The New Fujifilm XP130 Can Work Underwater Down to 65 Feet

The Fujifilm XP130 is the company’s latest tough camera

If you’re one of those people who love to go underwater with a digital camera and want something more than your phone, then consider the new Fujifilm XP130. It’s the company’s latest tough camera that is touting the ability to shoot at 65 feet below water. You can also drop it from 5.7 feet and expect it to work as well as shoot with it at -14° F and it will still function according to Fujifilm’s claims. It’s doing all this with a 16.4MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor at the heart. In front of that heart is a 28-140mm f3.9-4.9 lens–which honestly seems pretty slow if you’re going to be shooting underwater. But at least it has image stabilization built in. It’s also just $229.95; which is super affordable for the adventure photographer. More details are after the jump.

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Franck Bohbot Captures a Dreamy New York City in “Velvet Snow”

All images by Franck Bohbot. Used with Creative Commons permission.

The start of 2018 saw New York City making it to global headlines for a snowstorm that pummeled and paralyzed the metropolis. While it was a case of extreme weather that hits the city every few years, New York-based photographer and filmmaker Franck Bohbot shows that snowfall can also turn the Big Apple into a cinematic winter wonderland.

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First Impressions: DJI Mavic Air (The Drone That Fits Into a Coat Pocket)

The new DJI Mavic Air is so small it can fit into a coat pocket with ease.

Today, the new DJI Mavic Air was announced to an absolutely astounded crowd. Designed to be put into a coat pocket and carried anywhere along with the remote, your phone, and all the other stuff you normally bring with you, the new DJI Mavic Air also brings with it a lot of technology. For starters, there is a three axis gimbal that works in conjunction with the 12MP camera. At the heart of the camera is a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor – not that big, we know – but everything you’re shooting also has a very deep perspective. There are cameras and sensors all over the body to help protect it from crashing into things. Additionally, the antennae were designed to be fit into the landing gear yet face outward to ensure that the signal connection stays strong. It’s designed to be high wind resistant and has some pretty cool features such as a smart pathing technology and hand gestures that are built in.

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Robert Romanowicz Puts Funny Faces to Everyday Objects with Googly Eyes

All images by Robert Romanowicz. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Feeling blank and out of ideas for a creative photography project? An interesting project doesn’t need to be complicated or moving at this point. Today’s inspiration is a fine example of what you can do to play around with visuals, humor, and a healthy dose of imagination. Try it just for fun, as Polish illustrator and architect Robert Romanowicz would most likely tell you.

Seeing that Robert is primarily an illustrator with a playful and colorful style, It doesn’t come as a surprise that he came up with something bearing those qualities. And he also decided to call it For fun.

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Nikon Was #1 in Full Frame Camera Sales for 2017 Holiday Season

Much was made of Sony overtaking Nikon for #2 in the US Full Frame Market, But Nikon Now Has A Headline Of Their Own.

Earlier last year, a lot (and we mean a lot) of noise was made with the news that Sony had overtaken Nikon to take the #2 spot in US full frame camera sales. But now Nikon has an interesting headline-inducing stat of their own to show off – team yellow was the #1 (not #2, not #3, number ONE) seller of full frame cameras for the 2017 holiday season. Continue reading…

This Unusual Lens was Used at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s

Could this 1000mm Cyclotar lens have been used to document bomb experiments?

Today’s awesome vintage find on ebay is something for collectors with a taste for rarity and curiosity for military history. You definitely don’t see a 1000mm 40-inch f/8 Cyclotar lens spring up from the depths of ebay everyday! What exactly is this curious-looking item? Well, there’s not much info out there other than what ebay seller brcamera has provided. This rare Cyclotar lens was made by Alan Gordon Enterprises for the US government in the 1950s. It was used at the Nevada Test Site for documenting testing activities (we’re definitely itching to know what kind) from the 1950s to the 1970s. It was especially constructed around a 40-inch Bausch + Lomb f/8 Telestigmat lens and was equipped on a Crown Graphic 4×5.

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Adobe Looks To Make Your Selections as Easy as One-Click In Latest Photoshop CC Update

Adobe is continuing to make Photoshop smarter, so you can work faster and with less frustration.

Isn’t it any photographer or graphic designers dream to be able to just click on the object in an image you are working on, and having the software be able to automatically be able to detect that object and make an accurate selection? Obviously, this is a pipe dream, but it is one that Adobe is hoping to bring closer to reality with their latest version of Photoshop. In the Photoshop version 19.1 update, Adobe has made the software more powerful by integrating the selection tool with their Sensei AI, thereby allowing the software to make an accurate selection of your subject with the benefit of machine learning to help it get better and more accurate over time. This is really something that anyone who works with composites or graphic design will have see a benefit too.

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Review: Peak Design Slide Lite Strap II (On the Sony a6000)

The new Peak Design Slide Lite strap is Peak’s most comfortable strap yet.

With the Peak Design Slide Lite strap, you’ve got a brand new option and some cool innovations from the favorite company of many outdoors photographers. The Peak Design Slide Lite strap is a camera strap designed for lighter cameras–like mirrorless options. But to be honest, I think that it’s more than good enough for most APS-C DSLRs. It uses Peak Designs quick release system and has soft seat belt webbing along the entire area of the strap. Additionally, the Peak Design Slide Lite strap has a very quiet but subtle handsomeness to it that in my mind actually makes it sort of stylish.

But most of all, it is adjustable and not necessarily caters to the less curvy photographer–or, you know, the one who wears a lot of layers in the winter.

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