Still, from my perspective—that is, as someone who likes cameras that are small but not too small—it seems like we’re awfully close to being there. Just as we’re past the time when “quiet” is a meaningful marker of fame for a camera, we’re fast approaching the time when “small” as a similar marker of renown will no longer be available.”
If you thought ordinary iPad photographers looked silly, wait till you spot someone in public with a telephoto lens strapped to the front (er… or back?) of their tablet. The iPad Telephoto Lens is a new external lens attachment for iPad users who would like to squeeze a little extra reach from their tablet camera.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how you can make a pretty nice flash diffuser for your macro setup for just a little time and a little money.
This will probably be of limited interest to most of you, but we like to know how things work, not just how well they work. We thought we’d take a couple of pictures when we disassembled a ballhead in case any of you were interested. Our demonstration partner today was a Benro B1 ballhead that had a stripped tension adjustment knob, but all ballheads work basically the same way.
One of the big gripes people have with the idea of taking pictures with Google Glass camera glasses is that the device requires you to say “ok, glass, take a picture” in order to snap a shot. While this is great for situations when you need hands-free photography and don’t mind saying a voice command, it would be highly inconvenient in situations in which you would rather not (or can’t) talk.
It looks like Google has been one step ahead of us the whole time: it appears that the company has built “wink to snap” functionality into Google Glass’ camera.
Sigma’s Next Lens May be a 135mm f/1.8 —Canon Rumors
Sigma has been making quite a splash in the lens industry as of late. It announced a highly regarded 35mm f/1.4 lens back in 2012, and just last week the company unveiled a revolutionary 18-35mm zoom lens that’s the first to feature a fixed f/1.8 aperture.
What’s next for Sigma? Canon Rumors hears that the company may be planning to release three additional Art lenses through 2013. Possible candidates include a 135mm f/1.8, a 24mm f/1.4, and a 50mm f/1.4.
No word yet on whether the company plans to bring a game-changing aperture to a full frame zoom lens (the 18-35mm is designed for crop sensor cameras).
Update: It seems that this rumor was off base. The latest word is that there is indeed a 2/3 sensor coming, but it will appear in a new XS2 fixed lens camera. The upcoming entry-level X-Series camera will continue to feature a APS-C-sized sensor. That makes a lot more sense.
We’ve heard that Fujifilm is primed to make some camera announcements this summer, and according to Digicame-Info one of those announcements may be a new entry-level X-mount mirrorless camera. The camera is expected to be announced in the summer (possibly June, according to PhotoRumors) and made available in the fall for anywhere between $550 and $700.
But it’s not the price, release date, or even the existence of a potential entry-level mirrorless ILC from Fujifilm that has people talking. Instead, it’s the rumor that the camera will come to market sporting a tiny 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS sensor.
What would it look like if the retro filters found in smartphone camera apps were turned into a real filter you could slap onto the front of your lens? A couple of Stanford product design students think they have an answer.
Sigma shook up the world of camera lenses yesterday by announcing an 18-35mm lens with a fixed f/1.8 aperture.
Korean photo site Gear for Image got its hands on a copy of the lens and published one of the first batches of sample photos on the Web. The image quality of the lens looks quite impressive. Good job Sigma.