Olympus just announced two new cameras today. One is the SH-1 Superzoom, a compact camera following current trends with the sleek retro look its been given. The other is the TG-3 TOUGH, and you can tell exactly how it’s designed by its name: to endure and last.
Here is a fun challenge for everyone who considers themselves a Gear Guru.
A while back we interviewed fashion and Urbex photographer Rebecca Litchfield and it was one of the most popular interviews that we ever had. While Rebecca shared some of the gear she was using regularly, she was recently interviewed by In My Bag and shared her entire kit (seen photo above).
Now comes the challenge, in the comment below name As many pieces of gear as you can identify without looking at previous comments. As an (obvious) hint, Rebecca shoots Canon ;)
I have had a Spiffy Gear Light Blaster in my camera bag for a while now, but it wasn’t until recently that I came up with a concept that I though was cool enough to really unlock the creative potential of the Blaster.
The concept that I came up with was to photograph Darth Vader with the Light Blaster, and in this article I am going to share exactly how I used the Spiffy Gear Light Blaster to create this series of photos.
2014 is going to be a game-changing year for wearable technology. Google Glass is slowly making its way into the consumer market, having just finalized deals with companies like Ray-Ban, and then there’s independent companies like GoPro that have already popularized the action camera within the timespan of less than a year. Now, Panasonic is stepping into the ring with its announcement of the HX-A500 4K action camera.
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The kind folks at Syrp are giving away one of the most beautiful devices I’ve seen – a Genie Motion Control System. I do have to say that this is one of the most clever systems I’ve seen and its list of features is probably everything you’d ever need from a time lapses system (stay tuned, we have a review coming out soon too),
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Producer Forest Gibson was shooting a kickstarter campaign using a Black Magic 2.5K when the camera suddenly burst into flames. The crew immediatly left the location, but then came back using dump towels as (somewhat of ) protection.
Needles to say that the camera was toasted and beyond use. Sadly so was the SSD drive containing the footage shot that day.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know how much we fancy the Rokinon (US) or Samyang (rest of world) line of lenses. Having a strong focus on prime Rokinon lenses deliver some great quality at affordable price.
Now Rokinon announces a flood of new lenses and an update of mounts for existing lenses with a strong focus on mirrorless and MFT cameras.
Here is a short summary of types, speeds and focal lengthes, for the full breakdown hit the jump:
MFT (added mounts): 35mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.4, 8mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye, 8mm T3.8 Cine Fish-Eye, 14mm T3.1 Cine, 24mm T1.5 Cine, 35mm T1.5 Cine, 85mm T1.5 Cine
DSLR: 8mm T3.1 Cine Fish-Eye
Samsung is launching a new mirrorless camera, and they’ve designed it and priced it to reach out not only to photographers, but to everyone: today they’re introducing the NX Mini. (which can already be pre-ordered)
This is the camera for the high school senior who loves taking selfies with her iPhone, Instagrams hourly, and started gaining an interest in photography after noticing how artistic that close-up macro shot she took of the dandelion on her front lawn was. Now she puts up more pictures of nature, like those centered, vignetted black and white shots of leafless trees with “#Winter <3” in the caption (Oh, you know who you are if you do this. You know.) It’s always awesome to see someone new getting in touch with their creativity, and it’s great to see so many people out there today getting more into photography because of their smartphones. But what’s the biggest problem with a general audience (Mainly the kids in high school. I come from a sheltered town.) getting into something like photography? They don’t know where to take their next steps. Cameras in the past few years have generally been large, bulky, and expensive. With so many options out there, and with Nikon D38957539 this or Canon 90D that, people naturally get confused.[Read More…]