Almost two weeks ago, Meike released the 85mm. autofocus medium telephoto lens compatible for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E-mount. Today, they’ve just announced yet another lens specifically for Sony E-mount. Filling the gaps in their line of E-mount compatible lenses, the new 50mm. f/1.7 full-frame manual focus lens is now available for Sony photographers.
A few years ago, Google gave students a chance to experience virtual reality through Google Expeditions. Using Google Cardboard, the app allowed students to take VR field trips all over the world. Some of the places they got to explore included the Great Wall of China and the Yosemite. This time around, however, the tech giant is now letting students create their own virtual tours through their new app called the Tour Creator.
Inspired by one of the very first photographic lenses, The Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 art lens was first launched in 2016 and has become a favorite among experimental photographers. To celebrate this unique lens, Lomography has announced a limited edition brass and gold-plated version for $549. It will start shipping in Asia by mid-June and end of June for customers in Europe and the United States.
Yongnuo is a brand known for
copying being inspired by expensive lenses and creating similar lenses for really cheap. To give you an idea how low their prices are, they offer an alternative to the $125 Canon 50mm. F/1.8 for just $50. Although their options have little quirks such as lens flare and chromatic aberration, they’re still decent lenses to own especially for the cost. And now, the company has expanded their collection with the YN60mm F2 macro. Although the price isn’t available yet, you can expect that its price is going to be lower than its high-end counterparts. Place your price bets in the comments.
We’ve seen all sorts of dual camera configurations in smartphones since they were first introduced a few years ago. Often times, various manufacturers would use the second lens for either optical zoom, or for creating bokeh shots. However, we’ve never heard of it being employed exclusively to shoot 4K video–that is of course until Sharp showed up with the new Aquos R2. The Japanese electronics company may not be known for smartphones, but their newest high-end offering might just have enough oomph to launch them into this competitive industry.
Committing errors is inevitable when you’re just starting out in photography. Thankfully, Sorelle Amore has some useful tips to make your photography process more streamlined as you learn the craft. In this video, she breaks down 12 critical mistakes beginners make and offers solutions on how to avoid them.
Building an instant camera that prints images on thermal paper isn’t exactly a new concept. Just a couple of years, ago, we even encountered a Gameboy pocket camera from 1998 that uses the same principle. But hacking a Polaroid camera so it could use receipt paper instead of film? That’s definitely something we haven’t seen before, and Tim Alex Jones shows you exactly how he did it in this Youtube video.
There has been a steady flow of photos and footage from Hawaii’s Mt. Kilauea since it erupted a few days ago, but this time-lapse video is probably one of the most intense we’ve seen so far. Taken by WXChasing, it shows slow-moving lava slowly devouring a Ford Mustang parked on the side of the street.
You may not have heard of Thomas Mangelsen, but he is one of the most respected icons in the world of wildlife photography. With an illustrious career that spans forty years, he’s responsible for some of the most popular wildlife photos that include the Catch of the Day, an image you’ve most likely seen of a bear catching a fish jumping out of a raging stream. Last weekend, we got a better glimpse of his life on the award-winning show 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.