Posts Tagged ‘glass’

Rumor: Sigma’s Much Anticipated 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens May Finally Arrive in Early 2015

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Sigma has been cranking out its Art, Sports and Contemporary lens lineups like mad this past year. Of those three, the Art series has been the most talked about, and it looks like the much-anticipated 24mm f/1.4 addition to that line might finally see the light of day in Q1 of 2015.

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First Camera in Space Goes for 3X the Expected Price at Auction, Fetches Over a Quarter Million

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A few weeks ago we told you that the first Hasselblad body and Zeiss lens to ever travel to space were going up on the auction block at RR Auctions in Boston.

Conservative estimates put the expected hammer price at between $50k and $100k, but the camera has officially been sold, and its selling price was a whole lot more than that… approximately three times even the highest estimates, in fact. Read more…

Canon’s Rumored 11-24mm f/4L Appears Briefly on the Canon Germany Website

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Not long ago an image of Canon’s upcoming 11–24mm f/4L lens leaked out for the world to see, but many thought it might be fake… possibly because they didn’t want to get their hopes up. Today, however, hopes can soar, because it seems Canon Germany’s website accidentally posted the lens, all-but-confirming that it does indeed exist. Read more…

GorillaPod Maker Joby Unveils Two Suction Cup Mounts for Action Camera Enthusiasts

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Joby — the company best known for their tough, flexible tripods — today announced the latest additions to their Action Series line-up. They’re the Joby Suction Cup & Locking Arm, and the Suction Cup & GorillaPod Arm.

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Yongnuo Expanding into Lenses, Shows Off a Canon 50mm f/1.4 Clone

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Yongnuo is a Chinese company that’s known for making cheaper third-party alternatives to pricier camera gear. While they’ve focused on lighting equipment and various accessories up to this point, the company is now branching into a bigger and better market: lenses.

The first product announced is the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4 (shown above). If you mistook it for the Canon 50mm f/1.4, you’re not alone.
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Voigtlander Releases a New 40mm f/2.8 M-Mount Lens…That Can’t Be Used with M-Mount Cameras

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Photokina brought about a plethora of new gear from a number of companies, and easily overlooked among the larger announcements was a quirky new lens from Voigtlander: the 40mm f/2.8 Heliar M-mount lens. And the interesting thing about this new pancake lens is that even though it’s an M-mount piece of glass, it’s not compatible with M-mount cameras.
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Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

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These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the world, there are very few lenses that deliver quality results at a low price. But if you look harder, there are actually a few old lenses that still offer amazing quality for extremely low price. How is that possible? Well, it is. Keep reading to learn how.

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Canon Permanently Drops Price On Most ‘L’ Glass, Offers Up to $1,000 Off

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It looks like Canon is looking to move some inventory — or at the very least score some brownie points with its users — because over the weekend, Canon announced a new permanent price drop on a vast selection of lenses, with discounts ranging from 5% to 33% off. Read more…

DIY: How to Fix the Cracked Glass That Protects Your DSLR’s LCD Screen

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It’s never a good day when you crack the glass screen that’s protecting the LCD screen on your DSLR. Even if you’re careful with your gear and travel with a bag between locations, accidents happen.

That’s what happen to Instructables user coolscience.com, but instead of sending his camera in for repair, he decided to take the DIY approach and fix it himself. Fortunately for you, the steps he came up with ended up being both simple and cheap!

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Your Kit Lens is An Excellent Lens

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As the saying goes, quality lenses are a lot more important than good bodies when it comes to investing in camera gear. They last longer, retain their value more, and have more utility overall than, say, buying the latest DSLR that will become obsolete in 3 to 5 years. But if you are into photography for the first time, you’ll likely buy an entry level camera that comes bundled with an inferior, even crappy, kit lens. Or is it?

Do you really need quality gear to take good pictures? Spend thousands of dollars on red/golden rings lenses?
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