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Virgin America’s TV controller looks pretty gross with this iPhone zoom lens

We just spent a whole week in Las Vegas looking at all sorts of gadgets and writing up our thoughts in hands-on posts. While we were there, Olloclip gave us the new 3-in-1 macro lens to try out. It has the same magnification capabilities as the one for the iPhone 5 and 5s — 7x, 14x, and a crazy 21x zoom — but the form factor has been updated to fit the iPhone 6.

At those magnification levels it gets a little tough to keep your phone steady, but you have to be so close to your subject anyways that you can lean on the plastic guards which come along with the clip. If you can steady yourself enough — not an easy feat when you’re fighting turbulence — the lenses can let you get closer than ever while producing some really great images.

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Affordable Frames from Seneca Eyewear : Unisex styles, including sunglasses with Carl Zeiss lens, starting at $100

Affordable Frames from Seneca Eyewear

While Warby Parker has been the indisputable leader of the affordable designer eyewear movement, a new wave of like-minded brands (David Kind, for example) have quickly caught on—resulting in even more choices for the discerning customer. ); return…

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Behind the virtual lens: get to know your CG camera

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While there is hardly a CG image rendered without them, virtual cameras are often overlooked by the artists, who understandably prefer to focus on scene geometry, lighting and animation. A camera, with its seeming simplicity, stays behind the scenes both literally and metaphorically.

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Studio Visit: AVO, Brooklyn: Uncut, hand-dyed leather rugs inspired by everyday items through the lens of anthropology

Studio Visit: AVO, Brooklyn

In the living room of a brownstone apartment on a tree-lined block in Brooklyn, designer Brit Kleinman uses non-toxic dyes to stain leather for a collection of striking rugs, which combine modern pattern-making with ancient materials…

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Conventional Wisdom: World Clown Association: An inside look at the wonky world through photographer Arthur Drooker’s lens

Conventional Wisdom: World Clown Association

Just putting on an oversized, colorful suit and slapping on some makeup does not a clown make. There’s a deep understanding of comedy, coupled with zany performance abilities and an acceptance that the role is a historic one. The roots of clowning go…

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17 High Quality Lens Flare Textures

Designers make use of different types of background textures in a website design to get different kinds of effect as well as to add depth to it in order to make it look eye catching and attention gabbing. High quality lens flare texture is one of the latest and trendy texture styles that is being widely used these days. By using this type of texture, you can significantly increase traffic to your website. This is because in this particular type of website texture, content of the website which is the most important element of any website, gets the proper exposure. Thereby, increasing the traffic.

Here, we are showcasing 17 high quality and best lens flare textures for you. These textures can also further be enhanced by using Photoshop tools. Enjoy!

Lens Flare Pack

Lens Flare Textures

Lens Flare

Sky and Lens Flare

Pink Lens Texture

Lens Flare Star, Blue

Lens flare over wood norton

Space…at night

Lens Flare Texture

Abstract Brush Flare and Streaks Texture

Magic Of The Lens Flare

DBD FlarePack LITE

Just a Lens Flare

Lens Flare textures

Lens Flare Textures

Normal Coloured Lens Flares

Texture Set

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Design Inspiration: World In My Lens

A crisp and clean portfolio for travel photographer Piotr Kulczycki.

This design was featured on Thursday 13th of March 2014. It’s designed by Pkulczycki Kulcz, and falls under the category of Photography.

If you’d like, you can visit this site, or view all our other featured designs.

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J.J. Abrams apologizes for overusing lens flare: ‘I know it’s too much’

J.J. Abrams isn’t sorry for the last two Star Trek films, Super 8, or Mission: Impossible III — all of which he directed. But he is sorry for the rampant lens flares streaking across the screen in each of those films. In an interview with Crave Onlinethe man who will helm Star Wars: Episode VII confessed that there were so many lens flares in early cuts of Star Trek Into Darkness that he hired special effects house Industrial Light & Magic to erase some of his signature embellishments from the film.

“I’m so aware of it now.” “I know I get a lot of grief for that,” Abrams admitted. “But I’ll tell you, there are times when I’m working on a shot, I think, ‘Oh this would be really cool… with a lens flare.’ But I know it’s too…

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Fujifilm announces the XM-1, its cheapest retro-styled interchangeable lens camera


Fujifilm’s excellent X-Pro1 combined the stylish retro looks of the X100 with a high-quality lens ecosystem, but the $ 1699 price point (and similarly expensive lenses) limited its appeal a bit. Last fall’s X-E1 brought the barrier of entry down to under $ 1000, but Fujifilm’s pushing things further with the brand-new X-M1 — a $ 699.99 (body only) camera that features the same interchangeable lens mount as the X-Pro1 and X-E1. The X-M1 also features a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which is based on the same X-Trans technology and features the same megapixel count as the sensors found in Fujifilm’s more expensive cameras.

The sensor features an ISO range of 100 to 25,600, the same range found in the X-Pro1, and the camera can also…

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First Look: Samsung NX300 and 45mm 2D/3D Lens: Hands-on with Samsung’s mirrorless wonder

First Look: Samsung NX300 and 45mm 2D/3D Lens

We got a first look at the just-announced Samsung NX300 today, a high-end consumer camera that, when paired with Samsung’s new 45mm f1.8 2D/3D lens, becomes the company’s first 3D-capable mirrorless “smart” camera. Building on the success of the NX series, the NX300 incorporates Wi-Fi connectivity for instant sharing…

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