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Gunshot at 73,000 FPS, LowePro Slingshot Edge Announced | Daily Roundup

By Anthony Thurston on August 19th 2015

Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors and announcements.

Gunshot at 73,000 Frames Per Second

It is no secret that slow motion can make even the most simple, mundane things interesting and fun to watch, so you can only imagine the effect when you do something exciting like shoot a gun.

In this case, the guys over at Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel decided to see what it would look like to shoot at gun at 73,000 frames per second. The results are nothing short of amazing. You can see the gasses escaping the barrel, the bullet flying through them, and even some leftover particles coming out of the barrel. It is really quite interesting. Take a look for yourself.

What other things do you think would look awesome at 73,000 frames per second? Personally I am torn because a lot of the mundane things that look cool at normal slow motion would be too slow at 73,000 fps. Airplane propellers could be cool, maybe in a smoke room, so you can see the blades cutting through the smoke.

Think of something you would like to see in crazy slow motion like this and share it in the comments below!

 

 

 

Lowepro Announces New Slingshot Edge Series Bags

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Today, Lowepro announced their latest Slingshot style bags, aimed specifically at those situations where you need to grab a bag and a couple pieces of gear but don’t need the full production. This bag is perfect for day trips or family outings and things along those lines.

The Slingshot Edge series is designed for urban photographers, day trippers and travelers looking for a slim and versatile camera bag to keep things light and easy. Two sizes are available, each featuring padded, dedicated compartments to keep camera gear, a tablet and other essentials organized and safe.

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The smaller Edge 150 AW is perfect for mirrorless shooters who are taking advantage of their gear’s small size to pack a lot of versatility in a small footprint. I tested it with my Sony A7 II kit, and so long as you are using native lenses, it works perfectly. The bigger 250AW is better suited for larger DSLRS and mirrorless kits who adapt larger DSLR lenses.

The Slingshot Edge 150 AW (US MSRP $89.95) and 250 AW (US MSRP $109.95) are now available for purchase at a number of retail locations as well as lowepro.com and B&H. If you would like the opportunity to win one of the 250AW bags, make sure to enter our new contest that just went live today!

Camera Store TV Reviews the RX10 II

The Sony RX10 series has always been one of the best all-around options for someone looking for a solid stills camera and a great video camera in one package without having to lug around extra lenses. When Sony first announced the RX10 II, I was super excited, and I am still looking forward to playing with one.

The guys over at the Camera Store TV just released their hands-on field test and review of the RX10 II, and they were very positive about the camera. Take a look below.

This has not changed my mind on the RX10 II at all. I am still super excited to get my hands on one and likely buy one here in the next month or two. I think this could be the ultimate newspaper or ENG camera, send out reporters with these and they not only have the ability to take great stills but amazing videos at 4K or super slow motion.

What do you all think about the RX10 II? If you are interested in grabbing one, you can find them over on B&H, here.

What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Rick Garcia

    The Gunshot slow motion was awesome… Those gases and particles exiting the firearm when the bullet shoots out is how investigators determine if a person was shot at close range or not. Within two feet the gases will cause burns and the particles will cause stippling ( small red burn dots which look like the measles ). Often times those gases leave what is commonly know as GSR (GUN SHOT RESIDUE) on the shooters clothes or hands. This GSR takes a while to dissipate and even washing your hands will not remove it entirely.

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  2. Keith Sheridan

    Slow motion gunshot is awesome, but I’ve always enjoyed this one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f57LXSRKoZA

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  3. Dave Haynie

    I’m always looking at the state of the “bridge” camera offerings. While I have both Canon DSLR and Olympus mirrorless systems, I do find photo opportunities at concerts and festivals, which don’t typically allow any “professional” gear, as defined by being an ILC system.

    My current camera for this is the Fujifilm X-S1, which delivers a 2/3″ 12Mpixel sensor along with an f/2.8-f/5.6 lens with a 24-624mm equivalent. This has a fantastic range for shooting events from the audience, but definitely suffers a bit at the long end of the range with that small aperture. This camera is also about the size of a small APS DSLR, undoubtedly the mix of long lens range and larger-than-usual sensor (the typical bridge camera uses a 1/2.3″ sensor).

    So while I’m always at least considering an upgrade, as long as the requirements are met (including OIS, raw shooting, easy manual controls, and the other things you’d expect in a higher end P&S), Sony’s not delivering enough reach in these 1″ cameras. I’m also not sure that 1″ at 20Mpixel is a big win over 2/3″ at 12Mpixel, though once you factor in the technological advances, it might be.

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