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:
It's always fun to see how huge-budget Hollywood films were shot, and what equipment they used. SetLife magazine created a list of just what cameras and lenses were used on each film nominated for 2014 Best Picture and Best Cinematography nominees. It's not without some surprises.
Yesterday, Fujifilm dangled a shadowed image of their new mirrorless camera, the X-T1, in front of us. Today, the entire thing can be seen thanks to a few leaked images on Digicame-info.
A new Olympus OMD mirrorless camera is (supposedly) just around the corner. Along with it is a new 14-42mm pancake zoom lens. I know, another kit lens—boring. But that lens may include a new type of lens cap that could save you the endless annoyances of fumbling and losing those round plastic sheaths.
We all know the ethical haze around digital photo editing. Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Narciso Contreras ran face first into it when he was being fired by the Associated Press for photoshopping an image he took during the Syrian conflict in 2012.
Shopping for camera lenses can be daunting. It's easy to get caught in a whirlwind of f-stops, zoom ranges, and of course, price. But there is one lens spec that is often overlooked, but can have a significant effect on the pictures you take: minimum focus distance.