Transform iPhone Pictures with Extra Lens

Using Extra Lens To Transform iPhone Pictures

Extra lens may be used to transform your iPhone pictures. Your iPhone can do a lot more, not just transform pictures. A few years ago, the film Tangerine was shot using an iPhone 5s. And take note, the iPhone was not used on parts of the film but on the entire film. And the result was good. Steven Sodenbergh also used his iPhone 7 plus in making Unsane.

Cameras In Our Pockets

A lot of us may not know it, but movie makers use cameras which can be found in our pockets. Yes, you read it right, “In our pockets”. And it is commonly known to us as our smartphones.

Professional film makers are using these gadgets to make an entire film. Imagine what we can do with our smartphones if we only knew how to use it.

The “Set-up”

To “set-up” your phone for video or film-making, there are some things you will need. You will need some add-on lenses, of course. Then a microphone, and a stabilizer.

You have to be careful in choosing your add-on lenses. It should fit your phone’s existing lens properly. This will provide a different field of view and potentially even better image quality.

One add-on lens with this particular quality is the one made by Moment. Their products are considered to be the best. But Moment lenses are expensive. It costs $90 to $100.

Cheaper Lenses

Most of us cannot afford Moment’s expensive lenses, then you have other options. You can check-out Amazon. There are a lot of cheap lenses from no-name companies on Amazon.

Differences In Quality

Of course there are differences in image quality. The output of your “project” will depend on what kind of add-on lenses you use. It is a known fact that the more expensive the gadgets an accessories you use, the better the quality of the product.

Another addition to our knowledge, that even your ordinary smartphones can be used to make quality films, videos, and photos. But of course you need to be properly informed. You need the knowledge on what to do to be able to operate these gadgets properly and come up with a satisfying product.

Sigma to release a lighter and smaller 18-250mm lens

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a single lens that could do the job when you’re on your vacation? Imagine, carrying with you a set of lenses for different types of situations! Now, that’s a drag.

Independent lens maker Sigma developed a new DSLR lens that promises to be lighter and smaller than previous lenses of its range.

The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM may not be a telephoto lens, but it surely could make your trip much better. The Sigma 18-250mm lens can shoot everything precisely and the best part is, it is made up of a special polycarbonate material, called thermally stable composite (TSC), that makes it lighter and smaller from its counterparts.

Sigma said that this technology makes the lenses lighter and smaller.

18-250mm lenses without TSC usually weigh-in at 623g. The TSC technology enabled Sigma to create an 18-250mm lens that only weighs at 470g and it is also smaller by 1.3cm and 0.5cm in diameter.

Optical Stabilization technology by Sigma is also included. This means sharper handheld shots at lower shutter speeds.

The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM will be available to Sony, Nikon, Canon and Pentax mounts. Sigma hasn’t released the price of the lens.

Is this a great innovation for Sigma?

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Sigma wants to make Nikon 1 lenses

Now, Sigma is confirming that they would like to have the opportunity to produce lenses for the Nikon 1 range of cameras.

Before they can do this, they need to secure the technology from Nikon first before they can venture in to delving to the Nikon 1 lenses.

Sigma just recently started offering lenses for compact cameras. Their two latest lenses, the 30mm and 19mm for Sony E-mount cameras.

They were able to produce such lenses for the compact camera due to the fact that Sony released the information needed by Sigma to produce the lens.

Third party lenses are cheaper compared to those that are manufactured by the big named brands.

Graham Armitage of Sigma UK told TechRadar that,”We’d like to provide lenses for everybody, but they don’t [Nikon] haven’t released the tech yet. It will also depend on how successful the initial two lenses perform as well.”

Nikon currently has only three compatible lenses for their Nikon 1 line.

Other third party manufacturers like Tokina and Tamron are also intrigued by this venture. They have signified their intention to produce such lenses.

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