Articles tagged "lens"

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$11,000 Leica Noctilux lens shattered, or: Why you never check camera gear when flying

If you've heard it once, you've probably heard it a thousand times: never check in your camera gear when flying. This shattered $11,000 lens is what can happen when you do.

A forgotten solution: Why this strange 1975 zoom lens is so sharp

The Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm F2.8 is unlike any zoom lens you've probably ever seen. Instead of a helicoid, it uses a gearbox, and because of this it's still one of the sharpest zoom lenses out there.

Sigma announces firmware update for Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary for Canon

Version 1.02 of the firmware fixes problems with the optical image stabilization when the lens is attached to Sigma's Sony E-mount converter MC-11 EF-E.

Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens impresses in underwater review

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo took the new Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom lens for a spin beneath the waves. As usual, they came back with some awesome shots, and a few thoughts about this impressive little lens.

Sample gallery: Around town with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art

The Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art is truly one-of-a-kind. It offers the fastest aperture of any lens that shares its focal length, produces beautiful sunstars and is incredibly sharp to boot. If you're in the market for a fast ultrawide prime, this looks to be the one to get.

Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience

DPReview staffer Carey Rose has taken the Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 along for everything from a city-side boat ride to a bachelor party across the mountains. Find out how the little Leica fared.

Firmware update fixes Sigma MC-11 AF issues with incompatible lenses

The newly launched firmware version 1.06 fixes AF-issues that can occur with some lenses that are not officially compatible with the MC-11 converter.

This $31 lens will turn any room into a camera obscura

The Bonfoton Camera Obscura Room Lens can turn any room into a camera obscura, projecting the view from your window onto the walls of your room.

Sample gallery: Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens

The Sigma 14mm F1.8 is a fast, wide lens that holds particular appeal for astrophotographers. We sent it to Badlands National Park in South Dakota to get some dark sky photos.

Olloclip and Incase launch limited edition 'Filmer's Kit' iPhone accessory kit

At $200, the Olloclip Filmer's Kit is a pretty good deal compared to the pricing of the individual parts, and worth a closer look for mobile photographers who shoot with the latest iPhone generation.

The Laowa Magic Shift Converter brings easy lens-shifting to the Sony E-Mount

The Loawa Magic Shift Converter adds shift capabilities to your super-wide-angle Canon or Nikon lenses when attached to Sony Full Frame E-mount cameras.

Venus Optics shows off footage captured with forthcoming Laowa 15mm F2

Venus Optics has a new lens on the way - the Laowa 15mm F2, for Sony's E mount. Billed as the world's fastest 15mm lens, the manufacturer claims zero distortion. And footage shot with the new 15mm certainly looks nice.

C.P. Goerz launches 'always-in-focus' Citograph 35mm lens on Kickstarter

German startup C.P. Goerz just launched its new 'always-in-focus' Citograph 35mm f/8 lens on Kickstarter. The lens is designed to shoot photos 'instantly,' by removing the need to manually focus.

SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras

Chinese manufacturer Sainsonic has released a 50mm F1.1 lens for Sony E and Canon EOS M mounts, with a Fujifilm variant coming soon. The price for all that speed? A paltry $170 USD.

Going wide on a budget: Nikon AF-P 10-20mm F4.5-5.6 DX sample gallery

Nikon's new AF-P 10-20mm F4.5-5.6 DX zoom is affordable, compact, and for the most part, well-built. Since it's summer in Seattle, we've taken it to the Pacific Ocean and back to see just how well it performs.

Hands-on with the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 cine lens

Fujifilm recently unveiled the second in its series of affordable cine lenses, the MK50-135mm T2.9. We got our hands on it for a couple days and took it for a spin.

Professional portraits shot using a water drop for a lens

Forget expensive lenses with fancy coatings and special lens elements – photographer Robin de Puy took these portraits using just a water drop for a lens.

Zeiss launches Milvus 1.4/35 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

Zeiss says its new lens is particularly suited for portrait photography but also a good all-rounder and can be used in video applications.

First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye

Photographer Joshua Cripps was lucky enough to get hold of one of the company's new lenses recently for a shoot in southern Patagonia.

Firmware update improves AF performance of Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens for Canon

Firmware version 1.01 improves AF performance of the lens and OS speed of operation when using the Sigma mount converter MC-11.

Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review

If you own an iPhone 7 Plus, the Shiftcam is a very affordable and convenient way of experimenting with add-on lenses and expanding the focal range of your built-in camera.

Pinhole Pro DSLR lens is on Kickstarter

Thingify's Pinhole Pro comes with various lens mounts and is the first pinhole lens to offer a variable aperture.

First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED

Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Marko Marinkovic was one of the first people to get access to Nikon's then-unreleased 28mm F1.4E ED for a shoot in Marrakech.

Sony firmwares bring 10fps bursts with adapted lenses on a9 and faster startup

Firmware updates enable 10 fps shooting with adapted A-mount lenses, and faster startup times and better compatibility for 20 fps shooting when using native lenses on the a9.

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

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