Archive for the ‘The Phoblogosphere’ Category
One year ago on December 28th 2009, I sat on my bed and said to myself, “I’m tired of being unemployed and unproductive. And so I started ThePhoblographer.com, and it has taken off in ways that I haven’t even thought were possible for a site started on a Macbook, on my bed, while in my pajamas. It’s been a crazy year and the staff and site have evolved. There are even more changes to come (like us moving to a faster server and a slight redesign and better search bar.) I’m straying off the topic though: here are the top 20 postings of the past year according to WordPress (though our other analytics have different numbers.)
Well this is a sight: this photographer probably stood up to photographers next to him and said, “mine is bigger than yours.” I tried to find out which lenses these are, and lots of my co-workers weren’t able to figure it out. It begs the question: what would you do with a lens this big? Spy on people? Use it to clear out a crowd? Find the remaining members of the Wikileaks organization? We want to know.
Let us know in the comments below what you would do with this big lens (most likely a Nikon).
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Former ThePhoblographer staffer Will Greenwald is trying to organize a massive donation for Child’s Play and Penny Arcade. The point: to raise money for toys to be given to children’s hospitals. They’ve set up a special widget for you to donate to help the cause.
Now, I myself, Editor in Chief of ThePhoblographer, know what it’s like to ask readers for donations. But in a case like this, I can put aside our own link plugs to help you make your purchasing decisions. We’re going to ask that you please donate a small bit of money to help these kids out. I, perhaps like many of you, was a very lucky kid that was able to get almost any toy I wanted. But there are people out there though that are lot less fortunate.
So once again, we’d ask you to please take the time to click the links above, head over to Will’s site and place a small donation. Any little bit helps a child in these rough economic times.
Maybe this isn’t new, but I sure haven’t seen this before and thought I’d share it with all of you. KenRockwell.com appears to have a hidden easter egg in his site detailing where babies come from. It’s actually quite hysterical and as a fellow blog editor, I’ve got loads of newfound respect for Ken as I’d never have the balls to put something up like this. I wonder if I win a prize for finding it: like one of those Nikon cameras he loves
Editor’s note 10/25/2010: There’s more!
Photo by Isurusen
If you didn’t know that we have a contest going on, know that we’re raffling off a Canon PowerShot SD4500ISand that you’ve got nearly unlimited chances to win. You read about how to enter here and check out our review of the camera here. Take a look at some of the leading entries so far. After that, vote in our poll and decide whose photo you like the best; the decisions may help to influence The Phoblographer staff’s decisions later on. Remember, the contest is also far from over and we’ll be featuring more photos next week!
This is really cool: Youtube user ironwindow13 stuffed his Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1into an old Russian Leica film camera clone. For those of you not familiar with the Cyber-shot, he essentially just stuffed a high-end camera into an uber-sexy larger body. Aftwards, he modified the body to allow for easier access to the camera’s functions. While this is quite impressive, I yearn for the day that someone stuffs a GF-1(review here) EP-1(EP-2 review here)or an NEX-3(we reviewed of the NEX-5on the blog) into one of these cameras. That would be truly amazing and I’d pay top dollar for that type of durability, especially if it were in something like the Leica M7 reviewed a little while back. Here’s the google translation of how he did it.