Posts Tagged ‘addon’

Vivitar Working on Interchangeable Lens Smartphone Add-On

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Whatever you want to call the emerging category of camera/lens assemblies that snap onto a smartphone, there no doubt it’s growing. Case in point: Sony’s QX line and JK Imaging/Kodak’s SL series will soon by joined by a Vivitar model that made a very quiet debut last week at CES. Read more…

Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

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Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, yes and yes. The upcoming device manages the increasingly difficult feat of pioneering a new and potentially useful category by turning an iPhone into a seriously capable portrait camera. Read more…

The Kúla Deeper is an Add-On that Makes Any DSLR 3D-Capable

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The 3D camera movement never really took off like some people hoped that it would, but that doesn’t mean 3D doesn’t have its merits. Many people still love the idea of capturing photos or videos in 3D, but they’re not necessarily willing to buy/carry around a camera dedicated solely to that purpose.

The Kúla Deeper side-steps this problem. It’s not a 3D camera in and of itself, but a DSLR add-on that enables your existing camera to capture 3D one second and 2D the next. Read more…

DSLR Add-On Brings Features Like Lytro-Style Refocusing to Any Camera

Lytro may have made a splash when the company first burst onto the scene with its ‘snap now, focus later’ technology, but the competition has been growing steadily ever since. In addition to companies like Pelican gunning at the light-field market, a new SLR add-on created by researchers from Saarland University in Germany promises to bring Lytro-style refusing and much more to almost any camera. Read more…

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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A Chrome Extension for Looking Up the Histogram of Any Online Photograph

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A couple of weeks ago we featured a Google Chrome extension for overlaying “rule of thirds” lines over any online photograph. Now we have a different tool for examining other photographer’s photographs: Image Histogram.

Created by developer/photographer Nick Burlett, it’s a Chrome Extension that can quickly bring up the histogram of any online photograph.
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Snappgrip: A Smartphone Add-On That Provides Camera-Like Controls

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The rise of smartphone photography in recent year has been transforming how people think cameras should look and work. Instead of pulling out a single-purpose device that has dedicated controls for picture-making, legions of consumers are now content with pushing a single button (whether physical or digital) in order to preserve a moment in time.

One of the emerging ideas that directly results from this shift is the modular camera. Since smartphones provide all the computing power a camera needs (as well as apps and wireless capabilities), why not simply treat smartphones as a brain, and use lens, sensor, and interface attachments to give the brain a body? That’s what Snappgrip is trying to do (the interface thing, at least).
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Will.i.am to Launch iPhone Add-On That Boosts Resolution to 14MP

Want larger photos from your iPhone? Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am has a solution for you. The entrepreneurial musician will reportedly be launching a new iPhone attachment next week that will “turn your smartphone into a genius-phone” and boost the phone’s camera resolution from 8 megapixels to 14 megapixels. Like the man who developed it, the device will have a quirky name: i.am+.
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Gellin’ Like Magellan: ProDot is Like a Dr. Scholl’s Insert for Your Shutter Finger

People who spend a lot of time on their feet have products like Dr. Scholl’s gel inserts to help cushion their feet and absorb the shock of walking. Likewise, photographers who press the shutter button so much that they fatigue their index finger now have a similar product as well: the Custom SLR ProDot. It’s a patent-pending dot add-on for your camera’s shutter button that supposedly helps reduce camera shake and finger fatigue.
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VSCO Keys Speeds Up Your Lightroom Workflow with Keyboard Shortcuts

Visual Supply Co (AKA VSCO), best known for its film emulation software, has launched a new product that’s designed to reduce the time you spend post-processing your images in Adobe Lightroom. VSCO Keys is a tool that adds powerful and customizable keyboard shortcuts to Lightroom 3 and 4. You can assign keys to the various sliders in the program, allowing you to keep your hands off your mouse during photo editing.
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