Articles tagged "lenses"

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Omnar and Skyllaney convert non-rangefinder lenses to M-mount bayonet

Do you have a non-rangefinder lens you'd like to use on an M-mount rangefinder? If so, you're in luck because Omnar and Skyllaney now offer a custom lens conversion service to turn a non-rangefinder lens into a converted rangefinder optic.

Cooke launches S8/i series with 16 new compact, lightweight lenses that retail for $35,000 a piece

The company has significantly increased its production capacity to cut waiting times and to produce a new extensive set of focal lengths for the new series of cinema lenses

Canon plans to release 32 RF-mount lenses over the next four years

In its 2022 Corporate Strategy Conference presentation materials, Canon confirmed it plans to 'expand [its] lens lineup at the same pace' as it has in the past year, which would mean the company would release eight new lenses every year through 2025.

Hands-on with the OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II and 40-150mm F4 PRO

The OM System 12-40mm F2.8 II Pro and 40-150mm F4 Pro are the latest two lenses from OM Digital Solutions. We take a closer look at both.

Through a different lens: why we're changing the way we process lens images

The increasingly ubiquitous use of lens corrections in modern mirrorless cameras has prompted us to update the way we show lens samples in galleries. Here's what we're changing, and why.

New optical fabrication method uses liquid polymer for faster & cheaper custom lenses

Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have developed a faster and more affordable method for fabricating custom, freeform optical lenses. Could this fabrication process be used for camera lenses?

Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021

Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. We've updated our guide to Nikon, Canon, Sony and Panasonic/Sigma/Leica mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR review

The Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR is a recently announced prime for X-mount. The DPReview gang got their hands on this fast 35mm-equivalent lens and put it through its paces. They also compare it with Fujifilm's original 23mm F1.4 R prime.

Canon goes far and wide with new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 and 16mm F2.8 lenses

Canon has just introduced a portable 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM tele-zoom lens along with an ultra-compact 16mm F2.8 STM for its RF-mount. The 100-400 is easy to hand-hold and has up to 5.5 stops of shake reduction. The 16mm F2.8 won't take up much room in your bag and is priced at under $300.

Nikon officially announces the Nikkor Z 40mm F2 compact prime

After confirming in June that it would be available in 2021, Nikon has officially announced the Nikkor 40mm F2, a compact, affordable prime lens for the mirrorless Z-mount.

Sigma introduces 24mm F2 and 90mm F2.8 DG DN 'Contemporary' lenses

Sigma has introduced a pair of lenses in its I-series of premium primes: the 24mm F2 DG DN and 90mm F2.8 DG DN 'Contemporary'. The lenses are very well-built, relatively compact, and will be available for E- and L-mount later this month for $639.

Fujifilm releases compact GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR medium-format lens

Alongside the GFX 50S II, Fujifilm has announced a compact and lightweight 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 weather-sealed zoom lens that is intended to balance excellent optical performance with portability.

Fujifilm announces updated roadmap for X- and GF-series lenses, including tilt-shift

Fujifilm has unveiled its latest development roadmap for X- and GF-series lenses, for the company's APS-C and medium format mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. A total of 17 lenses are on the roadmap, including a tilt-shift lens for medium format.

DPReview TV: Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS review

Despite continuing issues with wildfire smoke, Chris was able to put the new Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS 'Sport' through its paces in a variety of situations. Find out how it performed, and how it compares to its peers, in this latest episode.

DPReview TV: Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD

With smoke from forest fires keeping them out of the Alberta countryside, Chris and Jordan take to the streets of Calgary to test out Tamron's ultra-wide 11-20mm F2.8 lens for Sony APS-C cameras.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR is a premium fast aperture portrait prime for the company's X-mount cameras. Find out how it performs in our review.

Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan have spent a few days with a pre-production sample of the new Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7. Jordan loves this lens for video, but take a look at their collection of still images to find out why Chris recommends it for photography, too.

Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan took plenty of photos at the Calgary Zoo while filming their review of the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM. Click through for a virtual trip to the zoo.

Canon launches RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM wide-angle zoom lens

Canon has announced the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM, a more affordable wide-angle alternative to its existing RF 15-35mm F2.8. The lens will be available in August with a recommended price of $1700.

Nikon announces NIKKOR Z 28mm F2.8 (SE) and development of Z DX 18-140mm F3.5-6.3 VR

Alongside the new retro-styled Z fc and its vintage-inspired 16-50mm kit zoom, Nikon has released a compact 28mm prime for full-frame and has also announced the development of a long-awaited 18-140mm zoom for DX format.

What you need to know before buying your first lens

In this guide we'll lead you step-by-step through the process of understanding the different kinds of lenses available for both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and choosing the right one for your needs.

DPReview TV: F1.4 or F2.0? Which are the best Fujifilm primes?

The guys at DPReview TV always go above and beyond to produce their videos. This video comparison of Fujifilm's F1.4 and F2 primes show just how dedicated they are, with Chris powering through the pain after suffering a nasty injury.

Hands-on with new Nikon Z 105mm and 50mm macro lenses

The Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S and 50mm F2.8 are the first macro lenses for Nikon's Z-mount. Go hands-on with us to learn more about these versatile lenses.

DPReview TV: Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro review

The Olympus 8-25mm F4 Pro is a portable, well-built zoom lens for everyday shooting on Micro Four Thirds bodies. See if it made the cut in this latest episode of DPReview TV.

Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN 'Art'

Almost a decade after Sigma inaugurated its 'Global Vision' line of lenses with the original 35mm F1.4 'Art', the company has released an all-new 35mm, built from the ground up for modern mirrorless ILCs. Click through for a closer look.

DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

Sigma's fast new 35mm F1.4 DG DN for Sony and L-mount bodies has arrived, and Chris and Jordan have plenty to say about it. Check out their review in this episode of DPReview TV.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR review

The new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR provides a 27mm-equivalent focal length for Fujifilm's X-mount cameras. Find out why Chris and Jordan like this fast, sharp 18mm lens.

New Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lets you adjust bokeh on-the-fly

Canon's new RF 100mm F2.8L IS USM offers a minimum focus distance of 26cm (10"), up to 8 stops of shake reduction, and the ability to adjust bokeh and softness by turning its 'spherical aberration' dial.

DPReview TV: Sony 24mm F2.8, 40mm F2.5, 50mm F2.5 review

In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan go hands-on with Sony's new trio of lenses: the 24mm F2.8 G, 40mm F2.5 G and 50mm F2.5 G. Find out how they perform, and whether having both 40mm and 50mm options is overkill.

Venus Optics releases four Laowa lenses for L mount camera systems

Venus Optics has brought two of its existing ultra-wide-angle lenses and two macro lenses to L mount camera systems.

Gear from yesteryear: What does a 40-year-old lens look like at 46 Megapixels?

Just for fun, we dusted off an old Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm F2.8 AI-S lens and slapped it on a Nikon Z7 and Z7 II to see what it's simple optical formula can do on a thoroughly modern full-frame camera.

Hands-on with Fujifilm's new XF 27mm, XF 70-300 and GF 80mm lenses

Alongside the announcement of the new GFX 100S and X-E4 cameras, Fujifilm released a trio of lenses. Click through to learn more about the new GF 80mm F1.7 and XF 70-300 F4-5.6, and the updated XF 27mm F2.8.

Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM

It's been a long time coming, but Sony has finally announced a G Master series 35mm lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. This compact alternative to the Zeiss version has some impressive spec: click through to learn more.

These Canon-branded mugs, tumblers and glasses are made to look like EF, RF lenses

You can now enjoy your brew, be it coffee or beer, from one of Canon Japan’s new drink ware, made to look like various Canon EF and RF lenses.

Roger Cicala: the difference between sample variation and a 'bad copy' (Part 2)

Roger Cicala delves back into the murky waters of sample variation among lenses and explains how – depending on how you define your standards – you might end up getting multiple 'bad copies'.

Deals: Sony USA is offering steep discounts—including all-time lows—for select cameras, lenses and more

The deals, which sees up to $1,000 off camera bodies and $200 off GM lenses, are limited to the United States, but are live across a number of retailers, including Adorama, Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Samy's Camera and more.

What you need to know about Nikon's new 14-24mm F2.8 S and 50mm F1.2 S Z-mount lenses

Nikon's mirrorless lens roadmap just moved two steps further forward with the launch of the new 14-24mm F2.8 S and 50mm F1.2 S for Z-mount. Read on to learn more about these two premium Z-mount lenses.

The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras

Whether you've grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order. We've selected our favorite lenses for Sony mirrorlses cameras in several categories to make your decisions easier.

Best lenses for Sony mirrorless buying guide updated

We've given our lens buying guide for Sony mirrorless cameras a refresh, with new picks for a number of use cases.

Leica announces 9 Portuguese-made lenses for the US market, bypassing import tariffs

After recent tariffs imposed on Leica lenses made in Germany, the company has revealed it is manufacturing nine of its lenses in Portugal and selling them at a lower cost to account for the lack of additional tariffs.

Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery

The Canon RF 800mm F11 puts a somewhat exotic focal length within reach of hobbyist photographers – provided they can live with a slow, fixed aperture. Take a look at what it can do.

Zenit teases upcoming 60mm F2.8 macro, 58mm F1.9 and 35mm F2 lenses

Aside from basic specifications, not much information is shared by Zenit, but the press releases suggest we will find out more come October 2020.

Hands-on with new Canon RF 100-500mm, 600mm and 800mm telephoto lenses

Alongside the EOS R5 and R6, Canon has announced a brace of lenses, all in the short to long telephoto range. Filling out the 'long' end are one L-series zoom, and two innovative primes.

DPReview TV: A call for slow, professional full frame lenses

Professional full frame lenses are usually large and have fast apertures. In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan argue that there's a need for slow professional lenses – inspired by some of their favorite Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Impressive sharpness: Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art sample gallery updated

We've updated our Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art gallery with fresh samples shot on a Sony a7R IV body. These extra pixels should help convey just how ridiculously sharp this lens is. Have a look!

Film Fridays: Defining the 'perfect' lens

What makes a lens 'perfect?' Is it a lack of distortion and aberrations? Is it measured by sharpness across the frame or the dreaminess of its bokeh balls? Can a 'flawed' lens be considered perfect? We've got some answers.

DPReview TV: How much do scratches, dust and fingerprints affect lens image quality?

We all know that damage to your lens is bad, but just how bad is bad? Chris and Jordan investigate the image quality impact of dust, water, fingerprints and cringe-inducing scratches on your lens.

Fujifilm releases minor firmware updates for seven of its XC, XF lenses

The only information provided in the changelog for each of the seven updates reads 'fix of minor bugs.' Still, it's worth keeping up to date on the firmware and we've rounded up the download links.

DPReview TV: How to clean your camera lens (hint: not like this)

There's a right way and a wrong way to clean your camera lens. Naturally, we're going to show you the wrong way.

Fujifilm releases very minor firmware updates for six of its XF lenses

Five zoom lenses and a single prime lens have received minor firmware updates that 'fix minor bugs,' according to the changelogs.

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