Being curious about how digital cameras can capture macro so easily I investigated the subject. Here are my findings, gained by chatting to the tech expert at a major camera company.
Engage macro mode on a digicam and the system adjusts the lens elements to re-arrange them into an array that best suits close focusing. Quite a feat, as even simple camera lenses have a surprising number of lens elements to juggle.
If you look at the history of photography, you’ll find that photos are meant to be shared and to be seen. As a kid, I remember sitting at my grandfather’s house watching slideshows (yes, actually slides) of his photography from all over the world. Now that I’m on my own trip around the world, sharing photos with my friends and family has taken on a whole new meaning.
Lomography has just unveiled the Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus Edition. Like the regular Fisheye Baby 110, the Bauhaus Edition takes circular fisheye shots on 110 format film. “Red, yellow and blue – three simple colors which fit the Bauhaus Color Theory, decorate the very first tiny Fisheye Baby 110 color clone,” the company says. “These colors will boost any mood in seconds and will attract attention no matter where it is.” The Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus Edition is available now through the Lomography Online Shop
Sony has just unveiled the newest addition to its XDCAM HD4:2:2 line – the PMW-200 Full HD camcorder. Billed as the only professional handheld camcorder in its class with three 1/2”-type Exmor CMOS sensors and full HD 4:2:2 50Mbps recording, the Sony XDCAM PMW-200 has two high-speed SxS memory card slots. Developed specifically for professional content creation applications, these cards offer high transfer rates as well as resistance to shocks and vibrations. The PMW-200 camcorder is armed with a 14x zoom lens with auto-focus and image stabilisation. The lens is also equipped with three independent rings for zoom, focus and iris adjustment.