Meike's new 50mm F1.2 lens for mirrorless (and EF) mounts costs just $350
Are you looking for fast glass on a budget? If so, Meike’s new 50mm F1.2 might satiate your needs without burning a hole in your wallet.
The ultra-fast lens will come in Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount when it ships mid-August. The lens is constructed of 12 elements in 7 groups, including an undisclosed number of multi-coated elements. It features an aperture range of F1.2-F22, has a minimum focusing distance of 60cm (24”) and uses a 67mm front filter thread.
The manual-focus lens measures in at 72mm (2.83”) long and weighs 620g (1.37lbs). For comparison, Canon’s RF 50mm F1.2 weighs 950g (2.09lbs). Below is a video overview of the lens from Arthur R:
Brendan Barry has a lot of experience with creating analog cameras in interesting places, including a project earlier this year in which he turned a shed into a camera. Barry was recently commissioned to create a camera obscura using a room at the Custom House in Exeter, U.K.
Google is bringing its new Portrait Light mode, a one-tap editing mode and a user interface update to the Android version of its Google Photos app.
Ahead of the holiday release of Luminar AI, Skylum Software has shared new information on how Templates work in Luminar AI and how photographers will be able to use them to find inspiration for ways to edit their images and save a lot of time.
Shooting macro? Channeling your inner Cartier-Bresson on the street? Chris and Jordan have some quick tips to help you nail your manually focused shot every time.
Astropad, makers of Luna Display for Mac, has launched a new Kickstarter project for Luna Display for Windows. The project will turn your iPad into a secondary wireless (or wired) display for your PC via an HDMI or USB-C port.
Google's 5G 4a variant adds new cellular connectivity as well as a few small spec bumps, while the flagship Pixel 5 upgrades its CPU, swaps the telephoto camera for an ultrawide and adds a number of new shooting modes.
In preparation for the sale of its Imaging business, Olympus will establish a new subsidiary, which will then be sold to a division of Japan Industrial Partners Inc. at the beginning of 2021.
TTartisan is back again with an extremely affordable manual lens for Canon EOS M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems.
Sigma's newly designed 105mm F2.8 macro offers 1:1 reproduction for full-frame Sony and L-mount bodies. Take a very close look at what it can do.
Sigma has designed an all-new 105mm F2.8 Macro full-frame lens for L-mount and E-mount camera bodies. It offers 1:1 reproduction, uses a new optical design optimized for mirrorless and will go on sale in late October for $800.
The manual lens is redesigned from the ground up and is available in more than half-a-dozen lens mounts.
The images won't be mistaken for actual photos, but they do reveal the machine's understanding of the visual world and how it relates to concepts presented as text captions.
The international competition dedicated to aerial photography, hosted by Siena Awards, recently announced their 2020 winners. We've rounded them up into a gallery.
Nikon has published a countdown timer on its website teasing the forthcoming launch of its next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Fujitsu has announced that Canon recently ordered a new supercomputer system in order to advance Canon's 'no-prototype' product development plans. Aided by a class-leading supercomputer, Canon hopes to be able to quickly analyze and iterate upon products in development without needing to produce real-world prototypes.
The tiny USB device plugs directly into your computer and accepts footage up to 4K/30p via HDMI, but downscales that to 1080p at 60fps over USB for either recording or livestreaming.
The new Color Grading panel will replace the current Split Tone panel, bringing with it the ability to now control the color of midtones, as well as a more refined wheel-based interface for making more precise edits.
Venus Optics is now offering three of its 'Zero-D' ultra-wide prime cine lenses with Canon RF mounts for native use on Canon's growing lineup of Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras.
Sony's current range of Alpha and RX-series cameras offer among the most advanced autofocus features on the market. Explore Sony's latest face and eye-detection with photographer and Rancher Alyssa Henry.
Focus stacking, a motorized slider and some macro tubes add up to a set of really cool images. But regardless of how you approach it, macro work can be an interesting and inexpensive way to reinvigorate your photography.
The Wall Street Journal has released a new video detailing the history of the Kodak Eastman company, including its origins, rise to prominence and subsequent fall from grace.
The Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR promises to be great for portraiture. Does it live up to the hype? And how does it compare to Fujifilm's own 56mm F1.2? Watch our review to find out.
Fujifilm's new 50mm F1.0 lens practically begs to be used for portraits, so we shot lots of them, including many wide open at F1.0. Check out our sample gallery to see how it performs.
With Newspaper Navigator, users can quickly search through more than a million images extracted from digitized historic American newspapers.
Tamron deems the lens, which is set to go on sale starting October 29, ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.’
Dan Cuny had wanted to travel to Machu Picchu ever since he was ten years old. When the chance finally arrived, he opted to bring his Panon 120 camera, to make some special memories. A near empty park provided the perfect setting.
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (EOS 850D) is well equipped to get an ambitious beginner started in photography – take a look at the kind of images it can produce.
RGKit Play, the first modular wireless motion control kit, has launched on Kickstarter. RGKit Play includes motors, accessories, light controllers, sensors and more and allows you to control the motion of a camera, light, subject or all three using an accompanying smartphone app.
For the first time since unveiling the technology earlier this year, you can purchase a Profoto speedlight with the company's smartphone-syncing AirX technology. Aside from that addition though, the speedlight remains nearly unchanged from the A1X released in 2019.