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Screen Shot 2013 07 25 at 11.14.54 520x245 Lomography crowdfunds a reimagined Petzval portrait lens, compatible with analog and DSLR cameras

Analog camera and film specialist Lomography is taking its first steps in the digital photography space today with a Kickstarter campaign hoping to fund a new version of the iconic Petzval lens, designed specifically for Canon ED and Nikon F mount cameras.

The stylized piece of glass is a sight to behold, blending the original look and feel of the iconic portrait lens – developed by Joseph Petzval in 1840 – with a smaller, sleeker and contemporary package.

The lens was a popular choice with portrait photographers because of its artistic and dream-like effect on images. The subject at the center of the frame is sharp and in-focus, while the extremities are blurred with a surreal, circular ‘bokeh’ effect.

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It’s far removed from almost anything else on the market, but the photos produced by the new Petzval lens are in-keeping with what Lomography has long stood for – warm, creative and unique images that can’t be replicated with a bunch of filters in Adobe Photoshop.

The compatibility with Nikon F and Canon EF mounts ensures that a pretty wide range of photographers with both analog and digital SLR cameras can take advantage of the new piece of glass.

Given that the Petzval lens is now pretty hard to find – it was designed to work with cameras in the 19th century, after all – Lomography’s incarnation is a pretty unique chance to experiment with an older and rougher style of portrait photography.

The analog camera and film firm is looking for $100,000 over the next 30 days to put the lens into full production. The first lenses are expected to be delivered in February 2014, although Lomography says they’re confident the first 1,000 units can be shipped by December this year.

The lens will retail for $499, but there’s an opportunity for the first 100 backers to snatch it up for $300. That figure slowly increases inline with the number of backer slots, eventually hitting $2,000 for a trip to Vienna with one of the first Petzval lenses off the production line.

Lomography has always pioneered analog photography, so to see it produce a lens compatible with digital SLR cameras is surprising. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to see a company step away from the usual onslaught of high-end black and silver prime lenses and develop something with a little more heart.

Now, can we expect something similar for micro four thirds cameras?

nexus 7 featured image 520x245 Googles new Nexus 7 tablet spotted in the UK, pre orders start at   199.99 for September 13 release

Google’s highly anticipated new Nexus 7 tablet was unveiled to the masses yesterday, but it looks like consumers in the UK will need to wait until September before they can get their mitts on a unit.

AndroidCentral spotted today that Currys and PC World, two high-profile brick-and-mortar retailers owned by Dixons Retail, are already listed with an expected release date of September 13. That’s considerably later than July 30, when consumers in the US can purchase it from the Google Play store, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Staples and other retailers.

Currys and PC World are pricing the 16GB model at 199.99 and the 32GB variant at 239.99, considerably higher than the $229.99 ( 150) price tag offered in the United States.

Both the price and date could be subject to change, but it’s an early indicator of when Google’s new flagship tablet could hit markets outside the US.

The slate, unveiled yesterday, boasts a 1080p (1920 1200 resolution) 7-inch display with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2GB of memory. It’s considerably thinner and lighter than its older sibling and boasts a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera alongside a 5-megapixel snapper on the back.

It ships with Android 4.3, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, as well as dual speakers for higher-quality audio.

This is the 3.5MM Headset for the Apple iPhone that is compatible with all models of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. It comes with a handy remote and mic which are only compatible with iPod Nano (5th Gen and later), iPod Classic (120GB/160GB), iPod Touch (3rdÅÊœ`?㸜`²ó?šÑ㸬HÅÊ e???-µ’tèÙNœ`ÅÊ???ÔÈ??-µ’tèÙNœ`ÅÊ?????ÔÈ?㸜`²ó?-µ’t㸲ó?????????¬HªQ? eÅÊ›N¬HÅÊ?-µªQ?㸚ѪQN?ªQ®I-µ¬H㸒ٚÑÅÊ?êÀN e?¬HèÙÅÊ?-µ’tN²ó?ªQèÙ®IêÀêÀšÑÅÊ??…¸èÙ-µªQ?èÙÅÊ㸲óªQÅʬH? eÅÊŸW®I-µ eÅʪQ?ªQNêÀ¬H±b㸠eÅÊ?ðöÅÊ eªQ-µNœ`ªQ???¡¡???êÀN e?-µ’tN²ó?һ㸜`N???¬HèÙ??ÅÊœ`?????¡¡?

Price: $6.50

  • Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the new EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. More comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphone.
  • The speakers inside earPods have been engineered to minimize sound loss and maximize sound output. So you get high-quality audio that is just as impressive as what you’d hear from more expensive headphones.
  • The earphones with remote and mic also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.
  • Greater protection from sweat and water.
  • Sold and Shipped by Zeimax®

Zeimax® Earbuds EarPods With Mic and Remote Earphone Headphone Compatible with iPhone 3 4 5 5S 5C, iPad, iPod

Price: $24.99

  • Overview: This Alpatronix EX100 High Performance model is specifically made for Android OS Devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Tablet, Note 3, Note 2, Google Nexus, HTC, Nokia, Motorola and all other Android models.
  • Features: The EX100 for Android Devices include a metallic housing with 3 different size earbuds for a comfortable fit. The In-Ear Design is also noise-isolating with a 3-button call and music control with built-in mic for hands-free calling while driving and music streaming without having to control through your Android device.
  • Specifications: The EX100 comes with a tangle-free resistant flat cable and a gold-plated 3.5mm audio jack for optimum audio playback. You’ll hear the difference with our enhanced precision bass surrounding yourself with pure quality sound. Whether you’re running, traveling or receiving a call while driving, you’ll be able to hear and listen with clarity.
  • Package Contents: The EX100 comes in retail packaging ideal for gifts. It includes 1 set of high performance Android 3-Button Control earbuds, 1 portable carrying pouch, 3 different size comfortable eargels, 1 user manual and 1 warranty card.
  • Alpatronix Customer Support: All Alpatronix products come with a 1-year warranty. Alpatronix also has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and wants every customer’s experience with us to be a positive one regardless of their purchase decisions.

Alpatronix EX100 High Performance In Ear Headphones with Built-In Mic for Android OS Devices

Overview: This high-performance earphone produces amazing sound with extreme bass. The proper fit of your earbuds is crucial to sound production, bass performance, noise reduction and comfort.

Features:
Three sizes of flexible earbuds are included to fit almost any ear comfortably for ultimate sound performance.
Integrated microphone for Handsfree Calling.
3-button volume control that controls operations directly on your Android Smartphone or Tablet lets you perform many tasks on your portable media player and mobile device.
Durable elastomeric covered cable is tangle resistant and comfortable.
Finally, 3.5mm Gold-plated plug assures optimal connectivity.
This device is compatible with all Android Smartphones or tablets including Samsung, HTC, Nokia, and any other Android device.

Specifications:
Driver Unit: 8mm
Style: In-Ear
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz
Impendance: 16 ½
Sensitivity: 100dB/1mW (S.P.L. at 1KHz)
Dynamic Control Functions
Length of Cord: 4ft

Package Contents:
Comes in Retail Packaging
1 Set of Tangle-Free Earphones / Earbuds
1 Portable Carrying Pouch
3 Different Size Eargels
1 User Manual
1-Year Warranty Card

Alpatronix Customer Support: All Alpatronix products come with a 1-year warranty. Alpatronix also has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and wants every customer’s experience with us to be a positive one regardless of their purchase decisions.

Price: $29.99

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  • Wake or sleep to iPhone or iPod or buzzer alarm:Start or end your day with favorite sounds & sleep to iPhone or iPod with selectable sleep timer
  • Universal dock charges and plays iPhone or iPod while docked – Enjoy your music while keeping your iPhone or iPod fully charged
  • Operates on 4 AA batteries or standard AC – Charge and play your iPhone or iPod while connected to an AC outlet
  • Reson8 speaker chambers :High fidelity neodymium micro drivers in specially designed Reson8 chambers

The iP16 is a sleek little stereo alarm clock for your iPhone or iPod that lets you charge and play your iPhone or iPod and wake or sleep to your favorite music. Operates on batteries for music on the go, or use the universal switching power supply to run the iP16 from an outlet. Featuring Reson8 sound technology for an exceptional audio experience, plus extras like a line-in jack and easy Daylight Saving Time switch.

Price: $59.99

  • Wake to iPhone, iPod or buzzer alarm
  • Flexible dock plays and charges iPhone and docking iPod models
  • Sleep to iPhone or iPod with selectable sleep timer
  • Auto Sync instantly sets clock to iPhone time
  • Snooze/dimmer bar adjusts Lo/Med/Hi brightness for clock display

The iP10 is a great looking way to listen to great sound. Wake or sleep to your favorite iPhone or iPod tunes through high fi delity neodymium drivers in a specially designed Reson8 speaker chamber with EXB expanded bass circuitry. Auto sync feature instantly sets clock to iPhone or iPod time.

Price: $59.99

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