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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

olloclip Lenses For iPhone 7 Have Similar Perspectives As DSLR Cameras

Since the launch of the iPhone 7, there have been praises about its new camera system (well, mostly), but as always, the stock lens may not be the cuppa for really, really serious iPhonegraphers and this is where olloclip Lens Sets for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus aims to address. Altogether, the new olloclip Lens Sets for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus offers three lens sets to suit different iPhonegraphy style: Core, Active and Macro Pro. Whichever you choose, each set will come with the new Connect interchangeable lens system, as well as an innovative hinged lens base that keeps the optic flushed with the device’s camera while not impeding on the use of most screen protectors. Continue reading olloclip Lenses For iPhone 7 Have Similar Perspectives As DSLR Cameras

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

Olympus AIR Will Transform Your Smartphone into a Mirrorless Camera

A full-fledge mirror-less camera takes awesome stills and videos, while a smartphone, though does not perform as well as a dedicated imaging device, boasts pretty decent image editing power and instant sharing features. The Olympus AIR A01 Camera introduced late last month sits between the two. Similar to Sony’s QX Lens Camera, instead of having its a camera body, the AIR is designed to function with smartphones to afford your handset to capture amazing DSLR quality images and also lens interchangeability. It offers you control, including exposure, white balance, ISO speed, and modes of shoot (P, A, S and M), just like an actual Micro Four Thirds camera. The only difference being, settings are done via your handset’s display. Continue reading Olympus AIR Will Transform Your Smartphone into a Mirrorless Camera

olloclip Wants You to Take iPhonegraphy to the Next Level with this Mobile Photography System

If an all-out “cinematic camera” seems like an overkill for your casual and fun iPhonegraphy endeavor, the pioneer of add-on lenses for iPhone has a brilliant solution and it is called olloclip Studio Mobile Photography System. Quite a mouthful, perhaps, but it kind of says what it is and as you might have imagine, consists of several parts. The complete kit comes with a ruggedized iPhone case that’s designed to let you swiftly attach olloclip lenses and of course, protects the phone in case of accidental drops, plus there’s a number of accessories that lets you add stuff like microphone, LED light, and also to facilitate mounting on tripod or monopod. Continue reading olloclip Wants You to Take iPhonegraphy to the Next Level with this Mobile Photography System

You Can Turn Your iPhone 6 Plus into a Serious Shooter with this Manfrotto Deluxe Photo Kit

Cassola-based Manfrotto may have changed hands quite a bit, but it has remain a resilient company that has stood the test of time. From its humble beginning as a camera tripod maker to today, it is constantly adapting to the ever changing photography trends and that includes developing gears catering to new-age mobile photographers. The latest to join its smartphone accessories lineup is the KLYP+ Deluxe Photo Kit for iPhone 6 Plus that will turn your iDevice into a pro-like rig, complete with case, swappable optics and LED light. When it comes Manfrotto, aesthetic is the least of your concern. The $125 package includes a case (Manfrotto calls it a photographic case), two interchangeable lenses, and a LED light with tripod mount. Continue reading You Can Turn Your iPhone 6 Plus into a Serious Shooter with this Manfrotto Deluxe Photo Kit

Olympus Air is a Wireless Lens Camera That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a DSLR-like Camera

While affordable accessories like the Moment Case and Prynt Case attempts to transform your smartphone into an actual digital camera, the freshly announced Olympus Air A01 Lens Camera takes such endeavor to the next level by blessing your mobile device with a full-fledge 16MP micro-four thirds sensor-equipped lens camera. If that sounds all too familiar to you that’s because Sony has already done that with the QX lens, which some said was a failed attempt to turn your handset into a powerful camera. Despite so, the Japanese imaging equipment maker thinks it is a brilliant idea, but to us, we are pretty stumped as to why there is a need for such a product when there are already WiFi-equipped cameras that can do pretty much the same thing. Continue reading Olympus Air is a Wireless Lens Camera That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a DSLR-like Camera

Moment Case Wants to Turn Your iPhone Into An Actual Digital Camera

The newest of the iPhones, the iPhone 6, maybe have stepped up its game in the imaging department, but if you are going make the most out of mobile photography, then the Moment Case for iPhone might just be right up your alley – more so, if you think touchscreen focusing takes too long a time. In addition to providing protection to your device and affording better holding through rubberized tapered grip, it also features a multi-state button that, when used with a companion app, lets you execute DSLR-like half-press lock focus and exposure. The same button also lets you do what the existing volume rocker does when held down: capturing burst mode. The case is powered by its own coin cell battery and talks to your device via Bluetooth LE. Continue reading Moment Case Wants to Turn Your iPhone Into An Actual Digital Camera

Moment Lenses for Smartphones

today’s smartphones’ imaging quality is on par with most point-and-shoot cameras, but if you are looking to take your creativity to the next level, then add-on lens is a must and for that, you can look to the Moment Lenses for Smartphones. so what makes Moment Lenses any different from the handful of offerings in the market? for starter, the folks behind these lenses are no new comers; they have been dabbling in design and making of cinematic lenses for a quarter of a century, and so they do know what they are doing and with that, it results in a set of lenses featuring multi-element designs with high efficiency broadband coatings, promised no distortion and minimum chromatic aberration, and a generously sized lens diameters for fully optimizing the quality from the center of the frame to the edge of the frame. in short, it just takes awesome images. Continue reading Moment Lenses for Smartphones

olloclip 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5c

owning the ‘lesser’ iPhone 5c does not mean you will be left out in the cold when it comes to imaging, well, at least not in olloclip’s books. the same folks who bought to you the awesome add-on optical lenses for iPhone 5 and 5s, is now offering olloclip 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5c for those who are looking to take their iPhonegraphy to the next level. building upon olloclip know-how in add-on optics for iPhone, the olloclip 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5c offers three lenses, namely wide-angle, fisheye and macro, to enhanced your iPhonegraphy experience in one tiny and convenient package that weighs in at just 17 grams (0.6 ounces). with the wide-angle and fisheye lenses, you will get about 2x and around 180-deg FoV, respectively, while the macro lens will offer around 10X magnification on macro shots. Continue reading olloclip 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5c