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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with an Octopus

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Filmmaker Taiyo Masuda was kayaking with his friend Kyle Mulinder when he captured an unusual wildlife encounter on camera: a seal swam right up to Mulinder and slapped him viciously in the face with a large octopus. The footage above was captured using a GoPro HERO7 Black off the coast ...

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This is the First Video Ever Shot from an Asteroid’s Surface

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A week after giving us the first photo from the surface of asteroid 162173 Ryugu, Japan’s MINERVA rovers have just sent back new views of the asteroid’s surface, including the first video ever from an asteroid’s surface. MINERVA-II2 (AKA Rover 1B) captured 15 frames over 74 minutes on September 23rd ...

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How the Fujifilm GFX 50R Compares in Size to Popular Cameras

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Fujifilm made a splash in the photo industry this week by announcing the GFX 50R, a camera that squeezes a 51.4-megapixel medium-format sensor into a rangefinder-style body with a price tag of just $4,499. Here’s a look at how the “compact” body compares in size to other popular cameras on ...

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Burglars Steal $200K+ in Leica Gear from Camera Store

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A popular camera store in the UK was targeted this week by burglars who made off with over $200,000 in Leica cameras and lenses. Ffordes in the North of Scotland says that it was broken into in the early hours on Wednesday morning. It appears that the criminals specifically targeted ...

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RED and Facebook Unveil Manifold, a 3D and 360° VR Camera

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RED and Facebook have unveiled Manifold, a new VR camera for shooting 3D and 360° imagery. It’s a “first studio-ready camera system for immersive 6DoF [6 degree of freedom] storytelling.” “Manifold is a single product that redefines immersive cinematography with an all-in-one capture and distribution framework, giving creative professionals complete ...

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Zeiss Unveils the Batis 40mm f/2 Close Focus Lens for Sony FE

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Zeiss has announced the new Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, a product the company calls “the most versatile lens in the Zeiss Batis family.” Sitting between the Batis 25mm f/2 and the Batis 85mm f/1.8, the new 40mm f/2 is designed specifically for Sony ...

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