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Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review: A Solid Introduction to Macro

The Nikon 50mm f/2.8 Macro Prime lens is part of a pair announced in June. While the lens is designated as a macro, the 50mm focal length makes it more of a walkabout lens with macro capabilities. While Nikon’s legacy macro lenses would still work using the FTZ adapter on the Z-System, the new lenses note another step of Nikon’s promise to deliver...

The Historik Photo App Will Let You Experience History in 3D AR

Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Chris Whalen has announced a new app called Histork which leverages Augmented Reality (AR) to “bring history to life through the screen of a cell phone.” According to a report from KTVB7 News, the Histork app uses AR to recreate lost historic points at their origin and lets users swipe through historical markers to find...

How To Create a DIY Mosaic ‘Camera’ Using 1000 Drinking Straws

In this six and a half minute video from Fotodiox, photographer Sean Anderson shows how he used over a thousand mini drinking straws to create a “straw camera” that can capture mosaic type images. Originally inspired by a PetaPixel article from 2017 where the DIY camera used a film back to capture the images. After seeing that project, Sean was left...

Apple to Use iPhone Cameras to Detect Autism in Children: Report

According to a new report, Apple is currently researching ways to use the cameras on its iPhones to detect childhood autism as well as depression and cognitive decline in adults by analyzing behavioral cues. The report comes courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, the company is working on a technology that can help diagnose depression and cognitive...

Instagram’s Chief Compares Social Media Dangers to Car Accidents

In response to a Wall Street Journal story that revealed Facebook is aware that social media can harm teens, Instagram’s head Adam Mosseri says the dangers of his app are akin to car accidents, a comparison that has drawn considerable ridicule. After the Wall Street Journal published a story that leaked internal Facebook studies that showed that social...

Samsung and Olympus Cameras are Not Partnering on a Smartphone

Samsung has been repeatedly linked with Olympus cameras, now known as OM Digital, in what was speculated to be a partnership in an upcoming smartphone. PetaPixel confirms this to be false. The original rumor tying the two brands together started in April when a rumor suggested that Samsung was looking to add sensor-shift stabilization into its next...

DIY Ultra-High-Res Digital Photos with a Large Format Camera

In 2014, I started my project Applied Metaphysics – Ground Truth on exemplary still life. The goal was to produce very large prints (2 to 9 square meters and more) at a high resolution so that people could look at them very closely. The idea was that the sheer amount of detail in each image and the immersive way of looking at them was fundamental for...

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022: AI and Improved Asset Management

ACD Systems International has launched the newest edition of its flagship software — ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 — boosting the digital asset management process and introducing AI-powered facial recognition. ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate supports RAW and layered editing in addition to file organization. In the newest 2022 version, the company...

Samsung Shares Details on its New 200MP Smartphone Sensor

Samsung announced the first-even 200-megapixel HP1 smartphone sensor in early September but has followed up that announcement with more detailed information that touts its benefits, including low light performance and incredible detail. Samsung explains that the benefit of 200-megapixels isn’t just that photos are larger, but that detail can be preserved...

Photographer Sells Her Widely-Stolen Photo as NFT for $300K, Makes it Free

A photographer who was tired of chasing down copyright infringers to her most-stolen photo decided instead to sell it as an NFT and then release the photo’s usage rights to the world. That NFT has just sold at auction for a whopping $300,000. Several years ago, Canadian photographer and Sony ambassador Cath Simard shot and shared a photo of a road...

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