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What It’s Like Using One of the Rarest Cameras on the Planet

Arizona-based journalist and photographer Jim Headley recently set out on a “mission” to shoot an ultra-rare Japanese twin lens reflex camera called the Taroflex. Only 10 of these cameras are thought to still exist, and Headley is the proud owner of a fully-functioning copy in “excellent condition.” Headley got in touch with us in early June, right...

Canon Just Won Mirrorless with the EOS R5 and R6

When Sony first started producing full-frame mirrorless cameras, the leading manufacturers at the time pretty much sneered at it. Ricoh, for example, still seemingly believes that DSLRs are due to make a comeback and that mirrorless cameras are just a fad. With how the industry has been progressing, it’s clear that mirrorless is the future and Canon...

Canon: Orders for the EOS R5 and R6 ‘Exceed Expectations,’ Expect Delays

Canon Japan has just issued a statement that many of us probably saw coming: pre-orders for the new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6—as well as some accessories—have “exceeded expectations,” and prospective owners should expect delays in shipping. The statement/apology was originally published just one day after the cameras were announced, and can be seen here....

Vogue Slammed for Hiring Annie Leibovitz for Simone Biles Cover Instead of Black Photographer

Fashion magazine Vogue has come under fire over the cover of its August issue. The magazine featured world-renowned gymnast Simone Biles, and critics are upset at both the style of the images and the fact that Biles was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and not a Black photographer. The profile of Biles was published four days ago, and almost immediately...

Portraits of Famous Figures Recreated by Their Descendants

For his project The Descendants, photographer Drew Gardner has been recreating famous historical portraits with the descendants of the subjects. For example, to recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, arguably the best-known portrait painting in the world, Gardner located Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, the 15th great-granddaughter of Lisa Gherardini,...

My (Reluctant) Love Affair with My Smartphone Camera

In the past year, I’ve become very disenchanted with my DSLR camera. Curiously, and to my complete amazement, I am finding my smartphone, to be more than adequate for taking 95% of the pictures while I’m at home. At home, in my day-to-day wanderings, errands, being with my kids, just general daily life, my smartphone is allowing me to be very spontaneous...

Kodak Paper and Chemistry Business Sold to Chinese Company: Report

The Kodak paper and photochemical business is reportedly being sold to a Chinese company. Inside Imaging reports that an announcement of the proposed sale to Sino Promise Holdings was made internally on July 7th by Kodak Alaris, the British company that shares ownership of the Kodak brand name with the US-based Eastman Kodak Company. After Kodak’s...

Does Micro Four Thirds Have a Future in Photography?

The photography industry has been shrinking and the COVID-19 pandemic has not made things any better. This smaller market is being shared by the same number of companies, which could mean some huge changes for the industry. As formats go, Micro Four Thirds isn’t looking strong through this time. Every so often we tend to see posts about how such-and-such...

This Guy Wore a Face Camera for a Year and Built a VR Time Machine

San Francisco-based inventor Lucas Rizzotto spent all of 2019 wearing cameras on his face. He then built a virtual reality time machine that lets him relive any memory from the year by simply punching in a date and time. Rizzotto shows how the project was done in the 28-minute video above, which exaggerates some aspects of the project for comedic/dramatic...

The Camera-Obsessed Man Who Lives in a Camera-Shaped House

In the Indian city of Belgaum, there’s a man who loves cameras so much that he built a 3-story camera-shaped house. Not only that, but he also named his three sons Canon, Nikon, and Epson. 49-year-old professional photographer Ravi Hongal spent over $94,000 building his unusual dwelling, which features a lens, flash, film reels, memory card, and viewfinder...

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