The Flower Hoodcap design concept is an ingenious combination lens cap and lens hood for a DSLR camera. The concept was created by Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa, design students at Seoul National University of Science and Technology.
via Yanko Design
(Via Laughing Squid.)
I bought this vintage Kodak Instamatic 100 off Etsy a few months back and it’s been sitting on our dining table every since. Purely decorative. When Chris Glass was visiting recently I saw him taking a photo, I didn’t expect it would turn out to be such a beautiful shot. Chris is a master!
Isn’t it a beauty of a camera?
This is such a great idea I can’t believe the design isn’t more common! Over at Cloakbags, someone was really thinking and designed a camera bag that conceals the fact you even have a camera. First of all, by not looking like the usual flag announcing to the world around you that you have valuable gear in tow, it keeps you a little more low-key when you're not shooting. Second, when you decide to shoot, you don't have to take the camera out of the bag—so it stays pretty much hidden the whole time. This is a great setup, and I expect it will be very popular. [via Yanko Design]
(Via Boing Boing.)
Apple finally introduced a camera system into their latest iPod touch which was released earlier this month and they're already preparing for their next wave of advanced camera technology releases. We've already seen a new Apple patent showing us that they're considering a zoom camera accessory for iOS devices and in their latest patent application published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office we see that Apple is considering a new advanced camera flash system. The system covers such matters as a flash redirector, new imaging sensors like one that focuses in on scene conditions and more. While the new advances may be found in a future iPhone release, the patent hints that this new flash system could eventually be integrated into the iMac, MacBook and yes – even a dedicated video camera. I mean, why not take over the world of digital photography, right?
(Via Patently Apple.)
Well, the name gets right to the point: the RC Plane Camera is a nifty little remote doodad that lets you see what your remote control plane sees. $47, VGA quality video, mini USB to get the file off it… I can think of, oh, a billion other uses for this thing.
Computational photography researchers at Stanford have developed this open-source ‘Frankencamera’ using a sensor from a Nokia n95 cell phone, Canon camera lenses, and an ARM development board. Their goal is to create a future where your digital camera is no different than any other computer, and you can load new programs into it in order to change how it works. Of course, you can kind of do that now with Canon cameras by using CKDK, however their approach is from the ground up and should be much more versatile.