“Snapchat is a camera.” Yeah, you’ve read it well. In its very first TV commercial, it seems that Snapchat wants to rebrand as “a new kind of camera.” Would you ever call it that way? How can a silly app be a camera?
(In the World of Photography, there are many stories, some told tongue-in-cheek. This is one of them. There is a lesson at the end. Enjoy.)
Hello. I am a professional photographer and I am returning my Good Camera today. You know, the one that takes the Good Pictures. Yeah, it’s going back.
I saved my money to buy it. I almost did a GoFundMe campaign, but thought I’d better save the GoFundMe for the future, when I will undoubtedly do something silly, like drop the Good Camera and have to replace a lens or something. I figure GoFundMe is way cheaper than actually buying insurance and people love to help.
A few days ago, a group of children was cleaning up the beach in Taiwan when they found an unusual “rock” covered in barnacles and shells. Upon a closer look, the kids and their teacher Park Lee realized that they’d actually found a camera – and it was still working inside its underwater case. They decided to try and track down the owner, so they posted some photos on Facebook. After only one day they found a girl who had lost this camera more than two years ago!
When ordering stuff online from huge retailers, mistakes can happen. But a $6,000 mistake is something that might get one really upset, especially if it happens twice. According to YouTuber chaseontwowheels, this is excatly what happened to him.
He allegedly ordered a $6,000 Canon 1DX Mark II from Amazon. In the video he shares, he unpacks the box, and instead of the camera – there is a collection of rocks. To make things worse, the package he received after complaining also didn’t contain the camera, but he says he got a box of bricks instead. What were the odds?
Buying a new camera is exciting, no matter if you’re a newbie or a professional. Still, people often end up with a camera that doesn’t suit their needs. In this great video, John Greengo shares ten most common mistakes people make when choosing the camera. It will help you get well prepared for your next purchase and choose the ideal piece of gear for you. I suggest you also share it with your friends who are buying a camera for the first time and asking you for recommendations.
On Friday, 10 November, the passengers at Orlando International Airport were in a panic after hearing what appeared to be a loud gunshot. As it turned out – it was actually a camera lithium ion battery that overheated and exploded in a passenger’s bag.
After an investigation, the Orlando Police Department announced there was no danger for the passengers and the airport staff. Still, the explosion caused panic and fear, as well as dozens of delayed flights.
Panasonic are expected to announce their new G9 mirrorless camera on Wednesday morning. Also expected is a new 200mm f/2.8 MFT lens announcement. It seems that, as usual, some folks can’t wait to share the promo images, though. A few images have leaked through both 43Rumors and serial leakers, Nokishita.
And when we say from scratch, we are not kidding. This isn’t just ordering a bunch of components online and bolting them all together. Other than the lens and a few hinges, every piece on this camera is hand made. Right down to the perfectly hand ground glass.
The camera is the wonderful creation of very talented camera builder, Dieter Schneider. Whether you want to build your own camera or not, it’s a fascinating video to watch. The attention to detail, and ridiculously accurate workmanship is remarkable.
It’s like something out of a sci-fi horror movie. Internet connected cameras following you, all by themselves, as you move around the room. Not only following you, though, but actually speaking to you. According to RTL, though, that’s exactly what happened to Netherlands based IP camera owner, Rilana Hamer.
She’d purchased the camera from local retailer Action, to be able to keep an eye on her puppy while away from the house. Quite a logical reason to get one, especially with how little such cameras cost today. One day, though, she got the fright of her life when it actually heard it whisper the words “Bonjour Madame”.