July 2013

Olloclip Goes Telephoto On iPhone

by editors on July 30, 2013

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olloclip, makers of our favorite fisheye wide angle lens adapter for the iPhone 4s & 5, announced today that they are moving iPhone photographers 2x closer (and giving them some depth of field) with the release of their new telephoto lens.

The olloclip telephoto lens is especially valuable for the serious photographer seeking to achieve certain effects and more professional results. In addition to getting you twice as close to your subject, the lens provides a more creative depth of field so you can use selective focus to make your subjects stand out distinctly from their backgrounds (especially useful when the background is cluttered or distracting).

The telephoto also comes with a circular polarizing lens to allow for light and color adjustments on the fly. The telephoto lens package sells for $99.99 and is available for pre-order on July 30, 2013. The wide angle costs $69.99. Both are well worth the price. For the official word from Olloclip, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Dan Malloy’s Slow Is Fast Book Tour

by editors on July 24, 2013

Last September man about the surf Dan Malloy (and friends Kanoa Zimmerman and Kellen Keene) rode his bike down the California coast line to check things out, catch some surf, and of course, create some multimedia masterpiece. In this case it is a book titled Fast Is Slow and a short film called Moving Pictures. Now Dan is touring California with the book and film and you can see both if you’re in the area. The Slow Is Fast tour begins in Mill Valley, California on August 2, 2013. For a full list of tour locations, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Human Powered Helicopter Takes Flight

by editors on July 14, 2013

After nearly 33 years the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter [HPH] Competition title has now been claimed by the Aerovelo team, according to a post on Core77. Their July 12, 2013 flight lifted right into the record books.

[The prize-winning flight,] which lasted 64 seconds and reached a maximum altitude of 3.3 meters… came at the very end of five days of test flights [at an indoor soccer stadium near Toronto], after which the space would no longer be available.

And it only cost $170,000 (or something like that). Looks like there are some issues still to work out.

[Link: Core77]

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