Articles tagged "lenses"

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Canon hit two milestones today: 90 million cameras and 130 million lenses

Kudos to Canon. Earlier today, the camera giant announced that it had produced its 90 millionth EOS camera and 130 millionth EF-series lens.

Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list

Nikon has published a list lenses that it deems worthy of its newest DSLR: the 45.7MP Nikon D850.

Samyang unveils 35mm F1.4 autofocus lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless

Samyang has announced its fourth autofocus prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras: meet the long-rumored and much-anticipated Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE.

Voigtlander reveals pricing for 40mm F2 Ultron and 40mm F1.2 Nokton lenses

Voigtlander's updated 40mm F2 Ultron for Nikon and brand new 40mm F1.2 Nokton for Sony E-Mount will cost $515 and $1,000, respectively. They're ready to ship next week.

The clockwork lens: Lensrentals tears down famed Minolta 40-80mm F2.8 Gearbox Zoom

The Minolta MC Rokkor X 40-80mm F2.8 zoom is a unique lens, which uses a gearbox for controlling focus and zoom. Roger Cicala has been fascinated with its design for ages, and he recently got the chance to take one apart.

Video: Photographer shoots one model with three different vintage lenses

Photographer Mathieu Stern has put together another interesting vintage lens shootout. One model, three lenses, three locations.

This simple web tool helps you find the lenses you like best

If you're looking for a simple, kind of silly way to pick your next lens purchase, the What the Lens web tool is a fun way to determine what glass you like best.

Nikon patents two full-frame mirrorless lenses: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2

Nikon has filed two new full-frame mirrorless lens patents in Japan, leaving many of us hoping that the company will make good on its promise to deliver a 'superior' mirrorless camera.

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.

Vintage lens shootout: three lenses, one model

Vintage lens enthusiast Mathieu Stern takes three of his favorite old lenses out for a shootout: 1 model, 3 lenses, 4 locations.

Yongnuo to release budget 40mm F2.8 and 100mm F2 lenses for Nikon

Nikon shooters looking for some budget glass will have something to celebrate very soon. Yongnuo will reportedly release two new lenses for Nikon F-mount very soon: a 40mm F2.8 pancake and a 100mm F2.

Humor: The 'horrifying' truth about radioactive lenses

A lot of vintage lenses contain a Thorium coating, which is radioactive. So you should probably stay far away from these lenses, right? No... not really.

Satire: The death of 'beautiful rendition' and '3D pop' in modern lenses

If you want 'beautiful rendition' from your lenses, follow this simple rule: only buy classic low-element prime lenses with lead glass elements—everything else is junk.

Photographer duo reinvents Emil Busch’s 1910 Glaukar portrait lens on Kickstarter

A portrait lens from 1910 might be coming back to life if two photographers from Germany succeed in a new Kickstarter project—the latest development in the craze to remake vintage optics.

7Artisans teases 50mm F1.0 lens, in case the 50mm F1.1 isn't quite fast enough

After showing off a series of four exciting new lenses for various mounts, Chinese company 7Artisans is teasing another one: a 50mm F1.0 lens that hasn't been officially announced yet.

7Artisans unveils range of low cost, fast lenses for mirrorless cameras

Chinese optical manufacturer 7Artisans recently introduced an odd assortment of mirrorless camera lenses—four lenses that are intended to provide low-cost alternatives to branded optics.

Latest Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 lens improves AF speeds, image stabilization

Tamron has announced the next generation of its 24-70mm F2.8 lens. The 'G2' version sports a new Micro-Processing Unit for faster and more accurate focusing, and the image stabilization system can now reduce shake by up to five stops.

Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw

When one of his friends got a filter stuck on his $1,700 Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L, former MythBuster Adam Savage removed it using an unlikely, terrifying tool: a band saw.

Video: Sony a9 falls short with  Canon 300mm and 400mm lenses attached

If you're thinking of using Canon's sports glass on the Sony a9, think again. The ultra-fast camera slows way down when you attach off-brand glass.

Nikon adds to fast prime series with AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED

Nikon has added a sixth lens to its collection of fast F1.4 primes. The AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED has a nine-blade aperture and weather-sealing and will hit stores in late June.

Full-frame Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom now available

Nikon has announced a full-frame 8-15mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye lens. The lens is circular at its wide end and non-circular at its long end on FX bodies, and will set you back $1249.

Nikon announces budget-friendly AF-P 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR lens for DX bodies

Nikon has unveiled the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR an affordable ultra-wide zoom for its crop-sensor DSLRs, offering an equivalent focal range of 15-30mm.

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.

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

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