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What occurs to a digicam in a twister? It turns right into a 264 mph projectile

Tornados can flip random objects into hazardous projectile — even low cost point-and-shoot cameras. Researchers on the Texas Tech College Particles Influence Facility lately used twister particles canons — sure, there’s such a factor, designed for twister analysis — to fireplace a Canon Positive Shot to see what occurs.

Watch the video on Vimeo to see what occurs. The top end result isn’t good for the digicam — however the digicam additionally broke velocity data on the facility, hitting the wall at 264 mph. Ouch.

The venture was initiated by Martin Lisius, the founding father of StormStock and a filmmaker that often chases storms. “Usually, the fellows at Texas Tech use their pneumatic cannon to fireplace two-by-fours at constructing supplies for survivability testing,” he stated. “I wished to strive frequent objects we now have in our properties, one thing we don’t usually consider as potential twister projectiles. My purpose is to indicate those that virtually something might be picked up by a twister and change into harmful.”

The take a look at footage will probably be a part of an upcoming documentary by Lisius.

Meike’s newest lens is an 85mm f/1.Eight designed for background blur

The Hong Kong-based Meike launched its newest lens — the Meike 85mm f/1.8 is a vibrant Sony E Mount prime. The corporate says the lens is designed for portraits in addition to panorama images.

The lens is designed with a nine-blade round aperture to combine with that f/1.Eight for higher background blur. Designed with 9 items in six teams, the lens is lacking an autofocus motor, working as a guide focus solely lens. The lens focuses as shut as 3.Three inches from the entrance of the lens. The lens additionally makes use of an digital connection to maintain the Exif knowledge intact.

There’s no phrase but on pricing or availability, however as a third-party guide focus lens, the upcoming Meike may very well be an choice for restricted budgets.

Sony says the E-mount may assist lenses as vibrant as f/0.63

A part of the reasoning behind Nikon and Canon’s new lens mounts for his or her mirrorless cameras is a design permitting for even wider apertures. Now, Sony says that whereas the E-Mount could also be older, the design continues to be able to dealing with lenses with apertures as vibrant as f/0.63.

A wider aperture requires a wider mount dimension, which implies the lens aperture may very well be restricted by the digicam physique. So will we ever see a Sony f/0.63 lens? Potential doesn’t essentially imply possible. Bigger apertures additionally imply heavier lenses and an f/0.63 lens would have such a slim depth of area that getting a tack-sharp photograph can be tough. Nonetheless, it’s good for photographers to know that the system they’re investing in gained’t pose pointless limitations sooner or later — a minimum of for aperture anyhow. 

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