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The FlameStower Lets You Charge Your Gear On the Go Using Fire

Outdoor loving photographers who are often far away from power grids don't have too many options when it comes to charging up their gear. Without a generator you're pretty much left with batteries and solar chargers.

But the guys behind the FlameStower didn't like either of those options, so they came up with a third. Instead of using batteries or the sun, they decided to use fire.

Nikon SDK C# Wrapper Library Lets You Control Your DSLR from Your Computer

Nikon released software development kits (SDKs) for its SLRs some time ago, allowing for developers to create software that play nice with Nikon cameras. Using the company's DSLR SDKs, savvy programmers can develop software that controls camera functions such as aperture, shutter speed and even shutter release.

Unfortunately, Nikon's SDKs are notoriously difficult to work with. But if you're just dying to control your SLR from your computer, SourceForge user Thomas Dideriksen has kindly done the heavy lifting for you by putting together an open source C# wrapper library that allows you to do just that.

Apophis: The Perfect USB Flash Drive for Photos Shot with the Hasselblad Lunar

If you're planning to pick up a $6,500 Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless camera and need a matching USB flash drive to store your photos, you should definitely take a look at the Apophis. It's a high-end flash drive by Polish firm Zana Design that, like the Lunar, is crafted out of rare materials. How rare? Well, one of the ingredients is meteorite.

Sigma’s New 35mm f/1.4 Costs $899 and Can Connect to a Computer via USB

Sigma has officially launched its new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens for Canon-, Nikon-, Sony-, Pentax-, and Sigma-mount cameras. The Japanese-made lens features a sleek matte finish, low dispersion elements, multi-layer flare-reducing coating, a hyper-sonic motor for speedy and quiet AF, and a 9-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh.