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Canon EF 16-35 f/4 L IS: a cheaper and stable alternative

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Canon’s EF 16-35 f/2.8 L II is a very popular lens, particularly for landscape and architectural photography.  It has remained out of the reach of many enthusiast photographers due to its very high price  ($1700, but at the time of this writing there is a $200 mail-in rebate).  The lens is also not image stabilized,Read More…


Improve photo and video quality with the Olloclip iPad 4-in-1 Photo Lens

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Someone once said that your best camera is the one you happen to have with you.  Sometimes your iPad is the camera you happen to have, and for some people, the iPad is the only camera they have.  The iPad’s back camera is pretty good, but it could be improved, and that’s the purpose ofRead More…


The Tamron SP 150-600mm might be the Great White Whale of lenses

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Sigh.  There’s a bird out on that branch.  Boy, is it pretty.  Too bad all I’ve got here is a 70-200mm lens!  I’m gonna have to crop the heck out of this shot to get anything out of it.  SNAP!  Sigh. Sigh no longer, fellow photographers!  The preliminary reviews are in and the still-up-for-preorder TamronRead More…


Add a kaleidoscope of lenses to your DSLR or SLR camera

on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

This Holga lens with built-in filters and prisms will let you play around with filter effects without having to break the bank.  Granted, this lens kit isn’t going to be professional quality, but it will work with digital or film SLR cameras with Canon EF or EF-S mounts or Nikon F mounts.  You just mount itRead More…


W-67 Wide/Macro Lens for Cellphones Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Since my HTC EVO is replacing more and more of the other gadgets in my life, I was happy to discover that there is an entire category of enhancements for the camera lens, such as this magnetically mounted 2-part lens that brings wide-angle and/or macro capabilities to the party!


Sony Announces NEX-VG10

on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Posted in: News

Sony announced on their blog the new NEX-VG10 digital camcorder. This is the video camera they teased everyone with back in May. It uses the same sensor as the NEX-5 and NEX-3 and will use the same e-mount lenses. It will also support the mount adaptor that will let you use the catalog of A-mount lenses forRead More…


Griffin Clarifi Case with a Macro Lens for iPhone 3G

on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Griffin has a polycarbonate case for the iPhone 3G that offers a macro lense for the iPhone’s camera.  Griffin says the iPhone’s camera normally takes 18 inches to focus.  Slide the Clarifi’s lens into place over the camera to take close-up photos requiring only 4 inches to focus.  The polycarbonate cover is available in white or black,Read More…