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Olympus’ Selfie Friendly E-PL7 Wants to Woo Smartphone Photographers Away from Their Phones

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There’s only so much you can do with a smartphone, and as more and more people begin exploring photography through the little device in their pockets, they inevitably bump up against those boundaries.

These are the people Olympus built the new PEN E-PL7 for, with its social sharing capabilities and selfie-friendly features, hoping to lure a few of the smartphone faithful over to the world of interchangeable lenses and sensor size wars. Read more…

$5 DIY Hack Gives Almost Any GorillaPod Magnetic Capabilities

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GorillaPods are an incredible little photography accessory to have in your arsenal. You can pick up a model for cameras as small as a GoPro and as large as a DSLR with a 70–200mm lens attached. Heck, some even come with unique features such as magnets in the feet that allow you to more easily position them onto magnetic surfaces.

As cool as the magnetic ones are though, Instructables user tinstructable realized that Joby’s magnetic options are limited to only the smallest offerings in the GorillaPod lineup. And so, naturally, he came up with a DIY method to turn the larger model into a stronger, more capable magnetic version of his own. Read more…

Rumor: More Nikon D750 Specs Leaked

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We’ve known for a few weeks that a Nikon full frame camera is in the works. In our previous coverage we’ve shared some of the initial specs and a reported confirmation of the name, but today we have a few more thanks to a screenshot acquired by Nikon Rumors. Read more…

external Smartphone OnePlus One Shoots 4k That Smokes Canon EOS 5D Mark III —Planet 5D

“I wouldn’t use a phone for professional shooting, but for sure this is an incredible device for all filmmakers who want to be able to shoot something great on the go, when they don’t have professional equipment in their bag.”

 
Aug 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Fujifilm Packs EVF, Tilting Screen, WiFi and a Whole Lot More Into New X30 Compact

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After many a rumor and photo leak, Fujifilm has officially released the followup to its popular X20 premium compact. Appropriately dubbed the X30, this is no meager update, sporting an EVF, build-in WiFi, a better LCD, better battery and more. Read more…

Fujifilm to Discontinue Its Medium Format GF670 Folding Rangefinder

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As film stocks continue to die off, so are the cameras that used them. Today, The Phoblographer is reporting that their contacts at Fujifilm America have informed them that the company intends to discontinue the Fujifilm GF670 medium format rangefinder. Read more…

Awesome DIY Steel and Wood Panoramic Camera Shoots 6×17 Photos, Gets 4 Photos Per Roll of 120 Film

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We’ve shared some pretty awesome DIY cameras with you in the past, and today we’ve run across one of the most impressive to date.

A 6×17 panorama film camera, it was hand-built out of wood and 18-gauge steel by Instructables user mattthegamer463. And you’re welcome to build one yourself or just stare wide-eyed at his. Read more…

external Who Killed Infinity Focus? —B&H Photo

Not long ago, it seemed that if you wanted to focus your camera lens so everything beyond a certain distance was in focus, you would turn your focus ring to the “infinity” setting. The lens barrel had engraved or painted markings displaying distances in feet and/or meters and just past the highest digits was this symbol: ∞ [...]

Then… autofocus was invented.

 
Aug 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Why I Love My Leica —The Guardian

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, many of the 20th century’s most defining images were shot on a Leica. [The Guardian's] technology columnist, a lifelong fan, tells the story of the camera that almost died and was triumphantly reborn in the digital age.

 
Aug 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 2 Comments »

Rumor: Zeiss Will Soon Announce the ‘Loxia’ Lens Line for Full-Frame Mirrorless Systems

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Sony full-frame mirrorless users rejoice, because the latest rumors indicate that ZEISS is looking to make your day. Recently trademarked by ZEISS, ‘Loxia’ is believed to be a new line of full-frame lenses designed specifically for mirrorless systems, which, for now, means the Sony a7, a7r and a7s. Read more…