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Photography

NASA engineers stare at the sun to see shockwaves from supersonic flight

By | Gadgets, NASA, Photography, Schlieren imaging, Science, supersonic, TC, Transportation

 Before the eclipse this summer, NASA warned us over and over again not to stare directly at the sun — but now they’re doing just that. Its researchers have reinvented a photography technique more than a century old, using the sun itself as a backdrop in order to capture the shockwave produced by a new supersonic jet. Read More

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Reflex aims to Kickstart film photography with a new old SLR

By | 35mm, Crowdfunding, film, Gadgets, Kickstarter, Photography, reflex, SLR, TC

 Mating digital photography with film seems to me an alluring yet ultimately quixotic endeavor; who doesn’t love the idea of a camera that combines the weight and handling of a 35mm SLR with the convenience and precision of a digital one? Yet it has never been done, and likely never will be. Reflex is the latest to try, though, with a new 35mm camera built for the modern tech-loving… Read More

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

By | Apple, cameras, Gadgets, iPhone, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Mobile, Photography, TC

 If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws. Read More

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