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Deal Of The Day: 58% Off On Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit for Smartphones & Tablets

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Your phone or tablet can take surprisingly great pictures, but with the Universal 3-in-1 Lens Kit for Smartphones & Tablets, it can get even better.

Phone cameras these days are certainly impressive, but what’s more impressive, is how easily augmented they are. With this Universal 3-in-1 Clip-On Lens Kit, you can dramatically improve the quality and capabilities of your phone’s camera in just seconds. It’s as simple as clipping either a 180 degree fish eye, wide-angle, or macro lens on to your device and snapping away!

– Choose between a 180 degree fish eye lens, wide-angle lens, or macro lens & watch your camera’s possibilities grow
– Bring the kit w/ you anywhere w/ the included carrying pouch
– Clip on & remove from your phone confidently–no damage is done

Normally $29, it’s a measly $11.99 after today’s deal.

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This $500 Point-And-Shoot Can Give You Some Extreme Closeups of The Moon

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The Nikon COOLPIX P900 was released sometime in 2015 with an astonishing 83X optical zoom. Well, time passes and prices go down, but that 83X zoom is still just as powerful. This means you can get a P900 today for roughly $500, point that thing at the moon and explore it like you never have before. Watch the video below for a mind blowing demonstration; if this doesn’t make you acutely aware that there’s a giant… rock, just there… spinning around our planet, then we guess you don’t give a crap about our place in the universe or anything else of consequence. That’s fine, we don’t judge, because you can still get the P900 and spy on your neighbors, let’s say, with a camera that packs an optical zoom that’s equivalent to a 2,000mm lens. In a $500 point-and-shoot.

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Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Smartphone Into A Serious Photography Tool

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The sensor packed inside most modern smartphones is pretty decent. It’s not full-frame dSRL decent, sure, but the limiting factor in the quality of smartphone pics these days lies more often in the lack of other features, rather than in the sensor. So the Beastgrip Pro is there to help you up your phone photography skills.

It gives you a stable frame that makes it easier to handle your camera when shooting photos and videos, along with mounts for adding accessories. Plus, it works with almost every smartphone in existence. It comes with five 1/4?-20 UNC mounts for adding tripods, microphones, and other accessories. There’s also a cold shoe mount and a three-axis, adjustable 37mm threaded mount for pairing it with any compatible filters and lenses. In other words, this rig will let you do some serious photography with your phone.

You can also get optional accessories like a wide-angle lens, a fisheye lens, and a DOF attachment for using the BeastGrip Pro with full-sized SLR lenses.

The Beastgrip Pro alone will set you back a relatively modest $139, but of course that’s without any of the accessories. Think of this item as a frame that opens the door to some serious expansion of your phone’s photographing abilities.

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Here’s How A Camera Adds “10 Pounds”

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The above gif shows the same man apparently getting fatter before you. Obviously he isn’t. Instead he’s being photographed by one Jim Stub, with lenses of different focal lengths. The first, the one where the subject looks thinnest, has a length of 20mm and each successive image increases this, all the way up to 200mm. The details of why the lens optics do this to you are complicated to explain, but at least now you have some new proof that maybe it really isn’t you who’s packed on the pounds after all.

The image below details the same effect, but it’s by a different photographer.

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This Scarf Ruins Flash Photographs

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If you’re famous enough to care about paparazzi taking your picture, then you’ll likely not even blink at the $376 asking price for the above scarf. It’s a creation of one Saif Siddiqi and is called the ISHU Anti-Paparazzi Scarf. It’s coated in a highly reflective material that will screw up a camera’s exposure settings when bright flashes are used. In other words, it’s completely useless in broad daylight. But hey, now that some celebrities have started using it, it’s bound to become a must-have item, which is why it’s hit mass production and can be purchased by anyone, famous or not.

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Foldio360 Turntable Makes It Easy to Take 360 Degree Product Shots

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If you’re running a little online shop, getting good images of the products you sell is pretty important. To make the task easier, Foldio already sells a lightbox called Foldio Studio and now they’re adding another item to their lineup: the Foldio360. It’s a turntable that accepts objects up to 5 kg (11 lb) in weight, and rotates them slowly so you can photograph them from every side. To blur the line between the bottom of the table and the lightbox, it features a light at the back. It can trigger your iPhone camera through Bluetooth, and nicer dSLRs through IR. “Photographs can then be compiled into interactive 360 degree images using the app and the Foldio360 Online service. From there they can be embedded into websites and exported as GIFs or MP4s.” It’s doing the Kickstarter dance at the moment, with an $89 pledge ($139 with the lightbox) to secure yours with a July shipping date.

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Deal of the Day: 62% Off On First Generation Lytro 16GB Camera

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The Lytro Camera created quite a stir when it came out, since it featured an innovative “Shoot now, focus later” approach to photography. But of course, like all new tech, it was pretty expensive back then. Forward to now, and prices are dropping dramatically.

Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing your average static 2D image. The Lytro dares to be different. Its cutting-edge technology records the direction of these rays, generating images you can later refocus, change perspective within, or view in 3D. You can essentially revisit the scene of the photo—meaning you’ll never miss snapping the perfect shot again.

– Take “living pictures” you can adjust afterwards
– Refocus your shots, change their perspective & view them in 3D
– Record 11-million light rays in each scene
– Store up to 750 photos at one time
– Easily carry it anywhere: design is compact, durable & lightweight
– Shoot photos at an optimal resolution for sharing online
– Access an array of tools including photo filters & uploading software

Normally, you’d have had to pay $200 for this cool device, but with today’s deal it’s just $74.99. With free shipping, as usual.

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One Sensor Cameras Are On The Way Out: Meet the L16, A Camera With 16 Lenses and Sensors

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A few years ago we told you about the Lytro camera, an innovative new type of camera that let you shoot first, and focus on your subject later. Now we’re finding out about L16, a 16 sensor and lens device that represents yet another advance in the field of photography. It does all that the Lytro does, and more.

Using a new approach to folded optics design, the Light L16 Camera packs DSLR quality into a slim and streamlined camera body. It’s like having a camera body, zoom, and 3 fast prime lenses right in your pocket. With 16 individual cameras, 10 of them firing simultaneously, the L16 captures the detail of your shot at multiple fixed focal lengths. Then the images are computationally fused to create an incredible high-quality final image with up to 52 megapixel resolution.

Using sophisticated depth-mapping technology, Light lets you adjust focus and depth of field even after a photo is taken, all the way to f/1.2. With built-in, 35-150mm true optical zoom, you get right into the scene without fuzziness or pixelation. Low-light conditions bring out the best in Light’s imaging engine. You get beautifully-lit photos, even as the day’s light starts to fade.

It’s a fascinating product, in a small enough form factor that you could carry it around with you in your pocket. But like any new technology, you’ll have to pay for the privilege of being among the first to own it: it’s $1,299 as a pre-order, and $1,699 full retail. And you’ll have to wait until Summer 2016 to get one.

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Because Why Not: General Mills Is Giving Away A Selfie Spoon

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Who hasn’t had a hearty bowl of cereal and thought “Gee, I sure wish I could take a selfie with this spoon, right now.”? Someone at General Mills has, this much we’re sure of, because it seems the company is giving away a selfie stick spoon as a promotional item for their Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereals. It’s a legit selfie stick that extends to 30 inches, and uses Bluetooth to trigger your camera… only at the other end of it there’s a spoon. The idea, we imagine, is to make it easier to take pictures of yourself while gobbling down some of their delicious cinnamon-y cereal. They even suggest a hashtag: #selfiespoon.

The spoon itself is free to US residents (you only have to pay for shipping) but it’s currently out of stock. We’re not sure if that’s because they’re understocked, or because there’s an actual market for this. However we suspect the folks at General Mills are aware of how ridiculous this is, since one of the items on their descriptions is “Really a Thing!”. Yes… it’s really a thing.

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