Tamron Unveils the Worlds First 18-400mm Lens

Tamron has announced the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, which it is calling the worlds first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens with an extremely flexible zoom ratio of 22.2x. The new lens, available for Canon and Nikon APS-C cameras and with an equivalent focal length range of 28-600mm, is packed in to a surprisingly light […]

How the First Camera Phone Photo Was Shot 20 Years Ago

Believe it or not, there was a time when photo sharing was a lot slower than in the age of Snapchat. 20 years ago, instantaneously capturing and sharing photos online was unheard of. The first camera phone photo was sent two decades ago, on June 11th, 1997, a fact that we previously shared in 2011. When entrepreneur Philippe […]

I Shot the Worlds First Drone Tintype

I’ve been shooting tintypes for almost six years now and love to push the boundaries of what is possible with this slow and difficult photographic process. Taking a tintype from the air was an idea that, years ago, I had shelved as the technology wasn’t there yet. Drones were pretty scarce and the ones I […]

This is the Worlds First Underwater Portrait, Taken in 1899

It’s been called the first underwater photograph and the first underwater self-portrait, but it doesn’t seem to be either of those things. No, but this photo by diver and photography pioneer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, taken in 1899, does seem to be the world’s first underwater portrait.

SanDisk Unveils the Worlds First 1TB SDXC Card

It has finally happened: an SD card has now broken the 1 terabyte threshold. SanDisk and its parent company Western Digital today unveiled a new 1 terabyte SDXC card, ushering in a new era of tiny memory cards with massive storage capacities.

The Olympus STF-8 is the Worlds First Weatherproof Macro Flash

Olympus this week announced its new STF-8 Macro Flash, the world’s first macro flash that boasts durable weatherproofing. Designed for macro photographers who want to capture the great outdoors on a tiny scale, the STF-8 twin flash is designed to be dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof down to 14F (-10C) — a perfect companion for the […]