Check out Zebralight, whose AA-powered and CR123A-powered lights come in two shades of white ("warm" and "daylight"). The latter are brighter, and many models can be warn as a head torch (they come complete with strap and soft silicone rubber mount) and are self-contained. They can also stand on their tails and light sideways. VERY useful as close-up illuminators - AND sitting around your head when setting up a tripod and camera at night. Plus NO need for a nearby USB socket!
Back in my film days, I ogled and rather fancied the Olympus Zuiko 8mm fisheye for the OM series - but these days, I just use my GoPro. Not sure I would want a fisheye with intentially POLISHED internals: for me there is no such thing as "creative" flare. I want the best starting point image possible (high contrast, sharp focus on the subject plane, soft bokeh in the back/foreground as desired) - but NOT low contrast and streaky flare, thanks.
Especially at a price point higher than my original OM-1 cost (OK, that was 40 years ago, eck hem ...)
Sorry, "KODAK", but how does turning a 180-degree fisheye lens skyward, convert it into a 360-degree lens? Never seen so much snake oil in a little yellow box.
A year ago, I would never have imagined travelling without a TRUE SLR ... but the Oly OM-D EM-1 has convterted me. It is a stunning camera, and its physical similarity to my original OM-1N is astonishing. I now love it to bits, and can no longer consider wanting the physical weight of a DSLR stuck in the century-old, 35mm film mindset!
A production run of just 77 ... that's about one for each dictator of a third world country!
racketman: I'm always losing lens caps......
Well at least you could find this one with a metal detector! LOL!!
Everyone is being mercilessly rude about the SHAPE of this device, and sure, the smutty-minded can suggests its relationship to various devices from certain shops with shaded windows ...
... but THINK about it for a moment. If you want an informal POV camera which you WON'T spend time looking into (instead of at your environment), which you want to HOLD comfortably without risk of dropping, then this is a PERFECT shape. Just GRIP and CLICK. The wide-angle lens will ensure that you get something interesting in-frame.
If ONLY this was fully waterproof, I'd choose it over the GoPro, because the latter is a pain to hold and operate one-handed.
If all else fails, you could always buy a CAMERA ...
Happy with my GoPro 3 Black - Can't see any reason to upgrade. 4K at 30fps will only have one result - filling my hard disk even more quickly than now!
Yeah yeah, the predictable anti-anything-nice bunch are out again. Believe it or not, SOME of us LIKE metal-bodied, wide-aperture prime lenses with full time mechanical manual focus. And this looks a BEAUTIFUL example.
Only issue for me, is WHY does Zeiss put a CHROMED filter thread at the end? Surely a potential source for flare?
Oh, and the Leica M mount is no use for my 4/3rds and micro-4/3rds cameras ...
Now THIS will be coming home if it lives up to my hopes and expectations! :-)
Given that each so-called (and mis-named) "pixel", on a regular digital camera, only records 1/3 of the available information, by filtering out two of the three RGB colours, SURELY the obvious way to get better imagery (forgetting Sigma's Foveon experiment for a moment) is to LOSE the BAYER MASK, expose all the CCD/CMOS cells to RAW light, and use some kind of rotating physical filter (as used in many projectors) to exposures of different light wavelengths as separate exposures, for subsequent amalgamation? Sensor SHIFTING, while still using a Bayer Mask and interpolating, sounds to me like a lot of unnecessary math.
What is a "soft rubber water weal"? Not sure I want one of those near my camera!
Lovely bucket of glass, horrible bucket of non-English ...
"A copy of one of the largest interchangeable lenses for SLRs ever produced has emerged for at a UK retailer."
Surely this is not a COPY of the lens, but an EXAMPLE of the ORIGINAL?
And what does "... has emerged FOR AT ..." mean?
Kudos to the ESA - grabbing all the interesting space headlines this summer!
oh YUCK. While the city-scape bike rides looked smooth enough, the mountain climbing/hiking sequences seemed totally artificial. The way entire blocks of landscape morphed, or appeared suddenly in piecemeal fashion, reminded of all that is wrong with Microsoft Flight Simulator, when whole weather systems appear or vanish in a twinkling, completely destroying the immersive experience.
In short, there is still only one way to create decent time-lapse, and that involves tracks, servos, tripods and more, in a carefully planned fashion. Please keep this pseudo-realism away from me.
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Valiant Thor: As I observe people and society I am 100% convinced that the smartphone is the worst invention in the history of the world, bar NONE. It has turned a once observant and interactive society into pathetic, electronic addicted, anti-social zombies who walk around with their glazed empty eyes affixed to those crappy little LCD boxes glued to their hand, their thumb frantically pushing stupid little chicklets around the screen with the look of a meth addict on their face and mortal fear in their mind that they would accidently miss one non-essential, meaningless message from an emotionless fellow zombie doing the same thing. They roam the malls dressed in jackass attire of distasteful, offensive, or sports related t-shirts, baggy silk exercise pants, bright Nike clown shoes, tattoos, and all the while radiating themselves with dangerous levels of packet-data microwave energy. The corporate illuminati puppet-masters must be laughing their billionaire butts off. Other than that, nice phone!
Hahaha! That is a BRILLIANT piece of grumpiness, and I LOVE it - you should get that published in the national papers!
Made my morning!
Photoshop CS6 is the ONLY version I will use hereinafter, apart from my beloved PS 7 which still runs on everything from Windows 98SE to Windows 8.1
grasscatcher: I'm waiting for an ultralight gyrostabilized gimbal mount that I can put on my monopod. THAT would be something!
Just check the quadcopter/"drone" forums - a 3-axis gyro handheld gimble has just been released. Meant for Gopro, it could probably be adapted to any camera.
Carbon Fibre Manfrotto or Leitz Table Tripod - I have both, one lives IN my camera bag. The former is so light, I can take it anywhere - except where SPACE is an issue, in which case I have the latter.
Don't need a heath-robinson monopod adapter ...