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Concept Camera Designs for the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Made with 3D Printing

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Panasonic recently collaborated with German design firm WertelOberfell in creating a series of case designs for the Lumix DMC-GM1 mirrorless camera. The cases were created with a 3D printer and were inspired by three “design epochs.”
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The Macropod is a $20,000+ Rig That Makes Macro Photography Stupidly Easy to Do

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Macro photography is a wonderful tool for scientists and researchers, but the complex nature of capturing detailed, focus-stacked macro images of everything from insects to the human tongue puts the tool out of reach of many.

The Macropod photographic system solves this by making the entire process both portable and automatic, and producing some of the sharpest, most striking macro photographs we’ve ever seen. Read more…

Lomography Launches LomoChrome Turquoise: A Colorful New C-41 Film Stock

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In their ongoing effort to keep film fun and interesting, Lomography has announced the new Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100–400 film stock. Designed to be developed in the standard C–41 process, the film stock will come in both 35mm and 120 varieties, with an initial batch of 5,000 being prepared for pre-order.

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Rumor: Sony a7000 Will Feature 4K Video, Weather Sealing, and 1/8000 Shutter Speed

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New whisperings in the rumor mill are giving fans of Sony’s E-Mount APS-C cameras (you know, the ones that used to be called NEX) something to look forward to in 2015. No, it’s not the a6100, we’re talking about a true-blue followup to the NEX-7, supposedly called the a7000. Read more…

Video of the Aurora Borealis in Real Time Shot on the Sony A7s at ISO 25600 with No Noise Reduction

Most Aurora Borealis videos are time-lapses, because cranking the ISO high enough for bright real-time video would normally result in a noisy mess. That, however, was before cameras like the Sony A7s came along. Read more…

The Intrepid 4×5 is a Large Format Camera That’s Light On Your Back and Your Wallet

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If you’ve been wanting to get into the large format game, but the financial investment was just too rich for your blood, the Intrepid 4×5 camera might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Canon Patents 10-22mm Lens with Liquid Lens Element Inside

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In what is, to our knowledge, Canon’s third patent of the type, the Japanese camera giant has drawn up yet another lens that features a liquid lens element in between all the glass. 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 Adams Retouching Machine Helped Old School ‘Photoshoppers’ Touch Up Negatives by Hand

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Last week we shared an example of beauty retouching that was done by hand in the early 1900s. If you’re wondering how this type of retouching was done, check out the contraption above.

It’s called the Adams Retouching Machine, and was created to aid negative retouchers in doing manual edits more quickly and cleanly.
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ChargeAll is the World’s Smallest Battery Pack with a Standard Wall Outlet for Charging Your Gear

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Looking to change the game in terms of portable battery packs is a new product called the ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet. The self-proclaimed ‘worlds smallest portable power outlet,’ it manages to pack a standard 120V wall outlet into the device alongside the more standard USB option.

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