Equipment

 

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

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Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build yourself for around $40.
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The Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 is a Zippy New Wide Angle Prime Lens

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Fujifilm lens announcements aren’t exactly a surprise these days, as the company has been releasing roadmaps to tease the glass that’s in the pipeline. As the roadmap and rumors foretold, there is indeed a new 16mm f/1.4, and that lens was just made official today.
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Sony’s Next RX Model May Pack a Four Thirds Sensor

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Bigger things may be coming to Sony’s popular RX compact camera line, sensor-wise. A new report says that Sony is field testing a new RX camera that packs a significantly larger sensor — possibly a Four Thirds format one — that would put it in direct competition with cameras like the Panasonic LX100.
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This Self-Powered Camera Can Shoot Forever Using Only the Light It Captures

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Scientists have created a self-powered camera that can take pictures indefinitely without any external power. Instead, it generates its own power using the light it captures with the sensor.
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Apple Acquires LinX, A Camera Maker That Promises DSLR Performance in Phones

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Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera module company that is trying to revolutionize the mobile photography industry with state-of-the-art cameras that are extremely small yet powerful enough to lead “the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets.”
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Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

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At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells.

Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S.
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The Original Lytro Light Field Camera is Only $60 for Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day

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Back in 2011, Lytro announced the world’s first light field camera for shooting photos that can be refocused after they’re captured.

If you’ve been dying to own a piece of the new technology but have been put off by the $400 price tag, here’s some great news: the original Lytro camera is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. It costs just $60 with free shipping.
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Magic Lantern Pulled ‘Unfunny’ April Fool’s Prank that Put Blue Screen of Death on DSLRs

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Magic Lantern is being slammed online after pulling an “unfunny” April Fool’s Day prank that gave DSLR owners a fake “Blue Screen of Death.” The message on the screen contained phoney technical details and informed users that their camera was “bricked.”
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The Sony HX90V and WX500 Are the World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras

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Sony has just announced a pair of superzoom compact cameras that it claims are the world’s smallest to offer 30x optical zooms. The new WX500 and HX90V both have 24-720mm (35mm equiv.) zoom lenses with 5-axis optical image stabilization.
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The Upcoming Canon 5D Mark IV May Come in Photo and Video Versions

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If new rumors in the camera world are to be believed, then Canon is planning to have four different camera models in its 5D lineup rather than three. The latest word is that Canon may announce the upcoming 5D Mark IV as two distinct DSLRs: the 5D Mark IV and the 5D Mark IVc (the “c” may stand for cinema).
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