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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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Watching the expensive LockCircle DSLR body cap being made is awesome!

Watching the expensive LockCircle DSLR body cap being made is awesome!

Last month the cool looking, but very expensive DSLR body cap from LockCircle surfaced for about $100. The thing was meant to replace the cap all DSLRs come with made from cheap plastic that locks onto the lens area to keep dirt and debris from getting inside the camera body. The LockCircle is certainly aimed at the pro or serious amateur shooter that wants all the protection they can get.

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DSLR Controller Beta for Canon EOS Released Today on Android [VIDEO]

DSLR Controller Beta for Canon EOS Released Today on Android [VIDEO]

Today the fine folks at Chainfire (Android developers) have released their first Beta of an app by the name of DSLR Controller. This app will allow you full control over your Canon EOS DSLR camera from your Android phone or tablet connected via USB. At the moment this is the only application that can do such a thing, and no computer, laptop, or any other hardware is required other than the camera itself, the correct USB cable and adapter, and your Android device with said app. The release we're looking at today is a BETA version meaning it almost certainly WILL have bugs, but is released on the Android market at this very moment for $8.51 if you're feeling adventurous.

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NASA gives details on what camera hardware hides under the crazy looking photo rigs astronauts use

NASA gives details on what camera hardware hides under the crazy looking photo rigs astronauts use

We have talked about some of the high-end camera gear that astronauts take into space with them for shooting photos. The last time I mentioned cameras in space was when an Italian astronaut had to let a bunch of his camera gear burn up on re-entry. I thought that none of the camera gear came back to earth once it went into space, but apparently, some of NASAs gear does.

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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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Lensbaby unveils new Portrait Kit and Ultimate Portrait Kit

Lensbaby unveils new Portrait Kit and Ultimate Portrait Kit

Lensbaby makes some really interesting lenses for DSLR users that will let you make some very interesting photos. We have talked about the company in the past and the last time we mentioned Lensbaby was when it unveiled the Composer Pro. Lensbaby is back with some new kits that will let photographers have more artistic control over their portrait shoots.

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Leaked Sony A77 pics with battery grip are the real deal

Leaked Sony A77 pics with battery grip are the real deal

About this time last month, we saw some leaked photos of the coming Sony DSLRs dubbed the A77 and the A65. Those photos were a bit blurry and it was hard to tell the scale of the cameras for me. Some new leaked shots have now surfaced and the camera appears to be enormous. The photos you see here are the big boy A77 packing its battery grip. If you have eyes on buying this camera, you might need to start your workouts now.

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LockCircle is the ultimate Canon DSLR body cap

LockCircle is the ultimate Canon DSLR body cap

If you have a DSLR camera from Canon, you are familiar with the body cap that is made from plastic and goes onto the body of the camera to keep dust out of the sensor when you store it with no lens. Anyone that has tried to put that cap on or take it off when shooting in the cold where you have to wear gloves will know how big a pain putting that cap on and off can be. You may just be the sort that thinks your camera costing hundreds (or thousands) of dollars might need a cap that is made of more robust materials.

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Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/.8G Announced As New Affordable Macro Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/.8G Announced As New Affordable Macro Lens

Nikon announced a new lightweight and affordable macro lens for DX-format shooters called the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens. The new glass is versatile and ideal for extreme close-ups as well as general portraiture and HD movies with stunning sharpness and flattering bokeh.

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iPhone 4 Turns Into A DSLR With New Photojojo Case

iPhone 4 Turns Into A DSLR With New Photojojo Case

Photojojo always comes up with some fun gadgets and accessories for photography enthusiasts and this time they've managed to produce a case that will turn your iPhone 4 into a DSLR camera. The new case is simply called the iPhone SLR Mount and allows you to attach any of your Canon or Nikon SLR lenses.

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First photo of production Sony Alpha A77 and A65 DSLRs surface

First photo of production Sony Alpha A77 and A65 DSLRs surface

The first photo of two new production Sony DSLR cameras has been posted up. The image you see below has both the Sony A77 and A65 digital cameras that were planned originally for a July unveil. The announcement was pushed until August after the Japanese disasters a few months back. The Sony A77 is said to be the new top of the line for APS-C models and will replace the A700.

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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Lens Kits Now Available In Three Exclusive Colors

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Lens Kits Now Available In Three Exclusive Colors

If you've been looking around for a powerful entry-level digital SLR camera then you've probably come across the Canon EOS Rebel T3 at some point. It's priced and featured to be a great choice for beginners as well as for budget-conscious enthusiasts. And today, it gets three new body colors to really make it stand out from the rest.

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