Want to take a better picture? Try Olloclip

This is one amazing gadget to improve the quality of the picture you take from your phone. Or rather iPhone X.

The Connected X Lens system, advances your iPhone X camera to another level. It has the ability to expand the reach of the camera for both a wider and closer field-of-vision.

Olloclip iPhone X photography set

Having a price tag of $99.99, the OlloClip comes with three different lenses, screen protector stand, caps, a mount and cleaning cloth.

It has a few lenses for the iPhone 8’s and 7’s as well. Be sure to check it out!

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Capturing distant images without long lens

#science #space #telescope #lens #SAVI #Imaging

A few scientists have developed a camera that can capture detailed images of distant objects without using a long lens. The system is knows as SAVI (Synthetic Apertures for long-range, subdiffraction-limited Visible Imaging).

Like the technique used to achieve the ‘Matrix’ special effect, the images are taken from slightly different angles, but with one camera that is moved between shots instead of many fired in sequence. The prototype only works with coherent illumination sources such as lasers.

However, if you want an aperture as big as half a foot, you might need at least 30 glass surfaces to remove aberrations and create a focused spot. This will make the lens very  big and bulky.

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This is pretty neat. I wonder if this will be used in actual laboratories in the future.