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Olympus’ 16.6x super-zoom lens is max Micro Four Thirds magnification

Olympus’ 16.6x super-zoom lens is max Micro Four Thirds magnification

Olympus has added a new super-zoom to its range, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens, offering up to 16.6x magnification for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Promising to be the most powerful zoom around of all mirrorless cameras, the new Olympus pairs everyday flexibility with its telephoto optics.

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Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1 detailed with hands-on pro demo videos

Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1 detailed with hands-on pro demo videos

The Panasonic LUMIX S1R and Panasonic LUMIX S1 were revealed in full detail this morning with a set of new lenses. These two Panasonic LUMIX S series cameras roll with 4K 60p/50p (PAL area only) video recording, rugged durability (when protected sufficiently, of course), and what Panasonic suggests is "expandability." The LUMIX S1R's specs start with a 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, while the LUMIX S1 sports a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.

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Olympus super telephoto zoom lens, 2x teleconverter now in development

Olympus super telephoto zoom lens, 2x teleconverter now in development

It’s a big day for Olympus, having announced no less than five new products going on sale soon. But that isn’t all that it has. It even has word on things that are yet to come. Capitalizing on the attention it’s Micro Four Thirds cameras are getting, Olympus has revealed two new lenses that are coming within the next year or two. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens and the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 together make short work of any close-up shot you pros might need.

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OPPO 10x hybrid optical zoom expected this week

OPPO 10x hybrid optical zoom expected this week

OPPO may have recently been making headlines for its Find X elevating camera smartphone and its VOOC super fast charging technology, but in two days it may add another recent innovation to its list. Too early for MWC but too late for CES, the Chinese OEM has scheduled its own event where it will be unveiling its newest smartphone camera technology, a 10x hybrid lossless zoom system that will, hopefully this time, actually make its way to an actual smartphone.

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Moment case for OnePlus 6 brings lenses that expand its world

Moment case for OnePlus 6 brings lenses that expand its world

Smartphone cameras have become quite capable and formidable but even those with the most innovative features, like Samsung’s dual aperture lens or Google’s AI-backed single camera, are pretty much limited by the lenses manufacturers bolt on to them permanently. There’s really no way around that unless phones become like interchangeable lens cameras. Fortunately, there are companies like Moment that do offer something equivalent and fortunately for OnePlus 6 owners, the company has finally taken notice of them.

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Canon has a 75MP+ EOS R camera incoming: Report

Canon has a 75MP+ EOS R camera incoming: Report

This week the folks at Canon may well have one of their most impressively powerful consumer cameras ever in the making. Word is that Canon's next big thing will be a boost to the EOS R line of mirrorless cameras. This bonkers-large camera could well be heading to stores in less than a year.

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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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Lensball Review : Something Completely Different

Lensball Review : Something Completely Different

There are two versions of the Lensball. One's called the Lensball Pocket - that's 60mm and weighs 250gr (0.55 pounds). The Lensball Pro is 80mm and weighs 650gr (1.45 pounds). Both versions come in a simple padded box and both come with a soft material pouch. I would not recommend dropping either one of these pieces of glass, with or without the pouch, as we're not dealing with the least fragile piece of equipment here, regardless of guarantees of ruggedness.

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