Drones, which is a term used to apply to hexacopters, quadrocopters, tricopters, etc. So they have been used in Aerial Photography for much of the time until now. The Drone Selfie is finally here.
Leica, as a premium brand is offering more personalised cameras for those who want to show they have the money. For as little as US$7K, you can buy into a personalized MP or M7 analogue camera with your choice of color and engraved signature too.
Kickstarter has load of strange camera contraptions. The Otto is a GIF camera with a crank. So what does it do? Create GIF images. Wow. Isn't there an app for that?
Blimey, a 12 megapixel camera at full frame with 4K video recording? This sounds very 10 years ago but it appears that the camera morphs into a video camera by choice. The Sony A7S is the newest in their line of the A7 series and it takes a sensor thumbs down for still photography but is one up on video recording. Care to buy one for your photography endeavors?
Behold the Sony RX100 mark 3. Or III....whatever. Remove the Zeiss and Sony logo and stick a Leica logo onto it and you'd probably get people to think that you own a spiffy new Leica camera.
Here is something that I think would probably work, that is if the price is right but US$800 on retail. I am not sure if I would ante up or down to one. First, let's look at the quality. Looks kinda decent all round. fast f/2.0 lens wide open.
Comes standard with NFC and Wifi so you won't be losing on those sharing moments. Just tap your camera with your Samnsung Galaxy phone with NFC and the picture is automatically transferred to the smart device for sharing. Sounds like a plan!
I don't think this was meant to be affordable so here goes nothing.
Leica T has landed. Cost? Well the lens alone is US$1750. There are two to choose from so you cannot imagine how much a body with a APS-C sensor is going to do you in. If you pair it together with one of those T mount lenses, it will cost you over US$3000.
For some, paying that much for a premium photography experience should be well worth it. I mean, why not?
How many working class photographers would even have the funds to buy something like this? And when it comes to day to day use, this point and shoot isn't going to be difficult to use. AF is built in, so no more toying around with those manual M lenses (which you can mount with an optional M mount adapter that cost US$500).
So if you are going to make an impression, let's not talk Nikon or Canon. It's Leica. Because no sane photographer would be professional enough to use one as a daily work horse.
Retailing for US$1,600, the new Lytro illum sounds like a neat toy. But that's it, a toy. Nothing else matters.
Take for a moment to consider this, the illum looks more like a real camera now but what it does is that the captures pure digital pictures which you can refocus, so that's about all you can use it for. Refocusing a point might seem like a big deal, but it isn't. Trust me. As a photographer, you already know where your subject lies and you need to make that tack sharp.
Personally, I don't know where to put something like this. It is at best, a digital camera that doesn't take traditional digital images. Sharing it might seem awesome at first but it becomes a pain when people have to click a link to an online page to view them.
So unless you got loads of money to spare, I would think that this camera cost way too much to be of any professional use.
You know how easy it is for people to steal your photos online so why not do something about it. This is not about watermarking but is more about creating an identity for the pictures by turning it in to a meme.
Each picture you see here has been edited on a mobile app. The idea here is to promote your URL, site or Twitter/Instagram feed so why not do the right thing by making it user friendly enough to post everywhere. Now I have seen photographers put ugly watermarks on their post. It just make it less likely that someone would steal it, but in fact, no one would unless they find a way to remove that copyright notice you slash across the image.
However people will use your pictures, with an advertising line emblazoned across it should the picture look interesting, and of value.
People generally get turned off when you put that copyright notice. I mean, heck, it's your right but you know that the age of the Internet is all about leveraging your brand, so why not do that by putting nice motivational messages with a URL that points to your direction?
Slashgear, Gizmodo and Apple Insider was abuzz with news that a new patent has been granted to Apple in which microlenses were utilized to create a refocusable image, just like Lytro cameras.