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

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 for… » 11/29/13 8:00pm 11/29/13 8:00pm

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

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

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Review: The Best Low-Light Zoom Lens By a Mile

Zoom lenses are the quintessential frenemy of photographers everywhere. They provide great versatility, but not without trade-offs such as weight and aperture size. Sigma's new lens brings zooms where they have rarely ventured before with an unprecedented f/1.8 aperture. The future is bright. » 8/16/13 1:40pm 8/16/13 1:40pm

Leaked Manual Reveals More Details on Sony's Smartphone Lens Cameras

It looks like SonyAlphaRumors has managed to get its hands on what it believes to be a few leaked pages of the manual for Sony's rumored all-in-one lens cameras, designed to work alongside a smartphone. And they look even more promising than before. » 8/16/13 8:52am 8/16/13 8:52am

Leaked Photos of Sony's Lens Cameras That Piggyback on Your Smartphone

As far as the cameras built into smartphones have come, they still can't quite compete with a dedicated shooter in terms of image quality and control. But Sony thinks it's found the solution. Instead of waiting until they can cram the capabilities of a DSLR or a mirrorless camera into a phone, these convincing photos… » 8/12/13 1:38pm 8/12/13 1:38pm

An Incredible 19th Century Lens Has Been Reengineered For Your DSLR

In 1840, Joseph Petzval invented an optical portrait lens, which for the rest of the century would be used to take loads of photos. Now, the retro-fanatics at Lomography have reengineered the lens from the ground up for today's Canon and Nikon cameras. And the photos are incredible. » 7/25/13 6:34am 7/25/13 6:34am

A Revolutionary All-Seeing Camera Lens That Puts the Lytro To Shame

It hasn't exactly been a runaway hit with consumers, but on a technical level the Lytro camera introduced some brilliant innovation to the world of digital photography. Its revolutionary optics capture an almost infinite depth of field letting you adjust focus to whatever's in the frame when you're post-processing.… » 7/19/13 10:21am 7/19/13 10:21am

A Simple Adapter Turns Your Binoculars Into a Smartphone Zoom Lens

Camera-equipped smartphones aren't quite the perfect replacement for a digital camera just yet. They lack manual controls, use tiny sensors, and their simple lenses lack the ability to zoom. (And no, digital zoom doesn't count.) But if you've already got yourself a powerful set of binoculars, this simple adapter will… » 7/02/13 1:19pm 7/02/13 1:19pm