Samuel Spencer

Samuel Spencer

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Joined on Oct 6, 2014

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Ricoh announces development of Pentax 50mm F1.4, adds lenses to K-mount roadmap

Ricoh is displaying a prototype version of a new Pentax 50mm F1.4 for K-mount at CP+ 2017, and has also added an 85mm F1.4 and an unspecified telephoto zoom to its roadmap. Read more

Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L

This week the Sigma 'Art' line gained a lens seemingly everyone had been asking for: a 24-70mm F2.8 zoom, which nowadays seems like a required lens for many professional shooters. Today we go back to where it all began: Canon's 24-70mm F2.8L. Read more

Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E sample gallery

The Nikon 19mm F4 is a wide-angle tilt-shift, or as Nikon calls it, Perspective Control lens with the ability to independently rotate the direction of tilt or shift. It's an ideal tool for keeping those parallel lines straight when working with architecture or interiors. See gallery

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery

With a weather-resistant metal housing, the Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR is right at home on the X-T2. We braved both some rare Seattle snowfall and rare Seattle sunfall to snag some sample images from Fuji's robust 35mm equiv. prime. It even rained babies. Sometimes we get lucky. See gallery

Sony SLT a99 II Review

The Sony Alpha 99 II is a 42MP full-frame addition to the company's A-mount range of cameras. It uses a semi-transparent mirror to enable full-time secondary-sensor autofocus in conjunction with on-sensor phase detection. We're taking a look through that particular looking glass. Read more

Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates

In the latest LensRentals blog post, Roger Cicala writes about a phrase he hears a lot: 'This zoom is just as good as a prime.' Find out why it sets his teeth on edge. Read more

Gallery update: shooting basketball with the Sony a99 II

We brought Sony's new beast of a sports photography camera, the a99 II, to a Division 1 NCAA basketball game to see what it's capable of. See gallery

Fotodiox LED100WB-56 quick review

The LED100WB-56 is a wall-powered, dimmable LED light source that does things a little differently. We take a closer look in our studio. Read more

SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery

A-mount has returned with the a99 II, this time armed with the 42MP BSI CMOS sensor from the a7R II, as well as some tricks of its own. We hit the streets to see how the added tech makes this SLT behave. See gallery

Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review

The EOS M5 is Canon's most ambitious mirrorless camera yet, combining enthusiast-friendly controls with Dual Pixel autofocus and a well polished touchscreen interface - but how does it fare in a crowded market segment? Find out in our full review. Read more