Category Archives: IMAGING

Digital and analog cameras, video cameras, film making equipment, lenses and basically anything that captures or help to capture images.

Russia Camera Maker Zenit Lives Again, Unveiled Its First Leica-based Camera

I am not a photography buff myself, but I have sure seen and read about Zenit, the famed USSR-era Russian camera brand, in my younger days (don’t ask how). So what about it? Well, like many brands that have saw demised and ‘rebooted subsequently, it is coming back. Starting with the Zenit M Rangefinger. Krasnogorsky Zavod had announced it will be bringing Zenit back to take on Leica, but in strange move, it has partnered with Leica to work on its first camera after the revival. The camera is design by Zenit alright, but it is based on Leica M Type 240 platform. Continue reading Russia Camera Maker Zenit Lives Again, Unveiled Its First Leica-based Camera

24K Gold Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition Should Not Be A Joke

Oh, so you think Leica isn’t expensive enough? How about a “$7 million” Nikon DSLR, like this example here called Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton edition? This luxe pro-shooter has everything any luxe enthusiast photographer would have dreamed of, including soft albino buckskin adorned with Parisian fashion house’s signature monogram and a fair amount of 24K matte gold on it. It really is a dream device that had an amateur, non-DSLR using person like me swooning over it. Continue reading 24K Gold Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition Should Not Be A Joke

Leica SOFORT Instant Camera Have A New Matte Black Finish

Unless you are a shutterbug who have been watching the camera hardware scene closely, you wouldn’t have known Leica, maker of high-end cameras, has an instant camera line called SOFORT. If you don’t already know that, now you know and now, you also know that it has a new black matter finish version too. Announced recently, the Leica SOFORT Black comes hot after the release of the super quiet Leica M10-P. Noteworthy design features include a contrasting ‘SOFORT’ branding across the black leatherette and a matte black finish around the back. Continue reading Leica SOFORT Instant Camera Have A New Matte Black Finish

GoPro Unveiled Three New HERO7 Cameras, Has Voice Command Support

After much leaks that non-hardcore fans probably won’t care, GoPro has finally taken the wrap of the new HERO7 cameras and it has not one, not two, but three in the family. The range topper is, obviously, the GoPro HERO7 Black and the middle ranger would be the GoPro HERO7 Silver and the GoPro HERO7 White takes the spot as the entry level of the newest action cam family lineup. The new HERO7 is touted as “the simplest GoPro cameras ever” and they are rugged, waterproof without a housing, and features voice command support and WiFi connectivity. Continue reading GoPro Unveiled Three New HERO7 Cameras, Has Voice Command Support

Spry Is The Imaging Drone Of Choice For Water Sports, Because Waterproof

You have seen drones that swim underwater, a drone that is inflatable, and there is one that’s even biodegradable, and another that dives underwater and also flies. However, the last one is something reserved for research, commercial or military use. Well, that’s until now. Enters Spry Waterproof Imaging Drone, a unique drone that can dive underwater and take to the sky, and one which you and I can own. It is an imaging drone, but unlike water-fearing, popular drones like DJI, Spry can briefly submerge underwater and float on water, while remaining flight capable. Continue reading Spry Is The Imaging Drone Of Choice For Water Sports, Because Waterproof

Geneinno’s 6-Thruster Underwater Drone Is Now On Indiegogo

After listed on Chinese online platform Taobao a few months ago and shortly after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chinese underwater drone maker Geneinno is now taking pre-order for its unconventional 6-thruster underwater imaging drone. With a starting price of $799, it is the most affordable underwater drone on the market with the highest available water pressure rating. Geneinno Titan claims the title as the deepest underwater drone. Continue reading Geneinno’s 6-Thruster Underwater Drone Is Now On Indiegogo

Leica M10-P Is Super Quiet, Won’t Rouse Your Sleeping Subject

Are you bothered by the shutter noise of a camera? Or maybe in your line of work (I won’t ask, I promised), you require barely noticeable shutter noise? Well, if so and if you have the dough to drop, Leica has the answer and it is called M10-P. M10-P is the latest member of Leica M series. It has a design that screams “rangefinders!” But more importantly, it has a near-silent shutter, so that you can go on and shoot without disturbing your subject(s). Continue reading Leica M10-P Is Super Quiet, Won’t Rouse Your Sleeping Subject

DJI Unveiled Two Mavic 2 Imaging Drone, One Has A Hasselblad Camera!

This is it. After much leaks that we can’t be bother to look into, China’s drone giant DJI has finally revealed its next-generation Mavic drone, or should we say ‘drones’ because there are two Mavics: a Pro and a Zoom. I am sure the former is going to tickle the fancy of photography enthusiasts because, Hasselblad. You heard that right. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro features an onboard camera co-engineered with the legendary camera maker Hasselblad. Here’s what you can expect: Continue reading DJI Unveiled Two Mavic 2 Imaging Drone, One Has A Hasselblad Camera!

The Weirdest Macro Lens Is Now A Thing Money Can Buy

Remember the weird macro lens we saw last year Venus Optics’ Laowa? You know, the lens that sport a long and narrow barrel that resembles that of a rifle? Yeah, that. Well, it is now a thing money can buy. Venus Optics is calling the Laowa 24 mm f/14 Probe Lens “the weirdest, but the most genius macro lens ever.” Well, I am not a photographer enough to be a judge of whether if it is indeed a genius, but it sure is weird alright and I do not need to tell you why. Continue reading The Weirdest Macro Lens Is Now A Thing Money Can Buy

DJI Made Spark Imaging Drone Cute With First Characterized Drone

When it comes DJI, or imaging drones in general for that matter, cute is never in the agenda. I mean, seriously, were you expecting cute drone or something? No. Obviously. Oh, wait. You do? Well, if that’s the case, then China drone maker has a piece of good news for you. It has “cutiefied” (note: not a real word) its affordable drone, the DJI Spark by “characterizing” it with one of LINE FRIENDS’ most popular characters Brown. Brown, btw, is a cartoon bear. Continue reading DJI Made Spark Imaging Drone Cute With First Characterized Drone