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Month: February 2013


Optrix XD5 rugged case for iPhone 5 now available for pre-order

Optrix XD5 becomes world’s most rugged iPhone 5 case

What can be done if sports people want to film their adventures with the help of an easy-breakable iPhone? The answer comes from Optrix, a company which has unveiled the XD5, the world’s most rugged iPhone 5 case with a wide-angle lens. The case is waterproof and it will ship by the end of the month.

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Beautiful Nikon booth babes at the CP+ Camera Show 2013

CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013 was another opportunity for camera manufacturers to showcase their latest products. In order to attract the interest of more visitors, companies decided to hire lots of booth babes. Some of the most beautiful models were the Nikon booth babes, who delighted visitors with their sheer presence.

Golf players on golf course in Australia, being shrunk with the use of tilt shift.

The real life toy sets of Ben Thomas

Being a photographer is tough these days, as it is almost impossible to come up with something that nobody has done before. However, you can still approach a subject differently. 31-year-old Australian photographer Ben Thomas creates the illusion of toy-like cities, by optically shrinking them with the use of the tilt-shift technique.

Photographer captures eerie mug shots imprinted in snow

Creepy self-portraits by Oliver Turpin

Inspired by the snow fall, and wanting to do something a little different self-portrait wise, English photographer Oliver Turpin found himself in front of an exciting and also bizarre idea: sticking his face in snow and capturing the imprints, an artistic act with a shocking result.


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Sneak Peek: Coming Mid February to MCP Actions

Ever feel like an image just needs a little something to take it from so-so to swoon-worthy? Coming Mid February to MCP Actions… We’ll reveal more details next week. Make sure you add your email to sign up for the MCP Actions newsletter below and follow us on Facebook so you do not miss out on the…

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens used for the MTF vs frequency test

24-70mm lenses compared using Nikon D800E and Canon 5D Mark III

Choosing a camera kit is not easy for a professional photographer. There are too many things to be taken into consideration and since most people are on a limited budget, camera systems need to be put under serious testing. Roger Cicala is looking to buy a new kit and the first thing to do is to see how systems differ.

A Nikon Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 lens released in the past

Nikon files patent for 58mm f/1.4 lens

Big companies constantly apply for patent as it is the only way to release new products on the market and to protect their intellectual property. Nikon is the latest camera manufacturer to apply for a 58mm lens with a large aperture of f/1.4. The patent was filed in Japan and it is the fourth 58mm lens patent application from Nikon.

Screenshot from Nikon's second brand story video, The DAY

Nikon captures the moment in second brand story video, The DAY

Photography is used for capturing the most important moments of our lives. Touching people’s hearts is easier through the lens of a camera and Nikon claims that its cameras can capture a different perspective, one that people could not find before. This is the message sent through Nikon’s second brand story video, The DAY.

Panasonic once again profitable following several quarterly losses

Panasonic Q4 2012 earnings reached $667 million

It is not easy for camera makers to increase their revenue or their profits as sales are dropping, while prices are getting lower. Despite these harsh conditions, Panasonic managed to report a positive balance sheet in the fourth quarter of 2012. The company returned to profitable ways by cutting down the costs as sales slipped by 8%.

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Color photos of the 1900s Paris taken using autochrome technique

Autochrome was invented in 1903 by the Lumière brothers. It is the first photography technique that allowed people to take color images. There is a huge collection of amazing images taken in Paris in the early days of the 1900s, including a portrait of the inventors and a shot of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Silhouette photography of a lady making Shadow Monsters

Silhouette photography of people making shadow monsters in a musem

The Museum of Modern Art in New York hosted a special exhibition called “Shadow Monsters.” If people had used the interactive art installation to create shadow monsters, photographer Joe Holmes would have seen this as a perfect opportunity for silhouette photography.


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