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Ditching the lens enables superslim FlatCam that's thinner than a dime

Much has changed in camera design over the years, but snapping photos and shooting video still invariably requires a lens to capture light and focus on a subject. But if a camera could somehow replicate this process digitally, making relatively chunky lens attachments completely unnecessary, what would be left to look at? Well, going by new research underway at Rice University, not really much at all. Engineers have produced a functional camera that is thinner than a dime, raising the possibility of tiny, flexible versions that could one day be embedded in everything from your wallpaper to your credit card.

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Extremely rare Nikon lens which can see behind itself goes to auction

The Nikon Fisheye Nikkor F5.6 6.2-mm SAP is said to be one of the world's rarest camera lenses. The bulbous piece of glass, which is actually able to see behind itself, was never made available to the public, and only three examples are believed to have been produced. This month, one of those will go up for auction, where it's thought it could sell for up to US$50,000.

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Review: Hands-on with the Boomr bungee cord camera strap

There are no shortage of camera straps out there which promise to make carrying your interchangeable-lens shooter more comfortable. The Boomr, which is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, aims to do this by using built-in bungee cords to act as shock absorbers. We recently spent some time with a pre-production model to see whether the Boomr is worthy of bouncing its way onto your camera.

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Review: Pentax K-3 II offers useful new features

The Pentax K-3 II is the latest flagship DSLR from Ricoh and one which, on paper, offers a number of interesting upgrades over its predecessors. We recently spent a couple of weeks with the surprisingly compact DSLR to see if features including an enhanced in-body shake reduction and a Pixel Shift Resolution mode can help the camera compete with the likes of the Canon EOS 7D II and Nikon D7200.

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