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This Guy Built an Aluminum Medium Format Camera at Home


Photographer Lucus Landers has built one of the most impressive do-it-yourself cameras we’ve ever seen. Called the Landers AL6, it’s an all-aluminum camera that shoots medium format film. “I have recently completed my most recent camera build,” Landers tells PetaPixel. “With the exception of the lens and shutter, everything is ...

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LargeSense Unveils World’s First Single Shot 8×10 Digital Camera


Say hello to the world’s first full-frame 8×10 large format single-shot digital camera. The Santa Clara, California-based startup company LargeSense has just launched the LS911, a camera that raises the bar for sensor sizes in digital photography. The LargeSense LS911 features a single shot 9×11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor with a ...

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How I Made a ‘Frankencamera’ Digital TLR


I really enjoyed reading the Photography: The Definitive Visual History and it got me thinking about blending older forms of photography with newer digital equipment. I became obsessed with TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) cameras — not for their ability to view through one lens while capturing an image through the ...

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Testing a $35 Superzoom Phone Lens Against a $7,000 DSLR Kit


Have you seen those ridiculous ads for smartphone clip-on lenses that promise impossible results? Casey Neistat recently came across one on Facebook and decided to order one to see how bad they actually are. The Universal 18X Zoom HD Clip On Mobile Phone Optical Camera Lens can be purchased for ...

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The Crazy Shots You Can Do with a Camera Robot


Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) recently paid a visit to the company Motorized Precision in Portland, Oregon, to check out the company’s high-speed camera robots. In this 8.5-minute video, Brownlee shares the beautiful camera moves that are made possible by this “dope” technology. The company’s main robot is called Kira. It’s ...

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Review: Testing the Laowa 15mm f/2 on Sony’s E Mount


Most of you have heard about the name Laowa by now. They were a rather unknown brand until recently, but the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 wide angle lens was well-received. Laowa (Venus Optics) is a Chinese brand known for their innovative lenses. Laowa is showing support for the Sony E-mount with ...

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Canon Unveils 100fps Ultra-Low-Light Sensor for Slow-Mo in the Dark


In addition to showing off its ultra-high-resolution 120MP sensor, Canon has also released this 3-minute video to show the abilities of 35MMFHDXS, a new 2.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that has both high sensitivity and high speed. “The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor delivers high sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, even in exceptionally low-light ...

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