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A camera with a (major) difference

Traditional cameras replicate, either on film or in a digital format, whatever was in front of the viewfinder when the photo is snapped. The ‘Descriptive Camera’, the brainchild of photographer and programmer Matt Richardson, takes a slightly different approach. The ‘Descriptive Camera’ doesn’t take photographs in the conventional sense. It returns a description of wh...[Read More]

A vintage Nikon lens for the price of an expensive car

If you’re serious about your photography and have somewhere in the region of R1.2 million to burn on a lens then Grays of Westminster might have just what you are looking for. The London camera store only deals in Nikon products and store co-founder Gray Levett recently uncovered a Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens which has a viewing angle of 220º and a price tag of R1,260,000 (£100,000). Not b...[Read More]

D3200 from Nikon goes local

Nikon’s new entry-level D3200 D-SLR will be made available in South Africa this month. Aimed primarily at new users, the D3200 hosts a 24.2 megapixel sensor capable of taking pictures with a maximum resolution of 6016 x 4000 along with a new EXPEED 3 image processor. Other features of Nikon’s new camera include 1080p video recording at 24fps, in-camera editing, and an 11-point image au...[Read More]

Canon introduces EOS-1D C

Canon announced yesterday the introduction of the EOS-1D C, a new digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera that is aimed at serving high-end image capture needs including those of the motion picture and television industries. The camera is a variation of Canon’s EOS-1D X and manages to squeeze 4K recording (at a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160) into a compact frame. It can record at this resoluti...[Read More]

Fujifilm reveals limited Globe-Trotter X-Pro1 suitcase, massive price tag

If you care about your photos enough to spend a gigantic amount of money on the X-Pro1 from Fujifilm, with all the trimmings, then the latest addition of the company’s X-series might be be right up your alley. Fujifilm has partnered with Globe-Trotter, a British luggage manufacturer, to create twelve X-Pro1 suitcases that are exclusive to Harrods in London. “Each case has handcrafted c...[Read More]

Sony launching PlayStation 3 photo suite

Sony plans on selling photo editing software for the PlayStation 3 this week as part of its cloud-based photo service launch. The software, called PlayMemories Studio, will allow console owners to manipulate both stills and video on their consoles. PlayMemories Studio will also allow editing of images stored on a PS3 using either a PSP and PlayStation Vita handheld console. The new software will e...[Read More]

Old meets new with camera hack

A photographer has hacked a Piccolette Contessa-Nettel folding camera, circa 1919, onto his Canon 5D Mark II for no other reason than to see if he could. Photographer Jason Bognacki’s experiment might has met with poor results but the resulting images, bearing in mind that the lens is almost 100 years old, are impressively sharp and detailed under the correct lighting conditions. Images take...[Read More]

Old meets new with camera hack

A photographer has hacked a Piccolette Contessa-Nettel folding camera, circa 1919, onto his Canon 5D Mark II for no other reason than to see if he could. Photographer Jason Bognacki’s experiment might has met with poor results but the resulting images, bearing in mind that the lens is almost 100 years old, are impressively sharp and detailed under the correct lighting conditions. Images take...[Read More]

Toshiba launching 90MBs SD cards

Toshiba will be releasing new SD cards in Japan this year that are capable of read/write speeds of 95MBs and 90MBs respectively. The line of memory cards will be marketed under Toshiba’s new Exceria branding, with the initial lot featuring three flavours. Slower models of Exceria card will go on sale in Japan in April this year while the high-speed variant will become available in that count...[Read More]

Toshiba launching 90MBs SD cards

Toshiba will be releasing new SD cards in Japan this year that are capable of read/write speeds of 95MBs and 90MBs respectively. The line of memory cards will be marketed under Toshiba’s new Exceria branding, with the initial lot featuring three flavours. Slower models of Exceria card will go on sale in Japan in April this year while the high-speed variant will become available in that count...[Read More]

Apple blocked from patent claims against bankrupt Kodak

A judge has stopped Apple from reinstating patent infringement-related legal action against Kodak. Apple is concerned that the bankrupt company may end up selling the patent in question during restructuring. Judge Allan Gropper, who is presiding over Kodak’s bankruptcy case, refused Apple’s request to get the International Trade Commission (ITC) to unfreeze a patent lawsuit between the...[Read More]

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