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Category Archives: Photography Equipment

Buying a new or used camera? Looking to switch from traditional film to digital? Need lenses, tripods, and other photography equipment?

We feature a variety of articles that look at different photography equipment including camera bodies, lens, filters, flash, extension tubes, tripods, camera bags, and more.

End of Camera Making Era for Kodak

The Times Online reports “Kodak to Finish Camera Making”, news that Eastman Kodak will stop making cameras. Eastman Kodak is to stop making cameras, marking the end of an era for the manufacturing business started more than a century ago by George Eastman, the photography pioneer. The troubled photographic equipment maker is to outsource its […]

New UK Terrorist Threat – Tips For Travelers and Photographers

There is a lot of confusion over the new high threat risk advisory and recent arrests in Britain of terrorists. Let’s look at the specifics. Expect Long Delays and Multiple Security Inspections No matter where you are traveling, but especially at international hubs, expect double to triple waiting times as you are processed through security. […]

Nikon D80 New 10.8 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide, announces Pics of Nikon D80 Leaked Accidentally on Purpose. To be launched August 9th, 2006, the new 10.2 megapixel Nikoin DLSR D80 will have some great bells and whistles. From the pictures, you can plainly see the new model will be called the Nikon D80, not the D90 as some speculated. […]

Wedding Photographers Need a Permit to Photograph in US National Parks

According to USAToday, Washington Post, among others, the US National Park Service will break a long running tradition and will be charging for wedding photographer in their national parks. Permits will be required as well. The new policy took effect on May 15 of this year and requires professional photographers to pay $50 to $250 […]

No More Blurry, Out-of-Focus Photographs in Our Future?

Wired’s “Say Sayonara to Blurry Pics” says that out-of-focus and blurry photographs might be a thing of the past in the future: Ren Ng calls his creation the “light field camera” because of its ability to capture the quantity of light moving in all directions in an open space. It stems from early-20th-century work on […]

Saying Bye-Bye to Film?

News is out everywhere over the past few months. Nikon announced it will stop producing most of their film based cameras in order to devote more creative energy into digital cameras. Konica and Minolta, long an embattled pair, are also quitting production of analog cameras. Kodak has practically given up on making film and cameras, […]

Photography Technology Helping NASA and Solving Crimes

Reading an article from ZDNet, “How NASA Can Help Detectives”, I ran across some interesting ways that photography plays a part in helping NASA help detectives solve crimes. With a new photographic laser device developed to check damages on the Space Shuttle, NASA is going to help the FBI to investigate crime scenes. The Laser […]

Guide to Selling Digital Cameras on eBay

Stella Kleiman’s article, “A Guide to Selling Digital Cameras on eBay”, has good tips for selling all cameras, not just digital cameras, on Ebay. As is often the case with consumer electronics, the technology is steadily improving while prices are dropping, leading many shoppers to eBay in search of newer models at bargain prices. There […]

Digital Camera Hacking Tips Reference

Chieh Cheng’s Camera Hacker is a site featuring technical articles and tips, as well as the Camera Hacker’s Hacking Digital Cameras book. If you are a computer techie and into hacking up computer and digital parts and pieces, including cameras, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy there. Highlighted tips, tricks and techniques for understanding […]

Eye Movement Controlling Camera Functions in the Future

Today, technology is available within modern cameras that detects where the eye is looking through the viewfinder for focus and even zoom the camera’s lens. Research at Rutgers University may bring the ability to actually edit the image within the viewfinder with the movement of the eye. Based upon the thesis called “The Art Of […]

A Camera Made Out of Paper

Does anyone still remember pin-hole cameras? As a child, my mother was the head of the local Camp Fire Girls program and she introduced us all to pin-hole cameras and sun-sensitive photographic paper and the magic of photography opened up for me. So imagine my delight in learning that there are instructions available online to […]

Delkin Devices New Pop-up Shades for Digital Cameras

Have you been out in the field or traveling with your digital camera and battled with glare on your digital camera’s LCD screen? I HATE that. When we’re teaching classes, people will bring me their digital cameras, asking for an immediate critique of their work before moving on to the next assignment. I twist the […]

CD Storage for Images Now Not a Good Idea

If you have been storing your digital photographic images on CDs, think again. There is new news from Computer World that says CDs aren’t good for archival storage. The problem is material degradation. Optical discs commonly used for burning, such as CD-R and CD-RW, have a recording surface consisting of a layer of dye that […]

Hasselblad’s New 39 Megapixel Medium Format Camera – Wow!

Wow. Just Wow. The Tech News Net announces that “Hasselblad Introduces its New 39 Megapixel H2D-39 Digital Camera”. You read it right. Thirty-nine Megapixels. That’s huge. The camera’s CCD sensor is more than twice the size of conventional 35mm camera sensors (36.7 x 49.0 mm). At maximum resolution, the images captured by the H2D-39 in […]

Pringles Can Creations: Macro Lens and WIFI Antennas

Photocritic’s Extreme Macro Photography on a budget explains how to create a “budget” macro lens for closeup photography. If you are into gadgets and do-it-yourself, this is a simple and fun project. Pringles cans are also being used to make WIFI antennas to extend the range of your computer to pick up wireless Internet connections […]