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Left: A crop of the first scan Hofstätter made with his large format scanner. Right: Aforementioned scanner taking up the entire back of his hatchback.Last week, we shared the first part of a two part series wherein large format photographer Markus Hofstätter shared how he revived a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner over the course of three months so he could scan his large-format p
Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part Film Friday series.Markus Hofstätter is known for creating elaborate large format cameras and contraptions, but one of his most recent projects goes above and beyond anything we’ve seen before. For this project, Hofstätter brought back to life a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner so he can better scan all but the largest of photogra
Could Leica be working on a new medium format mirrorless camera? We don’t know for sure, but a recent video from the company does suggest the company has, at the very least, been prototyping such a camera.Earlier this year, when Leica showed off its new M11 camera in its launch video, embedded above, a few eagle-eyed viewers noticed that there were three spots in the company’s camera roadmap that
For this week’s installment of Film Friday, we’re taking a look at the latest video from Bellamy Hunt, Founder of Japan Camera Hunter, wherein he provides an overview of the Fujifilm GA645ZI, a medium format camera that is considered by some to be ‘the greatest point and shoot camera of all time.’The 11-minute video provides a comprehensive hands-on overview of the GA645ZI, a fully-automatic poin
Embed from Getty Images// Stephen E. Wilhite, one of the lead inventors behind the GIF file format, passed away on Monday, March 14th, from COVID-19 at age 74.Wilhite was working at CompuServe when he came up with the idea for GIFs. In the late 1980s, the internet was accessed via phone modems. This meant that being on a phone call via a landline, and online at the same time, simply wasn't possib

The new camera system covers formats from 6×6 to 6×12 | Photo by Chroma CamerasSteve Lloyd, founder of Chroma Cameras, has unveiled a pair of modular medium format film cameras designed to shoot 6x9 and 6x12 format film photographs. As exclusively detailed on Kosmo Foto, the 6x9 camera, called the Six9, can also shoot 6x6 images, while the 6x12 camera, called the Six12, can capture 6x9 and 6x6 th

Is there something special about the depth-of-field offered by medium format? Chris and Jordan look closely at the effect of format size on depth-of-field to find out.Shallow depth-of-field is often cited as being a key part of the 'medium format look' but is that actually true? Our Canadian friends shot some side-by-side examples to check.Inevitably, since this video compares sensor sizes, it to
There's been a large shakeup in the photo website sphere. Zenfolio announced today that it has acquired Format, a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Canada.Zenfolio has offered Software as a Service (SaaS) business solutions for photographers since 2006. Format has been live since 2010. With today's acquisition, Zenfolio is positioned as one of the most comprehensive service is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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