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Nikon is announcing their latest addition to their 1 series of interchangeable lens cameras: the Nikon J5. It’s got a very sleek and sort of retro look to it that may turn lots of heads. Like many new ILC cameras, it’s got a screen designed for taking selfies because the entire internet wants to see your beautiful face.

The Nikon J5 sports a BSI 20.8MP 1 inch sensor, can fire at 20fps at full resolution, has built-in WiFi, 171 contrast detection points, 105 phase detection focusing points, ISO 160-12,800, the 3 inch 1,037K dot LCD screen that can turn at 180 degrees, loads of creative modes, 1080p 60p HD video, 120p 720p HD video, timelapse mode that can shoot 300 images, an interval timer that shoot up to 999 images, and will come in either silver and white or silver and black.

The Nikon 1 J5 will be available inmultiple kit configurations. The J5 alongside the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens will be available for a suggested retail price (SRP*) of $499.95, while a kit with both the 1 NIKKOR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens and 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 will be available for $749.95 SRP* in Silver/Black and Silver/White only. Additionally, the Nikon 1 J5 will also be kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens for $1,049.95 SRP* in Silver/Black and Silver/White only. The Nikon 1 J5 will be available soon, with exact timing still to be determined.

More photos of the new camera are after the jump.

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As we write this, we hope that you can hear our sighs as we read the pitch email…

Fotodiox has announced today the world’s first Canon to Nikon lens adapter; which isn’t physically possible when it comes to the DSLR world. So they pretty much just duct taped the things together.

Watch the video after the jump, and laugh.

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All images by Mark Sapp. Used with permission.

Photographer Mark Joven Sapp is a photographer living in central Florida. He started as a photographer at Walt Disney World and then transitioned into shooting his own stuff on the side. For Mark, it was all about creativity and expression. “I’ve been shooting for about a year and a half now and my photography has let me travel some of the east coast as well as the midwest. My portfolio is broad in genre but I specialize in surreal photo manipulations.” says Mark about his work.

We were attracted to a specific project of his called Omni; which started partially due to a photography course that he’s taking. However, as Mark tells us, Phlearn’s Aaron Nace inspired him quite a bit.

Be sure to check out more of his work on FacebookFlickrTumblr, and Instagram.

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No, this isn’t an April Fool’s Joke…or at least we hope that it isn’t.

If it is, then it’s a darn good one.

The folks over at Mint Camera seem to be coming out with something cool and incredible: a brand new TLR camera designed to shoot Instax film. There have been hacks done to TLR cameras to do this for a while, but nothing commercially available.

It’s called the Instantflex TL70; and it’s a TLR camera with an f5.6 aperture (trust us, that’s shallow depth of field for something like this), takes Instax Mini film, can focus as close as 48cm, a built in flash, different flash modes and a very true to life TLR experience with top-down viewing and all. The camera is 30% thinner than regular TLR cameras, has three lens elements with five aperture blades, an ambient light meter, EV compensation, and a lot more to love overall.

When it launches, it’s going to be $324; which isn’t too bad at all.

Don’t think they can do it? Mint has already resurrected over 10,000 Polaroid SX-70 cameras. Trust us, that’s no small feat.

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No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

Animator Simon Taylor has created a beautiful and Pixar looking short inspired by a real life boy meets girl story. It’s about the classic photographer trying to find their way until they bump into another shooter. Many of us living the single life have probably had a similar experience at one point or another earlier on in our artistic endeavors.

Honestly, there’s no point in us explaining it anymore. Just hit the jump and watch Taking Pictures.

Via Laughing Squid

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Being a second shooter is sometimes frightening. In some ways, you’re shadowing another photographer but in other ways, you’re maintaining your own individuality without being overpowering. Many second shooters are just starting out and you’ll need to keep one very big thing in mind the entire time: photography isn’t about gear first and foremost. Primarily, it’s about business. Then it’s about your portfolio. And then it’s about capabilities and gear.

If you’re a second shooter or aspiring to be one, then here’s what you should know.

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