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Two weeks with a $16,000 Hasselblad kit

For hobbyist photographers like myself, Hasselblad has always been the untouchable luxury brand reserved for high-end professionals. To fill the gap between casual and intended photography, they released the X1D — a compact, mirrorless medium format. Last summer when Stefan Etienne reviewed the newly released camera, I asked to take a picture. ...

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Silicon Valley’s Brett Kavanaugh problem

It echoes what we’ve learned about companies like Uber, with its firing of over 20 employees for sexual harassment, its August $1.9m payout to 56 victims of sexual harassment, as well as 483 people paid out for additional claims. Uber is just one among many in Silicon Valley with bro-forward, ...

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How aerial lidar illuminated a Mayan megalopolis

Archaeology may not be the most likely place to find the latest in technology — AI and robots are of dubious utility in the painstaking fieldwork involved — but lidar has proven transformative. The latest accomplishment using laser-based imaging maps thousands of square kilometers of an ancient Mayan city once ...

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Soviet camera company Zenit is reborn!

If you’re familiar with 20th century Soviet camera clones you’ll probably be familiar with Zenit. Created by Krasnogorsky Zavod, the Nikon/Leica clones were a fan favorite behind the Iron Curtain and, like the Lomo, was a beloved brand that just doesn’t get its due. The firm stopped making cameras in ...

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The Morning After: Space tourism and 100-megapixel cameras

Better specs than Canon, Nikon and Sony — but they’re not coming until next year.Panasonic announces two full-frame L-Mount mirrorless cameras Following the launch of the L-Mount alliance, Panasonic has revealed a pair of full-frame L-Mount mirrorless cameras, the 47-megapixel Lumix S1R and 24-megapixel S1. Both models are set to ...

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