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The Gigantic 8X Zoom Lens on Sony's RX100 VI Does What Your Smartphone Can't The Gigantic 8X Zoom Lens on Sony's RX100 VI Does What Your Smartphone Can't

It’s no secret that camera sales are down, thanks mostly to the convenience and capabilities of smartphone shooters. Who wants to carry another device just to take pictures? That’s the question camera makers are currently facing, but with the Rx100 Mark VI, Sony has a solid answer in the form of a gigantic…

Genius Photography Hacker Makes Adapter to Attach Giant Zoom Lenses to the Game Boy Camera Genius Photography Hacker Makes Adapter to Attach Giant Zoom Lenses to the Game Boy Camera

When it was released 20 years ago, it didn’t matter that the Game Boy Camera took terrible, low-res, black and white images. It was a digital camera kids could buy for just $50, and the fun factor far outweighed the device’s technical limitations. Even today there’s still a rabid fanbase for it, including designer …

This Guy Built a Gorgeous Camera From Scratch

Ever find yourself in the position where you need something but can’t afford it? Lucus Landers did, when he needed a large-format camera for class so he found a laser-cutter and built a pretty janky-looking one out of wood. Now, the Louisiana native has just finished building another camera from scratch. It is a…

Deep Learning Can Now Flawlessly Correct Photos Taken in Almost Complete Darkness

There are typically two approaches to taking usable photos in low-light conditions. You can either use a slow shutter, which requires a tripod to eliminate blur, or electronically increase the sensitivity of a camera’s sensor, which introduces ugly noise artifacts. But there’s now a third approach that takes advantage…

This Guy Hacked a Polaroid Camera to Print on Cheap Receipt Paper Instead of Pricey Film

Shooting on film continues to get more and more expensive, especially for fans of instant cameras like the reborn Polaroid. Sixteen bucks for just eight shots was far too pricey for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to instead spit out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind used in cash…

Turns Out They Invented That 'How You Think You Look Vs. How You Really Look' Meme Back in 1921 Turns Out They Invented That 'How You Think You Look Vs. How You Really Look' Meme Back in 1921

Comedy is hard, and the past was no better. Just look at, say, what 19th-century jerks considered acceptable territory for an April Fools’ Day prank.

Watch a Delivery Truck Get Peeled Open Like a Can of Sardines in Super Slow Motion

In Durham, North Carolina, there’s an internet famous train trestle bridge that’s been shearing the roofs off of tall trucks for years now. There’s lots of footage of the 11-foot-8-inch bridge eating trucks, but none as spectacular as this recreation the Slow Mo Guys created, which was captured in super-satisfying,…

My Brain Refuses to Believe This Short Film Wasn’t Computer-Generated

Camille Boyer and cinematographer Nik Mirus worked with a Montreal-based agency called Caravane to create a surreal short film called Club Palace. It looks like a computer animation student’s final-year project, but in reality it was all filmed using real-life miniatures and clever practical effects.

This Optical Illusion of Multiplying Dogs Is a Crash Course In How Digital Image Editing Works

Slice up a photo of a dog and reassemble it, and you’ll be left with two images of the same pup. Slice those photos up again, and somehow you’ll then have four images of that doggo. It seems like an impossible optical illusion, but this neat trick is actually a very basic demonstration of how image editing apps work.

Gratuitous Fruit-on-Fruit Violence in Slow Motion Is Like an Edible Fireworks Show

A real fireworks show requires trained professionals to handle the explosive materials, and a location that’s safe for fiery debris to rain down onto. But as The Slow Mo Guys discovered, you can get a similarly satisfying explosive experience with a high-speed camera and a couple of fruit-blasting cannons.

This Breathtaking Art Is Like Annihilation Contained in a Petri Dish This Breathtaking Art Is Like Annihilation Contained in a Petri Dish

Annihilation has been dazzling audiences with its exploration of the Shimmer, a world inside our own where life... has found a way. One artist looks to have been channeling that otherworldly shimmer for awhile now, using petri dishes.

A Shaolin Monk Piercing a Pane of Glass With a Needle Is Why You Need Slow-Mo

There’s a lot of mythology around what a martial arts master is capable of, from leaping between buildings to turning invisible. But The Slow Mo Guys and their slow-mo camera spent some time with three Shaolin monks who demonstrated an amazing ability to throw a needle through a sheet of glass.

Sony's New $2000 A7 III Might Mean My Panasonic GH5 Is Trash Now Sony's New $2000 A7 III Might Mean My Panasonic GH5 Is Trash Now

Sony just announced a brand new, super cheap (for what it is) full-frame mirrorless camera that could make every high-end micro 4/3 camera, like the Panasonic GH5 and GH5s, look like complete garbage. The news came at the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada (yep, that’s a…

Photographer Catches Trump's Notes on How to Appear Sympathetic to Mass Shooting Survivors Photographer Catches Trump's Notes on How to Appear Sympathetic to Mass Shooting Survivors

As President Donald Trump met with survivors and others impacted by the spate of mass school shootings across the US at the White House on Wednesday, he held a cue card with notes on how to appear empathetic while proposing solutions like tightening the federal background check system, raising the age of firearms…

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a close-up if, you’re having trouble:

This Surprising Illusion Makes Two Copies of the Same Image Look Like Different Photos

There’s no shortage of meticulously crafted illustrations and animations out there if you’re looking to tax and perplex your brain, but sometimes optical illusions can happen naturally in the real world. Like when someone put two copies of this same photo side-by-side, resulting in a bizarre illusion where your brain…

Super Slo-Mo Footage Reveals the Shockwaves When 1,000 Pounds of Sumo Wrestlers Collide

Everything is cooler in slow motion, and when the Slow Mo Guys’ point their high-speed cameras at a pair of massive sumo wrestlers with a combined weight of over 1,000-pounds, you can actually see the shockwaves rippling through their bodies as the two near-immovable competitors collide in the ring.

This Video Proves We All Share the Exact Same Travel Photos on Instagram

Traveling today is less about visiting and experiencing exotic locales than it is about pointing your smartphone at famous landmarks in hopes of racking up Instagram likes. How bad have things gotten? Using public Instagram accounts and hashtags, filmmaker Oliver Kmia was able to assemble this entertaining compilation…

Twitter Created a Photo Tool That Knows Where You’ll Look First Twitter Created a Photo Tool That Knows Where You’ll Look First

Twitter has never been an ideal platform for sharing photos—largely because users can’t be sure what portion of their image will show up in a tweet’s image preview. If the most important part of a photo is cropped out, followers probably won’t be inclined to click through to see the whole image.

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