Do you ever get the unexplainable feeling that someone is watching you? Well, that’s because they just might. But if you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 14, you may now be able to tell when this is happening and delete the apps that activate your phone’s camera in the background.
Ethan Moses over at Cameradactyl has created a new cool toy. It’s called the Mongoose and it’s a 35mm film digitiser that utilises your DSLR and some kind of backlight. And it does it really quickly. How quickly? Well, around 40 seconds is the claim – which seems backed up by the demonstrations shown in the videos. It’s currently running on Kickstarter, where it’s already ploughed through its $30,000 goal and there are still 26 days to go.
Facebook Inc. has recently been sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through their phone cameras. According to some reports, Instagram was accessing people’s cameras even when they weren’t actively using the app.
Commercial filmmakers, videographers, and photographers usually need to pay a fee if they want to shoot on every federal land. Right now, however, the fees aren’t consistent across these lands. Therefore, federal land management agencies are currently in the process of standardizing them and making them mandatory and consistent everywhere.
Recently, rumours broke that Panasonic was considering an APS-C L mount camera. At the time it was also reported that Sigma apparently isn’t happy with the progress of L mount, urging Panasonic to focus more on the system. Jokingly, I suggested that Sigma should listen to their own advice and give us that full-frame Foveon we’ve been promised for two years.
Well, in a recently published interview with Dave Etchells at Imaging Resource, Sigma said they have no idea when they’ll actually be able to release a full-frame Foveon. At least, that was the story in March when Dave went to visit them, but followup questions six months later don’t indicate that anything’s changed for the better.
Whenever you’re starting something new, it can be pretty overwhelming. “Where do I even start?” “How should I do this?” There are so many questions. Well, the WonderBox has decided to help you answer them with its 35mm film subscription service. You can subscribe and get a selection of 35mm film delivered straight to your door every month.
TETENAL’s been in the film developing business since 1847 and almost all of the world’s other developing companies have relied on them during that time. They’d been having trouble (at least publicly) since the end of 2018 when they were desperately seeking help to avoid bankruptcy. The following month, they declared that they would be shutting down.
It looked like they might disappear forever, but by November, things were looking up. The company was rescued by a management buyout and now they’re back, they are focused, and they have visions – so their website says. They also have a shiny new online store.
Samyang has launched a new lens simulator on the Samyang website. Its purpose, as one would suggest, is a way for potential lens buyers to check out how a particular focal length and aperture of a given lens might work on their own camera.
It offers a wide range of focal lengths from an ultra-wide 10mm all the way up to 300mm as well as apertures ranging from f/1.2 to f/32. It also covers three different sensor sizes of full-frame, a 1.5x APS-C crop (sorry, Canon!) and 2x Micro Four Thirds. Gear more for photographing portraits, you can even change the focus distance of your subject.
According to a report on Lighting Rumours, Profoto might be getting ready to announce a new A10 speedlight next week. It’s possibly a replacement model for the company’s Profoto A1X, but with added Bluetooth support. This potentially allows it to utilise the Profoto AirX functionality that Profoto released a couple of months ago for the iOS app. At the moment AirX supports Profoto B10 & B10 Plus strobes and Profoto C1 & C1 Plus LED lights.