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Polaroid instant camera was created using popsicle sticks and duct tape

Photographer builds Polaroid instant camera made out of popsicle sticks

Imagination runs wild in some photographers. Usually, the best photographers are also the most interesting and there is much to be said about Maxim Grew. This UK-based photographer has created a unique Polaroid instant camera using popsicle sticks, card, duct tape, and his creative vision.

Nikon's patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma denied by Japanese Judge

Judge dismisses Nikon patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

Back in 2011, Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against Sigma. Nikon wanted a Japanese Judge to ban the sales of six Sigma lenses and sought compensations because the lenses featured built-in Vibration Reduction mechanism, a technology which was already patented by Nikon.

The new Mecabounce diffuser attachment is available for Canon and Metz flash units

Metz unveils new Mecabounce diffuser attachments

Metz is a German-based consumer electronics manufacturer, which still makes its products in Germany. The company has announced new Mecabounce diffuser attachments, a set of accessories which is said to improve portrait and close-up photography by softening light and removing hard shadows.

Cokin's Pure Harmonie announced as the thinnest and lightest filters in the world

Cokin Pure Harmonie filters introduced as world’s thinnest

Cokin has announced the thinnest and the lightest filters in the world. They are called Pure Harmonie and are the result of years of engineering. The company says that they are so light and thin that other photographers will not even notice they are attached to your lenses.

Pentax WG-3 GPS rugged camera features an altimeter

Pentax announces new WG-10, WG-3 GPS and WG-3 ruggedized cameras

Three new ruggedized cameras have been officially introduced by Pentax. One of the three rugged Pentax compact cameras does not need any kind of cable as it supports Eye-Fi cards and cutting-edge Qi wireless charging, alongside a built-in GPS and an altimeter.

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR premium compact camera announced

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR announced with world’s fastest autofocus system

Fujifilm has officially launched a premium compact ultra zoom camera which features the world’s fastest autofocus system. Its name is FinePix F900EXR and its Intelligent Hybrid AF system can guarantee an autofocus time of just 0.05 seconds, which is faster than what any other camera on the market can provide.

Olympus introduced the Stylus XZ-10 high-end compact digital camera

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 compact camera officially unveiled

Olympus continues the company’s compact digital camera tradition with the brand new Stylus XZ-10. The shooter is packed in a lightweight camera body and is said to compete against Nikon’s new Coolpix and Canon’s new PowerShot compact digital cameras.

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How to Achieve A Consistent Editing Style in Photoshop And Lightroom

How to Achieve A Consistent Editing Style Are your photos all over the map in terms of editing style? If so, we are here to help! One difference between highly seasoned photographers and newer photographers is often consistency in editing.  Not that you want every photo to be a clone of the one before it,…

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Konica Minolta to join MFT camp?

New lens patent that describes a 14-42mm and its 12-42mm variation has surfaced from the Konica Minolta camp. The f/3.5-5.6 lenses are interesting news as they are specifically made for Micro Four Thirds-sized sensors, suggesting that the company will join the Olympus and Panasonic in the MFT world.

New Canon PowerShot cameras

Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS, 115 IS and A2500 officially introduced

Canon has introduced its new generation digital cameras in the PowerShot series. The company wanted to release a “powerful” PowerShot lineup consisting of compact cameras with wide-angle and long telephoto lenses. As a result, the Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS, 115 IS and A2500 came to life.

Nikon announced two new Nikkor 18-35 and 800mm lenses

Nikon announced AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm and 800mm ED VR lenses

Just like everybody expected, Nikon introduced two new Nikkor lenses today. The company decided to expand its camera lens lineup in order to mark the 80th anniversary of the first Nikkor lens. “Aero-Nikkor” is celebrated with the launch of new wide-angle zoom and super-telephoto prime lenses.

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Restaurants blacklist food snapshotting

Several restaurants have turned against on-the-spot amateur food snapshotting, as their customers were beginning to feel harassed by the flashes. Chefs and restaurant owners worldwide have chosen to stop their customers’ photographic food sharing, as their actions can create discomfort for fellow diners.

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Panasonic launches new Micro Four Thirds kit zoom lens

The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013 has brought a new lens from Panasonic. The new Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS lens is designed as an affordable kit lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds sensors from Panasonic and Olympus.

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Sonnikon, the Franken-camera project

Brendan Taylor is possibly one of the first people that have managed to transform a film SLR into a digital Micro Four Thirds camera. Taylor’s receipt is very simple: take an old, nonfunctional Nikon Nikkormat EL 35mm manual SLR and fit inside Sony NEX’s parts.

Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC super zoom lens announced

Tamron has announced the first Micro Four Thirds super zoom lens in the company’s history and only the third high-power zoom lens for mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC lens is aimed only at mirrorless cameras, offering an equivalent of 28-300mm for the 35mm full-frame format.

New Nikon Coolpix shooters introduced on January 29th

New Nikon Coolpix cameras lineup unveiled

Today, Nikon announced seven new Coolpix digital cameras, continuing the tradition set by this series of compact shooters. The new Coolpix cameras were built with affordability in mind, but without compromising image and video quality. There is a camera for each consumer and, after all, it is still about caring for one’s budget.

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Back to Basics Photography: What is a STOP OF LIGHT?

Learn to better control light by understanding what a stop of light is, how exposure works – and how light works.

New Nikon Image Space storage service replaces myPicturetown

New Nikon Image Space storage service goes online

Nikon has finally decided to replace the 6-year old myPicturetown storage service. The new Nikon Image Space cloud-based image sharing and storage website is now officially available to internet users across the globe. If users register their Nikon camera, then they will receive a set of free “Special” features.

Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM DxOMark review

Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM rated best DxOMark standard zoom lens

DxOMark sets the industry standard for digital camera and image sensor ratings. The latest product to fall into DxOMark’s hands was the Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, which was dubbed as a “peerless performer.” Following the review, the lens managed to achieve the highest rating for a mid-range fixed-aperture lens.

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Juergen Teller: two decades on display at the ICA

After a much appreciated, long lasting career in fashion and commercial photography, German artist Juergen Teller invites art lovers at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London to admire “Woo!”, an exhibition that takes spectators on a visual journey full of emotion, naked truths and controversy, the Teller way.

Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM DxOMark review

Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM rated best DxOMark standard zoom lens

DxOMark sets the industry standard for digital camera and image sensor ratings. The latest product to fall into DxOMark’s hands was the Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, which was dubbed as a “peerless performer.” Following the review, the lens managed to achieve the highest rating for a mid-range fixed-aperture lens.

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