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This Lens Will Turn Any DSLR Into One That Captures 360-Degree Video

When it comes to 360-degree videoing, you will have to ditch your beloved DSLR for something a lot more dedicated, but a startup called Sphere Optics Company is here to change that. With the company’s (sphere) 360-degree Lens, you can turn your trusty DSLR into one that captures breathtaking 360-degree video with 180-degree field of view vertically. Billed as the first and only single camera full-spherical video capture solution for VR, (sphere) (it’s ‘sphere’ stylized with brackets) negates the need for multi-camera setups and more delightfully, dispense with the need for stitching software when recording 360-degree footages. Continue reading This Lens Will Turn Any DSLR Into One That Captures 360-Degree Video

Venus Optics Has The Weirdest Macro Lens That’s Smaller Than Your Pinky

It doesn’t take a photography enthusiast to know what a camera lens looks like, but this one lens from Venus Optics will surely leave even an enthusiast bewildered. Venus Optics has no doubt broke the lens design convention with Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro Lens. As you can see, this macro is no doubt a little on the weird on of the scale as far as optics are concerned. On one end, it has a regular Nikon and Canon-friendly mount, but that’s as normal as it gets. Beyond the mount, the lens seems to go on a telescopic path, thinning off (in diameter) towards the lens end like Continue reading Venus Optics Has The Weirdest Macro Lens That’s Smaller Than Your Pinky

Yay! GoPro Has A 360 Camera But It Requires Six GoPro Cameras

At this age where 360-degree videoing has become something of a hype, you will be surprised that an action cam specialist like GoPro has yet to jump on the bandwagon. Well, as a matter of fact it has, just, but GoPro did not come up with a single unit like many makers had done, which kind of surprises us. Instead of a single unit camera developed from the ground up, the GoPro Omni Synchronized Six-Camera Spherical Rig is, as the name implies, a rig which uses six GoPro HERO4 cameras, along with a proprietary hardware located at the center of the rig, to achieve the 360 videoing. There is, of course, a software optimized for Omni for fine tuning the videos and Continue reading Yay! GoPro Has A 360 Camera But It Requires Six GoPro Cameras

BOOMR Camera Strap Has Shock Absorbers That Will Help To Relieve The Load On Your Neck

DSLR have shrunk in size significantly, but it is can be a considerable load when hung over your neck for a prolong period of time – especially when you are on constant move. That’s science. StatGear’s BOOMR aims to solve this age-old issue by incorporating bungee cords into the camera strap. Inspired by the bungee cord found on some rifle slings used in the military. The bungee cords serve as shock absorbers to reduce the weight load of the camera, thereby relieving the stress on your neck or shoulders. Like any regular camera strap, BOOMR can be worn over-the-neck, across the body over your shoulder, or just over the shoulder, and it comes standard with anodized iron carabiners and D rings for attaching to your camera. Continue reading BOOMR Camera Strap Has Shock Absorbers That Will Help To Relieve The Load On Your Neck

Joby Action Battery Grip Gives Your Action Cam Up to 3 Times More Juice

If you use an action camera, surely you don’t expect to be limited to an hour or so of action, right? Your action camera will run out of juice way before your action is over and that’s where Joby Action Battery Grip wants to help. Joby Action Battery Grip is, as the product name implies, a grip/battery pack that works with a variety of action cameras, including Contour, Ion, Garmin, GoPro and more, to provide a proper grip for your tiny action cam while serving up with 2,600 mAh worth of juice to keep it going for up to three times its normal battery life. The textured grip provides for a more stable recording while the juice pack gives your device the extra mileage. Continue reading Joby Action Battery Grip Gives Your Action Cam Up to 3 Times More Juice

TBOX Tank Turns Pelican Case into a Tough, Weatherproof Camera Case for Time Lapse Videography

In recent years, DSLR has became the imaging device of choice for videographers, but unlike some video cameras, DSLR are mostly unprotected from the elements. It would be nice to use DSLR for week long time-lapse projects but that would require a custom box to keep it from the harms unleashed by Mother Nature. Instead of making one yourself, or worst, getting one that looks more like a CCTV, you can look to TBOX Tank Armor Case to deal with such situations. TBOX Tank offers itself as a weatherproof solution that will protects your camera, so that you can use your DSLR, or even a cinema camera, without worrying about weather conditions. Continue reading TBOX Tank Turns Pelican Case into a Tough, Weatherproof Camera Case for Time Lapse Videography

You Can Carry Skis with the Lowepro Whistle Series Photo Backpack Too

If you are a skiing photographer, be it amateur or pro, you would know that a camera bag cannot be just any bag. It has to stand up to the elements and also bears the burden of other gears apart from your imaging rig. This is an area long-time camera accessories maker Lowepro wants to fill with its latest four-season, alpine-inspired photo backpack known as Whistle. Available in two sizes, Whistle features a hinged and zippered back panel that offers partial or full access to your photography gear and it has a rigid internal structure that is well capable of supporting attachment of variety of snow mountain adventure gears including skis, poles, ice axes and more. Continue reading You Can Carry Skis with the Lowepro Whistle Series Photo Backpack Too

Kevlar Comes to Camera in the Form of a Super Cool Camera Strap

You probably don’t need bulletproof material to be on your camera accessories, but as far as cool factor is concern, it is always “why not if you can?” And in the case of the Kevlar Camera Strap by Convoy, while it does have the much revered bulletproof material in the mix, its cool factor goes beyond the material; it is the entire made up of this strap that impresses us, starting with the sling-style camera strap sporting a long strip of Kevlar webbing through the neckband, coupled with leather sewn with German polyester thread and brass hardware, powder coated for added durability and beauty. The rivets are set using Japanese rivet setters, while the sewing are done through Japanese Juki industrial sewing machines. Continue reading Kevlar Comes to Camera in the Form of a Super Cool Camera Strap

Travler Camera Case Will Add a Vintage Flair to Your GoPro Camera

GoPro is not an actual camera. It is an action camera, but that hasn’t stop many folks from using one as their primary camera and if you are one of them, may we suggest that you do so in style? Like slipping on a Travler Camera Case for GoPro? To be fair, GoPro is never associated with vintage, neither does it do the lomo thing like Diana (which looks super rad in leather case, btw), but looking at what the folks at Travler Leather has created for your lovely GoPro, you have to admit that a GoPro does look pretty snazzy garbed in rich hand-selected leather. If you are traveling with GoPro and not anticipating any rough activities like jumping off the cliff, we think the Travler Camera Case may be your favorite action camera-turn-everyday-camera’s best friend. Continue reading Travler Camera Case Will Add a Vintage Flair to Your GoPro Camera

Miggo Agua is Like the Gunslinger’s Holster for Camera, Designed to Brave the Elements

Camera bags are a dime a dozen – probably twice as many as the number of cameras in the market. Actually, we don’t know the real figure. All we know is there boat loads of them out there which means shortage of options is never going to happen, unless you are looking for one that guards your camera against the elements, offers protection from the inevitable bumps and knocks, and still provide swift access to it. If so, we are pretty sure Miggo’s latest product, Agua camera bag, will be right up your alley. It’s part holster, part camera bag, that is built to IPX3 standard to protect your precious shooter against even the most weather conditions. And since it is water resistant (note: not waterproof), it eliminates the need for cumbersome rain cover which, more often than not, hinders swift retrieving of the camera. Continue reading Miggo Agua is Like the Gunslinger’s Holster for Camera, Designed to Brave the Elements