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Moment 58mm telephoto smartphone lens gets you closer, crisper

Moment 58mm telephoto smartphone lens gets you closer, crisper

Moment is launching a revamped version of its telephoto lens for smartphones, cutting the price and bumping up the picture quality for iPhone and Android phone users. The new add-on offers up to 4x magnification, device-depending, and will work with recent smartphone flagships like Apple's iPhone X and iPhone XS Max, and Google's Pixel 3.

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Leica Q-P revealed with two batteries

Leica Q-P revealed with two batteries

This morning Leica revealed their newest Q-line camera, the Leica Q-P. This device is the latest in the company's full-frame compact Leica Q line of cameras, coming with a decent set of features in a rather small body. A few small changes were made to the exterior - probably not enough on their own to make any previous Leica Q user upgrade - but there's a few bits changed inside, too.

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These new Olloclip lenses play nice with both iPhone and Android

These new Olloclip lenses play nice with both iPhone and Android

Smartphone cameras may be better than ever in 2018, but there are still some times when strapping on a specific lens can help, and that's where Olloclip comes in. The company's newest range of Pro Series and Intro Series lenses for phones offer a variety of different effects for mobile photographers, with extra flexibility along the way.

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Why I used this DSLR for the Microsoft event, not a smartphone

Why I used this DSLR for the Microsoft event, not a smartphone

I traveled to New York this week to cover the Microsoft Surface event. Over the past couple of years, tech journalists turned to smartphones to capture the news, from all perspectives and in all situations. I'm guilty of using a smartphone for major event coverage - there's nothing really wrong with doing it. Especially when devices like the Galaxy Note 9 provide such top-notch photo and video options. But for this event I wanted to remind myself what it was like to use a real big, professional camera. For this event I used a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon provided a couple of lenses to make the most of my situation from my most likely vantage point.

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olloclip Multi-Device Clip brings its lens system to any phone

olloclip Multi-Device Clip brings its lens system to any phone

olloclip can perhaps be credited for giving the early days of mobile photography a much-needed boost with its interchangeable lens system. Even with today’s more sophisticated smartphone cameras, those lenses still provide capabilities that would be impossible for smartphones to achieve without, well, a lens. Especially if you have an Android phone, since olloclip’s lens system was made for each and every iPhone generation. That all changes with the new gives the olloclip advantage to everyone.

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Moment Pro Camera app gets Pixel Visual Core support

Moment Pro Camera app gets Pixel Visual Core support

This week the folks behind the app Moment Pro Camera adopted the powers of the Pixel Visual Core. This means that the app finally makes use of the hardware-accelerated processing power of the Google Pixel 2. This upgrade can be utilized by all camera apps on Android, but only a few have specifically targeted Google Pixel 2 devices right out the gate.

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Snapchat lenses Voice Control list : Activated today

Snapchat lenses Voice Control list : Activated today

A set of new Snapchat lenses were released today - if all went as planned - with voice controls embedded within them. As Snapchat already had permission to use your smartphone's microphones when prompted, it was simply a matter of using voice recognition software to set off different effects in the Lens universe. Snapchat revealed that these lenses will hopefully be released by the end of the day today.

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Nikon mirrorless camera: First details official

Nikon mirrorless camera: First details official

Nikon mirrorless camera details were revealed by the company for the first time this week. They've not quite told ALL the details just yet, but the first wave of the oncoming storm is officially here. Nikon revealed that they are, for real, developing a "next-generation full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses featuring a new mount." Because everyone wants and loves new mounts, right?

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Fujifilm’s 5 new lenses include a groundbreaking F1.0 prime

Fujifilm’s 5 new lenses include a groundbreaking F1.0 prime

Fujifilm has unveiled a new range of X Mount lenses, including teasing a groundbreaking prime lens that stands to be a world-first in mirrorless circles. Two new models and three on the X Mount lens roadmap have been detailed today, though of the five it may well be the Fujinon XF33mmF1 R WR that gets photographers' mouths watering.

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Moment for iPhone X photo case, lenses make the camera shine

Moment for iPhone X photo case, lenses make the camera shine

An entire niche market of clip-on lenses grew out of the middling camera capabilities of smartphones past. With dual cameras, wide angle lenses, and advanced camera sensors, you’d think that market has become redundant. Not so, if you ask Moment, who has given that market a distinct flair with the Moment 2.0 Kickstarter earlier this year. Now it has announced a new photo case and new lens set made especially for the iPhone X, raising the already high photography bar even higher.

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Olympus 17mm and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses promise glorious bokeh

Olympus 17mm and 45mm f/1.2 PRO lenses promise glorious bokeh

Amid all the talk of smartphone portrait modes, Olympus has some proper bokeh for you - as long as you're willing to carry a micro four-thirds camera. The company is adding two new options to its well-esteemed M.ZUIKO Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens family, a 17mm and a 45mm, for photographers who want more sparkle in their portrait shots. While they'll each set you back more than an iPhone X, there are some very good reasons why that might still be worth it.

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Lensbaby’s new lenses prove iPhone hasn’t killed cameras quite yet

Lensbaby’s new lenses prove iPhone hasn’t killed cameras quite yet

By now, it should be clear that Lensbaby has a penchant for bokeh effects with its lenses, and the new Composer II lens it's launching today is no different. That Composer II lens is launching alongside the company's new Sweet 80 Optic, and together, they give you the tools you need to create images like the ones you see in this article.

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