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Turn your iPhone into a microscope

03/30/2011, If you’ve always felt that your iPhone 4 camera’s minimum focus distance was a bit too far for your liking, especially if you like taking close up shots of small objects, you might want to check this device out. The Mini Microscope for iPhone...

Werewolf-proof Pentax DA silver lenses coming your way

02/07/2011, We caught sight of the silver limited edition K-5 DSLR camera earlier this evening and briefly mentioned the new silver lenses available, but here are more details on the nitty gritty for those who are interested. The unique DA Limited series of prime...

Real Canon 300mm f/4 L lens turned into a mug

01/25/2011, You might remember those novelty lens mugs that we brought to your attention a while back. If those aren’t realistic enough for you, maybe you’d like to bid for a mug that was created from a real $1,300 Canon 300mm f/4 L lens? The lens isn’t working...

Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs

01/11/2011, The future does bring some rather interesting additions to the fore, among them include contact lenses that are capable of projecting images right on top of your retinas, according to researchers at the University of Washington who have been hard at work...

Nikon patents lens that can zoom manually or electronically

12/26/2010, The folks at Nikon have filed for a patent over in Japan for a new lens that is able to zoom manually or electronically, depending on the needs of the user. The benefit of such a system would be for folks who use movie mode and want a smoother and more...

Tamron Introduces Smallest 15X DSLR Zoom Lens

12/13/2010, Tamron has announced what it calls the world’s smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens for DSLR cameras. The after-market camera equipment maker is using a piezoelectric internal focus motor to achieve this feat along with Vibration Compensation for...

DIY camera lenses help you save plenty of dough

11/12/2010, So you’re feeling rather tight at the moment in terms of dough, and yet want to pursue that digital camera hobby of yours? There is nothing quite like DIY lenses then for your camera, and we do have some ideas that could save you several thousands...

Sony To Introduce 7 New Lenses For Its NEX Mirrorless Cameras

09/28/2010, Owners of Sony’s NEX series cameras will be happy to hear that Sony is planning to launch seven interchangeable lenses from now till 2012. Currently there are only three lenses that are compatible with the camera’s E-mount and as such Sony...

Adobe’s Plenoptic Lens Tech Says Goodbye to Blurry Pictures

09/23/2010, Adobe’s showing off a cool concept using plenoptic lens technology that allows you to manage and re-focus a picture after the image has been captured using post-production tools such as Photoshop. Want the background to be in focus rather than the...

Nikon D3100 DSLR Announced Along With New Lenses

08/19/2010, Considering the number of recent leaks regarding Nikon’s D3100 DSLR, it’s not too surprising to hear that Nikon has officially announced its latest entry-level DSLR, along with a number of new lenses. The D3100 offers a 14-megapixel CMOS...

Sony NEX3, NEX5 Cameras: Huge Quality in Tiny Bodies

05/10/2010, The Sony NEX3 has leaked (from a Chinese store), and it looks quite exciting. The NEX3 and its sibling the NEX5 come with a relatively small body, but a huge 14 Megapixel APS-C sensor (my Canon 50D has an APS-C sensor, APS-C defines the size) and a...

Nikon Debuts Two Wide-angle Lenses

02/08/2010, Nikon has announced two new lenses for its users, namely the 24mm f1.4G ED (pictured) and the 16-35mm f4G ED VR. Both lenses will support its DX and FX mounts, but the latter lens was specifically optimized for FX cameras such as the D700 and D3s to give...