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eBay Camera Lot

Are you a photographer or photography enthusiast with $65,000 laying around, and want a 1,750 film camera collection, with lenses, to sift through? If so, then look no further than this massive collection. To be more specific, you'll get 573 manual focus cameras, 291 auto focus cameras, 4 TLR cameras, 337 auto focus lenses, and 573 manual focus lenses. "On weekly basis I clean and check most functions, the lenses get rotated. I check functionality of each lens or, camera that comes in. I log every item in inventory log book and report any damage or malfunction honestly...You definitely will be surprise[d] how well these item been taken care of," said the seller. Continue reading for more pictures, information, and the auction page.

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Potato Camera

Photo credit: Peta Pixel

Niko, creative director at production studio Corridor Crew, has managed to create a functional camera made from a real potato. After finding the perfect specimen, he then crafted a light-sealed chamber with 3D modeling and printing to insert into the potato. Next, he set the lens to f/11 and then used a DSLR to determine the shutter speed length should be at ISO 100. Last, but not least, the film was loaded into the inner potato chamber. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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SD Express 128TB SD Card

The SD Association has just announced a new card specification, called SD Express, that increases the maximum storage on SD cards to a whopping 128 terabytes, complete with increased data transfer speeds of 985 megabytes per second. This format will be available on a variety of cards, but but the high storage will officially be known as SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) card. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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X-Ray Photo Restoration

Photo credit: Madalena Kozachuk / Western University via Peta Pixel

University of Western Ontario researchers, led by Madalena Kozachu, managed to use synchrotron X-ray beams and fluorescence imaging to restore 19th-century daguerreotype plates - basically iodine-sensitized silver-coated copper plates developed using heated mercury vapor. The original photos faded over time due to years of tarnish build up, but the mercury particles still remain. Using the new X-ray imaging and scanning process that takes 8 hours per plate, the mercury distributed on each plate can be isolated, thus recovering the original photos even when you can't see them with your eyes. Continue reading for another example and more information.

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F-15E Mach Loop


Several U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles were captured flying through the Mach Loop in north Wales this week, training in an area where pilots are permitted to fly as low as 250-feet while maneuvering through the mountains, training to avoid enemy radar. Like clockwork, the local plane spotters know exactly when to show up, and managed to capture this stunning footage. The Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker aircraft camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intake ramps. 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 a lemon-powered supercar.

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Mushroom Cloud Illusion

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin wanted to show the threat of nuclear war to the global food system, so they created "The Fallout of the Food System" series. What better way to do so than by creating miniature mushroom clouds using actual mushrooms? Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Milky Way Thunderstorm

Photo credit: Cory Mottice

Photographer, meteorologist and outdoorsman Cory Mottice managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime image of the Milky Way rising above a nearby thunderstorm while he was out storm chasing in Eastern Montana on June 4, 2018. "We left our home base around 11 AM and drove about 3 hours to get to our target city where we grabbed a bite to eat and waited patiently for storms to develop. We were sitting on a dirt/gravel road in the pouring rain, patiently waiting. As soon as the rain ended we jumped out and set up our tripods. After about 10 minutes of shooting, we noticed the stars coming out with the clear skies behind the storm," said Mottice. Continue reading to see more photos.

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Smiling Horse Photobomb

Photo credit: OceanGoingSoul via Bored Panda

Most know photobombing as the act of purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects. Sometimes, this occurs unintentionally, such as this horse, standing behind two police officers, who just so happens to also be ridiculously photogenic. Continue reading for more strange and funny examples of unexpected photobombs.

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The Canvas Project

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Have you ever been to a museum or art gallery and wondered how some of the characters in classical paintings would fare in the modern world? If so, then Brazilian artist Gabriel Nardelli Araujo has created a series, called "The Canvas Project", just for you. Simply put, he uses high-resolution images of classical paintings and then merged the figures with modern photos using Photoshop. Continue reading for more examples and information.

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Buzz Aldrin Selfie

Before people started posting selfies on Facebook and other forms of social media, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin snapped the first space selfie, while on a spacewalk during the Gemini 12 mission on November 12, 1966, for the world to see. "So we had the camera and we couldn't shoot this through the window. It had to be mounted on the space craft, firm, so it wouldn't be shaking. And Jim Lovell would carefully point in the right direction, shut off the thrusters so that they wouldn't flash during the time of exposure," said Aldrin. Continue reading for another video about the Gemini 12 mission and more information.

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