Earlier today at the first round of the British Open, PGA pro Thomas Bjorn hit a ball out of the rough on the first hole and struck the camera that was capturing his swing.
Commentator Mike Tirico said the camera costs around $80,000. And while it appears to only be the lens that was damaged, those HD ENG zoom lenses generally cost a pretty penny themselves. [Read more…]
Google has opened up applications for what it is calling Glass Explorers. A select few “bold, creative individuals” will be invited by Google to become a Glass Explorer and given the opportunity to pre-order Glass Explorer Edition for $1500. You will also have to pick them up in person in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
You can get a closer look at how Google Glass works in the demo video below. [Read more…]
Camera+ received an update a couple of days ago for bug fixes and included a little Christmas poem that takes a stab or two at Instagram’s rather poor attempt to update its terms of service and take advantage of its user base.
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the App Store,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a Spore.
Some crash bugs were fixed with the greatest of care,
So that you, our beloved Camera+ user, could take photos with flair!
We’ll never do shady things with your shared pics because it just isn’t right.
And on that note… Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Camera+ runs $0.99 and is available in the iTunes App Store.
The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer is a new book from photographer NK Guy. The Lens “is a momentous handbook that demystifies optical technology, decodes arcane terminology, and provides practical tips for both amateur and professional photographers to help them make smart purchasing decisions and build the perfect lens collection.”
The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $23.96 on Amazon.com.