Canon USA has filed lawsuits against a number of camera gear retailers in an attempt to stop the sale of gray market camera gear. The gray market is when a dealer imports and sells unauthorized gear that was intended for another country’s camera market. The cheaper gear is legitimate, not counterfeit, but it’s unauthorized and… Read more »

Rumors about Samsung’s camera business struggling and closing down have beenswirling around for months now, and today we may be seeing yet another proverbial nail in the coffin. Samsung is officially saying that it’s exiting the German photography market. EOSHD and FotoMagazin (a German magazine) are both reporting that they’ve received official statements from Samsung… Read more »

When Evan Griffin‘s dad visited Las Vegas recently, he borrowed his son’s GoPro camera to capture memories of the things he saw there. “I did not, however, instruct him on how to use it,” writes Evan, “so my dad being my dad, and a culchie [i.e. a rural Irishman], didn’t know which way to point… Read more »

German photographer Kilian Schönberger recently shot a series of photos showing one of the most unusual forests in the world. Located near the city of Gryfino in West Poland, the so-called “Crooked Forest” has a grove of pine trees that are curved at the base. The grove was planted sometime around the year 1930, Schönberger… Read more »

The first time I witnessed a camera detect a face to aid the autofocus system, I was amazed. In part because the technology seemed magical and the highlighted rectangle tracking faces seemed like science fiction, and in part because I seem to possess a talent for taking out-of-focus photos.   Read More

In 2012, 35 years after its launch in 1977, NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe left the Solar System and became the first human-man object to enter interstellar space. On board is aGolden Record with sounds and images that show life on Earth. 116 images were selected for inclusion by a committee led by Carl Sagan…. Read more »

Leica today announced the 0.95 Collection, a new sub-brand for high-end accessories. No, not camera accessories… luxury lifestyle accessories. The initial batch of products includes an $840 lighter, an $840 fountain pen, and a $175 keyring.   Read More