Equipment

 

Is This a First Look at Canon’s Upcoming Large Sensor PowerShot Camera?

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CES 2015 came and went, and there is still no mention of the large-sensor, large-lens PowerShot camera that Canon started teasing late last year. However, a new photo put up on Canon Netherlands’ PowerShot page appears to show a camera that doesn’t officially exist yet — could this be a first glimpse of the upcoming PowerShot for pros?
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The World’s Smallest 80MP Medium Format Camera for Drones Unveiled by Phase One Industrial

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In addition to its main photographer-oriented business, Phase One also develops camera gear under Phase One Industrial, a leading manufacturer of digital medium format cameras for aerial photography.

The latter brand has announced a new camera called the Phase One iXU 180: the world’s smallest 80 megapixel medium format camera designed for drones.
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21 Rolleiflex Prototypes Appear on eBay with a Price Tag of $178,000

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The factory that manufactures Rolleiflex cameras is being liquidated in a bankruptcy auction, so there’s a chance we may never see new Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex cameras produced ever again. As the fate of the brand is in limbo, 21 original Rolleiflex camera prototypes have appeared in an auction on eBay. For a cool $178,000, collectors can own a unique piece of photographic history.
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Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shootout

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This ‘Just the Lenses’ article will take advantage of a Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no camera involved. Why is that different? Because all other forms of testing (DxO, Imatest, or even photography) tests the camera-lens combination.
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An Automated Slide Film Scanner Built with LEGOs

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This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a film scanner, Kulcsar decided to combine his technical ingenuity and love for LEGOs to create a DIY slide film scanner using LEGO pieces.
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KitSentry Helps You Manage and Track Your Camera Gear for Peace of Mind

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Photographers who are out and about often have thousands of dollars in camera gear kept inside a camera bag, and keeping an eye on your bag at all times can be taxing and sometimes impossible. KitSentry is a new product that’s designed to keep an eye on your gear so you don’t have to, giving you peace of mind to help you focus on making photos.
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InstantFlex TL70 is a Rolleiflex Twin-Lens Reflex Clone for Instax Instant Photos

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If you’re a fan of both retro cameras and instant photos, you may be delighted to learn of a new camera called the InstantFlex TL70. It’s designed to look like a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera, but it’s a fully functional instant camera that takes Fujifilm Instax film.
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DigitalRev Compares the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II with Its Yongnuo Clone

DigitalRev TV, the Top Gear of photography, is the latest to do a hands-on comparison of the classic Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens against its new copycat competitor, the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8. In DigitalRev’s typical fashion, Kai offers a humorous yet insightful look at how the two products compare against one another in performance and build. (Note: there’s a bit of strong language).

Here’s the conclusion: “As a lens in itself, it’s alright for the money. It does the job, it takes half decent images, and performs well enough. But as a copy, it is quite a way off.”

An 8-Bit Instant Camera Made with a Gun, Game Boy, Camera, and Thermal Printer

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Moscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov has created a strange DIY camera unlike any we’ve seen before. It’s an 8-bit instant photo shooter created with an old Game Boy, a camera, a thermal printer, an Arduino board, and a gun.
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Testing Out a Rosco Gel Kit for Creative and Colorful Photographic Lighting

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I received a Rosco Gel kit a week ago, and after a few tests I can say I really love using all the awesome colors for my photography.

The kit includes 20 individual 30x48cm square sheets for color corrections (e.g. CTO, CTB, ND) and a range of different colors, all of them contained in a protected and resealable packaging.
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