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Lamborghini Huracan Camera Car Huracam

Incline Dynamic Outlet decided to transform a Lamborghini Huracan, powered by the beastly 5.2-liter V10 producing 602 hp, into a full-fledged camera car. How? They installed a gyro-stabilized camera rig into the front trunk area, and called it the "Huracam". Even with all the equipment, the supercar is still capable of achieving its 201 mph top speed. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Harvest Mice Tulips

Photo credit: Miles Herbert via Bored Panda

Photographer Miles Herbert of Captive Light specializes in taking quirky photos, like these harvest mice in tulips, but they aren't optical illusions, believe it or not. "These harvest Mice were photographed in an indoor studio. We provide a service for photographers looking for high impact pictures of the animals, and using a purpose built studio means that we are not weather dependent. There is also an option to photograph animals outside if the client wishes, our other specialty is frogs," Miles told Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures.

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1950s America

Yes, Smokey the Bear was based on a real three-month-old American black bear cub who in the spring of 1950 was caught in the Capitan Gap fire, a wildfire that burned 17,000 acres in the Lincoln National Forest. Smokey had climbed a tree to escape the blaze, but his paws and hind legs had been burned. The image above shows a forest ranger playing with the real Smokey at a camp. Continue reading for more rarely seen color photos of the US during the 1950s.

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Cinema Lens Smartphone Adapter

China-based Cinematic International Company Limited has created an innovative universal DOF adapter that lets you mount giant cinema lenses on your smartphone. It features two components: a frame that holds the smartphone securely in place, and an adapter that mounts the lens. The frame accommodates just about any modern smartphone, while the lens adapter is compatible with most lenses, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Olympus, and more. Yes, the zoom controls can also be used with a smartphone. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of ultra realistic prosthetics you won't believe are real.

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Lightsaber Duel

Photo credit: Dominic Chiu

These are not scenes from an upcoming Star Wars film, just a lightsaber duel captured by photographer Dominic Chiu at the largest salt flat in the world. "Doing a set of Star Wars lightsaber pictures under billion of stars has always been my childhood dream, and I finally got a chance of recreating it during my latest trip to the largest salt flat on earth, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. It was definitely my best night ever in my life," Chiu told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Priced at $1295, Blackmagic Design's all-new Pocket Cinema Camera is designed for 4K video. Boasting the ability to capture footage in 10-bit ProRes or 12-bit RAW, all the while recording straight to USB-C external drives, perfect for large 4K RAW files. Other features include: a 5-inch rear display and a full-size Micro Four Thirds sensor. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.

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Canon 50-1000mm Lens

German wildlife filmmaker Ivo Norenberg requested an "impossible" wildlife dream lens back in 2010, and Canon accepted the challenge. What happened next? This $70,000 Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 EF-mount cinema lens, complete with a 1.5x extender built directly into the lens, giving it a total zoom range of 30x. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Canon Dream Lens

Photo credit: Daniel Zvereff via Peta Pixel

Photographer Daniel Zvereff was on vacation in Guadalajara, Mexico, and up until February 19th, everything was going fine. However, during that night, he found out that someone had broke into the room, and had stolen his camera bag containing the Canon 50mm f/0.95 and a Mamiya 75mm f/3.5 lens. Just two years prior, he purchased the Leica M-mount lens for about $2,300, and then spent $800 having the lens coded to allow Leica cameras to recognize it automatically, serviced, and cleaned up. Fast forward to this week, he spotted the same lens, complete with serial number still visible, sold on eBay for a whopping $65,100. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Clouds Reflecting Lake

Have you ever captured a photo and realized later that something else happened to be in the image? For example, this person wanted to capture a peaceful scene at a river, but ended up capturing the clouds above reflected in the water, transforming the perfectly still surface into a mirror of sorts. Continue reading for more mind-bending natural optical illusions that will make you look twice.

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Kira Camera Robot

Sometimes, even the best cinematographers / photographers with great equipment aren't able to perfectly shoot an extreme sports scene or crazy commercial, and that's where "Kira" comes in. This all-metal device features two fully-articulating axes, capable of extending up to 9-feet tall. It can move up to 9-feet per second in any direction, all the while carrying a 40-pound camera securely. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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