Articles tagged "lens"

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Shiftcam is a 6-in-1 lens case for the iPhone 7 Plus

The Shiftcam system for the iPhone 7 Plus is built around a shock-proof case and a sliding lens module which allows for switching between telephoto, wide-angle, fisheye and macro options.

Viltrox launches lens adapters for Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras

The Viltrox NF-E1 lets you use Nikon Nikon F mount lenses on Sony E mount cameras. The EF-M1 and EF-M2 models let you connect Canon EF and EF-S lenses to your Micro Four Thirds camera.

SLR Magic introduces E-mount Cine 25mm F1.4

SLR Magic will be showing off a new prime for videographers at NAB: the Cine 25mm F1.4. Read more

Samyang Lens Station USB dock spotted in the wild

Samyang appears to have developed a USB lens docking hub for firmware updates and customization, similar to Sigma's USB dock. Read more

The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun

The Leica Summaron-M 28mm F5.6 is a curious thing: a 'new' version of a lens originally introduced in the mid 1950s. Is this nouveau classic worth its asking price? Read more

Behind the scenes: An interview with the heads of Canon's L lens factory

We interviewed the gentlemen who oversee operations and development at Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory, the birth place of all L glass. Read more

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified

Sony has published a video demonstrating the principles behind its apodization filter on its new STF 100mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, explaining how it creates very smooth bokeh both in front of, and behind, the focus plane. Have a watch and read our analysis of this feature, and our initial impressions of this phenomenal new lens for E-mount. Read more

Has a new champion been crowned? Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens review

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art has been the talk of the portrait shooter town as of late, and for good reason since many testers have shown it to be the sharpest 85mm lens ever made. With that said, does it really live up to the hype? Read more

Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned

DxO just published its test results for the Nikon mount Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A, and they're impressive to say the very least. Read more

Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next?

So you just bought your first interchangeable lens camera? Congratulations! Now it's time to add another lens to your arsenal. Read more

Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM gallery updated

We've added additional photos, most taken at 150mm, to our Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM gallery. View gallery

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery

The Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM is a budget-friendly zoom that packs a lot of focal length into a relatively lightweight package. See gallery

Kamerar ZOOM is a lens attachment for the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera

The Kamerar ZOOM attachment lens kit includes a fisheye/tele and a macro combo for the dual-camera on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. Read more

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review

The Sigma 12-24mm F4 comes at a fraction of the cost of the Canon 11-24mm F4L, but the real question is: can it match its performance? Read more 

LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED

LensRentals' optical testing shows Nikon's third generation 70-200mm F2.8 makes some notable sharpness gains in the middle of the zoom range. Read more

Hands-on with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E and PC Nikkor 19mm

Nikon just released two new lenses - the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR and PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED. We're at the Photo Plus show in New York, where we got our hands on them. Read more

Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE real world sample gallery

The Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE is the first Pentax lens to use the new 'Pulse Autofocus Motor'. Although it is a bit darker than the old 55-300, autofocus is much faster and virtually silent. Take a look at our samples to see how sharp this handy new zoom is. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron's new SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 might look like a refined version of its previous 150-600mm, but the new version has actually be redesigned considerably. Learn more

Meyer Optik brings back the Primoplan 58 F1.9 on Kickstarter

German lens maker Meyer Optik has starter a Kickstarter campaign to find funding for the relaunch of another of its historic lens designs. Read more

Feast your eyes on a Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master teardown

Sony's SGNL YouTube channel tears down the $2200 24-70mm F2.8 GM so you don't have to. See video

Nikon releases first AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4 E ED samples

Nikon has released some early sample images from its unique AF-S 105mm F1.4. Read more

Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review

Thanks to built-in LEDs and very close focusing abilities, Canon's 28mm F3.5 for EOS M offers a great place to start learning more about shooting macro. Read review

Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA

Sony recently announced its pro-level normal prime for its FE mount: the 50mm F1.4 ZA. But how does it stack up against the venerable 55mm F1.8 ZA? We put the two lenses head-to-head to take a look at sharpness, bokeh, coma, and longitudinal CA. Read more

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery

Sony has just announced its Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens, a high quality normal for its E-mount Alpha line of cameras. At a shooting event in San Diego, we had a chance to go hands-on. Read more

Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September

Sony has said that its forthcoming FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens will be delayed until September. When the lens was announced in February, the company expected to be delivering the tele-zoom to stores this month. Read more

Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay

A seller on eBay is offering up a rare Nikon 1200mm F11 lens with AU-1 focusing unit for $5,750. Read more

Rare 1964 NASA 1000mm F4.5 super telephoto lens to be auctioned

A one-of-a-kind Birns and Sawyer Omnitar 1000mm f/4.5 lens commissioned by NASA in 1964 will soon be available to purchase. Read more

Hands-on with new Panasonic Leica Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH

Panasonic has just announced a new prime lens for Micro Four Thirds. The Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH is a metal-bodied prime that provides an equivalent focal length of 24mm in full-frame terms. And we've got one in our hands. See more

OOWA smartphone lenses use 'free-form' tech for improved image quality

DynaOptics, an optical engineering company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its OOWA smartphone add-on lenses. The company is raising funds for two lenses - a 2.5x tele-lens with an equivalent focal length of 75mm and a 15mm equivalent super-wide-angle. Read more

Take a closer look inside Canon's impressive EF 200-400mm F4L IS

Canon has posted a video showing its massive EF 200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4 X reduced to its component parts. Watch the video

New glassless 'metalens' is 100,000X thinner than conventional optics

A team at Harvard University has designed a 'metalens', around 100,000 times thinner than an equivalent glass lens. Constructed from titanium dioxide 'nanofins', the lens is a mere 600 nanometers thick. Read more

Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition

Recently, DPReview Editor Barney Britton took the Sony RX10 III hiking, and he saw that it was good. How good? Back in the office Sam Spencer took the RX10 III, II, the Panasonic FZ1000 and the Canon G3X up to the balcony for a good old-fashioned shootout. Read more

Go wide or go home: Voigtlander 15mm Super-Wide-Heliar lens gallery

Voigtlander's 15mm F4.5 Super-Wide-Heliar is newly available for Sony E-mount, so we put it to work on the Sony a7R II shooting landscapes. See gallery

Surprisingly sharp: Inmacus 18mm HD Wide Angle Kit lens review

The Inmacus Wide Angle HD kit offers a good quality wide-angle lens, polarizer and macro filter in one package.

Learning curve: LensRentals examines the workings of linear focus motors

In their latest blog post, the crew at LensRentals tears apart a series of linear drive lenses and discuss the various designs they've encountered – some are robust, others, not so much. Read more

New normal: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 samples & first impressions

Sony recently updated its FE line, which now offers 16 full-frame lenses for Sony's E-mount Alpha cameras. Among the new lens introductions is the FE 50mm F1.8, what you might call Sony's 'nifty fifty'. We spent some time shooting with it in San Francisco this weekend, paired with the unforgiving 42MP of the Alpha 7R II, and have put together a gallery and some first impressions. Read more

Along the coast: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM real-world samples gallery updated

From Long Beach, WA to San Francisco, CA, we've made a couple of recent trips with the Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM in tow. With a variety of focal lengths, apertures and lighting situations, take a look and see how this workhorse G Master lens holds up. Read more

New arrival: Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 launches later this week

Tamron has announced pricing and availability for its recently released SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD. According to the company, the lens will launch this Thursday, March 24 in Canon and Nikon mounts for $749. Read more

Cream of the crop: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 real-world samples

The Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 is a bit of a rarity. It's a fast telezoom designed specifically for Canon, Nikon and Sigma APS-C bodies, providing 75-150mm equivalent range. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pre-production model while we were in Japan for CP+ 2016. Read more

What a view: Aukey Super Wide Angle lens quick review

We took some quick test shots with the Aukey extreme wide angle smartphone lens.

Rumors hint at super-fast Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens for APS-C DSLRs

Rumors suggest Sigma is to launch a 50-100mm F1.8 lens for APS-C cameras. Full specifications and convincing images of the lens have been leaked, which suggest the lens will be part of the company's impressive 'Art' range. Such a lens would offer a fast partner to the company's 18-35mm F1.8 Art lens, giving the same angle-of-view, depth-of-field and total light gathering capability as a ~75-150mm F2.8 lens on full-frame. Read more

Roger Cicala finds  innovation sealed inside the Sony 35mm F1.4 ZA

LensRentals' Roger Cicala has been his usual busy self, tearing lenses apart to work out how to repair and maintain them. The latest optic to fall prey to his toolkit is the Sony Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZA: one of the company's latest designs for its full frame a7 series cameras. Peering inside reveals a radical design approach far removed from the one Canon uses for its latest 35mm lens. Read more

To the point: LensRentals shows how to use Autofocus Fine Tune

DSLR autofocus has been the gold standard for decades but the higher accuracy and precision offered by some mirrorless cameras risks tarnishing this image. However, many modern DSLRs include an option to fine-tune the AF behavior to help optimize their performance. Guest writer Joey Miller has written a short guide to how to make use of this feature over on the LensRentals blog. Read more

1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison

Canon made some big claims about the development put into its 35mm F1.4L II. Its new Blue Spectrum Refractive optics is claimed to minimize longitudinal chromatic aberration, and a new 9-blade aperture promises smoother bokeh and 18-ray sunstars. With a copy of the lens in our hands, Sam Spencer put these claims to the test in a shootout against the Mark I version and the Sigma 35mm Art. Read more

Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 lens

Panasonic has just announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 lens for its Micro Four Thirds system cameras. We've gone hands-on with the high-end, super-tele zoom that sports the longest focal length available for the MFT system. Learn about some notable features this lens brings to the MFT line. Read more

'Built like a tank where it counts' - LensRentals tears down Canon EF 35mm F1.4 L II

Roger Cicala at LensRentals has a great job - he gets to take things apart whenever he wants, and get paid to do it. And even better, he gets to pay himself to do it. Roger just got his hands on Canon's new EF 35mm F1.4 L II, and just like us, he's been very impressed. But, it must be said, for very different reasons. Click through for a quick look at what he found behind the red ring. Read more

Got Game? Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM gallery updated

Fall in Seattle means two things - the return of cold drizzle and University of Washington Husky football. Veteran sports shooter and DPR staffer Jordan Stead recently took advantage of a sunny afternoon game to do a little more testing of the Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM. Read more

Photojojo launches Iris Lens Series for smartphones

The new Iris Lens Series comes with wide-angle, macro and fisheye add-on lenses.

Macro stick-on lens brings close-up capability to smartphones

A tiny stick-on lens made from soft plastic offers 4x or 8x magnification for macro photography with your smartphone.

Big and fast: Hands-on with Zhongyi 135mm F1.4 Speedmaster

Chinese manufacturer Zhongyi optics has announced a new lens, the stupendously large Zhongyi 135mm F1.4 Speedmaster. The company is aiming to make less than 100 units, and expects the lens to appeal to specialized stills photographers and filmmakers. We got up close and personal with a prototype this week at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York. Read more

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