Ever wonder where those beautiful, bright photos of amoebas and bacteria and other tiny weird stuff come from? Somebody's got to take and process those photographs, and our friends over at Popular Photography found one of those very people.
It's not quite a human ear, but we're really impressed with this latest 3-D printing project: making your own SLR camera. Surprisingly, you don't need much equipment for the project: you need a 3-D printer that prints in ABS plastic (like a Makerbot), a computer numerical control (CNC) cutter, a few non-printable parts and accessories, and about 15 hours of time. Sounds tricky, but in the end, you can make your own camera, complete with whatever lens mount you want and a mirror viewfinder. It's not exactly the easiest camera to use, but it's still pretty amazing that you can produce damn near a whole, working camera with a 3-D printer. Read more over at Popular Photography.
Canon just announced the sequel to the aging mid-range 60D camera, which is (shocker) called the 70D. Our friends at Popular Photography took a look at it and came away impressed. It's an upgrade over the 60D in all the usual ways: a higher megapixel count (now up to 20.2), a higher ISO maximum (25,600), faster burst shooting, a touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi, and more. But the big news is the autofocus system, which should make focusing during video shooting a breeze. For the more info and an in-depth look at the cool new autofocus system, head on over to PopPhoto.