$15 million Leica camera was owned by the man who democratized photography

Vienna’s Leitz Photographica Auctions celebrated its 20th year in business this week when it sold the camera of the man who invented 35-mm photography for €14,400,000, smashing the previous world record of €2,400,000.

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Our majestic Milky Way stars in annual astrophotography competition

The Milky Way is one of the night sky’s most majestic subjects for photography, so it's the star of travel blog Capture the Atlas's annual competition. The 25 winning shots of this year’s Milky Way Photographer of the Year have now been unveiled.

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Record-breaking camera keeps everything between 3 cm and 1.7 km in focus

Inspired by the dual-focus visual system of a 500-million-year-old trilobite, researchers have created and tested a light field camera with the greatest depth of field ever demonstrated. Everything between 3 cm and 1.7 km from the lens stays sharp.

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Stunning macro iPhone shots take smartphone photography into the surreal

Apple released its new iPhone 13 lineup last September and with it came first-of-a-kind macro functionality for the Pro and Pro Max models. An Apple-run photography contest has now demonstrated exactly the kind of stunning detail they're capable of.

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The extraordinary winners of the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

The winners of the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards have been revealed, spanning a truly stunning array of photographic styles and subjects, from elegantly composed landscapes to surreal street photography.

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Wild wonders from the World Nature Photography Award winners

In its second year, the World Nature Photography Awards presents a dazzling array of wildlife from across the globe, including a humpback whale in front of the New York City skyline, an orangutan striking a pose, and a glimpse at ants working together.

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Smartphone stunners: The winners of the 2022 Mobile Photography Awards

Now in its 11th year, the Mobile Photography Awards is the world's longest running competition to focus exclusively on photos taken with smartphone cameras. The quality of entries this year is an affirmation of the power of modern smartphone cameras.

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The pros get weird in the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards finalists

The professional finalists and shortlisted shots in the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards offer a glimpse at the current state of contemporary photography. Top picks focus on surreal pandemic images, compelling drone shots and one curious urban fox.

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The winners of the 2022 Underwater Photographer of the Year awards

This year's Underwater Photographer of the Year contest delivers the competition’s most spectacular batch of winners to date, including an extraordinary face to face with a Great White Shark and a surreal glimpse at a shipwreck off the coast of Norway.

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M11 rangefinder aims for flexibility with Triple Resolution Technology

Leica has announced a new addition to the M-series of retro-stylish rangefinder cameras. The M11 retains the overall look but comes with versatile new sensor technology, a high-resolution touch panel, a big battery and some internal storage.

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