Lenses

Snapchat rolls out a trio of new ad products using its lenses and geofilters

In an effort to further differentiate itself from rival Facebook, Snapchat this morning expanded its ad offerings lineup with three new products that take advantage of its already popular lenses and g

Gadget Story Time with Spectacles

Spectacles by Snap are a lot of fun! Join us as we put them through their paces, try them out, talk to people on the street and just have a really great day. I would tell you more, but I don't want to

Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

Snapchat just rolled out an update that lets users decorate their Snaps with the 200+ stickers they released as part of Chat 2.0. The new feature works exactly like emojis — they even live ins

Apple Patents Two Ways To Extend Mobile Device Camera Performance Via Hardware Add-Ons

Apple has been granted two patents relating to ways it might look to extend/augment the built in camera lenses on its mobile devices in future. The two patents, granted to Cupertino by the U.S. Patent

New Carl Zeiss Lenses Are So Nice, They Come In Their Own Briefcase

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/lens_set_with_case-620x465.jpg" />Carl Zeiss just announced a bundle of prime lenses for both <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/cano

Review: Gunnar Optiks 3D glasses

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Gunnar-3d-Phenom-Onyx.jpeg"> There's no doubt about it: <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/06/19/a-guide-to-3d-display-technology-it

Gunnar Optiks joining forces with Carl Zeiss to make new lenses

<img alt="gunnar" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/gunnarpic-620x310.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/gunnar">Gunnar Optiks</a>, makers of advanced lenses to ease

Canon adds two tilt-shift lenses to their stable

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/17mm.png" />Canon announced two new tilt-shift lenses yesterday, a 25mm and and 17mm. Tilt-shift lenses are typically used for landscape

Canon zoom lens in pieces — many, many pieces

The engineering behind lenses, especially zoom lenses, is astonishing in its precision and complexity. No time is this more apparent than when you can get a good look at what’s inside a lens. A

Pentax announces DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED[IF] SDM, DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM, AF160FC Ring Flash, DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited lens and 1.4X Rear Converter SDM at Photokina

Also announced at Photokina from Pentax are the following lenses, flash and other trinkets: DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED[IF] SDM, DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM, AF160FC Ring Flash, DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited lens and 1.4X

Nice new Zeiss lenses for your Canon

I’ve always been skeptical about third-party lenses, but I know in my heart that even Canon makes some stinkers (18-55mm EF-S anyone?) and on the flipside Sigma and Tamron probably have some gre

Official Leica M8.2 and F/0.95 lens press release leaked

Oh man, I desperately want one of these cameras. If you look in the sidebar, you’ll see a BlogTalk Radio thing where you can hit play and almost immediately listen to me salivating over the new

Leica's new F/0.95 lens, yes F/0.95

Damn, Leica. I know you make awesome lenses and all, but a sub-F/1 production lens? When Kubrick had his f/0.7 lens made specially for Barry Lyndon, it appropriated NASA tech and the rear element was

Eye-shaped camera uses curved sensor

History with CrunchGear! For a long time, the light-sensitive part of a camera has been flat. This is for two main reasons. First, photography originally used glass plates and prints involved a gelati

Pics of SLR cameras and lenses sawn in half – very cool

I’ve actually been looking for pictures like this for ages. I find SLRs and lenses very fascinating, but it wasn’t until I saw a lens cut open like this in the window of a shop in Paris th

Sunex SuperFisheye 5.6mm full-circle lens

Sometimes 14mm isn’t wide enough. Honestly, I don’t need a lens that wide, but with popular cropped-FOV DSLRs like the Rebel XT and Nikon D40, you lose a lot of those precious millimeters

Telescoping lens for iPhone camera, why the hell not?

Yes. Yes. I say yes to weird-ass accessories. This one’s only $19, too. It’s a telescoping lens for your iPhone camera that can “Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that ca

CrunchDeals: Canon lenses, speedlites with deep discounts

There’s a plethora of lenses to choose from with pretty good prices. The rebates are instant so you won’t have to worry about making any silly deadline. Devin is taking a dump in his pants

CrunchDeals: Tamron lens rebate program

Anyone get a new DSLR over the holidays? Looking to fill that, otherwise, empty camera bag with a few more lenses? Of course you are. I know I am. Tamron has a pretty sweet rebate going on through the

Liquid lenses work like your eyes, but don't cut out your eyes yet

Itochu and Holochip — yeah, I know. Never heard of them either. — have teamed up to make liquid lenses that will offer optical zoom and image manipulation without the mess of digital extra
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