A Host of Lenses Arrive For Sony's Full Frame A7 Cameras

A good camera system needs lots of lenses, and Sony is taking their full-frame FE system a step forward with some new hunks of glass. We caught a whiff of these last year when Sony first teased them, but now we have a full rundown of pricing and availability. » 3/04/15 12:32pm 3/04/15 12:32pm

How a Moth's Eye Could Help Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Inspiration lies in the strangest of places—and for researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore, that includes the eye of moth. A new antireflective coating inspired by the creature's ocular faculties could help bump up the efficiency of solar cells. » 3/04/15 7:43am 3/04/15 7:43am

Fujfilm's 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens Is an All-Weather Zoom With No Compromise

Probably the most common lens that pro photographers use is a standard zoom with a constant aperture. Up until now, Fujifilm has lacked such a lens for their X series of cameras. That's all changing with the announcement of a 16-55mm f/2.8 lens to add to their already impressive lineup. » 1/06/15 12:13am 1/06/15 12:13am

You Have To Solve a Sliding Puzzle To Change Lenses On This iPhone Case

If you've come to rely on your smartphone as your primary camera, you've probably found yourself frustrated at its lack of zoom or even macro capabilities. Clip-on lenses can vastly improve its capabilities, and taking a cue from those sliding puzzle games that have you re-arranging tiles to form an image, the Puzlook… » 12/30/14 8:47am 12/30/14 8:47am

Canon Lens Adapter for Sony Cams Adds a Whole New Level of Useful

When shooting in bright light, a neutral density filter can be extremely useful if you want to use a large aperture for some nice background blur. A new Canon EF to Sony E-mount adapter by Fotodiox incorporates a variable ND filter so you don't have to buy one for each lens. » 11/04/14 11:32am 11/04/14 11:32am

Sony a7 Owners Get a New Super-Wide Lens, With New Primes Coming Soon

Sony's trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r, and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately there just aren't that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way. » 9/15/14 10:47am 9/15/14 10:47am

This Fake Lens Is Actually a Vacuum That Sucks Dust Out of Your DSLR

If there's one downside to a digital SLR that every photographer has to deal with—at least every photographer who doesn't just stick with their kit lens—it's dust getting inside the camera and on the sensor. Attempting to clean the inside of a DSLR often feels like performing delicate surgery, but this faux lens… » 8/07/14 12:21pm 8/07/14 12:21pm

Stop Ruining Your Camera With These Tips From Canon

Camera maintenance is a mysterious thing. Everyone tells you something different, and you are always seemingly at risk of causing damage to your equipment. Canon is here to help with a video detailing all the ways to detail your precious gear. » 6/14/14 5:00pm 6/14/14 5:00pm

This Fashion Photographer Uses Only One Beat-Up Hand-Me-Down Lens

It's easy to stress out about lenses. Which ones to buy, which ones to use when—ad nauseum. Fashion photographer Erik Madigan Heck avoids the problem completely by shooting exclusively with one single lens, and you'll probably never guess which one it is. » 6/07/14 5:59pm 6/07/14 5:59pm

This Trick Will Let You See Anything Without Glasses

If you're ever in a fix without glasses but need to see, this trick lets you see the world again—however blurry you vision is. » 4/27/14 7:00am 4/27/14 7:00am

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Review: Great Glass That Punches Above Its Price

Sigma has been the darling of the lens world recently, producing high-performance products at reasonable prices. Its latest is the 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens, a long awaited addition to their line that we recently had the pleasure of trying out. You're not going to find much more lens for the price. » 4/11/14 8:35am 4/11/14 8:35am

A Lensbaby For Your iPhone That Makes Mobile Photography More Creative

For photographers looking to get really creative with their gear, Lensbaby is well known for its various DSLR lenses that can create tilt-shift and other popular effects. But for the first time, the company is letting iPhone photographers get in on the fun too, with a tiny smartphone-friendly lens providing extreme… » 4/02/14 4:40pm 4/02/14 4:40pm

10 Fierce Fisheye Photos

Fisheye lenses distort a scene to absurd proportions—which is why fisheye photography is so fun to see. Here are your fisheye photos from this week's Shooting Challenge. » 2/18/14 2:00pm 2/18/14 2:00pm

The Crazy Huge Aperture on This New Lens Chews Up Darkness

It's been a good year for really huge aperture sizes on camera lenses, with products like the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8, and the Metabones Speed Boosters. But next year you'll be able to get your hands on a 40mm lens with an aperture size of f/0.85. That is one gaping piehole. » 12/13/13 12:20pm 12/13/13 12:20pm

iPhone Anamorphic Lens Lets You Shoot Wider Than Widescreen

Even though 35mm film dominated the film industry for years and years, the majority of movies released to theaters were much wider than the stock's 4:3 aspect ratio. But instead of sacrificing resolution and simply cropping off the top and bottom of a frame to make it widescreen, filmmakers used special lenses that… » 12/04/13 2:20pm 12/04/13 2:20pm

The Rubber Band Macro Lens Is Now Stackable For Greater Magnification

When the original version was first revealed, we were amazed at how brilliantly easy the rubber band Easy-Macro made adding an extra lens to any smartphone. But somehow the new version manages to further improve the original design with a better lens that helps protect it from scratches and allows it to be stacked… » 11/29/13 8:00pm 11/29/13 8:00pm

It's Always Awesome To Start a Fire with Water

You think of water and fire as opposites, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you're clever enough about it, they'll get along together just fine. And there's just always something so paradoxically cool about starting a fire with H2O. » 9/28/13 10:14am 9/28/13 10:14am

This Filter Prevents Water Drops From Sticking To Your Camera Lens

Shooting in a downpour is not unheard of, in fact, most high-end DSLRs are completely waterproof for that reason. However, photographers still need to ensure their lens isn't covered in water droplets that can end up obscuring a shot—either by wiping the lens every few seconds, or trying out this new filter from… » 9/17/13 9:13am 9/17/13 9:13am

Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 Lens: The Street Photographer's New Best Friend

Fuji knows that a lens ecosystem is one of the most important things when choosing a camera to invest in. That's why it's full speed ahead in developing options for its stylish X series of mirrorless cameras. The new 23mm f/1.4 prime lens is yet another piece of quality glass for the stable. » 9/05/13 1:00am 9/05/13 1:00am

An iPhone Camera Periscope Makes Stalking a Breeze

Whether you're documenting something bizarre you saw on the subway, or secretly capturing images of your crush, this rotating spy lens from Photojojo makes it incredibly easy to covertly capture images on your iPhone. Think of it as a tiny periscope for your smartphone, but instead of torpedoing frigates, you can use… » 8/26/13 10:36am 8/26/13 10:36am