Monthly Archive: September 2016

Virtual Reality Contact Lenses 

Virtual Reality Contact Lenses 

Contact lenses that enhance normal vision with megapixel 3D panoramic images are being designed by scientists using military funding. …. Innovega’s contact lenses could effectively generate displays with a screen size “equivalent to a 240-inch television, viewed at a distance of 10 feet.” Moreover, by projecting slightly different pictures to each eye, the display can generate the illusion of 3D....

New Olympus E-M1II beats Fuji X-T1 dynamic range

ePhotozine published the interview with Olympus Imaging Global Marketing Manager Toshiyuki Terada. Here are a couple of notes: Dynamic range: “On Dynamic range, we have compared the dynamic […] Source: Olympus says: E-M1II beats the Fuji X-T1 dynamic range! – 43 Rumors Yikes! I think I want an Olympus E-M1 II. I love my E-M10! The E-M1 II has many...

Nikon 1 still alive

Between lack of Nikon 1 product announcements, and a quote buried in a DPReview of a different camera, saying the author thought Nikon 1 development had ended, there have been rumors that Nikon’s mirrorless 1″ sensor based cameras, the Nikon 1 J-series and the V-series might be discontinued. At Photokina, Nikon officials say the J-series (Nikon 1 J5) is selling...

iPhone app and 3D glasses for converting 2D video into 3D effect

iPhone app and 3D glasses for converting 2D video into 3D effect

Creator says they have a new secret sauce for 2D to 3D conversion, and when used on your iPhone with their glasses, will add a 3D effect to your existing 2D videos. But of course, the obligatory 3D quote: Remember 3D TV? It flopped. Turns out nobody wants to wear silly glasses while watching prime-time sitcoms. Who woulda thunk? Source:...

New Canon EOS M5 camera now available for order

New Canon EOS M5 camera now available for order

The mirrorless model is a 24.2 MP camera: More info here Works with Canon EF-M, EF-S and EF lenses and includes support for optical (in lens) image stabilization and in-body image stabilization. And of course, it is a mirrorless offering from Canon. Pre-orders are being taken and will ship at end of November. Related articles Canon EOS M5 specs and...

Using the Minolta 58mm f/1.4 lens on a Nikon 1 J1 camera

Using the Minolta 58mm f/1.4 lens on a Nikon 1 J1 camera

I like experimenting and using “non-standard” camera configurations. In a world of full frame DSLRs, I tend to use little sensors because its more challenging. Or something! Here, I shot a couple of test shots (JPEG mode, not RAW) using a Minolta f/1.4 58mm prime lens. Both photos were taken using an MD mount to Nikon 1 mount adapter on...

3D Photos taken on board the International Space Station

3D Photos taken on board the International Space Station

These photos – on Flickr – were taken on board ISS by astronaut Paolo Nespoli in 2011. All are in red/cyan anaglyph format and were take with a Fujifilm W3 camera. Check them out!