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The Leatherman Tread Moves Your Multi-Tool Out of Your Camera Bag and Onto Your Wrist

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Depending on the type of photography you’re involved in, a multi-tool may be one of the invaluable items found inside your camera bag. If so, Leatherman has a new product for you called the Tread. Upon first glance, the product may look like a sleek but rather ordinary metal bracelet, but look a little closer and you’ll see that it’s actually a fancy new multi-tool that puts 25 separate tools around your wrist.
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Disabled Photographer Petitioning Canon to Make a DSLR for Left-Handed People

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Throughout the history of photography, cameras have mostly been designed with right handed people in mind. For DSLRs in particular, the shutter button and camera controls are usually on the right side of the camera, making it difficult to operate without using your right hand.

Florida-based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore is on a mission to change that: she’s currently petitioning Canon to consider developing a camera that’s designed specifically for left-handed people.
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external Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Costs $1,200 —B&H

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Late last year, Tamron announced its new 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, the world’s first ultra-wide zoom lens with both a fixed f/2.8 aperture and image stabilization. Today the company announced the price: $1,200. It’s now available for preorder for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony A cameras.

 
Jan 22, 2015 · Permalink · Comment

Nikon Issues an Official Service Advisory for the D750 Flare Issue: Check for a Black Dot

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Nikon said earlier this month that it would be offering free repairs for D750 owners affected by the camera’s flare issue, and today the company issued a service advisory that gets the ball rolling.
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One Photographer’s Reflections on Making His Own Instant Photo Press Camera

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One of the most important decisions a photographer can make is picking a camera, and with all the different kinds out there, everyone has options. You can look up reviews, talk shop with colleagues, and take your time in the very subjective process of picking out the best camera for yourself and your needs.

But what about building the best camera for yourself?
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Panasonic GF7: An Entry Level MFT Mirrorless Camera Designed for Selfies

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You can tell that “selfies” are a big trend right now by the fact that more and more camera companies are touting it as a feature for their new models. Less than a week after Fuji launched a “selfie-ready” mirrorless camera, the X-A2, Panasonic is unveiling its own: the GF7.

A followup to the GF6, the GF7 is an entry level Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that offers “modern selfie shooting features,” something Panasonic calls “one of the world’s most powerful trends.”
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A First Glimpse of the Upcoming Panasonic GF7

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Here’s the first leaked photo of the upcoming Panasonic GF7, the followup to the GF6. As you can see, the company is going after a much more “retro” look with this camera line (as is popular in the industry right now).

The camera is rumored to have a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, an ISO range of 200 to 25600, and a 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD screen that swings open 180 degrees.
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Leica Has Created Two Single Edition M Rangefinders Designed by Elementary School Kids

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Leica has created two unique M-series rangefinders based on designs by elementary school kids. One is a Leica M (type 240) covered with a rainbow pattern, and the other is a Leica M-E with a dragon and swordsman drawn onto the front of the camera.
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Samsung NX500 Design and Specs Revealed Through Leaked Graphic

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Samsung is rumored to have a new NX500 mirrorless camera up its sleeve. We now have a better idea of what the camera will look and be like thanks to a newly leaked graphic.
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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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