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Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand have announced a collaboration to produce lenses for smartphones, the first three of which were recently shown off at CES 2016. The two companies plan to launch telephoto, macro, and wide-angle lenses for the iPhone in the second quarter of this year, doing so with Zeiss optics in conjunction with the Fellowes ExoLens brand. The lenses are promised to “meet even the highest aesthetic standards.”

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Photojojo Iris lenses give smartphones pro-grade optics

Photojojo Iris lenses give smartphones pro-grade optics

Photojojo has introduced a new lineup of Iris lenses for smartphones: a wide-angle lens, macro lens, and fisheye lens. The lenses are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, as well as the iPhone, complementing the already excellent cameras on the phones. The lenses boast high-end construction, and feature a stretchy cable that fastens the lens to the handset, as well as a related cap that protects the lens when in storage.

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Nikon reveals three new NIKKOR lenses for pros and enthusiasts

Nikon reveals three new NIKKOR lenses for pros and enthusiasts

Three new lenses have been revealed this morning by the folks at NIKKOR, including an evolution of a classic NIKKOR lens with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. This lens is the newest in a line of lenses that includes the 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens you may well have stashed in your Nikon bag right this minute. The other two lenses include a super-telephoto zoom AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR as well as an f/1.8 fixed focal length lens by the name of AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED.

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Nikon’s new DX 16-80mm borrows flagship FX lens tech

Nikon’s new DX 16-80mm borrows flagship FX lens tech

Nikon's DX lenses may usually be overshadowed by their more expensive and higher-spec FX cousins, but the benefits in hand-me-down tech are starting to show. The company has revealed its AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, the first DX-series lens to get things like Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat, while also echoing FX-series features such as its lengthy 24.120mm focal length. The anti-shake vibration reduction system can even spot if you're using a tripod and switch its settings accordingly.

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Olympus rains down new lenses, updates, titanium E-M5 Mark II

Olympus rains down new lenses, updates, titanium E-M5 Mark II

Olympus must be having a blast. Today it is announcing not one, not even two new things. Actually, it's better if we don't count. At the top of their list, of course, comes its two new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL PRO lenses that add wide angle shots to your digital photography arsenal. It is also announcing an upcoming firmware update to both its OD-M E-M1 Micro Four Thirds System camera as well as its still new E-M5 Mark II that improve on their underwater powers. And finally, that last camera is also getting a tinge of class with a limited edition Titanium-armored version.

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Sony intros new FE full-frame lenses, four converters

Sony intros new FE full-frame lenses, four converters

Sony has announced the arrival of new lenses and converters, with there being four lenses for its A7 lineup and a couple sets of coverters for both the already-available 16mm and 20mm APS-C E-mount lenses, as well as the new 28mm F2 full-frame FE lens. The new lenses meet a variety of needs, and include a full-frame zoom and wide-angle prime offering, among others. The first of these lenses will be arriving later this month, while there will be a bit of a longer wait for the others.

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens official

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens official

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is an amalgamation of glass and metal that's made to capture super high quality images with an ultra-wide angle. This lens was of the most awe-inspiring pieces of equipment we got to have a peek at earlier this year at CES but it wasn't something we were able to talk about until now. Everyone in the room that had the opportunity to see this lens had an audible response - and several were words I can't reproduce here. This lens creates an experience that's not easily describable, needless to say.

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

Third-party accessories for iProducts are a dime a dozen, but finding one that's truly worth carrying around and using regular is a rare occurrence. One of the few rare gems happens to be Olloclip's new 4-in-1 lens for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, unique among camera add-ons because it works for the front and rear simultaneously. Portable, with a twist in design allowing you to clip it onto a pendant or keyring, the Olloclip has been hanging from my belt over the past few weeks; read on for my full review.

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DynaOptics may have the answer to optical zoom in phones

DynaOptics may have the answer to optical zoom in phones

Smartphone cameras are getting more sophisticated and more capable, but there are just some things that they could not reach that a dedicated diigtal camera can. Usually, this is because of design or shape constraints. After all, you wouldn't want your smartphone to look like camera, unless you actually fancy something like the Galaxy K Zoom. One of those "talents" happens to be optical zooming, but DynaOptics might have just developed a way that will give regular smartphones that same ability without bulking up the camera.

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Taking your smartphone’s camera to the next level

Taking your smartphone’s camera to the next level

Smartphones come in all varieties, and while some focus on dominating one sort of functionality more so than the rest, photography is a fairly solid feature that gets attention from makers across the board. Improvements are continually made in the realms of both software and hardware, and several smartphones have cropped up in recent times that take photography to the next level (the Lumia 1020, for example). If you don't have one of the latest and greatest handsets, however, that doesn't mean you can't boost your smartphone's photography ability to the next level.

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