We’ve seen some delightful LEGO cameras, and yet another one might hit the stores with enough luck and enough votes. A creator recently designed a LEGO Leica M6 and posted their project on LEGO Ideas. You get to cast your vote, and this toy camera might get into production.
Taking the perfect Instagram shot sometimes isn’t worth the risk, and a group of tourists from China recently learned this the hard way. Their gondola ride through the picturesque canals of Venice took a soggy turn when their boat capsized – all thanks to selfie-taking. They ignored their gondolier’s instructions to sit down and ended up in the cold, murky waters of the canal.
Samyang has announced its newest Sony E mount autofocus cinema prime lens. It’s the Samyang V-AF 100mm T2.3 (buy here). As an FE lens, it’s designed for full-frame cameras and rounds out Samyang’s V-AF lens lineup quite nicely.
The original five-lens lineup launched in September 2022 covering 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 45mm and 75mm focal lengths at T1.9. Their reception since then has been very warm, with users remarking on their speed.
One of the great things about a lot of small sensor cameras is that they’re available in multiple flavours. Most webcams, for example, see both visible light and infrared at night. The Raspberry Pi cameras are the same.
In this video, John Irvin takes one of those small infrared camera modules and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ (buy here) and bundles them up into a night vision camera. It sports a 5″ display and has a compact wireless keyboard.
Photographers and children (children at heart included), LEGO has announced something just for us. It’s a new Retro Camera Creator Set, a 3-in-1 set that lets you create a 35mm film SLR camera, a retro video camera, or a retro TV. And all of them are absolutely adorable!
I know, I know, cameras don’t take photos, photographers do. But they operate cameras and take fantastic shots with them. Electronics Hub conducted an interesting study to learn about the most loved photos and the cameras used to take them.
They analyzed over 1.1 million photos on Flickr, tagged under different genres like architecture, portrait, landscape, fashion, wildlife, and food. The aim was to identify which camera brands and models receive the most “faves” on Flickr.
Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, has announced a new lineup of AI tools. Some appear to be rolling out immediately. Others are coming over time. Amongst them is a standalone version of Imagine, Meta’s AI image generation tool.
Imagine has so far been limited to Messenger. The new update brings it out as its own tool. It’s launching now for users in the USA. The company hasn’t said when it’ll roll out to the rest of the world, but I expect it’ll come in time.
Panasonic Japan has announced a new Lumix DC-G100D. It’s an incremental upgrade over the Panasonic G100 (buy here), with an enhanced EVF and a USB-C socket for charging batteries inside the camera.
The press release doesn’t specifically mention the EU laws which recently forced Apple to switch its iPhones to USB-C. However, it’s likely a motivator for the change as the Panasonic G100 (buy here) doesn’t include a separate dedicated charger.
BLAZAR (formerly Great Joy), whom you might remember from the BLAZAR anamorphic adapter, is dropping a new 1.5x anamorphic lens series, the BLAZAR Remus. This series will include 45, 65, and 100mm lenses.
Each lens within the series will cover Full-Frame sensors, and while they are available for the EF and PL mounts, you can swap their mounts for other systems.
Created in Bolivia in 2023, these two images were made with the ambitious intention of having a diptych representing opposite moments, giant Sunset & giant Moonset: Two moments outlining the perimeters of the night.
Same location, same focal length, same creators. 12h or so apart between the two images, and only a few seconds to get the alignment of the celestial body right. At 3700m altitude, below freezing point.