Olloclip has been busy empowering the iPhone's camera for a while now. This past January we got our hands on its iPhone 5 lens clip, which enabled one to shoot in fish eye, wide-angle, and macro. Fast-forward nearly a year, and we've been testing olloclip's latest offering: the Macro 3-in-1 clip-on lens for the iPhone. We've got a gallery and video for you in our SlashGear hands-on after the jump.
Sigma is a company that makes aftermarket lenses for DSLR cameras and just about every manufacturer out there. The company also makes a number of other accessories such as flashes and lots more. Sigma has announced pricing and availability information for its latest lens, the 24-105 mm F4 DG OS HSM art lens.
Though we've seen the Sony "Lens Camera" devices appear connected to smartphones before, today a set of press photos suggests that the user might be able to use these devices without a companion smart unit at all. Where before we'd assumed that it was the smartphone - or tablet - that allowed a Sony Lens Camera to be controlled, today a set of photos that very much appear to be press-quality (aka real from Sony, more than likely) show a couple of users working with these devices without being physically attached to the smartphone in hand.
With the Sony Alpha 3000, Sony is targeting the entry-level user wishing to carry with them the power of a professional photographer. Sony is aiming to reach a balance between the "emotional needs and wants" of the user, needs and wants generally taken care of in both compact system cameras and a full-sized DSLR-style cameras - but not in a single package. For Sony, this means that the ILCE-3000 (aka A3000) must be light and relatively small yet still able to act and feel like a professional DSLR - in other words, it's part of a brand new camera category.
There's two Lens Cameras coming this season from Sony, the both of which are aimed at using your smartphone - Android or iPhone - as a display. This is a new angle from Sony, bringing both models QX10 and QX100 to the market to turn not just Sony smartphones and tablets into high-powered photo-shooters, but any device that can work with the software required to connect. Today a manual has leaked through Sony Alpha Rumors giving insight into the specifications and the steps involved in running these next-generation beasts.
As tipped all the way back near the middle of July, Sony's Lens Cameras (DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100) once again appear to be upon us. These cameras are appearing in press images this afternoon courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors both on their own and attached to the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia i1, aka Honami. The DSC-QX10 as well as the DSC-QX100 will be working only when working with a Sony smartphone, meaning they've got their own hardware inside not normally found in the body of a replaceable lens system.
The Galaxy S 4 Zoom offers a point-and-shoot style camera attached to the body of a smartphone, but if you're wanting something with robust camera sensor that can be removed when you don't need it, you're not going to find it sadly. However, it's rumored that Sony will be releasing a camera lens attachment with the same specs as the RX100 II that was recently unveiled.
It's no secret that the Nokia EOS (or Nokia 1020 as it'll be called later this week, more than likely), will be rolling out with some serious photography power. Here as we saw very, very briefly earlier this week, we've gotten another look at a key accessory for this machine - a camera grip that makes the machine much more like the big-handling machines its amalgamation of lenses and processing abilities suggests. UPDATE: We've now got our own Nokia Lumia 1020 camera grip hands-on as well!
There are a handful of camera lenses that you can get for the iPhone, which allow you to take a number of unique photos using a fisheye effect or better macro focus. Olloclip is one company that offers these types of lenses, and they've come out with an accompanying iPhone app that corrects distortion in photos created by the add-on lenses.