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Online Demo of the Samsung i-Function Lens System
August 7, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

One of the big features touted by Samsung in the unveiling of the new Samsung NX100 was the i-Function lens system, which allows people to adjust camera settings traditionally handled only by the camera body. …

102-Year-Old Lens Plus Canon 5D Mark II Equals Instant Vintage Photos
August 4, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Photographer Timur Civan had a project that required vintage-looking photographs. Originally planning to shoot the project on a 4×5 large format camera, he abandoned that route after calculating the cost for equipment and processing. His …

Kilfitt Zoomatar 250mm f/1.3 Lens for Hasselblad Medium Format Cameras
July 25, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Most of the time we come across an absurdly large and expensive lens on eBay, it’s some sort of lens with focal lengths in the thousands of millimeters (e.g. this 5200mm Canon lens or this …

Nikon Updates Rear Lens Cap to Canon-esque Design
May 30, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Nikon recently (and quietly) replaced their LF-1 lens cap with the LF-4 (so much for Nikon tetraphobia), including the new cap with new Nikon lens announced since August. The new cap looks similar to Canon’s …

Olympus Looking into Making Lens Shake a Useful Feature
April 23, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Olympus recently filed a patent in Japan for a novel lens feature that shakes the front element in order to remove droplets of water. Filters would obviously render the shaking feature useless on a DSLR …

Is the Camera or Lens More Important?
March 9, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Here’s a question often asked and debated on the Interwebs: is the camera or lens more important? For budget conscious photography enthusiasts, some recommend purchasing an expensive lens and using it on a cheaper body, …

How to Build Your Own Tilt-Shift Lens for Just $10
February 3, 2012 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Tilt-shift lenses are usually pretty pricey, so many people fake the effect during post-processing by selectively blurring sections of their photographs. There’s even simple web-apps that can add such blur to give your photographs a …

Panasonic Unveils Worlds First 3D Camcorder, Announces 3D Lens
December 25, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Panasonic just announced the HDC-SDT750, touting it as the “world’s first 3D consumer camcorder”. The exact claim is slightly dubious, since we featured a different one last month, but it’s definitely the first 3D camcorder …

Nikon 24-70mm Lens Look-Alike Coffee Mug Finally Appears
December 21, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Well… finally! A Nikon coffee mug has finally appeared on the Internets, months after the web went crazy over Canon look-alike mugs and cups. The black 24-70mm thermos coffee cup comes with a nifty gold …

iPhone Interchangeable Lens Mount
November 25, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Jeremy Salvador assembled this strange contraption in an attempt to combine an SLR lens with the iPhone. Salvador created a prototype with an Owle Bubo iPhone camera mount, a 37mm filter with glass removed, a …

Sony Interchangeable Lens Camcorder Boasts Quality Video and Stills
November 20, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Canon and Nikon broke ground when they launched DSLRs that have HD video capabilities. Now Sony’s taking a different approach by offering a comparatively affordable HD video camera with all the attractiveness of interchangeable lenses, …

How to Convert a Holga Lens for Your DSLR for Toy Camera Fun
October 13, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

I have been using Holgas on and off for many years, and I have always had the idea of how to make it digital. There are many current options one being strapping a medium format …

DxOMark Adds Lens Tests and Rankings
September 25, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

DxOMark has expanded their website to include lenses in addition to camera bodies. They’ve tested a good number of lenses from quite a few manufacturers, with each lenses tested on a large number of camera …

Photographers Rights Printed on a Lens Cloth by Amateur Photographer
September 17, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Amateur Photographer magazine is doing something about all the stories in the news of photographers being stopped and harassed by police in Britain. They’ve created a special lens cloth that has guidelines that were issued …

Transforming a Canon 18-55mm into a Super Macro Lens
September 12, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

This is one of the most intense do-it-yourself videos I’ve seen, showing how to hack a Canon 18-55mm kit lens into a super macro lens for extreme closeup shots. It involves sawing, disassembling the lens, …

Samsung 20mm f/2 Pancake Lens Picture Leaked? Not Quite
September 5, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

A rumor making its rounds today is that a photograph of an upcoming Samsung NX 20mm f/2 pancake lens was leaked. The photo (shown above), looks pretty legit, and does not seem to be obviously …

NYTimes Lens Blog: Finding the Right Tool to Tell a War Story
August 30, 2011 – 7:37 am | No Comment

The New York Times’ photographer Damon Winter is one of my favorite in the business. He shoots a huge variety of subjects and always comes back with the goods. As much as I like Winters’ …

Unboxing the Canon Lens Thermos and Coffee Mug
August 15, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

I’ve been dying to take a look at the Canon lens coffee thermos and mug since I first wrote about it back in the beginning of March, but didn’t want to buy a set just …

Canon L Lens Red Ring Tattoo Only for Die Hard Enthusiasts
June 25, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Flickr user Plan_9 wanted both a Canon tattoo and a wristband tattoo, so he decided to get a Canon L Lens red ring around his wrist. The next step might be to include some aperture …

Canon L Lens Red Ring Tattoo Only for Diehard Enthusiasts
June 21, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

Flickr user Plan_9 wanted both a Canon tattoo and a wristband tattoo, so he decided to get a Canon L Lens red ring around his wrist. The next step might be to include some aperture …