Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (or MILCs) are the smaller, svelter cousins of DSLRs. The video above was shot by Leon Visser on a MILC — a Panasonic GH2, specifically — during a trip through Vietnam.
Another day, another adventure in space. Following not too far behind the Annular lunar eclipses, the transit of Venus has been another event for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory to capture, and of course, time-lapse for our viewing pleasure. As this hypnotic footage shows, the astronomical phenomenon truly helps to understand the expanse of space in our solar system and as it turns out, helps scientists in their search for exoplanets.
Over the past couple of days, astronomers have been putting solar filters on their telescopes and taking test shots of the sun in anticipation of capturing today’s Transit of Venus.
But this isn’t the first time photographs have been the method of choice for preserving this rare cosmic event. After hand-drawn images dominated observations from the 1761 and 1769 transits, photography came on the scene and was up to the task of creating a stunning record of the 1874 and 1882 events.
IT’S FINALLY UP AND RUNNING! I may have had to use a cover but at least it’s viewable. This was my first serious attempt at filming, that too with a Contour camera of all things which was borrowed from my father’s friend - big thanks to him! Nevertheless I am open to any constructive criticism so feel free to let me know in the comments below :)
“It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.”