Articles tagged "lenses"

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Magic Format Converter lets you use DSLR-lenses on the Fuji GFX 50S

The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera. Read more

Meet Canon's 200mm F1.8, aka "Eye of Sauron"

The world's fastest 200mm was produced for 16 years. In that time, only 8000 were made.

Profiles for Irix 11mm and 15mm for Adobe products now available

Profiles for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom have been released for Irix's ultra-wide 11mm and 15mm primes. Like all profiles, these correct for distortion and vignetting.

Hands-on with Sony's new 16-35mm and 12-24mm wide-angle lenses

Sony's just released two new ultra-wide-angle lenses, and perhaps what's most surprising about them is their size and weight - or lack thereof. Read more

Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM to G-Master pro-focused lens range

Sony has added a 16-35mm F2.8 wide-angle zoom to its G-Master range of premium lenses. The widely anticipated lens addresses a common need among professional and amateur landscape shooters. Read more

Sony unveils FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle full-frame zoom

Sony has announced the FE 12-24mm F4 G, a full-frame, ultra-wide angle zoom for E-Mount. Read more

Your next lens could be 3D printed

A team of scientists in Germany has developed a technique for 3D printing glass, opening up new possibilities for a range of applications, including printed glass elements for lenses.

T-Stops and power zooms: new lenses at NAB 2017

If you're a stills shooter moving into the video space, check out these video-oriented lenses (and not all of them will break the bank).

New Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine lens line stores metadata, is aimed at budget filmmakers

The new budget-oriented Zeiss cine line includes ten compact primes that can output metadata to aide in post-production. Read more

Speedmaster 65mm and 85mm fast primes for Fujifilm GFX on the way

Chinese manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has shown of a pair of fast primes for Fujifilm's medium format GFX 50S at a tradeshow at Beijing. The 65mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.2 are the fastest G-mount lenses to date. Read more

Fujifilm releases GF 23mm and 110mm lenses, updates roadmap

Fujifilm has released two new medium format GF lenses, the 23mm F4 R LM WR and 110mm F2 R LM WR, and has announced what lens is up next. Read more

Lensrentals: Tamron 70-200 F2.8 G2's resolution is excellent

Roger Cicala, confirmed lens nerd and Lensrentals founder, has put Tamron's new 70-200mm F2.8 'G2' to the test, and the results are impressive. Read more

Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses

Leica has finally announced that it has found a reliable replacement for the defective focus drive units in some of the S lenses from its medium-format system. Read more

Veydra's California headquarters robbed of 200+ lenses over weekend

Veydra, a California-based cinema lens maker, has reported the theft of more than 200 lenses from its headquarters. Read more

CP+ 2017: HandeVision shows off prime lenses for mirrorless and Leica M

Originally announced in late 2015, German-Chinese company HandeVision's collection of prime lenses is on display at this year's CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan. Read more

Kamerar Lens Zoom Kit for iPhone 7 Plus review

The Kamerar Zoom Lens Kit for the iPhone 7 Plus combines easy operation and decent image quality with an affordable price point. Read more

Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap

Fujifilm's creation of cine lenses and a medium-format system doesn't mean it's forgotten its stills-shooting X-mount audience. The company has announced an updated lens roadmap, adding an ultra-wide zoom and a telephoto prime lens, both due in 2018. Read more

CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses

Sigma announced a whopping four new lenses just prior to CP+ 2017. As soon as the show opened to the press, we headed straight to the Sigma booth for some hands on time. 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

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

Panasonic updates four lenses, improving autofocus and image stabilization

Panasonic has updated four LUMIX G lenses, improving their image stabilization system, aperture adjustment and build quality. Read more

Rokinon 20mm F1.8 and Cine DS 20mm T1.9 Full Frame Super Wide Angle lenses now available

Rokinon just announced two new super wide-angle 20mm lenses, which are now available for various full-frame applications. Read more

Updating a classic: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM lens review

Was the third time the charm for the Canon 16-35mm F2.8L? To find out check out our full review. Read more

Canon advisory warns of counterfeit EF 50mm F1.8 II lenses

Canon has issued a service notice advising users of counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II DSLR lenses that ‘fraudulently display the Canon logo’ and company trademarks. Here's how to spot a fake. Read on

Olloclip launches three lens kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Olloclip has announced the launch of three lens kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which include macro, telephoto and fisheyes. Read more

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Micro Four Thirds Lens Review

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DN DC Contemporary was announced in February 2016, and sits atop Sigma's line of DN mirrorless lenses, with a 2-stop advantage over their previous 30mm F2.8 offering. As a Micro Four Thirds lens, how does it compare to the Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4?  Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Laowa 15mm F2 FE and 7.5mm F2 MFT

Venus Optics is showing off two brand new lenses at Photokina - the Laowa 15mm F2 FE for Sony E-mount and 7.5mm F2 MFT for Micro Four Thirds. Take a look

Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses

Visitors to Photokina will find Sigma's latest lenses trapped behind glass but we managed to get our hands on them – and they are something to behold. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Phase One 45mm F3.5 and 150mm F2.8 'Blue Ring' lenses

Phase One is showing off two new 'Blue Ring' lenses at this year's Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. We visited the Phase One booth earlier and got our hands on them. Take a look

Sigma adds the 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm Art, 500mm F4 Sport lenses to its Global Vision line

Sigma has announced three full-frame lenses for its Global Vision Line: the long-rumored and long-awaited 85mm F1.4 Art, the 12-24mm F4 Art, and the 500 F4 DG OS HSM Sport. Read more

Olympus announces 25mm F1.2 Pro, 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, 30mm F3.5 macro lenses

Olympus has announced three new lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 Pro, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro. Read more

1956 Stereo-Nikkor 3.5cm F3.5 lens auction goes live on eBay

A rare Stereo-Nikkor 3.5cm F3.5 lens said to be in mint condition has been put up for auction on eBay. Read more

Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire

We didn't have to travel far down memory lane to find the Nikkor 50mm F1.4D. Having shot it recently on the D5, DPR staffer Carey Rose shares some thoughts on using this classic lens with modern camera bodies. Read more

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6

German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced a portrait lens that it claims has unique coatings to reduce flare. The Trimagon f2.6/95 is the latest in a line of lenses that the company has produced that use only three elements in the design. 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

Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens

Lensbaby has announced the Twist 60, a new lens for creative photography which is all about bokeh, with a twist. Similar to 19th-century designs by Joseph Petzval, the Twist offers strong separation between subject and background, with the latter having a 'swirly' appearance and enhanced vignetting. Read more

Sony announces 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 full-frame lenses

Sony today announced a pair of FE-mount full-frame lenses. One is an inexpensive 50mm F1.8 standard prime, while the other is a 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 tele-zoom with optical image stabilization. Read more

CP+ 2016: Sigma MC-11 adapter is world's 1st to offer full range of AF modes on Sony E-mount

Sony's α-series of full-frame and APS-C cameras allow for an incredibly diverse range of lens options. What's been missing is the full range of advanced autofocus options Sony offers on native lenses, but not adapted third-party autofocus lenses. Sigma's new MC-11 adapter changes all that with Sigma's DSLR lenses, and we've got the video evidence to back it up. Learn more

CP+ 2016: A look inside the G Master lenses at the Sony booth

Just before CP+ 2016, we had the chance to get our hands on preproduction models of Sony's three new G Master lenses that sit above the existing G lenses in Sony's lineup. Our hands-on time on the show floor here at CP+ have allowed us to formulate a better opinion and one thing's becoming clear: we think Sony has good reason to make the recent claims they've made regarding the GM series. Read more

CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100

At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, Panasonic unveiled the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S. lens. Featuring a splash and dustproof design, the 24-120mm equivalent zoom is designed to be a lightweight, versatile companion to Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds cameras. We got our hands on a sample at Panasonic's booth, along with the new Lumix DMC-ZS100. Read more

 

CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses

Tamron is showing off two brand new lenses at CP+ this year - the SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD and SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro. The 'SP' in the model names stands for 'Super Performance' - a designation that Tamron reserves for its high-end optics. We headed to the Tamron booth today and got our hands on the new lenses, and Tamron's upcoming TAP-in Console. Read more

CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses

Sigma announced several products at CP+ 2016, including two new cameras. The interchangeable lens SD Quattro And SD Quattro H represent a departure for the company in two senses - both are mirrorless cameras, and the 'H' features an APS-H format sensor. More conventional are a 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art zoom and 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary prime for mirrorless cameras. Read more

Sigma announces 30mm F1.4 for E-mount and Micro 4/3 and 50-100mm F1.8 Art for APS-C

Sigma has added two new fast-aperture lenses to its Art and Contemporary lineups. For owners of Canon, Nikon and Sigma APS-C bodies there's the 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art, which is equivalent to 75-150mm. This lens has a redesigned Hyper Sonic Motor, nine-blade rounded aperture and internal zoom. The other lens is for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds bodies, and it's a fast 30mm F1.4 prime, equivalent to 45mm and 60mm, respectively. Read more

Tamron releases stabilized 85mm F1.8 and 90mm F2.8 macro full-frame lenses

Third party lens-maker Tamron has released a pair of new full-frame, stabilized primes. First is an 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD which has LD and XLD elements, 9 circular aperture blades, a fluorine coating to keep moisture off of the front element and 3.5 stops of shake reduction. Lens number two is a 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD Macro which has many of the same specs as the 85mm but allows for life-size close-ups. Both lenses are weather-sealed and will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. Read more

Tamron announces TAP-in console to customize lens AF, firmware and more

Tamron has announced the TAP-in console, enabling firmware updates and customized setup for select SP-series lenses. Much like the Sigma Dock for Sigma lenses, Tamron's console mounts to the back of compatible lenses and connects to a PC/Mac utility, allowing users to optimize focus calibration, set focus limiters and optimize vibration compensation on lenses that support these functions. Read more

How tough can it be? LensRentals looks at why it's so hard to make lenses

Why can't you just make them better? It sounds like a reasonable question until you start unpacking exactly what it entails, and that's exactly what Roger Cicala does in the latest LensRentals blog post. As usual, the closer he looks, the more complicated the question becomes. So why can't everyone just (repeatably and affordably) make lenses, you know... better? Read more

'We want to make lenses that can be used forever': Sony engineer discusses G Master lenses

'We want to make lenses that can be used forever,' says a senior engineer of Sony's new G master lenses. At the launch of the ‘G Master’ range of high end lenses, we spoke to Motoyuki Ohtake, Distinguished Engineer in Sony’s Lens Design Department about the process and the philosophy behind the latest lenses. Read the interview

Sigma demos WR Ceramic lens filter strength with impact test

In a newly released video, Sigma tests the strength of its line of protective ceramic lens filters. Putting claims of toughness to the test, the video shows a 49g / 1.7oz metal ball dropped from a height of about 1.3m / 4ft onto the WR Ceramic Protector as well as three competing lens filters. Read more

Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum!

With the ever-growing popularity of using mirrorless cameras with lens adapters, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new forum: Adapted Lens Talk. Thanks to the proposal and volunteer work of its moderator, Tom Caldwell, the forum has taken off dramatically and is full of vintage lens deliciousness. Here are some standouts, along with commentary from each photographer. Read more

Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective

Canon's new EF 35mm F1.4L II lens has caused quite a stir around the DPReview office. DPReview staffer and photographer Jordan Stead has years of experience with the original 35mm F1.4L, as well as the newer EF 35mm F2 IS USM. In this article he talks about why he enjoys the 35mm focal length, how it affects his photography and his feelings on the Mark II after using it around the office, Seattle, and most recently, on assignment. Read more

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