Lens

Clean your camera lens, smartphone screen, and other delicate devices with this kit

For some reason, ThinkGeek calls this the Smartphone Kit of Perpetual Cleaning.  It’s not just for cleaning smartphones, though.  You can clean any of your devices with delicate glass parts, such as your camera lenses, as well as binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, and even your glasses and sunglasses.  The kit includes 12 disposable lens cleaners, Dust …

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

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, …

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

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 of …

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

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 Tamron …

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Add a kaleidoscope of lenses to your DSLR or SLR camera

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 it …

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Griffin Clarifi Case with a Macro Lens for iPhone 3G

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, …

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