Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Mar
26
2015

SHOCK! Canon surprises everyone with Canon 4k Video Concept Camera

Is this the Canon 4k video camera to kill all the others? Canon has been rumored to be working on a small 4k video cam and they’ve just shown off this ‘concept’ camera in China - leading into NAB coming up in 3 weeks. These…
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Mar
25
2015

Beastgrip Pro and DOF Adapter: Turn Your Smartphone into a Video Beast

How a Ukranian-trained pharmacist came to the U.S. and -- after stints as a Comcast technician, graphic artist and photographer -- ended up a full-time inventor and creator of the Beastgrip Pro, now on Kickstarter. [adrotate group="6"] In the days before the Canon 5D Mark…
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Mar
24
2015

Zeiss Touit Lenses on Sale

In a kink in the market, new Zeiss Touit lenses are in some cases selling for less than used ones, due to instant rebates in the neighborhood of 30%.[adrotate group="6"] Seems like every one I know in the business of filmmaking at one point or…
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Mar
24
2015

Everyday Superheroes Dangling Off A Skyskcraper

Photographer and trained stuntman Benjamin von Wong has celebrated everyday heroes by dressing them up in superhero costumes and photographing them posed on the top of a San Francisco skyscraper overlooking Market Street. He shares the results and tells the tale via his SmugMug-hosted website…
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Mar
24
2015

The Air Shepherd Program: Drones as Tools of Positive Social Change in Saving African Wildlife

In this second installment of our occasional series entitled “Skynet is Coming, Skynet is Coming!” we look at a “Good Terminator” scenario: using drones to protect endangered species in Africa through the Air Shepherd program.[adrotate group="6"] What happens when you mix supercomputers, drones, social conscience…
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Mar
23
2015

Old School: Cartier-Bresson, Sunny 16…and the iPhone 6

The title may have the words “best smartphone camera ever,” but the case is slowly, methodically and cleverly being made that the iPhone is the “best camera ever” – no qualifier – for a growing number of people and situations. There are many reasons why…
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Mar
20
2015

Shocking Flat Lens Technology Threatens to Upend The Lens Market

In this installment of yet another we-just-made-it-up series called “Nail in the Coffin,” we recognize our limitations – and then go on to ignore them. When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.[adrotate group="6"] When you have Apple on the brain like I…
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Mar
19
2015

No Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Until 2016?

It’s still early days for rumors about a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, and it’s not really feasible to separate future specs from wish lists at this point. Still, the idea of a late 2015 announcement and 2016 availability for the next generation of the…
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Mar
18
2015

‘Treasures of Zakynthos’: A Sunlit, Azure-Skied 4K Time-lapse Treasure

It took four trips, 840 hours, 28days, 2000km of local travel, 150 time-lapse sequences, 3TB of footage, 380 hours of post-production, 100 kg of equipment, five Canon DLSRs, a collection of Samyang and Canon L lenses, and a DitoGear Evolution slider, for Polish director of photography…
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Mar
17
2015

Rotolight NEO Delivers Knock-Out Light by Golden Gate Bridge

In this short installment of our Derek Zoolander-inspired, occasional series entitled “Ridiculously Good-Looking,” we bring you the ultra-high CRI, bi-color, adjustable, on-camera LED ring light called the Rotolight NEO. The new light looks interesting, as does the company: based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, Rotolight…
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