The filmmakers over at RYOT have just released a short mini-documentary that was shot entirely on the iPhone 6s Plus, which is some of the first footage we’re seeing made with Apple’s latest smartphone model. David Darg & Bryn Mooser, the filmmakers from RYOT, took their 6s Plus to Haiti, where they made a vibrant film about an inspiring Haitian gentleman.
You know that ever since places stated to ban selfie sticks we are left with very little options on location for a selfie. You are almost confined to taking selfies solely at home. Luckily this new selfie spoon stick (which is partially a publicity stunt from cinnamon toast crunch) will let you take a selfie while you are eating your cereal.
The Selfie Spoon looks like a hybrid between a selfie stick and, well… a spoon. It comes in hideous purple only and features a remote that can snap a photo at the precise time you are eating your cereal. What else can you ask for?
This funky little “lens” is actually not a lens, but a specialty camera vacuum called the Fujin Mark II. The device uses an electric fan which the manufacturer says, “can easily remove the type of dust, dirt, and sand that could not be removed before.” All you have to do is mount the lens on your camera, flip on the power switch and let the device extract the dust from inside your camera.
Fujin suggests you use the vacuum in conjunction with certain camera functions (they specifically mention sensor cleaning, mirror-lockup, and continuous shooting) for an even more effective cleaning.
A lucky woman from San Diego received her iPhone 6s almost five days before the official launch date, possibly making her the first person in the world to get it.
Visual designer Adrienne Alpern was pleasantly surprised by the early delivery and shared some photos and 4K video for the rest of us to see how the new camera performs.
A U.K. based designer, Fraser Leid, has just released some details on his latest concept, the Tesla Drone. Reid made a special effort througout the design process to avoid conventions when it comes to modern UAV/drone design, as you’ll see in the photos. One of the most notable differences is Leid’s approach to the propeller design. Rather than sticking with the typical quadcopter propeller system, Leid thought outside of the box by designing a drone which uses only two propellers.[Read More…]
This is not a surprise as rumors about the 50mm f/1.2 have been roaming the blogosphere for a while now, but the release date has been pulled in a few days (and no, they did not kill it). Rumors or not,the pace in which Rokinon (AKA Samyang, AKA Bower, AKA Walimex) releases lenses is quite impressive.
Interestingly, the lenses are not released for Nikon mounts. Hit the jump for more specs.
If you’re in the market for an extremely fast telephoto lens, Abex UK has just what you need, with a few minor caveats.
The first is the lens is currently listed for a draw-dropping $387,000, and another is that you will require a bit of help lugging around this supersized 18 kg (40-pound) lens.
Also important to note is that the can of tomato soup is NOT included in the price.
When the Canon EOS 70D was announced in July 2013 it was the first Canon crop camera in a while that didn’t come with an 18mp sensor. Not that the extra two megapixels made a huge difference, but it was a good indicator of the company’s direction.
Back in the day the 20.2mp sensor was the highest resolution APS-C sensor ever created by Canon, and two years later and the camera’s successor, presumed to be called 80D, is rumored to include sensor somewhere in the 28 to 34 megapixel range.
The Nikon updates (both version 1.03) include mostly minor fixes, and an annoying bug that would cause the cameras to freeze when using the automatic “Clean Image Sensor” option.
Canon’s update only fixes one issue where autofocus is initiated when it should.
Unlike Sony’s announcement regarding the a7R II firmware upgrade, Nikon’s update deals with camera models that have already been replaced.
So, you are out on the market for a Nifty Fifty, (or as some may still call it: a 50mm f/1.8 lens). This is not surprising. The Nifty Fifty is often the second lens anyone will buy. It is usually cheap, at 1.8 it is relatively fast, and it gives a great Bokeh (or as some may still call it, blurred background).
Here is the thing though, while you’d think this is simple, the choice you have is actually kinda big, and if you budget around $1,400 (its a round 1,000 pounds) and can go up to 1.4 it really starts to get a matter of which of the lenses will provide the most value for you, and at what price. Christopher Frost did a great comparison of 10 of these options, starting with the cheap Yongnuo 50/1.8 (at $50) all the way up to the most expensive Canon USM L 1.2 ($1400).