News entries for May, 2013

‘Analog Camera’ is a fast and simple new iPhone app from the folks at Realmac Software

 
 

Yet another camera app with Instagram-like filters for the iPhone hardly seems to be newsworthy these days. But Analog Camera deserves at least a brief mention due to its pedigree — it comes from the extremely well regarded folks at Realmac Software.

Realmac made a big splash last year with Clear, an extremely...

Photographer discusses famous 2012 shot of pizza shop owner bear-hugging President Obama (VIDEO)

 
 

An image of a Florida pizza shop owner bear-hugging President Obama became one of the defining photos of the 2012 campaign and photographer Saul Loeb of Agence France-Presse was there to capture it. Loeb gives the backstory on the image in a new video from Think Tank Photo's excellent web series, "About A...

Camera Deals of the Day: $100 off on Samsung NX bundles, Nikon D7000 bundle ($997), Adobe Lightroom ($70) and more!

 
 

It's another wonderful Wednesday, and we've gathered together a big bunch of fantastic cameras deals for you fine folks to peruse. We've found instant rebates on Samsung NX-series compact system cameras, deals on Nikon and Canon gear, and Adobe software. As always, be sure to check the site regularly as we find new...

New Mac / Windows app brings your timelapse videos to life without expensive hardware


Snap quiz: What are the hallmarks of every great time-lapse video? Admittedly, the answers are pretty obvious -- time and motion -- but there's a little more to it than that. The best time-lapse videos don't typically rely on subject motion alone. Often, they inject a sense of life into the scene by adding camera motion as well, changing...

Redesign your own camera! Samsung NX300, NX2000 source code released

Custom firmware has been in the news quite a bit lately, with the folks behind the popular Magic Lantern line first providing access to raw video from the Canon 5D Mark III, and then following up with the same for the long-discontinued EOS 50D. It's not just Canon shooters who've had access to third-party firmware, either, as a recent article...

Ricoh G700SE firmware update: Barcode-reading bug fixed on business-friendly digicam


Amongst the product lineup of Japanese office automation giant Ricoh, there are several rather unusual digital cameras, but one of the most unique has to be the Ricoh G700SE. Not only is it exceptionally rugged, weather-sealed, resistant to both cold and chemicals, and designed to be easy to use when wearing gloves. It's also able to...

Beautiful space photography: Part art, part science, part imagination (VIDEO)

 
 

We feature a remarkable amount of space photography on Imaging Resource mostly because we love it and our readers seem to enjoy it as well. Along with the sheer beauty of some of these images, we love space photos because they combine several of our interests -- science, art and the amazing mystery of the...

Phase One courts Adobe Creative Cloud castaways with introductory webinar series


As public availability of Adobe's Creative Cloud products draws near, the company's rivals continue to take advantage of the public backlash against its controversial subscription-only model. First Corel offered special upgrade pricing to customers switching from earlier Creative Suite releases, and now Phase One has thrown its own hat...

Magic Lantern brings the gift of Raw video to Canon 50D

 
 

First announced way back in 2008, the Canon EOS 50D had a long run as Canon's premier mid-level DSLR. And this rather old camera may soon be getting a new lease on life thanks to the addition of a feature that it was never intended to have: video recording. The ongoing work of Magic Lantern has resulted in a...

Raspberry Pi cameras get sent into space and the photo results are out of this world

 
 

It's only been a couple of weeks since the 5-megapixel Raspberry Pi camera debuted, and already people are doing incredible things with them. Like, say, sending these home-brew cameras to the edge of space attached to a weather balloon.

This weekend, Dave Akerman sent up a high altitude balloon near Swindon in...

Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D7100 ($1,149), Canon 60D ($659), Sony NEX-F3 2-lens bundle ($500) and more!

 
 

Good morning! We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend, but now it's back to the ol' grind. Don't despair, though, we've found a great selection of deals on DSLRs, compact systems cameras and lenses to lift your spirits. Be sure to check back on the site regularly for new deals everyday. You know the drill.

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Leica opens the box (slightly) on soon-to-launch Mini M camera

 
 

Leica's done a pretty good job of teasing its new Mini M camera, which the company says it will unveil on June 11, 2013. But other than the name and the launch date, all rabid Leica fans have been able to drool over, so far, is an image of a black box. That changed this morning when Leica published a new photo of...

Sold!: Signed print of Eisenstaedt’s “Kiss in Times Square” and Leica that shot it fetch big bucks at auction

 
 

It's a photo that came to symbolize the end of World War II and one that's particularly poignant for those remembering fallen soldiers as part of Memorial Day ceremonies today. Known as "Kiss in Times Square," a signed print of Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic 1945 V-J Day celebration shot and the Leica camera that...

How a photographer made this mind-blowing music video by combining over 5,000 still shots

 
 

Over on Reddit, photographer David Vincent Wolf has been answering questions about his newest project: a music video for Portugal. The Man's new song, "Atomic Man." It's an incredible combination of still photography and automatic tweening that creates a mind-blowingly freaky final product.

According to Wolf, the...

Sigma ships new prime and zoom lenses for Nikon, Pentax, Sony


If you've been waiting for a new Sigma lens for your digital SLR, today might be your lucky day. From the company's Japanese headquarters, we have announcements on several fronts involving new lenses shipping imminently.

First up is the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM prime lens, announced last September and given an official street price of...

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to help launch luxury Hasselblad Lunar camera on May 30th

 
 

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin will help launch Hasselblad's latest camera, the Lunar, at a special event in New York City on May 30, 2013. The luxurious Lunar was announced at photokina in Germany last year and was initially pegged for a Spring 2013 release. While there was some talk about the launch date for the...

Tips from a model show some easy ways to improve posing

 
 

Model Jen Brook made waves a few months back by posting an open letter to photographers from a model in which she discussed the things that made a shoot much better for her with a new photographer. The post went viral due to its excellent advice, and now Brook has made another post, this time from one model to...

Camera Deals of the Day: Refurb Canon 5D Mark III ($2,800), Canon 6D ($1,679), Nikon D600 bundle ($2,397) and more

 
 

Happy Friday and happy Memorial Day weekend readers! It's the official start of the summer -- at least in our neck of the woods -- and we hope you can get out there and take some photos. We've found a handful of great bargains this morning on Canon DLSRs, plus the Nikon D600 and more. Be sure to check back...

Panasonic G6 and GF6 First Shots posted: Pixel peep test images from these two new CSCs

 
 

Announced just last month, the new Panasonic G6 and Panasonic GF6 are two compact system cameras we've been eager to get our hands on and put to the test in the IR Lab -- as well as out in the field with our reviewers. The cameras' predecessors were both enthusiastic Dave's Picks, and we have high hopes that the...

Nikon fixes Coolpix P7700 exposure bug, extends support for mighty 800mm lens to more SLR bodies


Last month, Nikon shipped updated firmware for no less than eight digital SLRs, extending support for the impressive AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens that the company introduced last January. In the last few days, three more camera bodies  -- the D700, D300, and D300s -- have been made compatible with that lens, while one of...