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Ladies and gentlemen, step right up for your chance to see the Eye of America. This GIGANTIC film camera measures 35 feet long and captures images on negatives that are six by four and a half FEET, which produce images that are one thousand times greater than the average negative. Dennis Manarchy, the owner of the camera, uses the camera to make these giant images and also uses the camera to teach people about how a camera works.

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Time to add some magic to your manic Monday. Photographer Ira Fox brings us Reflections, a incredible series of photographs of reflections in street puddles in New York City. He captures scenes from city life in a way that is at the same time gritty and magical, much like the city itself. Check them out below:

More info about Fox and images from the series HERE.

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New York rental house Scheimpflug has announced some pretty baller additions for the new year. Among the best of these are:

  • The ARRI M40, a very bright and crisp light with output equal to that of a 6K
  • The Hasselblad H4x digital camera body, the successor to their H1 and H2/H2F models
  • The Broncolor Para 88 FB Reflector

Equipment isn’t all that’s new for 2012! Flug is also running a sale on used HMIs and a 50% discount on CP.2 lens rentals when you rent the Sony F3. Check it all out for yourself HERE, or take yourself over to Flug at 236 W. 30th Street, ground floor.

 

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Canon‘s flagship much-anticipated digital cinema camera, the EOS C300, is finally available for pre-order, with a ship date of after January 30th. The actual price is considerably less than the $20,000 that was originally reported: it’s $16,000 for the body only. The EOS C300 has a Super 35mm sensor capable of up to 1080p capture.

The rush on this camera is sure to be huge, and is only being carried by 18 stores, so order fast!

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Never has protecting your equipment looked so delicious: Photojojo brings us this protective wrap that disguises your lens as a burrito. Yum.

The wrap is made of Tyvek and cushioned with neoprene, so in addition to keeping your lens safe from gear thieves, it will be safe from drops and the elements. To get the fiesta started, order HERE now. Ole!

In 2010, multimedia artist Ben Heine started working on his visual concept “Pencil Vs. Camera.” Heine holds a realistic sketch over a vibrant background photo in order to alter the scene into something more fantastical and interesting than what’s already there. Check out a few shots below and the full gallery HERE:

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The satellite imaging firm DigitalGlobe conducted a contest via Facebook in which they asked their fans to pick their best satellite image of the year. This crazy image of the ribbon-like Rakaia River, which runs through the Canterbury Plains on New Zealand’s South Island, was selected as the winner. The Rakaia beat out surreal images of Ground Zero in New York, Palm Island in Dubai, Gaddafhi’s compound in Libya, and the space shuttle Atlantis in motion. Check it out below:

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Artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman bring us an awesome show this month: Fascinated by our society’s preoccupation with social media as a way to feel less alone, the pair tracked the public Twitter timeline and picked out those that included GPS coordinates. They then went and photographed these locations, and now they present each photograph accompanied by the Tweet.

The artists state, “This work is a means for situating the virtual into the physical realm. We imagine ourselves as virtual flaneurs, ethnographers of the Internet, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others. Like a historical marker on the side of the highway, these photographs interrupt a historical narrative, that of the Twitter public timeline.”

Don’t miss out! The show runs from January 5th to the 28th and United Photo Industries in Brooklyn. Info HERE!

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Heads up to iPhone users: now you can project all of those Instagrammed photos of you and your friends drinking PBRs right onto the wall of your Brooklyn apartment!

Check it: Sanwa came up with a projector, the 400-PRJ011, that can be attached to an iPhone 4 or 4S. The projector won’t drain your phone either, it’s powered by its own battery and will even charge your phone while not projecting. It provides 2.5 hours of projection, so you can wow your family with your hiking trip photos til the cows come home if you wish. The projected images are 65 inches at 640 x 360 resolution, and is already available in Japan for $260, global release date TBD.

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It’s the new year, which means the king of all tech events is upon us: The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 is this week. Just about every tech-related company (seriously, thousands) will meet in Nevada to share the latest products and services they’ve been working on for the past year. Innovations in smartphones, computers (laptops, desktops, netbooks!), tablets, e-readers, gaming, audio, auto, TV, and MORE will be revealed. Engadget has a run-down of what we can expect from each category before the event takes place, and make sure to follow along on the official site next week!

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