News entries for March, 2014

Phase One announces world’s lightest medium-format camera for aerial photography

 
 

Aerial footage shot with a GoPro is usually pretty great. Drone pilots have even rigged up APS-C and full-frame cameras to their fliers. Now how about an even larger sensor?

Earlier this week, Phase One announced what they say is the world’s smallest and lightest medium-format digital camera, the 50-megapixel iXU...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 5D Mark III Bundle $3,450; Canon 6D Kit & Printer Bundle $2,099; Sony NEX-5R $348; Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II $1,699 and more!

 
 

Lot's of great camera deals today, especially if you're a Canon shooter. We've found cool bundle deals on full-frame Canon DSLRs, plus a hot price on the Canon 70D kit. We've also found a great price on a Sony NEX mirrorless camera. As for lenses, there's a couple excellent savings on Canon and Sigma lenses....

Tokina debuts another Cinema zoom lens, reveals (slightly) less painful US-market pricing

 
 

Last September, we told you about the debut of Japanese lens manufacturer Tokina's new video-specific Cinema-series lens line. At the time, the one comment we heard from readers was that the Tokina 16-28 T3.0 Cinema lens seemed rather too expensive -- but back then it had only been announced in the company's home...

Drobo resurrects, greatly improves its 4-bay network-attached storage

 
 

Back in November 2012, network-attached storage company Drobo discontinued its popular entry-level, four-bay NAS system in favor of a new five-bay unit. The Drobo 5D was quite a bit more capable than its predecessor, but it was also much more expensive, putting a Drobo NAS out of reach of many potential customers....

Sony sensor division expected to grow, but faces competition

 
 

There’s a pretty good chance that one of your cameras has a Sony sensor, especially if you count smartphones. The sensor division is so successful, in fact, that Sony is counting on its continued growth to offset big losses elsewhere in the company, according to a Reuters profile published yesterday.

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Adventurer paddles and camps his way to abandoned prison for a photo shoot (VIDEO)


 
 

 
Photo: Mike Palmer / Roaming Focus

I don't know about you, but I feel pretty satisfied when I manage to get up off my duff and snap a few photos at the park. Then there are the photographers who really chase adventure. Mike Palmer is the adventurous...

Apple files patent for dual-sensor camera design


 
 

Here’s yet another breadcrumb along the trail of Apple’s imaging aspirations: Apple Insider dug up a patent application for a dual-sensor camera design.

In this setup one camera would capture luminance data, while the other would capture color. The two shots would be processed and stacked together,...

Panasonic announces 15mm f/1.7 Leica-branded lens for Micro Four Thirds

 
 

The Micro Four Thirds system has yet another fast prime at its disposal, filling out the “normal” part of the focal range a bit more.

Panasonic announced a new Leica-branded 15mm f/1.7 earlier this week, equivalent to a 30mm field of view in full-frame terms. The body is made of metal, and in a design touch that...

Tamron patents a stabilized 10mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens for APS-C sensors

Could Tamron soon unveil its first fisheye lens? It appears that the third-party lens maker is indeed working on such a lens, as the company has recently filed a patent for a 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for cameras with APS-C-sized sensors. So far, Tamrom is best known for its zoom lenses for DSLR cameras, which cover everything from wide-angles...

HTC One M8 has a depth-sensing camera for refocusing photos, extended depth of field

 
 

If it wasn’t obvious before, it should be now: Smartphones are the place to find real innovation in cameras.

The new HTC One M8 was announced this morning and like its predecessor, its camera is one of the headline features. The designers upped the ante even further this time around, packing a forward-thinking...

Our February Photo Of The Day monthly winners have been selected - See who took home the top honors!

We here at The Imaging Resource are lucky to have a community of wonderful photographers who send us stunning photographs each and every month for our Photo Of The Day contest. At the end of each month we have the honor of voting for which of these beautiful photos will win top honors and take home the prizes, but it's often a difficult task, given just how many good photos...

This quadcopter footage of Iceland’s wilderness will give you wanderlust

Thanks to quadcopters such as the DJI Phantom, camera-equipped aerial drones are not only available to the masses, but also a popular tool for creating video footage from a birds-eye perspective. The latest mesmerizing drone-captured video hails from Iceland, and it shows off the wild and rough beauty of the country's landscapes.

The video...

Auctioned Hasselblad Lunar cameras raise $54k for charity

 
 

It’s been a busy week for auctions involving Hasselblad cameras with ties to earth’s largest satellite—and eyebrow-raising hammer prices.

Following the $900,000 sale of a camera that (probably) went to the moon at an Austrian auction house, Hassy auctioned off a pair of their Lunar cameras at an exotic car...

A trek through Bhutan part II: lessons learned and experiences shared (with VIDEO)

[If you've yet to read part I in this series from Josh Cogan, check out that piece first!]

Our journey begins

The trail for the first few days was relatively easy, and I say relatively because as a flatlander who had done little to get in shape before the trip, even a modest pitch felt like something at 10,000 feet with 35 hours of jetlag and a 12-hour time difference.

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The real McCoy? Hasselblad moon camera fetches $900,000 at auction amid doubts of authenticity

 
Photo: WestLicht Gallery

Almost a million bucks: That’s an astronomically high price to pay for any camera, especially one that might not be all that it’s cracked up to be.

Last week, we reported on the impending auction of a Hasselblad 500EL camera that travelled to the moon and back on the Apollo 15 mission in...

Blackmagic Cinema Camera spontaneously self-combusts during video shoot

Oh my. This is probably one of the worst things that could possibly happen to any photographer or videographer. During the shoot for a Kickstarter campaign in his apartment, producer Forest Gibson's Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K decided to spontaneously burst into flames, taking with it the SSD drive and all data stored on it. Fortunately,...

Explosive footage of volcanic eruption captured with GoPro and Phantom combo (VIDEO)

 
 

Another day, another totally awesome video shot with a GoPro strapped to a DJI Phantom quadcopter.

Today's clip comes from the island of Vanuatu, where YouTube user Shaun O’Callaghan flew his rig over an actively erupting volcano. The footage is positively explosive (sorry), providing a rare bird’s-eye...

Kodak’s Micro Four Thirds camera coming very soon, other curiosities on the way

 
 

The last time Kodak released a new camera was in 2012, and the last time anybody got excited about a new Kodak camera was years before that. But the brand still carries some gravitas, apparently, and some players are willing to give Kodak another moment.

Kodak proper emerged from bankruptcy last fall as a...

Canon ditches EF-mount for Nikon F-mount in new industrial camera

Canon has just announced what appears to be the company's first camera for industrial applications, labelled the M14P-CL. The camera, which seems to be aimed primarily at quality control applications for which the human eye isn't sensitive enough, sports a special APS-C-sized 15 megapixel monochrome sensor. According to the official...

Sony a3500 leaked, looks like an a3000 with new lens [UPDATE]

Update 9:25pm EST: Sony has confirmed that the a3500 will not be released in the US. They laid out a few other differences between it and the a3000: The 18-50mm f/4-5.6 kit lens does not have optical stabilization (whereas the typical 18-55mm E-mount kit lens does). It also captures about 10 more still photos and 10 additional minutes of video...