Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography.
Here are this week's best posts:
In the digital age, it's easy to forget that the millions of physical photographs that exist in the world still need a physical home—somewhere they will be cared for so they don't fall into decay or vanish without a trace. Bill Bonner is the caretaker of National Geographic's immense archive of vintage photos, and this video from their Proof blog takes us inside.
Fujifilm has been amongst the most important camera manufacturers pushing the retro-styled camera trend with its X-series bodies, and in the years since first introducing the line, the company has been bringing the tech inside the flashy bodies up to speed with their sharp looks. With the new X-T1, Fujifilm might've finally created the perfect marriage between classic exterior design and futuristic guts.
By 2010, the mirrorless camera had become a model on the rise, with Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic each pushing their new compact interchangeable-lens systems on the world. But the very first mirrorless camera came years before, made by a company known mostly for printers.
Olympus first introduced the OM-D E-M5 a few years ago to photographers that were eager for a compact interchangeable-lens camera that felt as powerful as they knew these cameras could be. Two years later we're getting a great OM-D at a price we can actually afford.
Zeiss is expanding its lineup of APS-C lenses for Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount with a new Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro lens.
This New York Times video interview with pet photographer Walter Chandoha is too charming to pass up. Chandoha has made a living creating stunning portraits of cats and dogs since the 1950's, decades before cats took the internet by storm.