A Japanese camera gadget maker has an answer for our media-world problems, and it’s fantastically simple: Etsumi’s new accessory bracket attaches to your main camera’s tripod mount, extending to the left and forward, and the other end of the bracket provides either another tripod mount or a hotshoe connector.
We're less than a week away! In celebration of a solid year online, the Disrupting Japan podcast will record a live show in Roppongi - the event is open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, and promises to be one of the best networking opportunities we’ve seen this year.
Tokyo Seaside Upper Observatory, located on top of WTCB or Tokyo World Trade Center, is the place where all those Tokyo photographers get all those amazing shots of the city. Enjoy gorgeous scenic views of Odaiba, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Skytree, and Shiodome in a relatively relaxing and casual setting.
This case offers all the usual benefits of extra juice, but, in addition to plug-in charging, it can also be juiced with built-in, fold-out solar panels that deliver a 22.4% peak efficiency rating. The solar panels are capable of fully charging the case in about 5 hours. All you need is access to that giant nuclear fireball in the sky.
Whereas before you might have felt powerless to fight off overly curious and annoying children, now you pull out your USB-powered hot glue gun and permanently attach a quarter (or a 50円 coin, in our case) to the floor - BOOM! You're free!
Getting your HD-POV on underwater is no easy task - particularly at this price point. Now, thanks to Thanko, with a simple set of goggles molded to accommodate a removable GoPro mount (or your favorite FauxPro), all it takes is a quick push of the record button, a body of water to jump into, and something worth recording.
My short time with the α7S was a beautiful and blissful affair - but would I, with my investment in M4/3 lenses, take a Sony α7S over a GH4? Well, you can smell grass, feel the asphalt, and hear the bustling city streets; the clarity of the images stirs your imagination and activates your senses...
Disrupting Japan is Tokyo's preeminent English-language J-startup podcast. On September 2, in celebration of a solid year online, Tim will record a live show in Roppongi - the event is open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, and promises to be one of the best networking opportunities we’ve seen this year.
Built in the 16th century, Matsumoto Castle is unlike many other Japanese castles in that it is built on a plain rather than on a hill or mountain top, and it is surrounded by a picturesque moat. The castle is either the second or third most beautiful castle in Japan, and to be fair, we cannot disagree either way!
1) Is that a redneck murder mystery on my smartphone? YES, yes it is!; 2) Tokyo's Shimokitazawa neighborhood in very, very lovely 4K; 3) This camera shoots high-res omnidirectional video, and no other camera can do that; 4) The most beautiful shrine in Tokyo in 4K; and 5) Attack on Titan Live-Action!