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18 Awesome Low-Budget Camera Lenses! (for Canon, full-frame, and APS-C)

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Tom's Guide [08/23/18, via Tom's Guide]
Nikon's Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras vs Sony: What Should You Buy? While Nikon is introducing a new Z-mount lens system with the Z6 and Z7, it is also releasing the Mount Adapter FTZ ($249) that will let current Nikon owners to use AI-type F-mount Nikkor lenses with the cameras. On paper, the A7 III and the Nikon Z6 [...]

Reader's Digest [08/30/18, via Reader's Digest]
5 Things to Buy at Costco (and 5 Things to Skip) Costco is a great place for bargains, but it's easy to come out of there loaded with stuff you hadn't planned to buy. Sometimes you find a deal you hadn't expected but can't pass up. For example, Costco had movie tickets that were $4-per-show cheaper [...]

San Francisco Chronicle [09/02/18, via San Francisco Chronicle]
You can't always get what you pay for I don't remember how I eventually got rid of those cheap little buggers, but I do know it was just in time to avoid marital disaster. Anyway, I naturally I was paying for the Maui Jim logo, a more comfortable frame, and the polarized lenses that [...]

Digital Camera World [08/26/18, via Digital Camera World]
Nikon Z7 and Z6 – what was Nikon's thinking, and how will the Z system evolve? One of the disadvantages that Sony have had, with their full-frame mirrorless cameras, is they hadn't got existing lenses. And you have the advantage that you've got hundreds of lenses that will work with the new cameras from day one. But how many Z [...]

Cheap Frames And Lenses

A myodisc or myopic disk is a corrective lens with a steep concave curvature that is fitted on the posterior surface of a carrier lens, or a high power single-vision lens specially ordered with slab-off the edge, creating a central prescription disc. These are used for correction of extremely high myopia often seen in low vision patients. Myodiscs are not a preferred lens type, but are the least expensive option among available lenses fitted for minus powers beyond -12 diopters. They are cheap to produce but cause scotoma, a ringed blind spot. As a result, most practitioners encourage using other lens styles.
The myodisc, has been categorized as a lenticular lens. These are rarely prescribed sets of specialty lenses used in cases of extremely poor vision, or near blindness. The...

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@authorclondon My eyes are pretty finicky so I’m nervous about the cheap lenses online. I did order a pair of 

for single vision lenses! $150?!? i grumped away, and bought one cheap pair of glasses online (about $30ish), and… 

@itse__ Just getting prescribed lenses on cheap frames be od. My thing is after a minute contacts get annoying AF s… 

Frames and lenses Frames and lenses
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Modern Law Enforcement Weapons & Tactics Modern Law Enforcement Weapons & Tactics
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Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times
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ISBN 9781101529300,110152930X
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The Consumer Bible The Consumer Bible
Published by Workman Publishing 1998
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Olympus Pen-F review: a marvelous marriage of old and new - The Verge

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The original Pen-F is one of the company's classic film cameras from the late 1960s. And like its predecessor, the new Pen-F is basically all metal. Some companies — Olympus included — have taken to throwing fake metal finishes on plastic bodies as a way of acquiring a retro look on the cheap, so this is a very welcome break from that. The on/off switch looks like a film rewind lever, there's a working cable release mechanism in the shutter button, and the AF assist light sits right where you'd expect to find a rangefinder, all adding to the the classic look. The only regrettable thing about the Pen-F's design is that it doesn't look enough like the original Pen-F.


A change of perspective: using tilt and shift photography - Geographical

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As we step back and point the lens up to include the full height of the subject, it appears to lean towards the centre of the viewfinder instead of maintaining the straight, upright line that is the reality of its construction. In truth, most lenses have a degree of distortion, but the so-called ‘barrel’ distortion of wide-angle focal lengths is the most visibly apparent, particularly at the edge of the viewfinder frame. To avoid converging verticals, photographers have to shoot square-on to the subject and from a distance that allows them to include its full height, using a relatively distortion-free lens such as a short telephoto. However, this is rarely practical or even possible, particularly with prominent landmarks and skyscrapers, so a special type of lens is required – a Perspective Control (PC) lens.


[03/16/16, via IBN LIve]
3 ways to enjoy VR-like experience without burning a hole in your pocket To get a VR-like experience, there are plenty of free, or at least cheap, options that rely on your existing phone ... And you can build your own with cardboard, lenses, magnets, Velcro and a rubber band; find your own parts or buy kits for a few dollars ... [...]

[03/15/16, via Yahoo News]
VR on the cheap: How to watch without a headset Fortunately, there are plenty of free, or at least cheap, options that rely on your existing phone ... And you can build your own with cardboard, lenses, magnets, Velcro and a rubber band; find your own parts or buy kits for a few dollars on eBay. [...]

[03/15/16, via Daily Local News]
Consumer Reports: Need eyeglasses? Don’t overlook this If you need glasses to see both near and far, lens choices get more complex ... Ask your optician for a discount. “Prices are not set in stone,” says Steve Kodey, senior director of industry research for The Vision Council, a trade organization. [...]

[03/14/16, via Portland Press Herald]
Trump negotiated clothing line deal with foreign labor he says is killing U.S. jobs Trump Collection shirts – as well as eyeglasses, perfume, cuff links and suits – are ... developing economies abroad and a path to cheap goods for middle-class consumers in the United States. Trump, though, has emerged as the Republican presidential ... [...]

[03/15/16, via]
How To Tell If Your Sunglasses Are Actually Protecting Your Eyes And what better bargain than the cheap-as-chips sunglasses you can pick up from ... First of all, you can totally ignore whether or not your glasses have dark lenses or not. "The dark tint on sunglasses has nothing to do with UV protection," Kessell ... [...]

Five Best Online Glasses Stores

Shopping for glasses used to mean dealing with salesmen and the meager selection at a store in the mall. Now you can order better frames online, for less money, with better customer service. We asked you for your favorite stores, and here are five of the best, based on your nominations. Earlier in the week we asked you to nominate your favorite online stores to buy glasses. You replied with tons of contenders, from simple frame manufacturers to high-end sports glasses companies. We only had...

14 Secrets for Saving on Eyewear

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are a necessity for more than 150 million Americans. Unfortunately, eyewear is not a cheap purchase — so we’ve compiled some tips to help save you money on the cost of glasses and contacts.1. Purchase Your Glasses OnlineAlong with enjoying huge savings on your new set of glasses, you can also take advantage of online services to ensure that the glasses look right with your style. This will allow you to casually try the glasses on at home so you can take your time...

A Cost Curve That Bent Way Down

Warby Parker is the most celebrated of the online optical shops upending the traditional eyeglass business. In a market where the average price for a pair of prescription glasses has been near $300, Warby Parker sells hipster-chic frames, complete with lenses, for around $100. Fast Company calls Warby “the first great made-on-the-Internet brand." Less chic, but perhaps even more significant, have been discount retailers Zenni Optical and EyeBuyDirect, companies that offer basic corrective...