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Review: Snapzoom binocular adapter for smartphone cameras

By - March 10, 2014 10 Pictures
Chances are that you already carry a smartphone with you wherever you go, and if you're a wildlife-watcher, hiker, or sporting-event spectator, then you likely also have a pair of binoculars. Well, the Snapzoom is a new product that brings those two devices together – it lets you get telephoto snapshots of distant subjects, by holding your phone's camera lens in alignment with one lens of your binoculars. I recently got a chance to try the thing out for myself, and liked what it had to offer. Read More
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Hands-on with the Nikon D4S professional DSLR camera

By - March 2, 2014 12 Pictures
The Nikon D4S will soon be making its way into the hands of professional photographers who have decided to upgrade to the flagship US$6,500 DSLR on the promise of improved speed and low-light performance over its predecessor, the D4. And if our brief hands-on with the camera at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK, is anything to go by, it looks like they won't be disappointed. Read More
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Nikon D4S: A speedy pro DSLR that isn't afraid of the dark

By - February 25, 2014 8 Pictures
When Nikon teased the development of its new flagship professional DSLR in January, it was somewhat coy about divulging any exact specifications. But now that the Nikon D4S has been officially revealed, we know it boasts a newly developed 16.2-megapixel sensor, Nikon's new Expeed 4 image-processing engine, and the ability to shoot at almost ridiculously high ISOs. Read More
— Environment

Interview: Environmental artist Chris Jordan talks sustainability

By - February 18, 2014 9 Pictures
Around the world there are hundreds of millions of discarded mobile phones lying around in drawers and boxes, displaced by the bigger screen or better camera of the latest version. But truth be told, even if we were talking about hundreds of billions it would be unlikely to elicit a much different response, because ridiculously big numbers are ridiculously big numbers, right? Seattle-based photographer and activist Chris Jordan is on a mission to make these measures of consumerism manifest through visual art and, as he explained to Gizmag, bridge the disconnect between our mass consumption and its largely invisible consequences. Read More
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Sigma redesigns the compact camera, with the dp2 Quattro

By - February 13, 2014 9 Pictures
At first glance you can see the Sigma dp2 Quattro is not a typical compact camera. It has a long thin body, with a protruding fixed lens and an unusual kinked grip. But its design isn't the only thing that makes this camera different – it also features the latest iteration of Sigma's Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which uses vertical color separation technology. Read More
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Canon adds T5 to EOS Rebel DSLR range

By - February 13, 2014 14 Pictures
Canon has spruced up its entry-level EOS Rebel DSLR line with the launch of the T5 (or 1200D in Europe). The new release will replace the two year old T3, which is currently in the second spot of Amazon's top-selling DSLRs, and promises improved functionality and ease of use for compact snappers who want to take their photography to the next level without breaking the bank. With the a more capable sensor being the only significant improvement though, you might want to think twice before rushing to upgrade. Read More
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