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TriLens is a Triple Lens Holder You Wear on Your Belt

Back in 2014, we shared a clever new photography accessory called the LensFlipper, which is basically back-to-back lens mounts that help you quickly and easily swap between lenses. Now a new startup is going one step further: the upcoming TriLens lets you mount three lenses on a single belt-worn accessory.

Apple Patent Shows an iPhone Turning Into a MacBook

Want to process your iPhone photos for Instagram on a laptop without having to transfer any files? In the future there may be a crazy new way you can do so. Apple has patented a new "accessory" that transforms a cell phone into a full-fledged laptop.

This 60 Cent Ring Makes Your Camera Lens Harder to Steal

Removing a lens from modern cameras is usually extremely easy. It's a great feature for photographers who switch lenses a lot, but it can also make it quick and easy for thieves to steal a pricey lens. Now there's a new open source accessory called Mark's Lens Safe that helps protect against this type of common theft.

Canon Patents Lens System with a Mount on Both Ends

One of the most affordable ways to dabble in macro photography is reverse lensing. But while this typically means buying an adapter, it looks like Canon is considering building that second front-facing mount onto some of their lenses in the future, creating two lenses in one.

Osiris F1: An Affordable Automatic Film Processor

Remember the Filmomat automatic film processor that went viral in December 2015? If you said "want!" when you saw that machine, there's good news for you: a new personal automatic film processing machine has already hit the market: it's called the Osiris F1.

How to Shoot Bullet Time by Swinging an iPhone on a String

Skier Nicolas Vuignier recently shared a viral video in which he created "bullet time" footage of himself skiing by swinging an iPhone 6 around his head using a special contraption he built himself.

The original 3-minute video can be seen above, in case you haven't watched it yet. It amassed well over 3.5 million views in just a couple of weeks.