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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2016 0 comments

Lensbaby, known for a variety of creative effects lenses, has dropped the curtain on the new Twist 60, a 60mm portrait lens with a fast f/2.5 maximum aperture, all-metal construction and some unique swirling bokeh effects. The lens harkens back to a design created by Joseph Petzval in 1840.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 11, 2016 0 comments

If you’ve even visited the Caribbean island of St. Barts, you know that the landing approach to Gustaff III Airport is a bit hairy: Pilots have to negotiate a steep drop after a hilltop, as well as photographers looking for a dramatic shot. 

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 11, 2016 0 comments

The Rescued Film Project is an amazing online gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. The fascinating and poignant video below chronicles the discovery and restoration of 31 rolls of undeveloped film shot by an American solidier during World War II. When you see the resulting photos, prepare to be stunned.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2016 0 comments

For those of you who hate selfie-sticks and think puppies are too much work, there’s this: The new ROAM-e selfie drone. Just enable the “Follow Me” mode and the drone will follow you obediently while never straying more than 10 feet away.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2016 0 comments

If you need a good laugh you owe it to yourself to check out this video: “The 5 Worst Types of Photographers.” It features real-life photographers Tony Northrup and his wife Chelsea in five short skits depicting couples out shooting, and they’re pretty hilarious. Hopefully you’re not reminded of anyone you know. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2016 0 comments

Sony shooters will soon be able to use their beloved Nikon F lenses on Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras with a new adapter from Vello scheduled to ship sometime next month. This is a premium adapter with all-metal construction, superb build quality, and an anti-reflective matte finish.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

Samsung, one of the leaders in wearable technology, may be taking miniaturization to a whole new level with a patent for smart contact lenses equipped with a camera, sensors, and an antenna with the ability to transfer images to a smartphone for processing. All you have to do is blink to take a picture!

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

The long anticipated collaboration between Leica and Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is finally a reality with the unveiling of two flagship models, the P9 and P9 Plus. Both models feature dual 12-megapixel cameras – one monochrome and the other color – and together the sensors are said to increase the amount of light the camera can detect by 300%, with a 50% improvement in contrast.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

Skrekkøgle is a small product and digital design studio in Oslo, Norway known for their impactful, quirky projects. One of our favorites is a project in which they fabricated a 20:1 replica of a 50-Euro coin and placed it in various scenes to make large objects appear tiny.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2016 0 comments

When Co-Founder of South District Films Dan Marks decided to hit the road to shoot video for a new TV reality show featuring big-time athletes, he knew he needed a formula enabling him and his crew to travel light, and a casual approach that would encourage athletes to agree to a session without making a big time commitment. 

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