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Photographer Mathieu Stern is a fan of creating strange lenses, but his latest creation is quite unusual, even by his standards. Stern visited Iceland and created a working lens out of ice from an iceberg.Stern says it all started with the idea: “If glass can focus light, then ice should do it too.”He then set to work seeing if he could actually make it happen. The first step was 3D p
French photographer Mathieu Stern has been featured here on Imaging Resource many times for his proclivity for adapting rare and unusual lenses to his Sony mirrorless cameras. Today’s adapted “lens” may be the strangest one he’s ever used, ice. For the last two years, Stern has had the idea in his head to use ice instead of glass as a camera lens. After all, if glass cou
We're looking to better-standardize our camera testing methodology, so want to adapt high-quality Canon EF or Nikkor lenses onto Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds bodies. We know this is a really popular method for using your legacy lenses on your new bodies, so we were curious what adapters you all, the Imaging Resource readers, have found to be the most consistent. We expect many of you to s
If you've ever tried using eye drops, then you'll know that a great deal of the medication simply ends up being flushed from your eye by flowing tears, in a process that naturally keeps foreign objects out. Drug-dispensing contact lenses are an alternative, with an experimental new one changing color to verify that it's done its job... Continue Reading Color-changing contact lens could out
In the latest episode of Adorama’s Through the Lens, the focus is on New Jersey-based photographer, Steve Gindler. Steve was born in Russia before moving to Brooklyn, New York when he was five. His love affair with photography began when he was in a band and the band members couldn’t agree on a photographer to shoot the band. To put an end to the disagreement, Gindler went out and b
Kobe Subramaniam/UnsplashKeyPoint Intelligence — InfoTrends has released its 2018 US Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Market Study.The study, which "started as a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) market has now evolved into two segments: DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras (MILCs)," says KeyPoint Intelligence — InfoTrends in its synopsis. Some of the data presented in the study s
A Berlin-based startup called ExperimentalOptics has unveiled a 35mm f/2.7 pancake lens for full frame cameras, which it calls “the smallest lens in the world.”The lens is just 0.276 inches (7mm) in thickness and weighs just 1.4 oz (40g), making it an ultra small and portable lens for taking everywhere. But despite its size, the lens is purported to be “razor sharp.”“
Our Firmware Friday roundup this week squeaks in under the wire with news from just two companies: Sigma and Sony. (Not shooting either company's gear? If so, you might want to read our Canon EOS R field test instead, or perhaps our Photokina interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki.) For the rest of you, let's get right down to what's new! Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 ART lens and MC-11 mount
A member of the Sony Alpha Collective, photographer Paola Franqui is the latest subject of Adorama’s Through the Lens web-docu series. Franqui is a street photographer and describes herself as a visual storyteller. She was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to the United States at age 14. She had never seriously considered photography as a career, so she studied criminal j
Hands-on with the Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4We first saw a prototype of Tokina's new 50mm F1.4 Opera lens at the CP+ show in Japan earlier this year. After waiting all summer, we finally gotten hands-on time with a working model at this year's Photokina in Germany. The Opera series is Tokina's high-end lens lineup – the equivalent to Sigma's Art line – and the 50mm F1.4 is the first lens in the serie


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