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The New Voigtlander 40mm f2 SL II S Was Designed With Nostalgia In Mind

Photographers who like the look of Voigtlander as well as the functionality of their lenses will be pleased to know that a new Voigtlander 40mm f2 SL II S was recently announced. The predecessor to this lens was a very small pancake optic that could easily fit onto most DSLRs and even was offered with adapters for Sony cameras. But the new one takes a different classical design. You can liken its exterior appearance to old school Nikkor primes that one would get bundled with a camera. In...

No eclipse glasses? No problem!

Sarah Fay Campbell / The Newnan Times-Herald Newnan Times-Herald News Editor Winston Skinner tries out a simple eclipse viewer made from a cereal box and aluminum foil. Though solar glasses are the most common way these days to view a solar eclipse, they are by no means the only way to safely experience the celestial wonder. There are plenty of low-tech and essentially free ways to create pinhole viewers that allow you to see a...

Will a pair of reading glasses from Poundland do the trick when YOUR eyesight fails?

By Adrian Monti for the Daily MailPublished: 18:47 EDT, 11 September 2017 | Updated: 19:37 EDT, 11 September 2017 When you start to struggle to see the words on a page or menu, it’s time to buy reading glasses. This usually happens in your 40s as a result of the age-related condition presbyopia, caused by the lens in the eye losing its flexibility and becoming stiff.As a result, the eye finds it harder to switch from focusing on things at a distance to small close-up images, such as...