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Snapchat's New Lenses Feature Is Utterly Horrifying

In tandem with a novel way to waste money, Snapchat now offers a new way to scare the shit out of your friends. It’s called “Lenses” and I never want to use it again.

Here's How Fast Canon Lenses Focus On The New Sony A7r Mark II

I’m in the midst of reviewing the new Sony A7r II camera. One of the most pleasant surprises so far? Just how fast autofocus can be with Canon lenses and a Metabones adaptor. Watch this video, and see what an amazing improvement this is from anything that came before.

Sigma's New 24-35mm: The Three-In-One Prime Lens

Sigma hasn’t made headlines recently, but the company’s new 24-35mm F2 lens will certainly get your attention. Why? According to the company, it’s the first full-frame lens to offer “constant aperture of F2 throughout the zoom range”.

$60,000 Broadcast Lens On Compact Camera Makes For Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-arse lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $US60,000 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great.

Just How Good Is The 65x Optical Zoom On Canon's SX60?

The easiest and arguably cheapest way to improve the zoom on your camera is to move yourself closer to the object you wish to embiggen. Alternatively, you could shell out for Canon’s SX60, which features a 21-1365mm lens that offers 65x optical zoom. Yes, sixty-five times. How good is that exactly? Well, these videos should demonstrate the camera’s abilities pretty well.

How A Moth's Eye Could Help Improve The Efficiency Of Solar Cells

Inspiration lies in the strangest of places — and for researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore, that includes the eye of moth. A new antireflective coating inspired by the creature’s ocular faculties could help bump up the efficiency of solar cells.

Fujfilm's 16-55mm F/2.8 Lens Is An All-Weather Zoom With No Compromise

Probably the most common lens that pro photographers use is a standard zoom with a constant aperture. Up until now, Fujifilm has lacked such a lens for their X series of cameras. That’s all changing with the announcement of a 16-55mm f/2.8 lens to add to their already impressive lineup.

You Have To Solve A Sliding Puzzle To Change Lenses On This IPhone Case

If you’ve come to rely on your smartphone as your primary camera, you’ve probably found yourself frustrated at its lack of zoom or even macro capabilities. Clip-on lenses can vastly improve its capabilities, and taking a cue from those sliding puzzle games that have you re-arranging tiles to form an image, the Puzlook iPhone case has five swappable lenses on the back that slide into position to improve your shots.

Canon Lens Adaptor For Sony Cams Adds A Whole New Level Of Useful

When shooting in bright light, a neutral density filter can be extremely useful if you want to use a large aperture for some nice background blur. A new Canon EF to Sony E-mount adaptor by Fotodiox incorporates a variable ND filter so you don’t have to buy one for each lens.

Sony A7 Owners Get A New Super-Wide Lens, With New Primes Coming Soon

Sony’s trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately, there just aren’t that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way.

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