These Tins Are Replicas of the Vintage Leica M3 Rangefinder

by Staff October 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

An Italian astrophotography company called PrismaLuceLab has launched a modded version of the Nikon D5500 DSLR. Called the “D5500a Cooled,” the camera uses a special cooling system mounted on the back to chill the sensor and reduce noise during long-exposure photos.

Great light is what creates great images.
What makes a photograph is not the camera sensor, or the autofocus system, or the depth of field. Photographs are made with light.

Photographer Taylor Jackson—whose more serious videos we’ve featured here and here—had to know he was stirring up trouble when he created this satirical short video. If you’re a …

This 1-minute video was captured by a road-tripping group of friends who stuck a GoPro out a car window while driving down a road in Vermont. It’s also a video that accidentally captures how one of the kids lost his dad’s $1,000 DSLR.

When Google announced its Pixel smartphone last week and boasted about its “best smartphone camera ever,” there was one notable thing it lacked compared to the iPhone: optical image stabilization. Instead of physically stabilizing shots, the Pixel uses readings from the phone’s built-in gyroscope to compensate for shake.

Australian photographer Beau Pilgrim got the surprise of a lifetime recently when an adult humpback whale breached right in front of him, landing just a couple of meters away from the swimming photographer. Fortunately for us, he captured the incredible moment on video.

Here’s the before/after shot I promised yesterday which showcases the not-too-shabby dynamic range and noise control of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. But I don’t want to talk about it any longer. Instead, I’d like to say this.

Adventure photographer Mike Mezeul II captured something truly extraordinary a couple of weeks ago. While hiking around Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii one night in September, he managed to capture the moon, the milky way, a meteor, and flowing lava in a single frame.

A white police officer in South Carolina is facing murder charges after shooting an unarmed black man in the back and killing him as he ran away. A bystander named Feidin Santana witnessed the whole incident on April 4th and managed to capture cell phone footage, which then became widely seen around the world and sparked fresh new outrage about police brutality.
Now, nearly two weeks after the shooting, the video is at the center of a new discussion: news outlets are being asked for a $10,000 fee if they wish to share the video.

Canadian fine art photographer David Burdeny created this remarkable photo of a giant iceberg that’s neatly divided into four quadrants, each with a different look.

The latest photo trend taking over your Twitter feed this week is also quickly rising to the top of the Internet’s “Reasons I Shattered My Smartphone Screen” list. It’s been dubbed the “hands-free…” or “self-five selfie,” and it’s exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.

While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your photos. Check out this tutorial to discover two dodge and burn techniques that are more effective, cleaner, and smarter.

Once Syria’s largest city, Aleppo has been the worst-hit city in the country since the Battle of Aleppo began in 2012 as part of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Now a series of before-and-after photos reveals just how much the once-vibrant historical city has been marred by war.

For his book and project Abandoned Asylums, Ottawa, Canada-based photographer Matt Van der Velde took his camera into abandoned state hospitals, asylums, and psychiatric facilities across the United States.

Internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Mantoani has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 47.

How does the camera quality of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone compare to Leica’s high-end digital rangefinders? Respected Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi decided to find out by shooting the same scenes and then comparing them side-by-side.

Google announced its new in-house Pixel smartphone this week, boasting that it has “the best smartphone camera ever.” DxOMark agreed, giving the phone’s camera a record-breaking score of 89. If you’d like a taste of the camera’s quality, there are now sample photos showing how it performs in the real world.

Amateur photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer wanted to capture the dreamier side of Paris. But how do you offer a fresh take on a city that’s been photographed from every angle… twice? For Ferrer, the secret was infrared.

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Prisma, the app that offers users the algorithmic ability to transform their photos into paintings in the style of the great masters, now works on videos as well.

The Dolly Zoom—also known as the Vertigo Effect—is a powerful cinematic technique that involves moving the camera in one direction while you zoom the lens in the opposite direction. But did you know you can actually create this same effect in post without a zoom lens? Thanks to high-res cameras, you can.

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