We chat about the Dragonfly DAC, Drift HD Ghost camera, and the Belair X 6-12 City Slicker 120 roll film camera.
Dragonfly USB DAC
This is a small USB stick that plugs into the USB port of a Mac or a Windows PC, and you plug in a headphone into the 3.5mm jack, and it provides a better audio output of digital audio files or other audio sources, bypassing the internal sound circuitry of the computer. The Dragonfly features a 24-bit conversion chip, and provides audio that sounds more natural. Visit audioquest.com.
Drift HD Ghost camera
Yes, there is the GoPro Hero range, but there are a lot more options. The Drift HD Ghost camera offers much of the same rugged functionality, including a small 2-inch LCD, long battery life, a proprietary audio processing solution with 3.5mm microphone input jack, 7-element optics with 1080p HD video, and up to 3 meter waterproof capability. All in all, a great alternative to other rugged HD video options for the active filmmaker or enthusiast. Visit driftinnovation.com.
Belair X 6-12 City Slicker 120 roll film camera
I started my serious photography with a Mamiyaflex TLR with 120 roll film, shooting 6×6 medium format slides and prints. Those nostalgic days seem to be back! The Belair is a beautiful looking auto-exposure medium format for those who love medium format, and relish a modern rendition with the anticipation of receiving prints back after some time, rather than the immediacy of digital photography. Completely NON-digital. Visit lomography.com.
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