Tag Archives: Optical Equipment

This $25 Accessory Uses A 3-Lens System To Let You Dive Into The Micro World

These days, our phones are capable of so much more; sometimes, all it needs is a helping hand from an accessory and/or an app. The 60x Clip-on Phone Field Microscope, a STEM Engagement Venture of South Australia-based Sensibility Pty Ltd., is one such accessory. Clip-on microscope for smartphone isn’t new, however, what makes this super affordable microscope stands out from its competitions is that it uses a multiple-lens system to afford a crisp, magnified image with less distortion and chromatic aberration over the single lens or bead variety. Continue reading This $25 Accessory Uses A 3-Lens System To Let You Dive Into The Micro World

olloclip’s Mobile Videography Kit Comes A Sleek Case From Incase

If you are into videography with your smartphone, then must be a believer in add-on optics and articulated mobile grip. If so, here’s something from olloclip and Incase which you may want to ponder about. In a press release dated July 17, olloclip, maker of add-on optics for smartphone, announced a collaborative effort with Incase that will have your mobile videography covered. Called olloclip x Incase Limited Edition Filmer’s Kit, it boasts olloclip Core Lens Set for iPhone 7/7 Plus, featuring multi-element Fisheye, Super-Wide and Macro 15x lenses, olloclip Active Lens Set for iPhone 7/7 Plus that comes with multi-element Telephoto and Ultra-Wide lenses, and a olloclip Pivot articulating mobile video grip for a more stable videography experience. Continue reading olloclip’s Mobile Videography Kit Comes A Sleek Case From Incase

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

Shot Wants to Bless Your iPhone with Immersive Virtual Reality, Usable with Google Cardboard

As far as immersive virtual reality is concerned, iPhone is lacking behind its Android counterpart, but if Spanish outfit Shot have their way, iPhone 6/s and iPhone 6/s Plus users can say goodbye to envy and get into the whole immersive photography and videography thing. Shot consists of two parts, a lens attachment and a companion app. The real magic weighs heavily on the software, which looks to have an Instagram-ish feel to it. The app is, first and foremost, responsible for piecing together the captured still or video to enable tilt viewing, VR experience. Continue reading Shot Wants to Bless Your iPhone with Immersive Virtual Reality, Usable with Google Cardboard

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

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

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope Boasts Up To 156x Magnification From An 8-inch Tube

with the advancement in optical developments, there is no reason why should telescope remain long and cumbersome. that said, if that have been stopping you from getting into star gazing for fear of being branded as a shameless voyeur, well, then the Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope may just change that. despite having a diminutive Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube length of just eight inches, this next-generation celestial gazing equipment still packs a mighty 156x magnification on eyepiece 1 or up to 51x on eyepiece 1. it has a StarPointer finderscope, stands on sturdy stainless steel tripod and is the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi, thus allowing you to control your viewing experience through a smartphone or tablet. Continue reading Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope Boasts Up To 156x Magnification From An 8-inch Tube

This Telescope Lets You View The Moon Using Your iPhone 5

iPhone, with the right accessories and apps, is quite a capable piece of hardware. it can assist you in doing a myriad of things including whipping up a good healthy meal, help you grill the perfect meat, check on your blood pressure – just to name a few and now, you can add astronomy to the list too, well, sort of. the aptly named Astronomical Telescope For iPhone 5 is the rig you will want to have if you love gazing at the stars without having to stick one eye to an eyepiece. obviously, this is not a pro, pro-grade equipment, but despite that, it is still capable astronomy equipment capable of 100X magnifications which you, your families and friends can view together off the iPhone 5/5s’ 4-inch display and on top that, you will be able to capture those breathtaking celestial views too. according to Thanko, at 100X magnification is enough for you to see the craters on the moon. Continue reading This Telescope Lets You View The Moon Using Your iPhone 5