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The Canon EOS 7D II is the long-awaited follow up to the 7D, offering a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, dual-pixel AF with a 65-point phase detect system and continuous shooting at 10 fps. It’s also equipped with 1080/60p HD video capture and a number of compression options, as well as microphone and headphone ports. We put the 7D II (and its predecessor, the 7D) through its paces in our studio and have updated our first impressions review with the results. Read more
It’s not uncommon for a company to patent technologies that might be incorporated into products at some point, though the company might not have any plans to use it in the immediate future. Such a business move appears to be the case with a recent Canon patent, which details the use of variable lens elements in combination with traditional glass elements. Read more
You’re going to need some really tiny photo paper
I don’t typically approve posts about Lego cameras here at PopPhoto.com. Sometimes they’re cool, but often I feel like it’s a concept that has been done completely to death. This Lego Pinhole Camera, however, by Ryan H. Eldeem is a different story.
It’s made from pretty much a single 2×2 brick. It’s one of the bricks that was easily small enough for your little brother to swallow and ruin your birthday with a trip to the emergency room. Eldeem, however, modified it a little and made it light tight so you can actually stick little pieces of photo paper in there and make actual exposures through the minuscule aperture.
You can make a pinhole camera out of just about anything, but it’s cool to see one made from a single Lego brick. If you want to try your own non-Lego pinhole photoraphy, check out this tutorial.