Posts Tagged ‘photography’
  • 158-lens Guinness World Record holding camera only $331 (and some change) to replicate…
    by Mike
    Posted December 14th, 2009 at 9:06 am
    The cost for building a 158-lens uber camera: $331.80. The chance to get your name in the Guinness World Record books for your creation: priceless. Ok, so the 158-lens camera costs a tad more than $331 as there is more to a camera than just lenses. But hearing that you can make a 158-lens camera for *roughly* $330 catches your eye doesn't it? The camera is the end result of a project headed by Nagoya Institute of Technology Associate professor, Yojiro Ishino and his students, to capture a...
  • Need “the vision?” Get the T-shirt [Geeky Clothing]
    by Mike
    Posted November 25th, 2009 at 5:16 am
    As any true photographer knows, at the end of the day it doesn't matter how big your lens is, how expensive your camera is, or how many extra attachments you have. It's the ability for the person operating the camera to "find the shot". You may or may not actually have that gift but at least you can wear it on your chest, fooling the world and pretending you do. For that, we have the "Still Need the Vision" T-Shirt. Wear it with pride... Geeky-Gadgets...
  • Soft light and happy eyes: The LightScoop. [Review]
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    Taking low light and no light pictures with a flash often ruins pictures with a harsh flash, demon-esque red eyes, and other unfavorable effects because of the direct light. To remedy such a situation, you can cover the flash with some object or fiddle with your camera until the undesired effect is reduced. Such things however are a pain and take away from you spending time on what matters -- taking a picture. The LightScoop by Professor Kobre is a neat little attachment for your digital DS...
  • Lightscoop aims to make low light shots more natural.
    by Mike
    Posted October 25th, 2009 at 10:22 am
    When taking pictures in low light conditions, using a flash often casts an unnatural, harsh directional light on the subjects or focal point in the picture. Professional photographers often make use of umbrella like attachments that help diffuse light and give it a more natural glow. But we're not all photographers with countless attachment bags or the associated deep pockets that it takes to buy such equipment. Thankfully nifty and affordable attachment called the "Lightscoop" may just have ...
  • Eye-Fi Pro adds ad-hoc support to wireless SD cards
    by Mike
    Posted June 10th, 2009 at 7:14 am
    If your life was left in shambles when the original Eye-Fi cards were announced without ad-hoc support, you can now pick up the pieces and continue on that long journey called life. Except this time you should feel slightly better about yourself. Eye-Fi has announced the new line of Eye-Fi Pro SD cards that bring ad-hoc support with that new Pro moniker. Ad-hoc support isn't the only news to talk about concerning the Eye-Fi cards however. RAW file types are now supported as is geo-tagging ...
  • New JPEG format, JPEG XR, coming this year.
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 10:54 am
    JPEG has become somewhat of a household name the digital world.  JPEG XR was developed by "The Joint Photographic Experts Group" whom designed the original now aged JPEG.  Its relatively good quality combined with small size has made it a standard in many areas.  It's not perfect however.  Since a JPEG is a lossy picture format information is removed from the picture.  Making editing it somewhat limited.  Though more hardcore photography and photo editors don't touch JPEG with a ten ...
  • Samsung bringing the Pixon to U.S.!
    by Mike
    Posted December 15th, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Samsung is finally starting to send some decent phones are way.  The Pixon *insert catchy yet completely ridiculous name here* is coming to the US as an 8 megapixel camera phone with support for U.S. 3g bands.  "Multimedia" phones such as the pixon are still a rare appearance in America.  They either get stripped of any interesting features before coming to the U.S., if coming here at all.  Thankfully Samsung used some common sense and neglected to cram WinMo on this phone.  The Samsun...
  • 12 MP camera….In your phone!
    by Mike
    Posted November 13th, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    Because single digit megapixel camera phones are so 2007, Sony is upping the ante with a 12.25 Megapixel 8mm CMOS sensor for dedicated camera phones.  Overseas in Europe and Japan camera phones are way ahead of the game with our crappy phones here in the U.S.  They've had 5,6,7+ megapixel camera phones for several years now.  We are just catching up.  Meanwhile they're breaking out the double digit monsters of photography.  This beast of a sensor is also capable of shooting 1080p HD video a...
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