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March 08, 2012 at 01:40AM

Photos Captured the Moment the Camera is Destroyed by a Bullet

Photographer Steven Pippin creates unique photographs that capture the precise moment in which the camera used to capture the photo is destroyed by a bullet from a handgun. The images show the final moment of the camera’s existence (with the help of a mirror) and are themselves damaged by the bullet passing through the film.

Regarding his method, Wired writes,

To take the photos, the camera and gun are put into rigs lined up with each other. The gun has a piezo electric sensor mounted close to the chamber so that as soon as the shot fires, a signal goes to a timer of delay unit and then to a high speed flash (1/140,000 second flash duration). Before the gun is directed at the camera, it is calibrated using four or five shots to make sure that the timer is adjusted to make sure that the bullet is at the point of impact when the flash is triggered.

Once it’s ready, the room is left in total darkness with the film loaded and the shutter open before the trigger is pulled. The film is then retrieved from the broken camera and the lights turned back on.

A sensor is used to determine when a gun is fired, and a timer is used to trigger the flash just as the bullet makes impact with the camera.

Pippin’s work will be on display at an exhibition titled RESISTANCE at the The Fine Art Society Contemporary in London from April 18, 2012 to May 5, 2012.

(via Wired)

Image credits: Photographs by Steven Pippin

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February 27, 2012 at 12:46AM

Seven futuristic camera concepts

↑ The Digimo camera concept by Sangik Lee are actually two different units with LCD screens that can be separated and triggered wirelessly.

↑ The D-CAN camera concept by Jean-Michel Bonnemoy reminds me of the Lytro camera.

↑ The eXcanvas camera by Junyoung Jang can be easily turned into a tripod.

↑ The Slite camera by Binna Kim of SADI has a slide-out screen for image editing on the go.

↑ The Svelite cam by Vladimir Nikolic has an unique cylinder design.

Apple Quicktake camera concept by Joseph Dumary.

↑ The Framer concept by Jeiyong Chun of SADI let’s you zoom by moving the camera between your eyes and the subject.

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January 18, 2012 at 02:47AM

Olympus OM-D rumored specs

Here are the first specs of the rumored Olympus OM-D camera:

The design of the new OM-D camera will look similar to the classic OM series

1.44M dots EVF which will simulate the pentaprism designs

New technologies have been introduced to compensate for camera shake and AF

Two colors will be available: black and silver

Weather sealed magnesium body

16MP sensor

Camera width: 121mm

Weight: 425g

Release date: late March, 2012

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New Fujifilm X-Pro1 Photos and Specs, Camera to Offer Film Simulation Modes


New Fujifilm X-Pro1 Photos and Specs, Camera to Offer Film Simulation Modes

Fujifilm’s beautiful X-Pro1 mirrorless camera isn’t official yet, but we now have a clearer picture of what the system will look like after a few product pages for X-series lenses were accidentally published on Amazon (they’ve since been removed). In addition to new images of the camera itself, prices for the lenses were revealed: 00 for the 35mm f/1.4 and 18mm f/2.0, and 00 for the 60mm f/2.4. Also, get this: the camera will be able to simulate 10 different kinds of film (e.g. Provia, Velvia, Astia, B&W)!

The camera will capture 16.3 megapixel images using a 23.6×15.6mm APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor. It’ll have a primary color filter and a cleaning system that uses ultrasonic vibrations. It’ll be feature RAW mode, an SD card slot, 1080p H.264 HD video recording with stereo sound, an ISO range of 200-6400 (expandable to 25600), TTL 256-zone metering, 6fps continuous shooting, a 3-inch LCD screen, and a hybrid viewfinder.

There will also be a hotshoe flash and leather case for the camera.

All that’s left to see is whether the image quality is good and what price they set for the camera itself. Aside from that, the design is gorgeous and the fact that the camera offers film simulation modes with an interchangeable lens rangefinger-esque body will be a huge attraction for people who want to do old school shooting with new school technology.

(via Photo Rumors and Steve Huff Photo via The Verge)

Update: Photo Rumors has published Fujifilm’s entire press release announcing the new camera.

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Make a Custom Snow Globe Using Photos of Your House

Here’s a fantastic project/gift idea for those of you who are both tech-savvy and artsy: make a custom snow globe of your house. The process involves capturing photographs of the house from all sides, turning the images into a 3D model of the home using a 3D modeling program (e.g. Google Sketchup), turning the 3D model into a physical object using a 3D printing service (e.g. Shapeways), and then sticking the object into a custom snow globe kit. Qarl has published a step-by-step tutorial on the process.

the weather outside is frightful (via Boing Boing)

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Lexar Introduces Industry’s First 1000x Memory Card

Fremont, CA, 5 January, 2012 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the industry’s first 1000x memory card, the Lexar® Professional 1000x CompactFlash® (CF) card. The new card provides professional photographers and advanced photo and video enthusiasts with blazing-fast 150MB per second minimum guaranteed sustained read speed.* The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, and supports the VPG-20 specification, meaning the card has been tested and guaranteed for professional video capture streams at up to 20MB per second, ensuring professional-quality video at high frame rates with no dropped frames. In addition, the Lexar Professional 1000x CF memory card helps accelerate the digital photography workflow, helping clear the camera’s buffer for uninterrupted shooting and quickly transferring images and video from the memory card to the computer, when paired with a UDMA 7-enabled reader such as the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Reader. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 1000x CF card, visit www.lexar.com.

“Lexar Professional CF cards are the only media I trust to capture my video images. With a significant performance upgrade and VPG-20 support, I can spend more time behind the camera and less time waiting for footage to transfer,” said Lexar Elite Videographer Alex Buono, who is acclaimed for his video production work on Saturday Night Live. “Lexar has always understood how professionals shoot, manage, and edit their captured content, offering the tools and technologies to make the job faster and more efficient. The Professional 1000x CF card will help ensure that a memory card is never the bottleneck in the creative process.”

The Lexar Professional 1000x CF memory card is compatible with all UDMA CF and CF devices. The card includes the latest version of award-winning Image Rescue® software to help recover lost or deleted photo and video files, even if they’ve been erased or the card has been corrupted.**

“Professional photographers who shoot both photos and video look to Lexar for storage solutions that will enhance their digital workflow and remove the obstacles that stand in the way of the creative process,” said Manisha Sharma, director of product marketing for cards, Lexar. “The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card offers some of the best performance available, not only for use in-camera, but also when moving images and video from the card to a computer for editing and processing. Our goal is to allow shooters to focus on capturing great shots, including high-resolution images and HD or 3D video, instead of using up precious time processing in the studio.”

The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card provides consumers with the quality and reliability they have come to expect from Lexar. All product designs are tested in the Lexar Quality Labs to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability with more than 800 intended digital devices.
All Lexar Professional cards include a limited lifetime warranty and free, dedicated professional technical support. The new Lexar Professional 1000x CF card will be available in February, with MSRPs of $169.99 (16GB), $299.99 (32GB), $529.99 (64GB), and $899.99 (128GB).

Datacolor Spyder4Pro display color calibration solution

Spyder4Pro is a display color calibration solution designed for photographers and creative professionals that need to match prints to their displays. It includes the ability to adapt to ambient light conditions.

Spyder4Pro features a patented, full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide gamut and normal displays. Spyder4Pro software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your monitor, laptop computer, iPad, iPhone and projector. No other calibrator has this capability. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance. On average, accuracy and precision are improved by 26% and 19% respectively.

10 meter Phottix TTL cords

Phottix released 10 meter versions of its Nikon SC-28 compatible TTL cords.


Pentax 645D tethering

The new software version of PK_Tether(version 0.6.0) now supports tethering with the Pentax 645D.


New electronic shutter from Sinar

  • Designed and manufactured at Sinar in Switzerland
  • Fastest shutter speeds: up to 1/125 second
  • Wide-angle photography with view cameras is now possible – by means of lenses built into recessed tubes
  • The 7-blade iris diaphragm provides a nearly circular aperture
  • The most modern components and electronics permit a very compact and light-weight construction
  • Can be built into diverse camera platforms
  • Conversion of existing O-size lenses, including Schneider
  • Complete functionality with all brands of digital backs
  • Control via PC or Mac – as well as remote control via Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch


New: Phottix BG-1100D Battery Grip

Phottix announced the addition of its BG-1100D battery gripfor Canon 1100D DSLRs. The grip holds two batteries and features a vertical shutter button for easy portrait-orientation shooting.

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