Category Archives: IMAGING

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

new old vintage: Rolleiflex Twin-lens Reflex Digital Camera

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(credit: Rollie) Rolleiflex 24611 Mini Digi AF 5.0 Camera | from US$279.00 | www.amazon.com

digital cameras are a dime of a dozen, so how do you stand out from the sea of offerings? just take a piece of yesteryear camera and make it go digital. case in point: the Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 digital camera. it is a full-fledge digital camera designed to look just like the original Rolleiflex 2.8F 6x6cm twin lens reflex camera of the 1920s, albeit being a whole lot smaller physically. Continue reading new old vintage: Rolleiflex Twin-lens Reflex Digital Camera

cool stuff: retractable lens cap for Olympus XZ-1

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(credit: UN Ltd) Retractable Lens Cap | ¥5,800.00 | www.un-ltd.co.jp

unlike most compact digital shooter, the Olympus XZ-1 has a manual lens cap which is usually left dangling on the camera’s lanyard or if untethered, it will tend to get lost somewhere, sometime. here’s a nifty solution to a seemingly minute problem – the retractable lens cap. it fits over the lens and will part open as the lens make its way out for a shoot. Continue reading cool stuff: retractable lens cap for Olympus XZ-1

slap on a Flicbac to get a grip of your digital camera

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(credit: Flipbac) Flipbac Camera Grips | from US$9.99 | flipbac.com

for lazy shutterbugs, point and shoot digital cameras are the way to go. point and shoot cameras has evolve significantly but one thing never really change: there is a lack of proper grip that enables one hand shooting. why do we need to use one hand to shoot, is something we find it hard to explain. in anyway, Flipback Innovations has a simple solution: slap on the Flicback camera grips at the front and instantly add a much needed relief for a better grip. Continue reading slap on a Flicbac to get a grip of your digital camera

Camera Futura concept DSLR inspired by today’s smartphone

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today’s smartphone would be a perfect gadget for photography, if not for its less-than-ideal image equality. just imagine what the smartphone of today possesses: WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, powerful processor, OS-driven interface with add-on apps et cetera. now imagine all these qualities and perhaps more, are thrown into tomorrow’s DSLR. awesome? definitely. that’s what Seattle-based Artefact Group has envisioned with its concept camera, dubbed the Camera Futura. Continue reading Camera Futura concept DSLR inspired by today’s smartphone

concept case turns your smartphone into a luxury camera

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(credit: Black Design Associates)

finally, two giant in their respective field has come together to create the ultimate in smartphone case and digital camera. well, not really. it is however, a concept product conceived by design house Black Design Associates to effort to “combine two great products”. dubbed the LEICA for iPhone 4, it is a conceptual camera case for iPhone that not only protects the iPhone but also enhances the photography experience. Continue reading concept case turns your smartphone into a luxury camera

Fastec TS3Cine – the most compact hi-speed camera

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(image credit: FASTEC) FASTEC TS3Cine | from US$29,900.00 | ts3cine.com

if are an aspiring videographer, you are probably going to dig this. the FASTEC TS3Cine is a high speed video camera in a compact form factor. even in its compact form, it still sports a generous 7-inch LCD display, negating the need to hook up external monitor for shot framing. at its maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024, the TS3Cine can capture videos at up to 500 frames per second (fps). however, it can record at 720 frames per second (fps) if recording at 720p resolution and as high as 20,000 frames per second (fps) when recording at its lowest resolution. though, no mention of what is the lowest resolution. Continue reading Fastec TS3Cine – the most compact hi-speed camera

Midnight Shot NV-1 takes real night vision images

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(credit: ThinkGeek) Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera | US$139.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

the most common problem we face with digital camera today is shooting in complete darkness. no matter how advanced today’s digital cameras are, they will still need some form of low light condition to give a decent image. not anymore, if you have the Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera. Continue reading Midnight Shot NV-1 takes real night vision images

Lomography Sprocket Rocket now comes in white

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(credit: Lomography) Lomography Sprocket Rocket White Edition | US$101.17 | www.lomography.com

you gotta give it to Lomography for the ability to refresh their products so regularly. last year we featured the Lomography Sprocket Rocket panorama camera and today, Lomography announced yet another sprocket, this time in all white body. some may sneer at this lame ‘refreshment’ but avid analog panorama photography fans will be glad that they have yet another color option. the truth is, black isn’t for everyone. the Lomography Sprocket Rocket White Edition is released in honor of the Lomography Exhibition at the Times Square Hong Kong, effectively, making this the “HK Times Square Edition”. Continue reading Lomography Sprocket Rocket now comes in white

a more faster way to digitize your old photographs

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(credit: Hammacher) The Desktop Photograph to Digital Picture Converter | US$99.95 | www.hammacher.com

before the popularization of digital photography that nearly kill off analog photography, we captured our memories on film and developed them in prints. these days, i hardly print any photos. everything i captured are either on my computer or external storages. so it will be cool to convert those old time prints into digital copies before they turned into dust. scanning is not new but scanning the prints piece by piece is a mammoth task and could take ages especially for a person who has decades of memories in prints.
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now there’s a faster way to capture your printed photographs into digital copies with the Desktop Photograph to Digital Picture Converter. quite a mouthful, but its speed in capturing is nothing near mouthful. using a 5 MP CMOS sensor as found in digital cameras, this nifty gadget instantly records the image in either JPEG or TIF format to your computer via the included USB cable. it can capture up to 600 dpi resolution (3,600 x 2,400 pixels), and has automatic exposure control and color balance.

the Desktop Photograph to Digital Picture Converter comes with software to help you in editing, cropping, and resizing pictures. it will work with both Mac and PC, and can accept a variety of print sizes. the Desktop Photograph to Digital Picture Converter retails for $99.95 which is not much more expensive than a conventional scanner but offers a dedicated quick solution to an otherwise dreadful task. the Desktop Photograph to Digital Picture Converter is available on Hammacher Schlemmer online store.

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help Japan quake victims with these Lomography cameras

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Lomography just announced three special edition cameras, the Diana & Flash, the Diana F+ and Fisheye 2. these three cameras were originally conceived to commemorate Japan’s Golden Week, but now these cameras have take on a whole new meaning. with the purchase of each camera, 20 euro will be donated to the Red Cross Relief Japan. Continue reading help Japan quake victims with these Lomography cameras