Friday, December 16, 2011

Detacchable Lens for Smart Phone: The Smart Phoneography Revelution

Mark Kurlyandchik , news from

Fun and whimsical, the Fisheye, Macro/Wide, and Telephoto lenses attach to virtually any camera-phone, but are no replacement for a DSLR

As if professional photographers weren't already beginning to feel their neck straps slowly morphing into tightening nooses of obsolescence -- thanks to 8-megapixel-strength smartphone cameras and apps that make even the most pedestrian stills look (arguably) like works of art -- a set of clever, detachable smartphone camera lenses by Photojojo have only removed more slack from the rope.

The Fisheye, Telephoto, and Wide Angle/Macro lenses attach to virtually any cameraphone, "giving you crisp and clear shots every time," Photojojo, the popular photography blog and  online retailer, claims.

A small magnetic ring (13.06mm outer/9.38mm inner) is easily applied over a phone's camera. In my case, it was on the top lens of the dual-lensed EVO 3D. Simply peel the paper off the back of the ring to reveal an adhesive-laden back and gently apply around the phone's camera lens. The ring can stay attached to the phone at all times, allowing any of the three lenses to be fastened to the device via magnetic force. Swapping lenses between shots is simple, fast, and pain-free.

The three lenses also come with back and front covers to prevent the glass on either end from scratching.

The detachable lenses really are ingenious little enhancements for any camera-phone. However, that doesn't make them altogether useful. Their small size means they can be easily lost or misplaced, and the results with the lenses isn't anything groundbreaking (see attached photos for proof).

But, at a price point of just $49 for the set of three, the Photojojo lenses are a cheap upgrade for anyone looking to do just a little bit more with their smartphone camera. They won't turn your Nexus S into a DSLR, but they will allow a broader range of angles in your shots.
Fish Eye Lens for iPhone

Additional specs:
  • Macro lens focuses between 10-23mm from your subject
  • Telephoto lens doubles your camera's zoom (subjects are 2x closer)
  • Wide angle lens 0.68x wide
  • Fish-eye lens 180 degree angle (0.28x)
  • Lenses range between 15.8mm-25mm diameter x 6.5mm-15mm length
Another point worth noting: My experience with the customer service at Photojojo has been phenomenal. Even if these lenses weren't quite as impressive as I might have hoped they would be, I plan to continue exploring the company's collection of whimsical camera accessories, particularly for photo-centric gifts like this Nikon Camera Lens Mug, or this well-priced "Classic Mini Digital Camera".

Telephoto Lens

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Canon announces EOS CINEMA SYSTEM-C300

     By incorporating the HD Video module in still cameras, the main stream Camera Manufactures brings a revolution in parallel cinema industry , the disappearance of camcoder was the instant impact, those who want a video option, are selecting still cameras. The parallel cinema industry is the main beneficiaries of this DSLRs, Canon's 5D, 7D, and 550D are the favorites in HD video still camera market.

                Now Canon announced that the company has been developing a full frame EOS DSLR capable of recording 4k video at 24 fps. Most digital cameras today are capable of shooting Full HD Video but which is just the 2k video. This camera uses a 35mm sensor. Canon named this camera as C300, the company claims the 4k capable sensor improves low light performance. The price of C300 will be USD 20,000 (approx.Rs.10 lakhs) and will be available towards the end of May 2012.

        Canon aimed the the mainstream cinema industry with this camera, if it hits the industry it will make a big revolution in film making. RED Digital cinema introduced the scarlet-X, with better video facilities also another news showing that the cinema going to be digital .

EOS C300 Features

Super 35mm-equivalent 16:9 Large CMOS Sensor

Large imager unleashes full creative potential. Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, Canon's CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.6 x 13.8mm. The image sensor utilizes an innovative readout technique that delivers full bandwidth individual RGB video components without the need for any
debayering algorithms.
  • 8.3 MP sensor
  • Shallow Depth of Field
  • High Sensitivity/Low Noise
  • High signal-to-noise ratio
  • Reduced rolling shutter artifacts
  • Signal processing equivalent to that of 3-chip RGB systems
  • 8 MP Bayer array; no pixel interpolation needed

Friday, December 2, 2011

New PEN- Olympus PEN-E-PM1

         Olympus introducing latest one in its PEN Camera series, the latest one is Olympus PEN E-PM1.The Camera sharing almost same features with its brethren cameras and distinguishes with some additional or enhanced features.


The Company ensured that all the recent PEN Cameras share the same sensor.The E-PM1 has the same 14-42mm sstandard zoom lens,12.3MP high speed Live MOS sensor as the E-P3 and the E-PL3. Besides these E-PM1 has the same FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF systems as the other two models, it has a 35 focus point distributed over the sensor .

The Dual Core Processor

The dual core processor stores an image simultaneously while you are going for another shot , so you need not to wait for the camera to save the data in to the memory card , it gives you the freedom to shoot as many shots in the burst mode .Since the internal technologies are about the same as its forerunners, this camera distinguishes only in size and some features.

The Distinguishing features

The E-PM has the capacity to shoot at 4.1 fps(5.5 fps when IS switched off) while the costly E-P3 has only 3fps. E-PM1 has Six Art filters and it weighing 100 g .The 3 inch LCD that offers a 16:9 aspect ratio- ideal for video.

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 key specifications:

  • Updated 12MP Live MOS sensor
  • 120 Hz 'Fast AF' focus system          
  • Clip-on flash (included)
  • Built-in autofocus illuminator light
  • 460,000 dot LCD screen (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Dual-core TruePic VI processor
  • 1080i60 movies in AVCHD format
  • In-body (sensor-shift) image stabilization system

Box Contents

  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R Black
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R Black
  • Flash FL-LM1
  • BLS-1 or BLS-5
  • BCS-1 or BCS-5
  • Micro Four Thirds body cap (BC-2)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CB-USB6 USB Cable
  • CB-AVC3 Audio/Video cable
  • [ib] Image Management Software
  • Olympus Viewer 2 Software CD-ROM
  • Operating Instruction
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