Photography Gear

I first became interested in storms when I was a boy growing up in Texas, the only state in the US that experiences tornadoes, hurricane and blizzards on a regular basis. I built a scale model of a supercell thunderstorm inside a clear plexiglass box using cotton and a light bulb for lightning, and won
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Last year, Vaonis launched an astrophotography system called Stellina. Expensive and a bit bulky, it wasn’t for everyone. However, the company’s latest camera/telescope hybrid, called Vespera, offers many of the same features as Stellina for a quarter the cost: $1,000. Vaonis has the goal of “revolutionizing the world of amateur astronomy,” and the Vespera is
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[embedded content] Famed bullet-time expert Eric Paré decided to challenge himself by building an experimental bullet-time rig using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2, a tiny 8-megapixel camera. While he encountered a few problems with the rig, he eventually got the 15 cameras working together without using custom electronic components. In the 5-minute video above,
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Dell has announced the UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor, a $5,000 4K monitor designed for photographers and videographers that promises professional levels of color accuracy combined with excellent contrast. The monitor includes a host of inputs from HDMI to Thunderbolt 3 and has a built-in Calman-powered colorimeter. The new monitor (number UP3221Q) utilizes a mini-LED
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After announcing its plan to create this exact lens almost two months ago, Tamron has officially launched the 70-300 f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD: the “world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.” Admittedly, this isn’t the most exciting lens given its maximum aperture of f/6.3 at the telephoto end, but
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Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D, a new “zero distortion” ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Laowa 14mm f/4 is an RL (rectilinear) ZERO-D lens, meaning it’s marketed as being able to capture straight features in the scene as straight lines with virtually zero distortion from corner to
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