Successful Sony Alpha Hack Cracks Video Limit and Language Menu

by admin April 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

It’s a sad fact for us Mac-lovers, but dollar for dollar, an Apple computer can’t keep up with a custom-built PC. And if you have any doubts about the veracity of that claim, a new report by the folks at SLR Lounge should put them to bed.

Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE recently got kicked off his Southwest Airlines flight. And according to Smith, it wasn’t because he was carrying something dangerous or causing a scene or taking pictures when he wasn’t allowed—no, he was kicked off for being a responsible drone owner.

I’ve been wrestling with this for a while now. I wasn’t going to write a post like this but things have reached a certain point where I don’t feel I can take anything on any further, so for now a little social media post will have to suffice in lieu of actual justice.

There’s a book by Seth Godin called The Dip that explores something every entrepreneur asks themselves every morning:

Is today the day that I quit?

Here’s a neat way to take your photos of wedding rings to the next level: include the couple in the reflections.

Nokia has endured a torrent of bad press over the past couple days over its faked promo video, but the truth is, the company is investing heavily in improving photography in its mobile phones, and its PureView technology is definitely something we should be keeping our eyes on.

In order to back up its claim that PureView low light performance is “unbeatable”, Nokia set up a “photo challenge” booth at its launch party and invited passers-by to pit their cameraphones against the Lumia 920. The challenge involved shooting a photograph of a still life setup stuffed inside a dark cubby hole in a brick wall. Check out the video above for a glimpse of how the phone’s camera stacked up against the iPhone’s and the Samsung Galaxy’s.

What would your camera be like as a person? That’s the question Sony Thailand tries to answer in this strange and humorous 3-minute advertisement that was published earlier this month.

Once this was the most glorious building of Romania but since 1990 it’s been abandoned and slowly but surely falling apart. The building is now listed as a historic monument by the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs of Romania.

A lot of professional photographers have a growing frustration about losing jobs to part-time “photographers” doing horrible work for $30, or having clients tell them that another “photographer” will do the same job for $25. So, I got to thinking: what if other professions were treated like photography?

“Zooms? We don’t need no stinkin’ zooms!” said a gaggle of ZEISS shooters. At least that’s what we imagine ZEISS-lovers saying as they look at the comparison shot above by photographer and ZEISS lens ambassador Christian Dandyk.

In what is, as far as we can tell, one of the first successful hacks of the Sony Alpha system thus far, a person who goes by the moniker Ma1co has managed to crack Sony’s 30 minute video limit and break into several Sony Alpha cameras’ language menus.

Summer is coming and that means one thing for many photographers: the dreaded midday sun! Fear not people, you can use that harsh light to your advantage.

Levon Biss’s exhibit Microscuplture is one of the most entrancing macro photography projects we’ve run across. A “unique visual experience,” the series and exhibition is made up of unimaginably detailed macro photographs of insects captured using a microscope lens.

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at Magnum Photos’ New York headquarters, has personally worked on some of the cooperative’s best-known images. A number of his marked-up darkroom prints have appeared online, revealing the enormous amount of attention Inirio gives photos in the darkroom.

Like many photographers, Matias Posti of Posti Photography sends out a mailer to clients and prospective each year. This year, his creative “No More Selfies” ads caught our eye.

You might want to take some anti-nausea meds before you watch this one. Balance, a film by Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray, is a dizzying, disorienting display of drone cinematography that may just leave you slack jawed. It’s also the first drone film we know of to use the famous “vertigo effect,” AKA dolly zoom.

It’s time again to celebrate the best of photography, amateur and professional alike. The Sony World Photography Awards 2016 winners have been announced, and we’ve compiled some of our favorite 1st place winners below for you to draw inspiration from.

Of all the camera lenses offered on Amazon, the $26,000 35-pound giant green Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 probably has the funniest customer reviews and images.

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.

Berlin-based professional adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj was recently flying to a workshop in Norway when he got a chance to test the low-light capabilities of his Sony a7S II: filming the dim Northern Lights in the skies outside.

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