Snapzoom adapter will enable capturing images through a wide range of scopes with your smartphone by providing secure attachment. Thanks to a great response from crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the adapter will become available by September 2013.
Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens will be released in a week, on May 02. Its focal plane can be tilted at an angle of 8.5 degrees and shifted up to 12mm. Without compromising on lens quality, it will be available for around $1000.
Sea & Sea has developed a Canon EOS 6D underwater housing in its high-end MDX series which will be able to withstand depths of up to 330 feet. Except for depth-of-field preview, the MDX 6-D will access all of the camera’s functions, helped by an ergonomic design.
Matt Molloy has discovered a new way of synthesizing the dynamism of skies into photographs, by creating images composed out of hundreds of photos. His very first timestack sunset went viral on The Milky Way Scientists’s Facebook page, accumulating 12,000 likes in a single day.
Astronauts used to stash away photos until they started travelling the country on post-mission lectures. Chris Hadfield has been posting shots almost every day and now he has some telephoto tips to share also. No wonder he’s got 700,000 followers on Twitter.
Codeunited has just released the open-source app Helmut, which takes just a couple of seconds to scan a film frame to your smartphone. It has already won first prize in an international image app development contest, named Photo Hack Day.
Multi-focus photography will soon offer an unprecedented level of detail to everyday smartphone photography. Until then, Arqball’s FocusTwist app starts off small by simply capturing several photos of the same scene, with different focus points. It then merges them into a fun, re-focusable image.
DJI will be releasing a version of its popular Phantom quadcopter with an integrated recorder. The 14 megapixel stills and 1080p Full HD video camera built-in camera will be monitored from the ground, using an iOS device.
If you’ve ever wished to change the focus after taking a photo, now you can. Soon to be implemented into smartphones, Pelican Imaging’s depth imaging camera will have numerous other uses beside that. Three dimensional photography will revolutionize everything from security to gesturing games.
Applications for Getty Images’s 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography are now open. Participants have until May 1 to send in 20-25 images, and a 500 word description of the project proposal. This year, five photojournalists will be selected to receive grants of $10,000 each.
Aptina’s new AR1411HS CMOS sensor is 40% faster than the company’s previous 10 megapixel model. In its full resolution of 14 megapixels, it can record up to 80 frames per second. Previously exclusive to Nikon’s mirrorless models and Sony’s RX100, the chip is now being produced en-masse.
Scientists from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh have developed a camera that can take long distance 3D images, of up to one kilometer away. Time-of-Flight depth imaging could improve mapping and assessment of potential hazards.
Is Canon backing Nokia? The Finnish company’s next smartphone, boosting a 41-megapixel camera, is rumored to be nicknamed EOS. A source “familiar with Nokia’s plans” has revealed almost complete specifications, including AMOLED screen, optical image stabilization, and variable aperture lens.
The National Press Photographers Association and The American Photographic Artists organization have joined 15 other plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Google Books. The community hopes that this will improve photographers’ copyrights, which have been neglected in a previous court settlement.
PBS’s Off the Book youtube channel recently featured an episode about Photoshop and its various uses. The focus is on the software’s cultural and political value. It has helped with a faster spread of the public’s opinions, empowering average people to respond on a wide scale.