Lenses

Sony QX Lens Cameras work without smartphone aid

Sony QX Lens Cameras work without smartphone aid

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.

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Sony Lens Cameras teased: attaching to all, from Xperia to iPhone

Sony Lens Cameras teased: attaching to all, from Xperia to iPhone

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.

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Carl Zeiss no more: classic nomenclature gets short

Carl Zeiss no more: classic nomenclature gets short

This week the team at ZEISS have announced that they'll no longer be branding their lens family with the name of their founder. Though we're not sure how Carl will look upon this decision himself, we'll light a flash bulb in this two-word brand's memory for sure. Carl Zeiss AG and ZEISS will move forward with the one dominant word from here on in - and a history of the brand has been recounted by the company as well, splits and reformation and all.

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Olloclip iPhone app fixes distortion from camera lens kit

Olloclip iPhone app fixes distortion from camera lens kit

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.

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Olympus unveils new Micro Four Thirds 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens

Olympus unveils new Micro Four Thirds 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens

Today, Olympus officially announced the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens. The new lens is designed for street photographers, and is a fast and moderate 17mm wide-angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds system that features a maximum aperture of f/1.8, as well as depth-of-field and distance indicators. The aperture and focal length make it a great option for street, landscape, or low-light photography.

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Nikon announces 800mm super-telephoto lens

Nikon announces 800mm super-telephoto lens

Nikon is going bigger with its product line, most notably marked by the announcement of its new 800mm f5.6 super-telephoto which should look quite impressive once it’s available. The move comes as a response to compete with Canon, and it will be interesting to see how this one stacks up against Canon’s EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM.

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Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon has unveiled a new product lineup that boasts super high-definition 4K technology. The new equipment includes the EOS-1D C Digital SLR camera along with four EF Cinema zoom lenses, two Cinema EOS cameras, and an advanced display to round out Canon's 4K imaging solutions designed for professional photography, video, and motion picture cinematography.

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