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Dear Camera Makers, Please Bring Back the Compact Film Camera

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Over the past several years, I have watched as the prices for compact film cameras have steadily increased into the sort of price ranges usually reserved for collectible cameras. This was inevitable. These cameras are getting expensive not just because they are more popular, but also because there are fewer ...

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Waterbird Develops Innovative New Bendable Slider

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If you feel like your timelapses have gotten a bit stale, Austrian company Waterbird has a creative new product that might break you out of that rut. It’s called the Multislider, and it’s the world’s first bendable camera slider. The Multislider was developed with videographers and timelapse photographers in mind, ...

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A $16,000 Photo Scanner vs. a $500 Scanner

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I recently had a few prints made from some medium format negatives. The prints are for a specific purpose so I wanted them to be of the highest quality possible, this meant taking them to a local specialist where the film was scanned with a $16,000+ Hasselblad Flextight X1. The ...

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Here’s How the $799 Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 Performs on a Nikon D600

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Brazilian photographer Charles Oliveira recently put the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens through its paces using his Nikon D600. Announced back in 2015, this is a Chinese lens that offers 85mm f/1.2 at a relatively affordable price of $799. Canon’s 85mm f/1.2 lens currently costs $1,849. Nikon doesn’t even offer ...

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This World’s Fastest Camera Shoots 5 Trillion Frames Per Second

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MIT’s 1-trillion-frame-per-second camera is now outdated. Researchers in Sweden have created a new world’s fastest camera that shoots a staggering 5 trillion frames per second. This camera, called FRAME (Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures) and developed at Lund University, can make “light practically stand still” and capture events as ...

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