Marketing a new digital camera can be problematic these days, since most people are happy to snap photos with their smartphones. It’s only when you take a lot of photos that you realize that the camera sensor on your phone might not be good enough for every situation. The Nikon COOLPIX S01 hasn’t got the biggest sensor, but it’s diminuitive size will make it easy to carry around as an adjunct to your smartphone’s camera.
There are cases that allow you to use additional lenses for your iPhone, but the Phocus case goes one step beyond those. It will let you use your DSLR lenses, either Canon or Nikon, to get the best picture possible. However, your iPhone might no longer be as compact as you would have liked.
SLR camera lenses can be pretty expensive, but this has got to be some sort of a record. A rare fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens, which is supposed to offer the world’s most extreme wide-angle, has gone on sale at Gray’s of Westminster in London, UK for the low, low price of $160,000 (USD), give or take a few dollars after currency conversion.
Let’s be honest, I have a good DSLR camera, but I still take a lot of photos with my iPhone. That being said, my case is pretty ordinary. If you’re serious about taking photos with your iPhone 4 or 4S, then this might be the case for you. The TurtleJacket iPhone case adds some extra photographic functionalities to your smartphone.
Yep, I know all about how popular the iPhone has become to snap everyday photos. Now you can take it to the next level by getting this iPhone 4 lens mount, which will allow you to mount your favorite Canon or Nikon DSLR lenses onto your precious iPhone.
This interesting article appeared on Wired today. While I definitely want to get a GF1, it will never replace my DSLR. While this post is good, it doesn’t really go into the details why the Nikon D700 was left untouched, other than a small caveat at the end of this article. Ah well, at least they are quite cheaper in Taiwan, around ~$700-800USD.
I spent most of the day reading up on differentiable manifolds, Riemann surfaces, germs, and sheaves. Some of the concepts are extremely interesting since they tie into category theory. This led me to differential geometry. I supposed that differential geometry had more to do with Euclidean geometry, an undergrad class that I didn’t enjoy all that much³, but it’s got a lot more to do with the geometry and structure of differentiable manifolds, which interest me¹.
Since the late nineteenth century, differential geometry has grown into a field concerned more generally with geometric structures on differentiable manifolds.
Heck, this makes me want to get a Polaroid camera! There are some really cool Polaroid photo projects. What’s really great with Polaroids is it’s instant! You can get the photos right away. Almost like a precursor of what it would be to have digital photography. Speaking of which, the new Nikon D3S was announced. It costs $5,200 and can do up to 102,400 ISO. Sounds incredible. Personally, I’m fine with my D200. I’ll upgrade in 2010 or 2011 and keep the D200 as a backup camera. (via pica+pixel)