World’s Longest Shutter Release

World’s Longest Shutter Release

All it takes is a lot of photography gear, lots of it, and some patience. Enjoy this photography-themed Rube Goldberg machine – noooo, he blinked! How could you possibly not like this accumulation of precious gear and invincible determination. If you wanna know what drove these folks here’s the backgrounder. And just to state the […]

Canon 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS AF

Canon 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS AF

10% off the Canon EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS AF lens, gray market, at Adorama. Compact, light-weight and a wide magnification range — this standard zoom lens features a wide focal length range from normal to telephoto equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. It features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to four stops of […]

“No More Angels” — Frank Rothe on the Dead American Dream

“No More Angels” — Frank Rothe on the Dead American Dream

Acclaimed German photographer Frank Rothe has worked for Amica Italy, Stern, Die Zeit, Marie Claire U.S., Esquire, Playboy and many others. Rothe’s new portfolio work “No More Angels” has been shot over a year in Los Angeles — see the video version below, best in full screen version. No More Angels visualizes the demise of […]

Of iPhoneography and Phono Journalism or Why Even Pros Like to Shoot With a Smartphone

Of iPhoneography and Phono Journalism or Why Even Pros Like to Shoot With a Smartphone

Many photographers are conflicted about the iPhone’s place in photography. For many it’s a toy that even lacks a dedicated shutter button. Yet which photographer isn’t tired of lugging equipment around. These days some photographers even use the iPhone to shoot assignments. Photojournalism has become phone photography. Phono journalism, anyone? The best camera is the […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 in Stock

Olympus OM-D E-M5 in Stock

Amazon has the black OM-D E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens in stock. Silver kit to follow in a few days. Adorama‘s and B&H‘s stocks are on and off. Give it a try. They release limited quantities. Some of the small beast’s highlights: 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor 9 fps High-Speed Sequential Shooting 5-Axis Image Stabilization […]

Game Changer! IKEA Launches Digital Cardboard Rangefinder Camera KNÄPPA

Game Changer! IKEA Launches Digital Cardboard Rangefinder Camera KNÄPPA

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has revealed an eco-friendly digital camera made almost entirely from cardboard: the KNÄPPA. It’s the world’s cheapest digital camera made out of one piece folded cardboard secured by two plastic screws, a single circuit board for all electronics, camera sensor and integrated USB connector. Plugs directly into a computer. Good for […]

50% Off SanDisk 64GB SDXC Ultra

50% Off SanDisk 64GB SDXC Ultra

Deal expires April 29, 2012, 11:59 p.m.: B&H has the new arrival SanDisk 64GB SDXC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-I for $48.95, that’s 50% off the regular $97.50. The SanDisk 64GB SDXC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-I is a Secure Digital Extended Capacity memory card. With 64 GB of data storage capacity, the […]

Canon 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II Tele Zoom

Canon 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II Tele Zoom

$188.94 for the first generation of this EF-S IS telephoto zoom at Amazon? That’s 35% off. But in 2011 Canon has announced an updated version of the 55-250mm image stabilized telephoto zoom. The EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II is a cosmetically refreshed version of this 55-250mm IS, launched in 2008. And guess what, at $181 […]

SanDisk 32GB Killer Deal

SanDisk 32GB Killer Deal

24 hours, be quick: B&H has this one day killer deal. $69 off SanDisk 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA $100 off SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card $20.55 off SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 Free shipping within U.S.

Reuters: Camera Defies Smartphone Onslaught, Stays in Frame

Reuters: Camera Defies Smartphone Onslaught, Stays in Frame

And some thought the camera is a dying breed. The all-in-one über-smart dream device combining camera, phone, Playstation and whatever remains as desired as illusive. Or as Apple chief executive Tim Cook put it, some products should not be brought together. “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know those things are […]

Voigtländer Nokton for MFT

Voigtländer Nokton for MFT

On preorder at B&H for $1,249: Voigtländer’s Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is a breathtaking wide angle lens that combines an extraordinary maximum aperture of F0.95 with a superb 10-blade diaphragm for magnificent low-light/shallow depth-of-field images — photographs or video. A selective aperture control system allows a continuous and soundless change of the […]

Sony NEX-7 Kit in Stock

Sony NEX-7 Kit in Stock

Over at B&H for $1,348: 24.3MP APS-C Sensor 3.0″ Tiltable LCD BIONZ Image Processor OLED Viewfinder Captures 1080 HD Video Built-In Flash Hot Shoe for Alpha System Flashes Accepts Sony E-mount Lenses Intelligent AF HDMI Output

Trick Photography Ain’t Need No $700 Photoshop

Trick Photography Ain’t Need No $700 Photoshop

Too good to be true? Here’s the deal: Why fork out several hundred dollars for Photoshop‘s flagship CS edition when a few dollars will do. That at least is the promise made by a certain Evan Sharboneau, author of Trick Photography and Special Effects. Sharboneau promises the kind of get-slim-in-60-seconds guarantee. And asks for $97 […]

The Canon Mirrorless Rumors Roundup

The Canon Mirrorless Rumors Roundup

Sooner or later Canon has to jump into the mirrorless fray. Sure they’re losing market share. On the other hand they maneuvered themselves into a comfortable position: observe the competition’s trial and errors, learn from others’ mistakes — and proceed from there with a lineup hopefully mature, thought-out and unique enough right from the start. […]

Lomography: Leave the Digital Grind Behind

Lomography: Leave the Digital Grind Behind

It’s a back-to-the-roots niche market, driven by mainly young people who love the retro design and ease of use. It’s LOMO photography they’re after. That’s right, LOMO with capital letters, name of a Russian state-owned optical company founded 1914 in Petrograd, today’s St. Petersburg. LOMO is no longer making compact cameras that anyone can afford, […]

The Essential iPhone Photography Apps

The Essential iPhone Photography Apps

iPhone photography changes the game. Despite the small sensor, the latest generation iPhones are flat amazing. Small, light, relatively cheap, with instant access to the Internet and blanketing the planet. iPhones are a boon even to working photographers and journalists alike. No more missed family and news shots alike. Thanks to smartphones hardly anything is […]

Infinitely Wide: The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super-Wide Angle Lens

Infinitely Wide: The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super-Wide Angle Lens

This is not about Zeiss overtaking the stratospheric Leica prices. This is optical craftsmanship at its finest — and you get what you pay for: available from May 2012, MSRP is $2,948 or €2,148. Ouch. But what a differentiating-from-the-crowd design: The notable German lens manufacturer announced the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide […]

Object of Desire: The Psychology Behind Wanting Leica

Object of Desire: The Psychology Behind Wanting Leica

Mortgage the house? Make that trip around the world? Or instead buy a single (!) camera body with a single (!) lens?! To buy a Leica or not… There’s hardly a photographer who has never fought with this question. The issue has been beaten to death. There’s no common ground between the yeasayers and naysayers, […]

Colossal Analog Camera: Size Does Matter, After All

Colossal Analog Camera: Size Does Matter, After All

It will be like the circus coming to town. The negatives are so large they have to take them to a window for inspection: Meet Dennis Manarchy, a digital photography anarchist as his name seems to suggest. Ever smaller cameras are all the rage, the classic DSLR with mirror and prism looks like a dinosaur […]

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III File

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III File

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR (specs), the long-awaited, next generation evolution of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, has the gapless micro lens design, a better frame rate, solid body, and does Canon unleash the new high ISO king? Feel like buying gear. Read our definitive, continuously updated Canon EOS 5D Mark III […]

The Nokia 808 PureView, Revolutionary 41MP Camera Phone

The Nokia 808 PureView, Revolutionary 41MP Camera Phone

Quite a piece of hardware, this Nokia 808 PureView, sporting a whopping 41MP sensor with Carl Zeiss lens. It’s not the slimmest of phones. The impressive camera tech means that the chassis with the rubberized finish looks more like a rugged, waterproof phone. But the 808 PureView is mostly about the optics — and audio, […]

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 File

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 File

Awesome design, amazing technology: Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds lineup finally got a worthy flagship after a series of half-hearted updates and minor innovations. The OM-D E-M5 (specs) raises the bar — just to mention that totally reworked, 5-axis built-in image stabilization system. Well Olympus marketing is known for talking big when launching new cameras. Is […]

The Nikon D800 File

The Nikon D800 File

Bill Gates once said he said some stupid things and some wrong things, but he never said “640K of memory should be enough for anybody.” Well now you have the choice of a relatively affordable 36.3MP full-frame Nikon D800 (specs), more detail than one will ever ever need? Who needs a D4 you might ask. […]

The Day Apple Revolutionizes the Camera

The Day Apple Revolutionizes the Camera

Lest we forget: Apple invented desktop and reinvented mobile computing. Apple revolutionized the access to and enjoyment of music. And the phone. +++ Update Aug 2012: Actually, they considered making a camera or a car, as Apple’s Phil Schiller revealed… Imagine they get their hands on the camera. They will. And that can possibly revolutionized […]

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 File

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 File

Fujifilm’s X-line with the X100, X10 and its latest addition, the X-Pro1 (specs), captures the imagination of photographers in a way not even the company did imagine. The brand Fujifilm is back in the limelight — or are the X lineup’s undeniable flaws still stronger than overall performance and feel? Get to know the flagship […]