Articles about lens (page 2)

Turn your iPhone into a microscope
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 does exactly what its name says – it turns your iPhone 4 into a mini microscope that you can easily carry around with you, wherever you […]

Werewolf-proof Pentax DA silver lenses coming your way
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 lenses are touted to deliver incredible sharpness and image quality even as they were specially made for Pentax DSLR cameras. Of course, they are also future proof […]

Real Canon 300mm f/4 L lens turned into a mug
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 anymore, of course, but it can function as a cup to hold your favorite beverage. In case you’re also feeling charitable, the proceeds […]

Contact lenses of the future projects images onto eyeballs
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 on super small and semi-transparent LEDs which will be integrated into existing contact lenses. To date, they managed to develop red and blue pixels, awaiting the day when […]


Tamron Introduces Smallest 15X DSLR Zoom Lens
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 image stabilization. The 15X zoom lens features a 62 mm filter diameter and an ultrasonic motor system for SLR lenses. According to the company, the wide zoom range “18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II […]

DIY camera lenses help you save plenty of dough
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 when implemented – which could then be used to purchase a whole new body, much to the chagrin of your other half. Among the […]

Nikon D3100 DSLR Announced Along With New Lenses
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 sensor and is capable of shooting 1080p video. The new EXPEED 2 processor claims to improve image quality and enables features such as continuous autofocus and native recording of H.264 video. ISO […]

Digital Video Camcorder With Telescope Released Before Sony's Upcoming Camcorder
Can’t stop thinking of Sony’s upcoming camcorder that offers you the option of interchangeable lenses? You might not have to play the waiting game with Sony, as it turns out that Brando already has a Digital Video Camcorder with Telescope in its online store. Granted it seems like a far cry from what Sony looks like it will be offering, but the situation does seem rather funny, especially since it’ll […]

Sony NEX3, NEX5 Cameras: Huge Quality in Tiny Bodies
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 replaceable lens mount called “E-Series” mount or “E” (to be confirmed). In any case, this will interest users who are interested in taking […]

Electronic contact lens applications...
What would happen if you could have a display as close to your eyes as it can get? Some say “augmented reality”, but there are lower hanging fruits that might even be more useful. Assuming that the resolution is as high as what you eyes normally perceive, there are a host of image processing application that could be implemented without requiring storage or network access. Think about night vision, increased […]

Sony Officially Introduces Three User-Friendly DSLR Cameras + Accessories
Sony introduces three new DSLR cameras, named a230, a330 and a380, for casual users who want to use DSLRs like awesome point and shoot cameras.First of all, the cameras are lighter than previous models. The A-230 weighs 15.9oz (450g) and all three are more compact than previous models . The user interface has been changed to be more intuitive, but we’ll have to try that in the field to confirm. All models […]