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Lens Stories April 25, 2016
Apple has continually done a top-notch job of improving the iPhone’s internal camera system with each release. That said, third-party manufacturers have made a mark with accessories focused on upgrading optics in a variety of ways. Olloclip has made a name for itself with add-on lenses while other brands like Aukey are now pushing low-cost alternatives.
When it comes to replicating a true camera experience, the options have been much more limited. DXO released a Lightning-attached add-on last year, but the price tag and form-factor have remained a deterrent for many. That’s where PICTAR comes in. This retro-inspired accessory add physical controls and functionality via a companion app. The best news is that the price isn’t going to break the bank.
Lens Stories April 4, 2016
Lens Stories October 27, 2014
The official Canon store has the refurbished PowerShot A4000 IS Silver for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the regular price and the lowest we could find.
It has a 8x optical image stabilized zoom 28mm wide-angle lens with 720p HD Video Recording and 3.0-Inch LCD. It comes with a 16.0 MP CMOS sensor and a remote controller adapter. It will work with EF and EF-S lenses and shoots HD video as well. It received 4/5 stars on Amazon where it sells for $145 (new).
Canon will take an additional 20% off refurbished lenses when you enter coupon code PUMPKIN2014 at checkout. Out favorite deal is the refurbished EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II telephoto lens for $159.99 shipped with the aforementioned coupon. It’s rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 1,200 Amazon reviewers. Expires 10/31.
Lens Stories October 13, 2014
Buydig via eBay is offering the Samsung NX Mini Mirrorless Digital Camera with 9mm Lens in white for only $249.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the list price, $129 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen.
It features a 20.5MP BSI CMOS Sensor for “high-quality images and life like colors with crystal clear resolution.” It can also upload to social media sites and has a host of other smart features. It has built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and can also shoot 1080p HD video. Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars with great reviews.
Buydig also has great prices on the refurbished
Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless Digital Camera as well as a couple of refurbished lenses when you enter the coupon code: CLMBS at checkout. Nikon 1 J3 w/ 10-30mm VR Lens in Black $179 Nikon 1 J1 w/ 10-30mm VR Lens in Red $145 Nikon 1 Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Lens White or Red $95
More great point and shoot options:
PowerShot ELPH 510 HS Silver Refurb: $72.99 (Drops in cart) shipped
Lens Stories September 2, 2014