Mirrorless camera fans who’ve gone the Nikon 1 route have had a fair selection of official lenses to choose from, but not the Holy Grail of a truly fast telephoto lens. Nikon may have just produced that ideal glass today in its new 1 Nikkor 32mm lens. It shoots at a reasonable 86mm equivalent distance, but with an extremely bright and quick f/1.2 aperture — theoretically, making it one of the better 1 Nikkor lenses for low-light shooting, action and portraits with soft backgrounds. The 32mm could also be the perfect fit for control junkies, as it’s the first Nikon-made mirrorless lens with a manual focus ring. While this premium photography will carry a suitably elevated $900 price when the 32mm lens ships in June, the cost might be worthwhile for those who want speedy optics in a very small size.
Filed under: Cameras, Peripherals, Nikon
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Photography is not a Crime shares the story:
New York City police officers arrested a woman who was video recording them from a public sidewalk as they conducted some type of “vehicle safety checkpoint.”
The officers apparently stole a memory card from a camera, which turned out to be the wrong one, allowing us to view the video.
from Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/05/18/nypd-wrongfully-seize-wrong-sd.html
A good-looking, fun-to-use compact camera for enthusiasts.
from All CNET Video Podcasts (SD) http://content.cnettv.com/video/1732848/cnet_2013-05-17-144048.dl.mp4?ADPARAMS=BRAND=47|SITE=53|SP=181|POS=100|NCAT=6451:6501:&shortenURL=97
NASA may have retired the space shuttle, but that doesn’t mean amateur explorers need to stay grounded, right?
The Kua Fu Initiative is a photo project raising funds through Kickstarter to send a payload capsule into the lower stratosphere to capture HD photos and videos. Doug Cambron, the project’s founder and a safety system supervisor from Perryville, Mo., said the idea for the mission stemmed from a lifelong curiosity of exploring the sky.
“Everyone who’s grown up has thought at one point or another, ‘Man, I really want to be an astronaut,’” he told Mashable. “This is a kind of a way to make that small bit of a dream come true.” Read more…
More about Space, Videos, Photography, Crowdfunding, and Kickstarter
from Mashable http://mashable.com/2013/05/18/photo-balloon/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29
Google has just unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4: Google Edition which runs stock Android Jelly Bean. The Google Edition SGS4 is coming only in the U.S. and supports both T-Mobile and AT&T LTE networks. The device will be sold directly from Google’s Play Store and will be available starting from June 26 for $649.
The Google Edition Galaxy S4 has an unlocked bootloader and comes with 16GB storage. The device will receive Android updates directly from Google, which means the device will be updated at the same time as Google’s own Nexus devices. Google didn’t talked about the Galaxy S4 much so we don’t know if the device features the Qualcomm 600 or the Exynos 5 Octa but we will update you as soon as we get any more information.
Source: Google I/O 2013 Picture credits: Android Police
from SamMobile http://www.sammobile.com/2013/05/15/google-announces-stock-android-running-samsung-galaxy-s4-google-edition-coming-in-june-for-649/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=google-announces-stock-android-running-samsung-galaxy-s4-google-edition-coming-in-june-for-649
Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school—freedom from the classroom just means you have more control over what you learn and when you learn it. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for our third term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started.
from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/plan-your-free-online-education-at-lifehacker-u-summer-506542454
At the Google I/O keynote in San Francisco, Google VP Vic Gundotra demonstrated a ton of new features for the company’s social network, Google+. Among these is a bevy of photographic capabilities, chiefly Google Photo Highlights. If you’ve ever uploaded a massive cache of photos to a social network and had to sort through to pick out the best ones, you may appreciate this.
Google’s algorithms can cut down a large group of imperfect images and pick out the best-looking ones, reducing potentially thousands of image to a smaller collection of only the very best.
We’re still covering the event live from Moscone West, so stay tuned for continuing coverage.
from Android Central – Android Forums – News – Reviews – Help and Android Wallpapers http://www.androidcentral.com/new-google-picks-out-your-best-photos