How to Turn an Old SLR and Lens Into a Peephole

If you have a knackered old SLR lying around, are game for a project and fancy adding a little quirk to your front door, why not think about creating a photography themed peephole? » 9/10/13 5:14am 9/10/13 5:14am

A Proposal Using a Camera's Viewfinder Is Pretty Damn Cute

The best wedding proposals involve things that you both care about. Memes, drones, and so forth. This proposal is especially cute because photographer Jerrit Pruyn combined his love for cameras with his love for his girlfriend. He etched 'Marry Me' inside his camera so when his girlfriend looked inside, she'd be… » 5/31/13 4:00am 5/31/13 4:00am

Photography's Three Basic Tenets in Eight Bits and Nine Minutes

Making the jump from point-and-shoots to an SLR can be a daunting proposition but this 8-bit explainer from Light and Matter should help. It covers the three most fundamental elements of exposure—aperture, shutter speed, and ISO—clearly and succinctly, giving even complete photography newbies *raises hand* a quick… » 5/01/12 1:00am 5/01/12 1:00am

The Analog Gorgeousness of Papercraft Cameras

They may not actually "work" like that folded Leica but these papercraft reproductions of SLR's, Super8's, and Roliflexes are unique in that they're themselves constructed from analog technologies. Artist Jennifer Collier has stitched and bonded them together from maps, love letters, newspapers and other material… » 11/08/11 3:40am 11/08/11 3:40am

The Tiltpod Magnetic Tripod Will Fit in Even the Skinniest of Jeans

Sometimes lugging your full DSLR around is more trouble than it's worth, so you bring a smaller point-and-shoot. But what about when you don't want to lug a full tripod around just to hold your compact digital camera? The Tiltpod could be the answer. » 10/24/11 10:00pm 10/24/11 10:00pm

X-2 Housing GIves You a (Relatively) Compact View 250 Feet Underwater

It looks complex, but put Inon's X-2 housing in perspective and you will appreciate its grace. Meant for Panasonic's micro four thirds GF1, the X-2 adds bulk, but only enough to make your camera around the size of an SLR. » 8/11/10 5:25pm 8/11/10 5:25pm

iPhone 4 Camera Gets An SLR Lens Upgrade

Sure, the iPhone 4 has a rather great camera, but is that really enough reason to find a special tripod and attach an SLR lens to the little gadget? [Hypebeast via Technabob via Engadget] » 7/07/10 2:40am 7/07/10 2:40am

A Homemade SLR, Baked From Scratch

It's in French, but you owe it to yourself to flip through one man's war story of crafting his own SLR camera, which he machined from scratch. The pictures alone will make you feel properly inadequate. [Forum via MAKE] » 2/25/10 5:00pm 2/25/10 5:00pm

Samsung TL500 Impressions: Flagship Point-and-Shoot Scores Early Praise

Is Samsung's flagship point-and shoot, the new TL500, truly worthy of the Bestmodo moniker we slapped on its butt yesterday afternoon? Well, let's put it this way: Maybe the Canon S90 does have something to worry about after all. » 2/21/10 4:30pm 2/21/10 4:30pm

Shooting Challenge: Christmas Lights

Thanksgiving is well over, so that means mankind starts his all-out electrical blitz in search of holiday cheer. For this week's Shooting Challenge, we want to see your best shots of Christmas lights. And this week, you can win something! » 12/09/09 4:20pm 12/09/09 4:20pm

Shooting Challenge: Gray Winter

I don't know what it looks where you live, but in Chicago, it's cold enough that everything is dead but not snowy enough to hide it. So let's lament our environment with good old, pretentious, black and white nature photography. » 12/02/09 4:20pm 12/02/09 4:20pm

Microscope dSLR Lens Captures Both the Beautiful and the Terrifying

I thought this photo was of pollen. It's not. Really, those are the protrusions on a starfish at 66x magnification, captured on a dSLR. » 10/08/09 10:10am 10/08/09 10:10am

The Nikon D300S Just Won't Stop Leaking

Here's the latest shot of the Nikon D300S. (Spoiler: It looks like a typical dSLR but with mic holes). According to Nikon Rumors, you can expect to hear more next week. [Nikon Rumors] » 7/28/09 1:59pm 7/28/09 1:59pm

iPhone DSLR Camera Remote Coming To Nikon Users

Remember that iPhone app which let you control your Canon DSLR (while it was connected via USB to a laptop) and even display a Live View feed? Well a new version will also add support for those with a penchant for Nikon cameras. The update, which is due out mid-July, is also said to feature a new, more intuitive UI . [ » 6/19/09 3:48am 6/19/09 3:48am

DSLR Remote Controls Canons Wirelessly, With Live View

Taking DSLR shots through a USB-connected laptop is a popular way of monitoring a photo shoot realtime. Now OnOne has released the extension of this idea through an iPhone app. » 5/21/09 9:40am 5/21/09 9:40am

Canon Adopting dSLR Chips for a New Pro Camcorder?

There's a rumor afoot suggesting that Canon will be ditching CCD and adopting CMOS chips for a new pro-level camcorder. Digital cameras and camcorders never been so indistinguishable. » 3/30/09 11:00am 3/30/09 11:00am

Happy 50th Birthday, Nikon F Mount

Nikon's F lens mount turns 50 years old this year. It brought SLR cameras into the mainstream, and all Nikon's DSLRs still use it, meaning you can (usually) use lenses that are 50 years old. » 3/23/09 7:20pm 3/23/09 7:20pm

The Exoskeleton of the Sony A900

Like a Terminator edging toward you with half its face blown off, the Sony A900 dSLR only looks meaner without the candy plastic shell. [CNET photo by Stephen Shankland via Core77] » 3/12/09 3:40pm 3/12/09 3:40pm

US Soldier Explains Why He Uses a Rifle Stock to Shoot Photographs

When we recently posted a Vietnam-era Bolex camera with a rifle stock attached, we thought the concept was a little nuts. Then Army Reserve Staff Sgt. and wartime photographer Jeffrey Duran set us straight. » 1/30/09 4:40pm 1/30/09 4:40pm

Unleash Your Inner Voyeur With a Super-Secret Spy Lens

If hiding in the dirty bushes to stalk your ex is cramping your style (and ruining all your black outfits), then perhaps this Super-Secret Spy Lens extension is just what you need. » 12/07/08 5:30pm 12/07/08 5:30pm