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A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.

The video also offers a glimpse into the exhibition in Hamburg titled, “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” that features 500 works created with Leica gear.

(via Leica Rumors)


P.S. Leica also created its own video in a brilliant ad that recreates 35 of history’s most iconic images. Be sure to check that one out.

The 360fly: A Waterproof, Panoramic Action Cam with a Single 360º Lens

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This little device is the 360fly: a waterproof WiFi and Bluetooth-equipped action camera with an optical claim to fame. You see, its 360º horizontal and 240 degree vertical fisheye lens is, according to creators EyeSee360, the widest on the market.

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Nikon Scores Another DxOMark Hit with the D750, Its 6th Camera to Make the Top 10

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Nikon’s newly-announced D750 has impressed those who have managed to get their hands on it thus far, but to properly put it through its paces, DxOMark ran it through its trusted sensor tests.

As expected, it came out with quite high marks, putting it in 8th place on DxOMark’s overall rankings and making it the 6th Nikon camera to make it into the top 10.

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GoPro Vs. Golf Club: See if a Naked GoPro Can Survive a Swing from a 9 Iron

Can a GoPro survive a swift kick in the lens from a 9 Iron? You know what Betteridge’s law of headlines says, ‘any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with the word no,” but we didn’t put the question in the headline… so you’ll just have to watch the video and see. Read more…

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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