How to Turn an Old SLR and Lens Into a Peephole

Demonstrated here by Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo, the install seems pretty easy: you just need an old SLR and lens, some 2 1/2-inch PVC, and, uh, the permission to drill through the door. At any rate, the video shows you what you need to know: get goin'! [Fro Knows Photo via Peta Pixel] Read More >>

Leaked Images Reaffirm Sony's Smartphone Lens Camera Arrival

Sony has been as leaky as a sieve when it comes to its much-rumoured new Smartphone Lens Camera. Now, a full set of leaked press images offer more clarity than ever about what we can expect. Read More >>

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Google Patents Glass System for Prescription Glasses Wearers

If Google could completely hide its Google Glass system within a normal pair of prescription glasses so we wouldn't have to worry so much about getting mugged or beaten up, we may be interested. Sadly, it looks like an obvious magnetic clip-on attachment is how it's going to be for prescription glasses wearers. Read More >>

A Lot of Cameras Are Going to Change in the Tiniest Way Possible

If you use a Sony or Fujifilm camera or Nokia phone or anything like that, you may notice a slight difference in future editions of your favorite camera and phones. The iconic Carl Zeiss imprint on the camera lens will now be just ZEISS. I guess they were growing tired of non photogs asking who the heck is Carl Zeiss? Read More >>

How Nikon Makes the Glass Inside Its Lenses

If you were ever curious about how Nikon managed to make the wonderful glass that capture beautiful pictures, well, it all starts with making the glass itself. This video gives you a peek inside the Nikon factories that make the glass and shows you the step by step process. Read More >>

Watching This Polar Bear Smash a £1,500 Camera Lens Is Surprisingly Cute

This polar bear is probably a really big Nikon fan that just loves to destroy expensive things because he was caught chomping, throwing and smashing a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS telephoto lens. It's pretty hilarious to see a giant polar bear play around with a camera lens, it looks like he tries to smoke it, drink it, eat it and even flick it. Read More >>

The Insane Zoom Powers of the Legendary £48,500 Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens

Look at the insane zoom that £48,500 worth of glass got you in the 1990. It's the work of the Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens, 18 elements assembled in a body that looked like a shoulder-mounted missile launcher. Read More >>

This Crazy 1970s Fisheye Lens Could Be Yours For £100,000

If you have a taste for wild fisheye shots, here's the ultimate lens. It's claimed that it can "see behind itself"; was made as a proof-of-concept for a trade show in 1970, and can be yours now. If you have £100,000 lying around, that is. Read More >>

Explaining What the Hell F-Stop Is, and How It Can Change Your Photography

F-stop is to photography beginners what inorganic chemistry is to an MFA graduate: some kind of black magic that only makes sense to experts. That said, I'm sure plenty of seasoned photographers use f-stop numbers without knowing what they really mean, too. But no more, because this video explains the concept in a way that makes complete sense. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Own Tilt-Shift Lens

Tilt-shift photography is cool, if painfully hip. While there are plenty of ways to give it a go, if you're particularly cheap or like a challenge, you can always hack your DSLR to achieve the tilt-shift effect. Read More >>

This Is How Lenses Beautify or Uglify Your Pretty Face

Ever wonder why you may look prettier in some photos and uglier in others, even with the same smile and the same lighting? It's all about the camera lens. These portraits -- taken by Stephen Eastwood -- show how this works. Read More >>


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