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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

The long anticipated collaboration between Leica and Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is finally a reality with the unveiling of two flagship models, the P9 and P9 Plus. Both models feature dual 12-megapixel cameras – one monochrome and the other color – and together the sensors are said to increase the amount of light the camera can detect by 300%, with a 50% improvement in contrast.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

Samsung, one of the leaders in wearable technology, may be taking miniaturization to a whole new level with a patent for smart contact lenses equipped with a camera, sensors, and an antenna with the ability to transfer images to a smartphone for processing. All you have to do is blink to take a picture!

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2016 0 comments

We’ve seen a multitude of new smartphone accessories lately, but the 3D­‑printed DotLens is definitely one of the more zany. This self-adhering “conversion” lens comes in three strengths: 15X, 30X and 60X—the later of which enables you to view objects as small as 1/10 the width of a human hair.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments

You still have one week to pull your best images together and enter the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS).  The competition, launched in 2007, is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition and has engaged the creativity of iPhone users worldwide. In the past competitions entries were received from photographers living in over 120 countries.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments

We all know that people tend to become self-conscious with a camera pointed in their face, and the new COVR Photo iPhone Lens Case helps solve all that with a unique product that lets you take candid shots while holding your phone like a TV remote— putting your subjects at ease even if they know they are being photographed.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jan 14, 2016 0 comments

All pets want to be the center of attention and this little gray cat named Manny (along with his other critter pals including dogs, horses and another cat) is certainly no exception. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments

Zeiss and the Fellowes’ ExoLens brand have joined forces to create a new line of premium accessory lenses for mobile phones. The new attachable smartphone lenses feature a snazy design with smooth surfaces made of black anodized aluminum with white labeling. More importantly, they will offer quality optics from the respected Zeiss brand.

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

During the coming year, the means we’ll use to capture photographs may change but not the motivation to share our view of the world with others. To accomplish this goal we need tools to change the way we see that world and interact with it. Imagine handing an iPhone to Alexander Graham Bell. What would he think of it? The future of imaging includes many paradigm-shifting technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence but in the short run, we’ll deal with trends.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 09, 2015 1 comments

The creative minds of the Mystery Hour present this humorus (and all too true, because we all know someone like this) video about the perils and pain of having an Instagram obsessed spouse. 

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 17, 2015 0 comments

Stephen Shore fondly recalls his Polaroid SX-70. Shore, known for color images of everyday America, in books like Uncommon Places and American Surfaces, loved the immediacy of the SX-70. “Whatever you observed and chose to picture was right there,” he says of that ingenious little device.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 07, 2015 1 comments

Want a camera with the imaging power of a digital SLR that can fit in your pocket? Well, a Palo Alto, CA-based company called Light has an interesting new compact device that promises to be 16 cameras in one. Called the L16, the slender, rectangle-shaped device is stuffed with an arachnoid-like array of cameras and lenses, which combine with software to capture what the company claims will be DSLR-worthy images.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 08, 2015 0 comments

Even though his first smartphone camera wasn’t very good by his standards—he is a professional photographer, after all—he liked being able to take quick, casual, spur-of-the-moment pictures when his DSLR wasn’t at hand, or when he didn’t feel like hauling it out.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0 comments

The Lumenati CS1 is a lightweight, ergonomically designed device measuring 6x7x3” that transforms your iPhone 6 (or 6s) into a Super 8 style camera. Simply put your smartphone into the Lumenati CS1 (the way you would have loaded film in a Super 8 camera) and start recording video. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 14, 2015 0 comments

Want to take better and more interesting photos with your smartphone? COOPH (The Cooperative of Photography) recently partnered with photographer Richard Schabetsberger to create a great new how-to video for fantastic smartphone photography.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 30, 2015 0 comments

Olympus just announced that it is bringing its compact and wireless Olympus Air A01 camera device to the U.S. in July and Canada in August. The Olympus Air A01, which was introduced in Japan earlier this year, is a small, cylindrical gadget with a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor that can wirelessly connect Micro Four Thirds lenses with mobile devices such as smartphones.

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