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Notes: The Three Camera Kit
I started taking pictures with my father’s Nikon F when I was eight years old and not long after began developing film and making prints in the darkroom. Back then watching a photo come to life in a tray of developer was instantly gratifying—granted...
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Pakpod: a Versatile Tripod
There is a plentitude of desirable features at play within the new Pakpod tripod. Enough, in fact, that we feel comfortable calling it one of the most clever on the market for lightweight cameras, GoPros and smartphones. It's durable—made from...
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Nikon's D500 Satiates the Need for Speed
Nikon released the D5 and D500 last month to great fanfare—and the latter especially appeals to photography lovers whose professions don't warrant paying $6500 for the new flagship DSLR. The D500 is a true replacement camera for the D300 series (which...
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Notes: Prime, Fast and Wide
Prime and fast. As a photographer, these are the two most important words that describe the lenses I use. Prime, meaning one focal length—not a zoom lens. Fast, meaning a wide aperture to let in lots of light. Prime lenses not only deliver sharper...
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I-1 Analog Instant Camera
Since the Polaroid factory closed back in 2008—much to the dismay of fans all over the world—the The Impossible Project has endeavored to keep the magic of instant cameras alive—from refurbishing cameras to salvaging Polaroid film. Now, the company...
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Rainy Days 2016: Gear for Unpredictable Weather
Whether it's dropping your phone into a puddle or getting stuck in the rain mid-ride, bad weather woes are universal (albeit trivial). The right gear, however, can change all that. True rain protection extends beyond a jacket or umbrella, and most...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How Empowerment Became a Purchasable Product Originally used by social workers to encourage marginalized communities to rise up from poverty and oppression, the term “empowerment” has taken on completely different definitions in recent years...
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Leica X-U Camera
Makers of dream cameras, Leica knows that some of the best shots are taken on the move or in less than perfect conditions. Their X-U digital camera comes wrapped in an anti-slip rubber exterior and is water-, dust- and shock-proof, so it can take on...
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HODINKEE Shop Relaunches
Since 2005, HODINKEE has stood out as a watch publication for tenured collectors and anyone with a little curiosity regarding timepieces. Along the way, HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer would launch a webstore built around the watch lifestyle—including...
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Vintage Impossible Project One Step Camera Kit
A limited edition rerelease of Polaroid's sleek silver Sun 600 (which originally debuted in the '80s) is back on the market, thanks to the Impossible Project—the initiative that acquired all of Polaroid's film production equipment when the company...
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Designing the New Kodak Super 8 with fuseproject + Yves Behar
It's safe to say that many filmmakers got their start on Super 8 cameras—grainy, film-shooting creative tools that were easy to use and fun to tinker with. While the category never died and old cameras are still highly in demand, they provide challenges...
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Nikon KeyMission 360
Nikon, today at CES, unveiled their expected flagship update, the D5 (more on that soon), plus the unexpected entry point to the action and VR space, the KeyMission 360. It's bit larger than a GoPro, but the device has two lenses, not one. Facing...
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The Experiential Camera
There's arguably no better way to learn how a camera works than by building one yourself. That's exactly what Bigshot offers: a kit for constructing a 3MP digital camera from scratch—that's easy enough for anyone over the age eight. There's a flash...
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L16 Camera
With Light’s googly-eyed, multi-lensed camera—the L16—quantity and quality exist simultaneously. When taking a photo, the camera’s whopping 16 different lenses fire a once, piecing together a massive 52-megapixel image, and it’s all controlled through...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: CH Team's Wish List
While the team at Cool Hunting shares plenty of interests, individually we offer different know-how and embody distinct tastes. Through our research and curiosity, we cross the paths of many products and experiences—and oftentimes some really stick...
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Viddy Camera
The Pop-Up Pinhole Camera Co. makes film-based photography a little more magical with Viddy: a build-it-yourself pinhole camera made from sturdy recycled card. Viddy works with both medium format and 35mm film and comes with everything you need—except...
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HANDMADE
Personalized Camera Strap
DSLRs are all looking alike these days, so help yours stand out with Viveo’s personalized camera straps. Made from simple, hand-cut strips of leather, the straps can be embellished with a hot-stamped name tag of its owner. Viveo’s camera straps come...
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Light’s L16 Pocket-Sized Multi-Aperture Camera
No other camera looks quite like the newly announced Light L16, with one side featuring a whopping 16 lenses. This visual assessment immediately reveals just how advanced the technology is within the device. When capturing an image, all lenses fire...
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Camera Swagg
Photographers know the burden of carrying around two or more cameras in order to never miss that perfect moment. Lightening the load is Oklahoma-based Matthew Swaggart, whose sturdy, handmade leather multi-camera harness (dubbed the "MoneyMaker") lets...
CULTURE
Tips from Ozzie Sweet's 1958 book 'My Camera Pays Off'
Recently a friend of ours discovered, while cleaning out her mother's storage unit, this 1958 book from prolific professional photographer Ozzie Sweet: "My Camera Pays Off." It must have been quite useful to its former owner (her mother was an editor...
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