their viewfinder. Instead, the camera uses vibrations to guide the shooter.
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SnapJet is the World’s First Open Source Instant Film Printer for Smartphones

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Competition in the smartphone instant film printer industry is heating up. Companies like LifePrint and Fuji are tackling wireless mobile photo printers, and The Impossible Project has its analog Instant Lab.

Next month, a company called SnapJet is entering the ring. It’s the “world’s first slim, portable, open-source instant film printer” that helps you print your smartphone photos instantly on the go.
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A Review of the Panasonic Lumix LX100’s 4K Photo Mode

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One of the most exciting things about capturing high resolution video with the Panasonic LX100 is the ability to extract high resolution still photos from it. Video grabbing is not a new thing, but in standard definition you were looking at stills measuring a third of a Megapixel, and even in Full HD you’d only enjoy 2 Megapixels. But with 4k video you can make 8 Megapixel grabs which is much more useful. Read more…

Rumor: Canon Working on a ‘Modular’ DSLR that Will Let You Swap Out the Viewfinder and More

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Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, the camera, or the processor — by removing and attaching different pieces? Well, fresh rumors suggest Canon is thinking of doing something similar with a forthcoming DSLR. Read more…

10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon for Sony Mirrorless

While the CaNikon war is the usual debate in the photography world, they are by no means the only two camera manufacturers out there. With the rise of the mirrorless market and improvements to the sensors packed inside, a number of photographers are starting to make the jump to companies like Sony and Fuji, even for their more serious work.

Jason Lanier is one of those photographers. And in the 24-minute video above, he lists out the 10 main reasons he abandoned Nikon for Sony. Read more…

The First Hasselblad in Space is Up for Auction, and It Comes with the First ZEISS Lens in Space

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Space camera collectors and space camera admirers grab your bibs and prepare for some serious drooling. Seven months after that Hasselblad that may or may not have gone to the moon and back snagged a whopping $90K at a WestLicht auction, another intriguing but this time very official Hassy is on the auction block again.

The camera and attached ZEISS lens are the very first Hasselblad and ZEISS in space, and RR Auction in Boston has gone to great lengths to prove that these items are legitimate. Read more…