Posts Tagged ‘accessory’

This Tiny Silver Pendant Can Beam Your Favorite Photo Onto a Wall

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Back in 2010, we shared how artist Luke Jerram had created a wedding ring that can project tiny slide photographs when placed in front of a light source. After seeing that idea, Cambridge-based engineer John Ding decided that he wanted to make something similar for his sweetheart, Becky.

Ding spent the next two years designing a silver pendant that can project a photograph. He ended up creating what he calls the “Projecting Pendant.”
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Create a DIY Optical Fiber Attachment to Guide and Shape Your Flash’s Light

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Photographer Váncsa Domokos created a neat do-it-yourself camera accessory that uses optical fibers to control the direction and intensity of a flash unit’s light. Instead of having light come directly out of the flash unit, the accessory redirects it through a thick bundle of optical fibers, allowing you to point the light in any direction — and in different directions if you’d like.
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Tell Time in a Snap with This Nifty Camera Clock Pendant Necklace

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We’ve seen a number camera-shaped pendant necklaces before, but here’s one that’s a bit different from the rest. It’s a camera pendant that doubles as a small clock that hangs around your neck.
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Shield Your Canon L Glass in Style with Vello’s New White Lens Hoods

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Sick and tired of your white Canon L lens clashing with your black lens hood? No? Oh well, Vello‘s new line of lens hoods probably isn’t meant for you. The maker of 3rd party Canon lens hoods has launched three new lens hoods that come in white to match the color of Canon’s high-end telephoto lenses.
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Luxi is a Clip-On Adapter That Transforms Your iPhone Into a Proper Light Meter

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Back in March 2011, we featured an iPhone app that lets you use your iPhone as a makeshift light meter. The app apparently works pretty well, but if you’ve been looking for a fancier solution involving your iPhone, one has finally arrived.

It’s called the Luxi, and is a small clip on accessory that turns your iPhone into a proper light meter.
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Beast Mode: A Sony RX1 with a Russian Turret Universal Optical Viewfinder

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Disappointed that the full-frame Sony RX1 compact camera doesn’t come with an optical viewfinder? Don’t worry: you can use the camera’s hot shoe to attach a sweet/strange-looking universal turret viewfinder! That’s how DSLR Magazine customized theirs in a recently published review.
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Using a Prism for Creative Photo Effects

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Have you ever considered adding a prism to your camera bag? Washington DC-based wedding photographer Sam Hurd has done quite a bit of experimentation using an equilateral prism — the kind used in schools to teach properties of light — to add special effects to his photographs. The results are pretty interesting.
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BRNO Dehumidifying Caps Helps Keep Sharpness In and Fungus Out

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Fungus is one of the banes of a camera lens’ existence. In humid environments, nasty things can begin to happen if some fungus spore-laden dust particles make their way into your lens. To prevent fungus from growing inside a lens, photographers often silica gel packets to control the amount of moisture in and around their glass.

For a fancier solution to this problem beyond simply stuffing desiccant packets inside your camera bag, check out BRNO’s dri+Cap System. It’s a set of lens and body caps that are designed to keep your lens elements nice and fungus free.
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Smartphone Thermal Imaging Attachment Becomes a Reality

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A few months ago, we told you about a neat, open-source attachment created by modder Andy Rawson that could instantly turn your smartphone into a thermal imaging camera. At the time, Rawson was intending to sell the production models for $150 and otherwise open source the project for the DIYers out there. Well, add about $25 to the price tag and a ridiculously successful Kickstarter campaign and you’ve got the IR-Blue.
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CamCuff is Half Fashion Accessory For You, Half Safety Strap for Your Camera

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We’re not sure how many punk rock fans moonlight as photographers (or the other way around), but those who do may find the new CamCuff a tempting camera accessory. It’s a fashion accessory wrist cuff that doubles as a camera strap for those of you who aren’t big on the neck variety.
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