We love digital, but the earthquake in Japan has made DSLR cameras and accessories a bit scarce and expensive. So why not look to film? There's the cool retro vibe, and even with the costs of film processing, SLRs are awfully cheap. Our sister site, Popular Photography, compiled a great list of 12 of the best film cameras out there that'll give you cred and some great photos.
Scanner microscopes are used for inspecting entire areas in great detail--looking for counterfeit money, say, or scanning a patient's skin for possibly dangerous growths. But these microscopes typically scan by moving back and forth. This new microscope is totally redesigned, and scans an entire area at once.
Photographer shoots and assembles an entire day of skies
By Caitlin KearneyPosted 04.26.2011 at 10:51 am 3 Comments
Amateur photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos created this continuous image of the sky over Sounio, Greece, a town near his home. Late last December, he recorded the sun's path across the sky during the day and an 11-hour star trail at night.
Why are we reviewing an SD card? Usually, SD cards are just there--these days, high-capacity cards are dirt-cheap and nearly disposable. They're essential, but in the same way shoelaces are essential--you replace them when you need to, but you don't give them a lot of thought. Eye-Fi's new Direct Mode for its X2 line of SD cards, though, is different.
For photographers who are attached to their analog equipment but can no longer resist the pull of the digital age, RE35 proposes a solution: a digital cartridge that fits into any 35mm camera and connects to your computer via USB.
The RE-35 cartridge, in place of film, has a pull-out “sensor” that captures the images and saves them to flash memory within the cartridge. When plugged in to a computer, the cartridge charges and transfers images with built-in software.
We're always suckers for a good art/science mashup, so perhaps it's no surprise that we're feeling pretty good about today's release of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners. This year's winning entries included
the most detailed 3-D model of the HIV virus ever made (above), a sweeping infographic primer on the many ways fungi impact our lives, and a non-interactive media project that tracked 3,000 pieces of garbage from their origins in Seattle to destinations across the U.S.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced the winners of its Hidden Treasures astrophotography contest. Hidden Treasures asks amateur astronomers with an artistic bent (or artists with an astronomic bent) to take the raw, greyscale data from ESO's archives and do what ESO hires a team of professionals to do: Translate that data into gorgeous images of the universe. We've compiled a gallery of a few of our favorites, and trust us, these are as good as any professional efforts we've seen.
Let your breaths out: Popular Photography has finally named its Camera of the Year. The winner is the fascinating, powerful hybrid Sony A55. Read the full review and see why the editors were unanimous in their choice of the innovator.