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Snapchat now lets you create custom, wacky AR Lenses with new fee-based tool

Wondering how to create a custom Snapchat lens without a whole lot of computer savvy? Snapchat just launched a new tool you'll want to try. The update also comes with some new caption options for Snaps.

Ona’s new cylindrical camera bag series is inspired by vintage lens cases

Got a flair for the vintage? Ona's latest series is inspired by vintage lens cases with their spherical shape. The series includes three options, two for lenses and one that can carry a camera or lens.

Olympus adds modern 4K to its slick retro camera

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 may be one of the company's more budget-friendly mirrorless, but that doesn't mean the camera is skipping out on 4K video. Olympus is also adding a few convenience features, too.

How to choose the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone or tablet

If you need some extra storage space and your device supports it, then a MicroSD card is an obvious place to start. Here, we look at what to consider and suggest some of the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone.

How to clean your camera lens to keep it as good as new

Of all the camera gear in your bag, your lenses are the most likely to get covered in dirt and dust. Here, we detail how to clean your camera lens the right way, without professional help.

The PicsArt app now lets you paint with stickers and patterns

A new PicsArt brush tool allows users to paint with patterns and stickers as well as the standby straight and dotted lines. The update is rolling out this week to the popular photo editing app.

Parking permit now required to park on Northside for ‘firefall’ event at Yosemite

In an effort to reduce traffic and increase safety on Northside within Yosemite, officials have announced that a permit will now be required at specific locations during the annual “firefall” event at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National…

Samsung’s new sensor mixes hardware and software, enabling cheaper dual cameras

Dual cameras tend to be on the pricier smartphone models -- but by simplifying the design process, Samsung's latest dual camera smartphone sensors could change that. The new design packages both hardware and software together.

Painter Essentials 6 brings traditional paints to a faster digital canvas

Corel Painter Essentials has always been about mimicking the real medium without the mess. The latest version brings faster performance, an enhanced interface, new tools, and features previously reserved only for the pricier version.
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Sigma 16mm F1.4 Contemporary Review

With a focus on value, the Sigma 16mm F1.4 is a lens enthusiasts will love.

Snapchat redesign adds colorful text, while all users can mute specific chats

Users with Snapchat's user interface redesign will soon have more text options. Meanwhile, users without the update can find a new hidden feature called Do Not Disturb to stop notifications.

Don't fake it in Instagram! Shoot real retro with our favorite instant cameras

Instant film photography has had its ups and downs, but now it's enjoying a revival. To help you find the best instant camera for your needs, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, from basic to extraordinary.