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Emperor Group chief sues Google for defamation

Emperor Group founder Albert Yeung Sau-shing filed a writ with the High Court suing Google for defamation over what he says are libellous items appearing on the search engine provider's site.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:10pm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

The Lumix GF3 continues the trend of compact digital cameras that give you the flexibility to change the lens, but is even smaller and less bulky than its two predecessors.

Instead of the boxy, rectangular body of the GF1 and GF2, the GF3 trims off the top slightly, with the body now sloping down from the lens holder.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lost moments on shifting surfaces

Hong Kong's changing urban landscape makes Norman de Brackinghe bristle.

'There seems to be an insistence on the destruction of neighbourhoods, which is absolutely unnecessary. Parks are concreted and grass is only somewhere for insects to live. The problem, I am afraid, is much worse than people imagine,' the 76-year-old photographer says.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Times Square's Lomography Exhibition

April 11-May 3, 10am-10pm, Times Square

If it wasn't for the Austrian firm Lomography, classic Hong Kong toy cameras such as the Diana F and the Holga may have faded into obscurity, along with the dream-like, over-saturated images they produce.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Digital generation snap up vintage cameras in HK

Well groomed in a crisply pressed suit, David Chan exudes an old world charm that is attracting a new crowd with burgeoning wallets: camera enthusiasts from the mainland.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Tricks of the trade

Modern technology allows tiny cameras to be hidden almost anywhere

'Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera,' Simon and Garfunkel sang in their hit single America almost 40 years ago. These days the camera is more likely to be hidden in a watch, the crack in the door of a karaoke room or even in a Bluetooth headset.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Technology means tiny cameras can be hidden almost anywhere

'Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera,' Simon and Garfunkel sang in their hit single America almost 40 years ago. These days the camera is more likely to be hidden in a watch, the crack in the door of a karaoke room or even in a Bluetooth headset.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Cameras

Obscura

A camera is basically a box that lets in light. It comes from a Latin expression - camera obscura - which means 'dark chamber'.

10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Cautious eye must be kept on spread of spy cameras

Six years ago, when police tried to install permanent security cameras in Lan Kwai Fong as a crowd-control and crime-prevention measure, it caused a public outcry and the plan was quickly scrapped. Fast-forward to our city today. Yau Tsim Mong District Council has just earmarked HK$400,000 to set up spy cameras at a popular shopping area in Sai Yeung Choi Street South.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: frames & fame

Model Kathy Chow Man-kei says her secret to looking her best lies in her glasses:

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Aigo MP3 F566+

So you're going to the beach and you want to bring your camera, MP3 player and, of course, your sunglasses. What do you do? You put on your shades from Chinese manufacturer Aigo and you're ready to go.

The Aigo MP3 F566+ integrates a MP3 player and a digital camera into the arms of a pretty cool pair of sunglasses.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Sponsors' Corner

Profiling the Games' major backers

The Beijing Olympics will be the last time Eastman Kodak will be a major sponsor of the event, effectively signalling the end of the analogue era and the start of the digital age for what was the world's biggest maker of photographic film.

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

China - with my Brownie

American photographer Carl Corey's images of Hong Kong and southern China taken by his antique pinhole camera, including Brownie 3 (above). Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus, G/F, 35 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Mar 26

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sound bites

In your latest photography series, In Camera, on show at the Cat Street Gallery, you created the poetic images with the traditional multiple exposure technique. How did you get the idea and what was your experience shooting in Hong Kong?

Los Angeles-based photographer Paul Robinson:

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The bigger picture

While they are bulkier than comparable models, Ricoh's Caplio cameras come with a wide-angle lens, allowing you to capture more of a scene.

They also use standard batteries, which is useful on trips where finding a power outlet to recharge is difficult.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

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