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I proudly ordered an Instacube in August 2012 amid significant press hype over a device that would display your Instagram feed with a large 6.5 screen. Finally… the digital picture frame that I actually wanted. The initial goal of $35,000 was quickly smashed, and the Kickstarter campaign ended up raising over $620,000.

At first glance, the project seemed... more

The promise of truly immersive, virtual reality headsets for the masses is just around the corner with Oculus Rift launching its consumer version in 2016. In the meantime, a number of alternative solutions have been introduced including Googles Cardboard, Samsungs GearVR, and Carl Zeiss VR ONE headset. Well be... more

Three weeks ago, I purchased off of eBay a junk Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm f/1.2 lens. I had read so many good things about this particular lens in Minoltas history that I really wanted to get one for my ever-growing collection. A fully-functioning, good condition one will run anywhere between $450-$700. The listing for the one that I bid on stated, For parts.

Reading the description a little further revealed that the glass had a lot of fungus, the aperture assembly was tanked... more

After hearing that a hundred-year-old building was soon to be demolished in downtown Vancouver, artist Joel Nicholas Peterson had an idea: why not give the building one last hurrah by turning it into one of the world’s largest “disposable” cameras?

Peterson did just that,... more

The RX10 II is an extremely versatile camera and so far, it has impressed us with its ability to perform well in most scenarios. But what about sports photography? We decided to bring it to the soccer field and pit it against a DSLR to see if it could keep up. The results? Find out here


Startup Overlab has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Hobie: a personal time lapse tool with the heart of a kitchen timer. Hobie utilizes an actual ordinary kitchen timer at its base to rotate the camera mount perched upon it. Simply... more

A couple in Chicago recently posed for an adorable engagement photo shoot in which they recreated the opening love scene from the 1961 Disney movie “101 Dalmatians.”

In case you’ve never seen it before, here’s the classic scene:

Photographer Melissa... more

There’s a new GoPro housing that wants to transform the way your GoPro looks and works. Newly launched today, it’s called the Exo GP-1, and it’s a shell that makes your GoPro look like a stylish classic camera while giving it more functionality.

The shell helps improve still... more

Back in July, Polish landscape photographer Jakub Polomski spent two weeks traveling around Iceland and shooting aerial photographs with his DJI Phantom 3 Advanced camera drone. The resulting photographs are gorgeous.

Polomski drove a total of 4000 kilometers (nearly 2,500 miles), both... more

Dear Photographer,

It is no secret that local business is suffering in the digitized times, with camera stores being some of the worst to feel this pinch. In our region, we are one of the only camera stores for miles in each direction. Many of our customers drive upwards of 2 hours just to come into our store to shop with us, which says a lot about the state of the photo retail world, and how far great customer service reaches.

The economic swings we have had over the past... more