Les Shu

Les Shu

As the photography editor for Digital Trends, I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism experience. I have written for a variety publications that include Laptop, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, More, Best Life, and Men's Journal. My approach to tech is simple: Highlighting the best products that are easy to use with the most bang for your buck. On the side, I am an airline nerd who enjoys building Lego sets.

Ricoh has new rear converter for Pentax lenses, plus products in development

Ricoh announced a new rear converter that extends the zoom of Pentax telephoto lenses by 1.4x, yet measures less than an inch. In addition, Ricoh gives a glimpse of products currently in development, including a new medium-format camera with a CMOS sensor.

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Shimano gives cyclists a lightweight, wireless ANT+ action cam they can call their own

Designed for cyclists as well as other sports enthusiasts, Shimano's Sport Camera is a lightweight POV camcorder with ANT/ANT+ wireless technology built in. When connected to a compatible bike computer, you can embed ride info onto your videos.

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Newly published Canon patent shows design for 11-24mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle lens

Canon has filed a patent for an 11-24mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle lens for its full-frame DSLR cameras. However, as with all patents, it's not a guarantee that it's being produced or if it will actually get made.

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Skydiver loses consciousness, erratic free-fall and rescue captured by helmet cam

After being knocked unconscious, a skydiver entered an uncontrolled free fall. Luckily two fellow jumpers came to his aid, deployed his parachute, and set him up for a safe landing. The entire incident was captured on video, thanks to his helmet cam.

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Some nails, fruits, and copper are all this artist needs to create these long-exposure photos

To create his unique long-exposure photographs, artist Caleb Charland uses ordinary nails, copper wires, and organic fruits and vegetables to generate just-enough electricity from a light bulb. His work hopes to demonstrate the possibilities of sustainable…

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 review

Sony is enhancing mobile photography with a new concept camera that attaches to a smartphones. With a 1-inch sensor, the QX100 takes beautiful images, but not without some…

  • Pros: Excellent image quality , Great low-light performance…
  • Cons: Live-view stream lags , Slow autofocus , Limited shooting…

Olympus just made shooting underwater selfies easy with TG-850 rugged camera

The new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a 180-degree tilting LCD that makes it easy to shoot self-portraits in all types of conditions, even underwater. The camera also boasts the widest-angle lens in a compact camera.

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Mars Rover Opportunity still rolling 10 years on, sends selfie back to Earth to prove it

Ten years ago, the Mars Rover Opportunity landed on Mars to study the planet. It's still roaming the Martian planet, and it sent back to Earth a 360-degree panorama of itself during its anniversary.

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