Last week we reported the possibility that Google and Apple would snatch up the Kodak patents, but news out says that instead Kodak has made the sale to Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation, who are to pay approximately $525 million for them. Kodak is touting the sale as building “Kodak’s momentum toward a successful emergence in the first half of 2013.” [more]
BorrowLenses understands that with impending doom approaching, you’re going to want to make sure to prepare. As photographers, that means arming yourself you’re ready with the right gear to document the situation. In this lighthearted video, Jim Goldstein from BorrowLenses offers you some tips to make sure you are ready to get the shot.
Redrock Micro today announced upgrades to their support rigs for DSLRs in the microShoulderPad, tool-less microBalance QR counterweights, and improved hand grips. The new improvements now come standard on all Redrock rigs, and are available as upgrades to existing customers. [more]
Youtube put together a tribute video where the biggest viral sensations of 2012 were invited to star in a mash-up of culturally defining moments from the year, directed by Peter Furia. Can you spot all the references? We’ve also got the BTS, so check that out once you’ve had a good laugh. [more]
A couple weeks ago I reviewed the outstanding Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens and could not speak highly enough about its merits. In the week that followed, every single camera review site that I have read seemed to come to the same conclusion. Recently, Dx0 Mark also rated the Sigma lens, and said it was “one of the sharpest lenses, mounted on Canon, ever measured by DxOMark website.” [more]
Creative lenses have become a popular way to do things “in camera.” Sure, there are hundreds of options for numerous editing programs that can do creative effects in post, but there is something to be said about getting everything in camera as it’s happening, including tilt shift effects. Unfortunately for most of us, tilt shift lenses are just not in the budget. That’s where Lensbaby’s modular lens system comes into play. [more]
B&H just listed four popular L glass lenses on discount when you add them to your cart. If you wanted to pick up new optics for you camera and were saving up for some L glass, you might want to take a look. On sale today, the 24-70mm f/2.8 L II, the 70-200 f/2.8 L, the 16-35 f/2.8 L, and the 50mm f/1.2/ L. [more]
Ever have a filter get stuck on the front of your lens? I personally have not, but I can imagine how irritating it can be. Travel photographer (and friend of mine) Craig Pulsifer posted the method he was instructed to use by Canon Professional Services to his blog. His warning: this is not for the faint of heart. [more]
This is a crazy concept that is truly amazing: Directed by Emmy-award winner Patrick Moreau of stillmotion, the docu-short PULSE profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. The subject of this short is awesome in itself, but it’s also one of the first Short films to be done on the Canon C100. Let us know what you think! [more]
UPDATE: D800e is now showing $200 discount! If you were waiting for a great deal on a Nikon camera, perhaps waiting was actually a good decision. Tonight a D600 kit with a 24-85mm VR lens, a Lowepro bag, a monopod, an extra battery, and a 32 gig memory card is on sale for $1,995 (reduced significantly from original MSRP $2,696) and the D800 is an additional $200 off. [more]
The guys over PHLEARN have a lot of cool content, and this is their most recent. The original idea for this photo shoot was inspired by childhood, drawing on references from stories such as “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and the classic comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes.” The result is a playful look at the imagination of a child. [more]
Photographer James Balog has put together a documentary called “Chasing Ice,” which we featured last October, designed to look at the controversial issue of climate change. The video here is the trailer if you haven’t yet seen it, but I stumbled upon another video of the largest iceberg breakup ever caught on camera over at The Guardian. [more]
Now these are some overly dramatic images starring Kate Moss, photographed by Mario Testino. “Styled by Sarajane Hoare, the British beauty poses alongside Spanish matador José Mari Manzanares in some of the season’s most opulent looks. Designs from the likes of Christian Dior, Alexis Mabille, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin are complemented by the glam touch of hair stylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.” [more]
Sometimes we post content that’s just worth watching. Videos that speak for themselves and just make you feel. Google has done a great job with their search-based videos in the past, and this is no exception.
Last week, Facebook took Instagram preview support away from Twitter, and Twitter obviously was pretty prepared for that. Today you can download an update for Twitter that gives you a list of Instagram-like options with which to tweet till your heart’s content. Yay? [more]