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Four Dangers of Camera Gear Obsesssion… and One Benefit

Some call it gear obsession, you've probably heard it called Gear Acquisition Syndrome (or GAS), but regardless of the name, there's no better time to discuss the dangers (and potential benefits) of suffering from camera gear obsession then the week after Photokina.

Sigma Plans to Make Lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount: Report

Sigma's photographic lenses are usually released in three mounts: Canon, Nikon, and Sigma. But that's not always going to be the case. In an interview, Sigma President Kazuto Yamaki confirmed that they are indeed planning to make Sigma lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount.

Olympic Photographer Robbed in Rio, $40K of Gear Stolen in 10 Seconds

The opening ceremony hasn't even kicked off yet, and olympic photographers are already having a hard time in Rio. Case in point: News Corp photographer Brett Costello recently had $40,000 worth of camera gear stolen... in broad daylight... in a crowded cafe... in 10 seconds flat.

Nikon D5 Pro Review: The Batman of the Camera World

Powerful, insanely fast, supremely agile, hauntingly accurate and a master of the dark. The Batman of the camera world.

I could end the review there, but what fun would that be?

Underdog Rescue: Making a Nasty Old Lens Work Like New Again

What can I say? I’m a sucker for the underdog. My first real underdog came in the form of a 1973 VW Beetle that my Dad bought for me when I turned 15. After we pushed it up the driveway, he gave me a repair manual and told me I had a year to get it going if I wanted wheels.

Buying and Selling Camera Lenses… and Regret

If you’re anything like me, your camera bag tells the story of the many lenses that have come and gone. Very few, if any, have stuck around from the beginning.

Game of Thrones Season 1 Poster Recreated with Huge Camera Lenses Instead of Swords

One afternoon, while hanging out with his coworkers at Bozeman Camera, photographer Tanner Johnson and his friend Beau Larson had an idea: they decided to recreate the Game of Thrones Season 1 poster with camera gear instead of swords.

From the Iron Throne to the Stark family's sword 'Ice,' all of the sharp pointing things used to kill people were replaced with huge lenses to create an awesome photographic version.

Phlite Puts Your Gear to Beautiful Use as a Lamp When You’re Not Shooting with It

In case you haven't noticed, we're fans of quirky camera-themed products that put gear to creative use. Be it a lamp made out of un-fixable retro cameras or a humidifier disguised as a lens, we just like that sort of thing. Phlite, therefore, is right up our alley.

Called crazy or awesome (and sometimes crazy AND awesome... or crazy awesome) depending on who you ask, Phlite transforms your gear into a camera-themed desk, table or floor lamp in seconds, so you can enjoy your gear even when you're not out shooting with it.

Greentoe Lets You Save Some Dough on Camera Gear by Naming Your Own Price

If you're a frugal photographer who's constantly searching for ways to save some dough when buying gear, you might want to look into the new Los Angeles-based startup company Greentoe. It's a shopping site that's trying to turn the e-commerce world on its head by taking pricing power from merchants and putting it into the hands of consumers.

Basically, it's a site that lets you buy camera gear at prices you want to pay.

Photography Equipment Arranged Neatly

We've shared photographs of neatly arranged camera gear before, but they've generally been cameras disassembled into its individual components. Photographer Jim Golden took the whole "neatly arranged" concept to a whole new level recently: he shot the photograph above after arranging more than 190 cameras, lenses, and accessories in his studio.

A Simple Camera Gear Stop-Motion Ecard to Usher in 2013

For a New Year's greeting ecard this year, Paris-based photographer Noël Bourcier decided to put his camera equipment to good use, but not in the way you'd expect. He gathered up some of the camera equipment at the EFET School's photography program, recruited a couple of photography students, and turned the equipment into the simple stop-motion ecard seen above.

Canon’s Drool-Worthy Gear Room at the London Olympics

Welcome to camera gear heaven: here's a glimpse inside the Canon Professional Services office at the London 2012 Olympics. It's a room that's absolutely stuffed with cameras, lenses, and accessories from floor to ceiling. The Canon 1D X hasn't been released to the general public yet, but this room has hundreds of them!

X-Ray Photographs of Camera Gear

Freelance photographer Bill Rhodes captured this X-Ray photograph that reveals what various pieces of camera equipment look like on the inside. There's lenses, a camera, a radio transmitter, remote shutter release, light modifiers, and batteries.