It’s pretty amazing what smartphone cameras are capable of these days. I used to carry around lots of camera gear to events, and with very few exceptions now, my iPhone 11 Pro Max is all I bring with me.
These days, video cameras are so small that they can be hidden inside just about anything, from a soda can, to a wall clocks, to the spine of a book. Seriously, there are tons of devices on the market which let you hide a camera where it’s unlikely to be detected.
Serious photography buffs can never have enough lenses. But lenses are expensive and fragile, so you certainly wouldn’t want to throwing them around – at least not until now. With these plush lens pillows, you can feel comfortable that no amount of tossing or squeezing will break them.
Available from Photojojo, these limited-edition pillows are designed to look like Canon or Nikon lenses, and at 8″ x 8″ x 7″, they’re just the right size for hugging and squeezing.
If you are insecure with your manhood, you probably shouldn’t purchase the Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro lens. After all, it looks like a rearly long penis. I mean it truly is the most phallic of all photography products ever made.
This is a pretty impressive video demonstration of the incredible 83X optical zoom lens on Nikon’s COOLPIX P900 digital camera, which can be had for just over $500 these days. Its zoom is so good, it can fly you to the Moon, just like a real astronaut… who is on Earth, holding a camera.
In the video demos here, you can see the camera zooming in on the surface of one and only Moon.
Earlier this year, we checked out the ScopeAround, a set of affordable scientific cameras that stream video to smartphones. But if you’re looking for something even simpler and cheaper, check out SmartMicroOptics’ Blips, a pair of macro and micro lenses that you stick over your mobile device’s camera.
Blips lenses are mounted on films that adhere electrostatically to your mobile device.
We’ve seen a couple of devices that let you take 360º videos or images with ease. However, going by their sample shots, the videos they take are significantly warped and blurry. Thomas Seidl and his Eye Mirror promise to let you take 360º videos in high definition.
About a year ago, we wrote about a Kickstarter project for an iPhone lens called the HiLO lens. The compact add-on lens allows you to snap photos at unusual angles that might otherwise require you to hold your device in an odd position.
I don’t know if 3D cameras ever took off or are taking off, but a simple invention could hasten their downfall. It’s called the Kúla Deeper, an add-on for standard DSLR cameras that uses mirrors to create two side-by-side images or videos.
Photography has come a long way since its beginnings, but there are still some amazing things to be discovered by looking at how things worked back then. Inspired by the early days of photography, this lens has been re-engineered from one that was invented in the 19th century.
The first time we heard of the Trygger photo filter for the iPhone was last summer. The company behind the product, called Trygger, announced in December of last year that it was working on version for the iPhone 5, and it is now shipping.
While winter’s dry air here in Chicago is finally nearing its end, I’m sure there are many of you who live in dry climates where humidification is a must year-round. If your need to moisturize your nasal passages and are into photography, have I got something for you!
Smartphones make reasonably adequate cameras, especially if all you want is to capture some photos of your family and daily life. However, one thing that iPhonetographers will quickly find limiting are the optics included in their cameras.
The swiveling displays on some modern cameras make it easier to shoot pictures from a variety of angles. iPhones and iPads don’t have swiveling displays (yet), but this attachable right angle lens can help even up the playing field.
The HiLo’s three lenses and prism help it do its job.
Add-on lenses for smartphones are one of the easiest ways of improving your mobile photography. I’ve seen some magnetic lenses, but what happens when your precious phone is hidden away underneath a protective case? Mobi-Lens comes to the rescue with an interesting design for a clip-on lens that will solve your woes.