Fujifilm has announced a new tele-conversion lens for its X100 and X100S digital cameras. We spent some hands-on time with the X100S digital camera at CES 2013 and it looked to be a high quality camera. Photographers out there using either of those Fujifilm digital cameras can now get a new tele-conversion lens that is called the TCL-X100.
Sigma has announced the pricing and availability on a new lens that it first announced during CES 2014 earlier this year. The new lens is called the 50mm F.14 DG HSM Art and it will launch in late April with a street price of $949. Sigma made this lens to be perfect with the full-frame DSLR cameras out there. Sigma notes the lens is aimed at photography and videography.
Olympus has had a run of success with its OM-D series of cameras, not least the E-M5 we reviewed last year, and now there's the new OM-D E-M10 to carry that torch, a model the company claims rivals APS-C DSLRs while being considerably smaller. In fact, at 63.9mm deep and 516g with the new 14-42mm EZ kit lens, the OM-D E-M10 is even smaller than the body alone of Canon's EOS Rebel SL1. We caught up with Olympus ahead of the new camera's launch to find out what makes the E-M10 so special, what the company had to do to pack so much into so little space, and to see the new lenses - including an updated version of the surprisingly popular fish-eye body cap lens - to go along with it.
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.