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LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Leaks with Mirror and Speed-Boosting AF Sensor

LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Leaks with Mirror and Speed-Boosting AF Sensor

What you're seeing here in this rather confusing set of images is a leaked product from Sony, a brand new lens adapter with a brand new twist - a mirror! This is the LA-EA2, a lens adapter that allows you to put Sony's Alpha SLR lenses onto all of its smaller NEX cameras. While this sort of situation generally just has a few jimmyrigged bits making the lens not quite as awesome fitted onto the camera that's not normally meant to have the lens, this new piece of equipment has a translucent mirror inside to collect a tiny bit of light from the image as it travels into the camera, this light then sent to a phase-detection autofocus sensor in the base.

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Polaroid announces new camera lens line for photographers

Polaroid announces new camera lens line for photographers

Polaroid has been in the photograph business for as long as I can remember. The first camera I can remember having around as a kid was one of the old instant cameras from Polaroid. The company has unveiled a new line of accessory lenses that will work for DSLRs, camcorders, and cameras. It's not exactly clear from the details released so far what specific cameras these lenses will fit.

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HoodCap Flower Unites Lens Cap and Hood for DSLR Cameras

HoodCap Flower Unites Lens Cap and Hood for DSLR Cameras

Before we begin speaking about this cool new masterpiece, I must warn you that it is still a concept. This means it's not in production yet, and if there is a unit out there working, it's still just a prototype. That said, we sure as heck wish this particular model was out for purchase, as immediately on the lens it certainly would go. This is the HoodCap Flower, a DSLR camera cap that twists to unfold and provide the camera then with a hood for sunshine blockage.

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Pixeet promises 360-degree iPhone panoramas; Android app in works

Pixeet promises 360-degree iPhone panoramas; Android app in works

Adapter lenses to encourage your iPhone to take unusual photos are increasingly popular as the optics across each generation of Apple smartphone improve, and Pixeet reckons what your handset needs is a fish eye. The snap-on lens comes with an iPhone case to which it mounts magnetically, as well as a special app that stitches four shots into a floor to ceiling full 360-degree panorama.

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LensRentals builds a chess set out of DSLR lenses

LensRentals builds a chess set out of DSLR lenses

Anyone that has a DSLR knows that the lenses of the cameras are very expensive. Especially when you get into the higher end of the lens spectrum. There are two major factions in the DSLR market with those that prefer Canon and those that lean towards Nikon. A couple bored warehouse schleps over at LensRentlas found themselves in a new warehouse with nothing but lenses and a few boxes of tiles.

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Kogeto Dot makes iPhone 4 panorama photos simple

Kogeto Dot makes iPhone 4 panorama photos simple

If you've ever wanted to take simple panoramic photos on your iPhone, but struggled with either piecing together individual shots, the Kogeto Dot may be the snap-on lens for you. A $99 accessory set to go on sale later this year - and up for Kickstarter order now - the lens takes a 360-degree picture in a single frame, and then uses clever software to stretch it all out to the correct aspect.

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