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SHTTTRRR is a Stupidly Simple DIY Intervalometer for Canon DSLRs

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How cheap and minimalist can you make a DSLR intervalometer? A camera hacker who goes by Glitchmaker recently wanted to find out, and the SHTTTRRR is the result of his experiment. It’s a small low-power device that uses only an on/off switch and a button for setting the interval.
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LensRacks is a Modular Storage System for Camera Gear Hoarders

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LensRacks is to gear hoarders what wine racks are to wine aficionados. It’s a new storage system that helps you keep all your camera lenses and accessories organized in one place and easy to access.
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The First Leaked Photos of the Olympus E-M5II

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The first leaked photos have emerged showing the upcoming Olympus E-M5II. The camera is a followup to the popular Olympus E-M5, a camera announced back in 2012 that shook up the camera world with its retro styling.
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Google’s Project Ara is a Modular Phone That Lets You Swap Cameras In and Out

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Project Ara is an ongoing effort by Google to create a modular smartphone for which you can swap critical components in and out, allowing users to build the perfect phone for their specific needs.

If its modular design takes over the consumer market in the future, we could be seeing a whole new approach to how smartphone cameras work.
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Fujifilm Unveils the ‘Selfie-Ready’ X-A2 Mirrorless with a Pair of New Kit Lenses

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Fujifilm has announced the X-A2, a followup mirrorless camera to the X-A1. The company touts the X-A2 as an “ultra-light, selfie-ready” compact system camera that offers an attractive and affordable way for people to jump into the world of X-Series cameras.
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Fujifilm’s New XQ2 Premium Compact is Essentially an XQ1 With a Firmware Update

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Fujifilm announced a new premium compact camera called the XQ2 today. Specs-wise, the camera appears to be an almost perfect clone of its predecessor, the XQ1, except the XQ2 has an additional film simulation mode in its firmware.
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How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

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The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will show you how I made a DIY version for less than $30.
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The Nikon D750 is Disappearing From Stores Shelves. A Quiet Recall is Underway

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It appears that the Nikon’s response to the D750 flare issue is much more than an offer for a free repair. The camera is currently disappearing from stores, both online ones and brick-and-mortar ones, suggesting that some kind of recall or delay has been implemented while Nikon fixes the defect. [Update: We have confirmed that there is a recall.]
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How to Build a Camera Dolly Out of LEGO Pieces

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Photographer Pascal Kulcsar of Mainz, Germany wanted to add some movements to his time-lapse videos, so he built himself a fancy dolly using LEGO pieces. The tiny vehicle has 6 wheels and is powered by a motor that can run for 8 hours of constant movement with regular AA batteries.
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Apple Granted Patent for Action Camera, Causing GoPro’s Stock to Tank

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Apple is getting into the smart watch business, but there’s another market that may be in the company’s crosshairs: action cameras. Apple was granted a patent for a wearable camera today, and the news caused GoPro’s stock to tumble by around 12%.
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