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My Quest to Find the Best Photography Gloves

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After almost freezing my hands during an Iceland photo trip, I began a long search for proper winter gloves that would be both warm and ergonomic for operating a camera. For many years, most of my photo career was based on shooting the gorgeous seascapes and landscapes of Portugal. Even ...

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Canon Unveils IVY, A Compact Wireless Photo Printer

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Canon has just announced IVY, a new compact photo printer that lets you create tiny prints on the go without any cables involved in the process. The IVY itself measures just 4.7×3.2×0.7 inches (11.9×8.1×1.8 cm) and weighs 5.6 oz (160 g), so you can carry it around in your camera ...

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Kodak Ektachrome Will Go Underwater Again in 2018

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My name is Patrick Keenan, and I’m a photojournalist in Australia. I have been using Ektachrome 100ASA underwater in my Nikonos cameras and SB-105 flash since the 1970s and was disappointed to see production end in 2012 because of the digital revolution. But I felt if I waited long enough, ...

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This Guy Built an Aluminum Medium Format Camera at Home

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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