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The Camera Bag: iOgrapher video rig makes you look even sillier wielding around your iPad

 
 

When it comes to mobile photography, there is little that looks sillier than holding an iPad at arms length in order to take a picture or a video. Especially when you're accustomed to holding your DSLR or mirrorless camera up to your eye, seeing someone using an iPad for photography appears extremely weird. On the other...

Form Before Function: this $3500 Luis Vuitton camera bag is the perfect way to carry your Hasselblad Lunar!

 
 

Are you the proud owner of an obscenely priced Hasseblad camera? Are you searching for a camera bag that's exactly as affordable and understated as the camera within it? Boy, do we have the bag for you! For the eminently (un)reasonable price of $3,500, you could be the proud owner of a Luis Vuitton camera bag!

For a...

The Camera Bag: Fujifilm takes a page from Olympus, develops its own body cap lens

 
 

Remember the Olympus 15mm f/8 BCL-1580 Body Cap Lens? Announced in 2012, this bizarre little body cap lens captured the heart of many thanks to its low cost, and it's absolutely tiny size. Olympus recently announced another body cap lens, but it seems that other companies are getting in on the action, with a Fujifilm...

The Camera Bag: a “Polaroid” cheese slicer

 
 

GamaGo, makers of twee houseware galore, have outdone themselves with their new Say Cheese Instant Slicer. Currently in pre-production, it is literally a cheese slicer shaped like a Polaroid camera, so that each slice of cheese appears to come out like a picture.

While not yet available for purchase, the slicer will...

The Camera Bag: Japanese company gives your mouse its own camera

 
 

Getting a quick and dirty photo of something onto your computer is still a couple of steps slower and longer than we'd like it to be. You can snap a photo with your camera, and then either plug it directly into your computer, or transfer it via memory card (or over Wi-Fi if it can do that); you can use a smartphone and...

The Camera Bag: a DIY model Leica that never saw the light of day

 
 

This incredible acrylic model Leica was created by Brazilian designer Marcelo Ribeiro for the company's 100th anniversary. Originally produced for the Leica Store in Sao Paulo, by Ribeiro under F/Nazca (Saatchi & Saatchi Brasil), each one would come as an acrylic sheet, and you would then punch out each piece, and...

The Camera Bag: A7 makes some gorgeous camera straps

 
 

Shopping for a photographer is hard. Glass is expensive, and you're never sure what they'd actually like. Lighting needs vary on the type of photography they do. Memory cards feel impersonal. But what about a really nice camera strap? After all, if they're going to have a hunk of metal and glass hanging from your neck...

The Camera Bag: Boomf makes for edible Instagrams

 
 

Why settle for Instagramming your food, when you can also food your Instagram? In a move that puts a new spin on the term "food photography", UK startup Boomf will print your Instagrams on marshmallows.

Currently in the UK only, £12 (around $20) will get you a box of nine marshmallows, each printed with an Instagram...

The Camera Bag: the Giphoscope makes GIFs analog

 
 

It's hard to avoid the internet's current obsession with animated GIFs — and it's an obsession that's now spreading into the real world. Last month there was Gifpop, a Kickstarter for lenticular prints based on animated GIFs. Now there's Giphoscope, custom-built, hand-cranked analog GIF players, built on the concept of...

The Camera Bag: Nikon Japan is giving away this insane Nikkor alarm clock

 
 

We've seen some pretty wacky things made to look like lenses over the years, but this is a first. Not only is this alarm clock an incredible facsimile of the Nikon 20-70mm f/2.8, but it will also wake you to the sound of a shutter firing. And even better than that — it's being given away by Nikon itself.

As part of its...

The Camera Bag: GoldBug tastefully plates cameras in 18 carat gold

 
 

Usually when you hear the the term "gold plated camera", your mind instantly turns to some sort of gaudy monstrosity like the Pentax LX Gold. That's not the case with GoldBug, a new site that offers gold plated classic cameras, but manage to retain the feeling and beauty of the originals.

A collaboration between...

The Camera Bag: These “official” Leica camera t-shirts are pretty rad looking

 
 

Here's a great find from Leica Rumors for all you Leica fanatics out there: officially-sanctioned Leica camera t-shirts. According to LR, they turned up at The ProShop for Photographers in Florida, and are "exclusively branded for and distributed by Leica Camera USA." The Leica shirts are 100% cotton and sell for $38,...

The Camera Bag: TheQ Camera aims to make photography simple, foolproof and social

 
 

TheQ Camera may not have much in terms of technical specs. It packs just a 5-megapixel sensor, and a 24mm equivalent, f/2.4 lens. But instead, what it does have, is a built-in 3G connection and a goofproof design, that means you can take it anywhere and share the images extremely easily.

TheQ Camera is available in an...

HiLO Lens finally goes on sale; clever iPhone accessory lets you shoot images from unique angles

 
 

Do you remember that intriguing HiLO Lens we told you about last year? The clever, right angle lens attaches to your iPhone and helps you shoot photos from unique angles -- such as down low or over your head -- with your smartphone camera. The product, which began on Kickstarter, reached its funding goal and is now...

The Camera Bag: Joby has new Gorillapods for your smartphone and point-and-shoot

 
 

Joby, makers of the ultra-popular Gorillapod flexible tripods, has announced two new small tripods, one each for compact cameras and smartphones,

The GPod Mini Magnetic is designed to take your favorite little point-and-shoot or GoPro and attach it to a metal surface courtesy of three magnetic legs. The mini-tripod has...

The Camera Bag: Hyetis Crossbow smartwatch promises 41-megapixel sensor and Zeiss lens

 
 

Feel like the 41-megapixels of the Nokia Lumia 1020 isn't quite ludicrous enough? How about squeezing that same number of megapixels into a watch? That's what the Hyetis Crossbow is promising, alongside Carl Zeiss optics, as well as a whole host of connectivity options.

According to a post on Google+, this extremely...

The Camera Bag: AbracadabrApp is a mini photo studio inside a Moleskine notebook

 
 

A bit over a year ago, a curious contraption dubbed the "Love Box" popped up. It was a little wooden device with a mirror and a slot for your iPhone, so that you could take both a picture of yourself, and someone you're looking at at the same time. Now, Moleskine has a clever, new book that does approximately the same...

The Camera Bag: This giant Nikon D800X DSLR prop is a true full-framer

 
 

A Taiwanese designer has created an amazingly huge and intricate sculpture of the fictitious Nikon D800X Super Kit. This giant camera kit mock-up took a year to create and, as you can see from the photos below, includes a 14-24mm interchangeable lens, a battery grip and a top panel that lights up, just like the real...

The Camera Bag: These designer lens caps will give your camera some flair

 
 

If you ever thought the lowly lens cap was in desperate need of a little pizazz, then you'll dig these designer caps from Objektivist.

Available in four designs in three sizes with cheeky, photo-themed graphics and sayings, these caps are sure to give your lenses some flair. They're not exactly cheap -- the caps range...

The Camera Bag: This incredible, wooden Nikon F2 replica is a fully functional digital camera

 
 

Usually, when we see a replica camera made of an unusual material, it's some sort of art piece that doesn't actually do anything. But this incredible wooden Nikon F2 — dubbed the Nikon F2D — is more than just an astonishing carving. It's a fully functional camera as well.

Crafted by French photographer Cesar Sebouhian...