Equipment

 

Leaked Photo and Specs of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

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Another photo of the soon-to-be-announced Canon 11-24mm lens has leaked onto the Internet. This lens was first outed back in September 2014 when a different photo popped up briefly online before being taken down.
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Canon 5Ds Leaked! It’s a 50.6MP Full Frame DSLR

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It looks like the rumors were spot on. A sneak peek of the not-yet-announced Canon 5Ds full frame DSLR camera has leaked onto the Web. The photograph above shows what the high-resolution 50.6MP camera will look like.
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How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

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I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up costing $40 per light and can be built entirely with parts from a local home improvement store.

It turned out pretty well I think, with the added benefit of being bulletproof — you can stand on the body without breaking it.
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Watch How DSLR Shutters Work in 10,000FPS Super Slow Motion

If you want to see the mechanics of how a modern DSLR shutter works, one way to do so is through slow-motion captured with a high-speed camera. That’s what Gavin Free of The Slow Mo Guys recently did by pointing a Phantom Flex at his Canon 7D and capturing what goes on inside the mirror box during exposures of various shutter speeds.

By slowing down the movements after shooting at up to 10,000 frames per second, we get to see exactly what goes on in the camera in the blink of an eye.
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First Sample Footage of the GoPro HERO4’s Upcoming 240FPS High-Def Slow Motion

GoPro is planning to release some firmware updates in February 2015 that will add new features to its HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. One of them in particular is 240FPS recording at 720p in the HERO4 Black, allowing the camera to shoot high definition and slow motion at the same time.

Brent Rose over at Gizmodo got his hands on the firmware update for an advanced look, and shot the sample video above at the 2015 Winter X Games. The footage was captured at 240fps and then played back at 24fps.
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Monkey Latch: One-Click Changeovers Between Your Camera and Its Accessories

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Wilson Tse and Craig Hansen of British Columbia want to make it easier for photographers to switch their cameras between accessories such as straps and tripods. The duo has created a new universal camera mount system called the Monkey Latch that aims to tackle this issue.

It’s a quick release system that lets you move your camera from one accessory to another in just seconds with one click.
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DJI Mandatory Firmware Update Will Disable Camera Drones in Washington DC’s No Fly Zone

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Yesterday we reported that a DJI Phantom quadcopter operator had accidentally crashed his camera drone onto the lawn of the White House at 3 in the morning, causing a security panic among those tasked with ensuring the President’s safety (later reports suggest the man was drunk).

DJI wants to make sure this type of incident never happens again: the company is issuing a mandatory firmware update that will disable its camera drones in Washington DC’s no fly zone.
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Single Edition Leica 600mm f/5 Prototype Lens Shows Up on eBay for $230,000

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The Leica R 600mm f/5 Apo-Telyt prototype lens has appeared on eBay with a hefty price tag of $230,000. We say “the” instead of “a” because only a single copy of this lens was ever made for the company’s Apo-Telyt line — lenses don’t get rarer than this.
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Brevitē is a Simple New Camera Backpack that Draws Admiration but Not Unwanted Attention

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There’s a new camera bag on the horizon that may be worth keeping your eye on: it’s called the Brevitē, and it’s a simple backpack that packs the features photographers need into a simple and elegant classic backpack design.
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The Moment Case Equips Your iPhone with a Shutter Button, Lens, and Camera Strap

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When Moment launched a Kickstarter campaign for its smartphone lenses last year, it blew past its $50K funding goal in a single day.

The company is hoping to repeat its success with a new product called the Moment Case. It claims to be “the world’s best iPhone case for mobile photography.”
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