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Camera Lens Coasters Keep Coffee Rings Out of Your Photography Studio

If you’re a photography enthusiast who still hauls around a heavy DSLR and a bag full of glass, you’ve probably got one of those clever camera lens mugs sitting on your desk. But a photography studio is the last place you want to spill coffee, so these matching camera lens coasters will help keep stains off your sets. Read More >>

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Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of pounds on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, you’d be spending days ensuring every last component was flawless. Read More >>

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Just Look at All the Gorgeous Guts Inside This Massive Canon Lens

When you’re trying to convince photographers that a £7,000 camera lens is a worthy investment, sometimes you need more than a list of specs. To that end, Canon has created a short stop-motion video of its EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens disassembling itself and revealing all of its wonderfully complicated internal components. Read More >>

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A Camera Lens Breakthrough Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs

If you’ve ever held a high-quality camera lens, the first thing you notice is the weight. Thanks to layers and layers of thick glass hunks inside, they end up being very heavy. However, thanks to research being done at Harvard on something called metalenses, one day those giant glass-filled lenses might be obsolete. Read More >>

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Leaked Canon Lens Has Some Bright Ideas Built in

Properly lighting a tiny subject when doing macro photography is tricky since your camera ends up so close to it. A ring light surrounding the lens is one solution to the problem, and it looks like Canon might soon be releasing a macro lens featuring an LED ring light built right in. Read More >>

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Watch a Crystal Clear Video Shot With a Lens From 1880

A seemingly ancient lens has helped to shoot this remarkably good-looking YouTube video. Read More >>

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Zeiss Is Finally Making High-quality Lenses For Your iPhone

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, but sometimes the fixed lens on your smartphone can limit your creativity. So Zeiss, makers of some of the finest camera glass out there, is finally making high-quality external lenses for the iPhone 6s including a telephoto, a wide-angle, and a zoomable macro option. Read More >>

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Clear Ceramic Makes This Filter 10x Tougher Than Your Usual Lens Protector

This protective lens filter might look like any other, but it’s got an invisible secret. Making use of a new kind of clear ceramic, it’s ten times tougher than most conventional protective filters, so is virtually guaranteed to keep yours lens perfectly safe. Read More >>

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Microsoft Fits Oculus Rift With “Sharper” 3D Printed Lenses

Microsoft has released a 3D printer schematic for carving a new lens for Oculus Rift, claiming the headset's current lenses warp the worlds they portray and that its DIY alternative lessen the "lens distortion" seen by wearers. Read More >>

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A £39k Broadcast Lens on a Compact Camera Makes For Some Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-ass lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $60,000/£39,056 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great. Read More >>

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How a Moth’s Eye Could Help Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Inspiration lies in the strangest of places. For researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore, that includes the eye of moth. A new antireflective coating inspired by the creature's ocular faculties could help bump up the efficiency of solar cells. Read More >>

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Slim Smartphone Lens Promises Optical Zoom Without the Bulge

A new way of managing optical zoom has been demonstrated by a company called DynaOptics, which claims to have replaced the extending parts with a system that zooms by using an asymmetrical lens that moves inside the housing. Read More >>

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This Fake Lens is Actually a Vacuum That Sucks Dust Out of Your DSLR

If there's one downside to a digital SLR that every photographer has to deal with — at least every photographer who doesn't just stick with their kit lens — it's dust getting inside the camera and on the sensor. Attempting to clean the inside of a DSLR often feels like performing delicate surgery, but this faux lens promises to make the process a lot easier by simply sucking out all the dirt like a vacuum. Read More >>

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A Lensbaby for Your iPhone That Makes Mobile Photography More Creative

For photographers looking to get really creative with their gear, Lensbaby is well known for its various DSLR lenses that can create tilt-shift and other popular effects. But for the first time, the company is letting iPhone photographers get in on the fun too, with a tiny smartphone-friendly lens providing extreme focus effects. Read More >>

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Woman Attacked by Strangers as Google Glass Demo Turns Nasty

A woman from San Francisco has been talking about her Google Glass nightmare online and to local police, after customers in a bar became aggressive, started shouting, ripped off her Glass and ran out, stealing her remaining possessions while she was distracted. Read More >>