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Zeiss EXO lenses for the Iphone

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The old saying “you get what you pay for” definitely applies to Zeiss’s new ExoLens system.

exo lens

 

The lenses are all sharp, with no light loss or color artifacts. It combats nasty problems like distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration. As you’d expect, the lenses are well constructed of aluminum and glass. In fact, with their bundled lens hoods attached, they look like a set of miniature of the Zeiss’ high-end Otus line.
We at Accord Equips, are often asked why should someone buy or rent such expensive lenses? These lenses, though expensive, will add lots of flexibility to Mobile photographers and mobile filmmakers. Iphone has one of the best cameras and these lenses are the perfect partners for Iphone photography.

 

The Exo lenses screw onto a sturdy metal frame that is easily slip on and off your phone. It includes a 1/4-inch tripod mount socket and a slot on the top for attaching other accessories, such as an external flash etc. Mind you, the frame can be mounted only after stripping the Iphone cover.

 

 

 

Presently 3 lenses are available :      exo lens 1

The wide lens (0.6X)

The Exo wide angle gives you scene coverage equivalent to roughly 18mm. There’s the normal distortion you get around the edges of wide-angle lenses, but surprisingly little flare or fringing.

 

The Telephote lens (2X)

The telephoto lens is equaivalent to 56mm. Its great for portraits, something that the normal lens isn’t great for.

 

The Macro lens

And the macro lens works at various focus distances — unlike most phone macros — allowing for image coverage of 1 to 4 inches. It can be a little tricky at first to dial in the manual lens focus while the iPhone tries to auto focus, but it’s quick to master.

 

While the lenses are great, the screw mount can be awkward for quick swaps, the bracket mount blocks the camera’s flash and you’re bound to lose the expensive tiny back caps.

 

Are the Exo lenses worth their money? We felt that they will be a big boon for guerilla film makers, people web streaming using iphones etc. So yes, worth the money for serious photographers and film makers.

Nikon D810 advantages over Nikon D800

Monday, June 13th, 2016
Reasons to choose Nikon D810 over Nikon D800

6 advantages

 Max ISO 51.200 vs 25.600 100% higher Max ISO
 LCD Screen Resolution 1.229k dots vs 921k dots 33% higher resolution screen
 Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps vs 4.0 fps 1 fps faster
 Battery Life 1200 shots vs 900 shots 300 more frames with a single charge
 Color Depth 25.7 vs 25.3 higher color depth
 Dynamic Range 14.8 vs 14.4 higher dynamic range

New video features in Nikon D810 include an Auto ISO in M exposure mode, which eliminates the need to adjust the aperture, a highlight-weighted metering option to help prevent blown-out highlights in video, and the addition of zebra stripes to make it easier to spot overexposed areas while filming. A new flat/neutral color profile is also especially handy when shooting video as it gives users maximum flexibility in post-production. The built-in microphone on the D810 is also stereo.

The level of detail and sharpness, the wide dynamic range and rich tonality is far better than the Dnikon D800 and makes it ideal for still and multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait pros.
Faster autofocus, fast frame rates and image processing, smaller file formats, greater energy efficiency are some advantages. How we wish they had added a 4k option though!