Cameras accessories

Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ adds instant gratification

Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ adds instant gratification

Lomo have carved a niche for themselves by purposefully introducing some unpredictability to the images their cameras take, and now they're catering to our collective need for instant gratification.  The Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ is a Polaroid-style attachment that fixes to the back of a regular Lomo LC-A camera and spits out instant prints on Fuji Instax film.

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Sony Party-shot auto digicam dock gets video demo

Sony Party-shot auto digicam dock gets video demo

Sony's Party-shot automatic camera dock has been doing its thing, impressing the Crave Asia team with its ability to track movement and home in on faces for the perfect photos.  Announced last week, along with the new Cyber-shot TX1 and WX1 digital cameras, the Party-shot is a table or tripod-mounted dock which can automatically pan and tilt to locate people.

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Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder announced

Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder announced

Zoom has announced today a brand new device called the Q3 Handy Video Recorder. This gadget offers pro-level audio and video recording for anyone that needs fantastic audio along with stunning video capture.

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Nyko Zoom Case for DSi is a bit bulky

Nyko Zoom Case for DSi is a bit bulky

Well, isn't this thing a sight to behold. One of the main marketing attributes of the Nintendo DSi is it's svelte form factor and generally small frame. So, adding on the Nyko Zoom Case seems to be a bit counterintuitive. But hey, what do I know?

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PMA 2009 – Meika Digital Affordable Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II Hands-on

PMA 2009 – Meika Digital Affordable Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II Hands-on

Canon 5D mark II might have won award for its 21MP brilliant image quality at $2,699, but there are not many accessories yet worth any award. The BG-E6-battery grip is not as nice as many has expected, retailed at $380 ($275 street), it features the same old design with no significant improvement but the higher price. If you’re in market for one, hold on your horses, 3rd party battery grip for 5D mark II is coming at half the cost.

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Nikon fastest DX prime to date : AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f1.8G

Nikon fastest DX prime to date : AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f1.8G

Nikon has today announced the AF-S DX 35mm F1.8G lens with field of view equivalent to about a 52mm lens on a 35mm sensor size camera. It’s the faster Nikon’s DX-format digital SLR prime lens to date, but hardly ground breaking.

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Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

The compact and lightweight Jobo’s PhotoGPS grabs GPS data such as country, city, street and point of interest, whenever your digital camera takes a picture. It unique design fits directly on your camera’s flash mount, and the physical locations of the shots taken are determined later with bundle software. The application used to work for Windows XP and Vista only, but now the company has made it available for Mac users.

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DIY ring-flash for your DSLR

DIY ring-flash for your DSLR

In the right hands, a ring-flash can produce some great shots with a DSLR; problem is, that "right hand" also likely needs to have a deep pocket to dip into, as DSLR accessories don't tend to be cheap.  So how about a DIY ring flash, made from fiber-optic toys, a tube of toothpaste and a load of zip ties? 

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Obaba spy belt buckle just in time for the presidential inauguration

Obaba spy belt buckle just in time for the presidential inauguration

Just in time for President Obama’s presidential inauguration we have spotted the Obaba Buckle DVR (yes it's spelled "Obaba"), which really is nothing more than a spy cam in a place you wouldn’t normally look.  The buckle includes a hidden video cam complete with audio.

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Flipbac adds angled viewing to any camera

Flipbac adds angled viewing to any camera

For some reason digital cameras with displays that tilt and swivel have managed to come back time and time again in one form or another. Implementing these LCD displays often create unneeded and unwanted bulk to a camera that was otherwise fairly slim.

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Magnetic zoom & fish-eye lenses for iPhone 3G

Magnetic zoom & fish-eye lenses for iPhone 3G

Up until now, adding specialists lenses to your iPhone required a case with the new lens embedded into it.  Problem is, that adds bulk and limits you to a specific case.  Now, USB Fever are offering three magnetic lenses suitable for the iPhone - in wide-angle, telephoto and fish-eye - that simply clip onto a supplied self-adhesive ring. 

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Zigview gets update with S2 Live, now supports Live View

Broad line of DSLRs are currently supporting Live view but none of the lineup from Canon or Nikon offering a tilt/swivel LCD screen where it makes more sense. I’m just saying, it could be a whole lot more useful. If shooting though LCD screen suits you better, Zigview has updated it Zigview S2 with S2 Live to support Live view and extend it connectivity range.

Instead of capturing images from the viewfinder, S2 Live acquires the video feed directly from DSLRs on its 230.000 pixel LCD screen that offers a variety of settings such as brightness, color/B&W and the images can be rotated by 180 degree. Another nice feature of the S2 is its remote shutter function that’s capable of triggering your camera with remote release, motion-release or interval release from a distance.

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