Flixel Turns Marilyn Monroe’s Windblown Skirt Scene Into Beautiful Cinemagraph

Flixel Turns Marilyn Monroe’s Windblown Skirt Scene Into Beautiful Cinemagraph

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Flixel, the company that has made ccinemagraphs simple, has done something very special today. The company is celebrating the 60th anniversary of when Marilyn Monroe the Seven Year Itch scene while wearing a white dress and standing over a subway grate.

For those less in the know, Flixel takes sections of a video and turns part of them into moving gifs–but only certain parts of them while the…

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Panasonic’s New CM1 Smartphone Has a 1 inch Sensor and an f2.8 Lens

Panasonic’s New CM1 Smartphone Has a 1 inch Sensor and an f2.8 Lens

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The company that really seems to be stealing the show at Photokina 2014 is Panasonic. Today, the company made a surprise announcement that they’re getting back into the cell phone game–sort of. The new CM1 is an Android smartphone with a 10.2mmm f2.8 Leica lens that comes out to an approximately 28mm field of view. Plus said lens has full manual control over aperture, ISO and shutter speed. But…

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Here’s a Hot, New Mitakon 42.5mm f1.2 for Your Sony, Fuji, and MFT Cameras

Here’s a Hot, New Mitakon 42.5mm f1.2 for Your Sony, Fuji, and MFT Cameras

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f1.2 Lens Product Images 2

Zhongyi, our favorite Chinese manufacturer of cheap, fast Mitakon glass has announced two new lenses. If extremely wide-open lenses are your speed, Zhongyi also announced the 42.5mm f1.2. The lens comes at a $359 bargain and for their money users will get a 64mm equivalent focal length that’s perfect for portraits and street photography.

Zhongyi also announced the Mitakon 24mm f1.7, a purely…

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Sony’s New Full Frame E-Mount 16-35mm F4 is for Landscape Shooters

Sony’s New Full Frame E-Mount 16-35mm F4 is for Landscape Shooters

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In the continued support that Sony is trying to create for their full frame E mount system, the company is announcing today their 16-35mm f4 lens. To complement the A7 series of cameras, this lens is moisture and dust resistant. This lens sports 12 elements in 10 groups with 5 aspherical elements and 3 ED glass elements. It also has a 7-blade aperture, with a minimum focusing at 0.28…

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Phottix’s New Indra 500 Monolight Has TTL Capabilities

Phottix’s New Indra 500 Monolight Has TTL Capabilities

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With Profoto previously coming out their TTL B1 monolights, it was only a matter of time before another manufacturer released their own. With Phottix coming out with their line of Odin TTL transmitters and receivers, it makes complete sense that at Photokina 2014 the company is announcing a brand new TTL monolight. The new Indra 500 will work with Odin transmitters–the same ones that trigger the…

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Canon’s New Powershot G7X Houses a 1 Inch Sensor

Canon’s New Powershot G7X Houses a 1 Inch Sensor

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Canon has three new PowerShot cameras on deck: the G7X, the SX60 HS and the N2.

The G7X, pictured above, is Canon’s first compact camera with a 1-inch sensor. It’s a premium compact camera with a 20.2 MP sensor, 4.2x optical zoom lens (24-100mm equivalent) with a variable aperture of f1.8-2.8 and an ISO range of 125-12,800. The G7X fits snugly between the S120 and G1X Mk II, and it has built-in…

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The Panasonic GM5 is an Itty Bitty Cam with a Four Thirds Sensor

The Panasonic GM5 is an Itty Bitty Cam with a Four Thirds Sensor

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Panasonic has always embraced the philosophy of having small cameras with a very big sensor: and today’s announcement of the GM5 is no different. This camera is targeted at the photographer that wants something incredibly compact–dare we say pocketable. The camera, which is available in either black or red, sports a magnesium body with a 1,165K dot EVF, had a 921K 3 inch touch screen WiFi, 60p…

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