News entries for October, 2013

Fujifilm announces $200 Instax Mini 90 instant camera

 
 

Earlier this year, we heard word of Fujifilm announced a new instant camera for its Japanese market. Now that camera has received its official American unveiling, and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic will be available on these shores in early 2014 for a recommended price of $199.99.

The Instax Mini 90's...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 6D kit for $2,190, Refurb Nikon D600 for $1,589 (kit for $1,859), Canon 50mm f/1.8 for $108 and more!

 
 

Time to get your deal on! We've got a big selection of camera deals this morning including DSLR discounts for Canon and Nikon gear, plus a deal on a Panasonic waterproof camera. We also have a couple deals on Rokinon and Canon lenses to finish things off this morning. We'll be back tomorrow with a new selection of...

Canon 35mm f/2 IS lens review: Almost-ancient prime lens finally gets overhauled, but is it worth the upgrade?

 
 

Canon released its new EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens near the end of 2012. A long-anticipated update to the almost-ancient EF 35mm f/2 lens, we've finally had a chance to put it through its paces in our test lab. Completely overhauled with a new design, a new look and optical image stabilization, the lens is compatible...

Kinect-like Occipital Structure Sensor lets your iPad model the world in 3D


Ever wish you could capture 3D imagery with your smart device? OK, maybe not -- 3D cameras haven't really caught on in the same way that 3D televisions have. How about if we said you could not only capture, but also model the 3D world around you? In an age where 3D printing is becoming a reality even in the home, that's an altogether...

More hilarious photos of terrified people freaking out at a Halloween haunted house 2013

 
 

It's getting to be close to Halloween again, which means it's time to pay another visit to the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada, which has one of the best photo gags we know.

Organizers set up a DSLR and a flash in the haunted house and have it automatically shoot a photo at one of the most...

Nikon adds AW1, P7800 support to Capture NX photo editor, fixes bugs for Mac and Windows


Is Nikon's Capture NX photo editor a part of your digital darkroom? If so, your darkroom just scored an upgrade, thanks to a new release of the app. Capture NX 2.4.4 is aimed at fixing a number of bugs, and adding support for the recently-announced, enthusiast-friendly Nikon Coolpix P7800 digital camera.

Nikon Capture NX 2.4.4 is...

Amazon attracts photographers to Kindle Fire tablet line with much better screen, affordable prices


For many photographers, Apple's iPad tablet series are the go-to devices if you want to get a better view of your images in the field. Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet line looks set to offer a much stronger challenge to the iPad, though, thanks to overhauled specs and pricing.

The just-launched Kindle Fire HDX is available in two sizes,...

Photographer launches photo tour to capture US National Parks with pinhole camera

 
Old Faithful, Yellowstone

Photographer Ashley Erin Somers is Kickstarting a photobook that's a decidedly different take on a dozen of the country's National Parks: she'll be shooting them with a pinhole camera. If succesfully funded, Somers will take her handmade pinhole to National Parks from California to Florida...

Camera trap captures astounding images of golden eagle killing deer

 
Image by Linda Kerley, Zoological Society of London

A camera trap set up to observe siberian tigers has managed to capture something researchers have never seen before: an immense golden eagle swooping down, and killing a sika deer in Russia. While its been known for some time that large eagles will sometimes prey on...

Photographer discusses beloved Minolta camera that shot iconic photo of Mick Jagger (VIDEO)

 
 

Richard Crawley's most famous image almost didn't happen. The photo, an iconic shot of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sticking out his tongue during a show in Australia in the 1970s, was captured on a classic Minolta SR-T 101, which was a cutting-edge film SLR at the time.

Crawley couldn't afford a ticket to...

Camera Deals of the Day: $100 off Sony lens with NEX purchase, Nikon D3100 2-lens bundle for $500, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 lens starting at $649 and more!

 
 

It's time for another deal roundup, and we've got an eclectic mix of deals this morning. There're deals on Sony NEX cameras and lenses, a Nikon DSLR 2-lens bundle and a Samsung NX-series camera. We've also found some deals on DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon cameras from Sigma, Canon and Nikon. Be sure to check back...

Cross-lighting tips and tricks: Try a new angle for taking better pictures

 
 

Cross-lighting is a simple and easy way to add punch to your photos and takes them out of the ordinary. It's useful for portraiture and product photography, and it gets a lot of use in movies. Still, photographers should take more advantage of it in everyday shooting.

Normally, when taking pictures we want our...

7 photos of real-life locations from “Breaking Bad” overlaid with shots from the show

 
 

Here's something fun for fans of Breaking Bad: a collection of photos of the TV series' real-life locations overlaid with people holding up shots from the show. Yes, AMC's crime drama is coming to an end this weekend but if you find yourself in withdrawal already from Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and the gang, check...

Got a spare $1 million? Why not grab a complete copy of Edward S. Curtis’ ‘The North American Indian’?

 
 

Come October 3rd, Christie's auction house will hold a photography auction, and in addition to an unparalleled collection of images up for bid from some of the most famed of all photographers, there's also the opportunity to bid on one of the most incredible pieces of ethnographic works the world has ever seen:...

Samsung debuts new ISOCELL image sensor tech with improved dynamic range, better image quality


When you stop to consider the form factor of a typical camera phone, it's surprising just how far their image quality has come over the last half decade. An announcement today from Samsung promises another step forward in camera phone IQ.

We expect our phones to slip almost unnoticed into a pocket, and that leaves very little room for...

Check out the 7 spectacular winners of the Astronomer Photographer of the Year 2013 competition

 
 

Last month, we shared the narrowed down "shortlist" of photographers selected in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, and out of that lot we now have the winners. As expected, after seeing the amazing work in the shortlist, these winning space shots are spectacular.

Main categories in the...

Artist recreates famous photographs using Play-Doh

 
Eleanor Macnair, after Irving Penn

The Tumblr blog Photographs rendered in Play-Doh is a perfect example of a site that does exactly what it says on the tin. Creator Eleanor Macnair has taken famous photos by dozens of different artists, and rendered them out of one of our favorite childhood art materials. (Safe to...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 6D for $1,600, Nikon D5100 bundle for $480, Canon PowerShot G15 for $384 and more!

 
 

Good morning, folks! We're back again with a nice selection of camera and photo gear deals. Up today is a trio of DSLR deals; one for Canon and two for Nikon. Also there's a one-day deal for a Canon G15 advanced compact camera. We've also found a nice deal on a fast APS-C Sigma zoom lens for a variety of camera...

Adobe Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements updates make sharing with your iPhone or iPad easy


The latest versions of Adobe's consumer-friendly Elements photo and video-editing packages just landed, and among many changes, they address a reality of digital photography today. Many consumers have adopted their smartphones as their primary image capture devices. With Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12, Adobe looks to...

Marine captures classic, large format, direct-positive, photo portraits while in Afghanistan

 
Photo by M. Patrick Kavanaugh

M. Patrick Kavanaugh is not only an avid photographer, but also an active Marine. During a recent deployment in Agfhanistan, not only did Kavanaugh bring along his normal photography gear, but also something a bit more unusual: a Sinar F2 large format film camera. Kavanaugh then shot a...