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Demo: The Sony a9’s Eye-Tracking Autofocus is Crazy Accurate

Sony claims the a9 is an autofocus tracking monster—its 693-point AF system performing 60 AF/AE calculations every second. But that's not limited to regular subject tracking; as this demo video shows, the eye-tracking AF has been significantly improved as well.

Godox’s AD200 Packs 200Ws of Power Into a Flash the Size of a Candy Bar

Godox is quickly making a name for itself as a go-to lighting brand for photographers looking to save a buck without sacrificing quality or functionality. But the new AD200 is less about saving money than saving space: it's a "pocket flash" with two different heads that is literally the size of a decent candy bar.

This Sneaky Ode to Compositing Has a Lot More CG Elements Than You Think

Visual effects artist Roy Perker is tired of people saying that VFX and digital compositing "looks fake." So he created this fun little video to show off his own compositing skill, and educate people on what it takes to seamlessly blend real footage and computer generated imagery on screen.

This Hyperlapse Was Made from 3,305 Google Maps Screenshots

Today is Google Maps' 12th birthday, and graphic design student Matteo Archondis is paying the platform homage in a really cool way. A fan of timelapse and hyperlapse techniques, Archondis created a visual hyperlapse tour of the world using only screenshots taken within Google Maps.

Photographer Gets an Entire Wedding to Do the Mannequin Challenge

This might be one of those few times when the word "epic" applies. For her latest newsworthy feat, celebrity wedding photographer Suzanne Delawar managed to get an entire wedding—wedding party and guests—to stand perfectly still several times for the #mannequinchallenge.

Forget the Skyline Shot, This is a Way Cooler Supermoon Photo

Last night, talented photographer and MIT researcher Andrea Fanelli went out to capture the epic supermoon we're currently experiencing, only to arrive at his chosen spot too late for that standard 'moon over the skyline' shot. So he got creative... and captured something WAY better in our opinion.

Getty Olympic Photos are Shot, Edited, and Shared in 120 Seconds

We recently shared the impressive Canon DSLR arsenal Getty Images brought to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Here's something else that's impressive: the agency team of photographers and photo editors at the Games can snap, edit, and share official Olympic photos in as little as two minutes.

The Largest Contact Print Ever Made is 24 Square Meters Huge

An Italian experimental photography group has set a new world record. Using a 24 square meter negative, a canvas of the same size, and 12 minutes and 30 seconds of exposure courtesy of the sun, they created the world's largest cyanotype contact print.