Posts Tagged ‘lens’

Murmurings of What’s to Come in Sigma’s Art Line of Lenses: 85mm, 135mm, and 24-70mm

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A week ago, Sigma unveiled its new 24mm f/1.4, the latest lens in its highly-regarded Art line of lenses. Now, the rumor mill is churning again as photographers look forward to which focal length Sigma will cover next.
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Testing the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 with Nightscape Photography

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February has brought back the galactic core of the Milky Way into the sky. It is now rising in the east just before sunrise. Each week it will rise a little bit earlier in the night.

I have a trip planned for this spring and have been thinking about some of the shots I want to do. One of them is one where I think a lens longer than the 24mm might be useful to really bring some mountains and the Milky Way together.
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Sigma Unveils the 24mm f/1.4, A Premium Wide Angle Prime ‘Art’ Series Lens

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Sigma has announced the latest lens in its highly-acclaimed Art series of premium lenses. The newly unveiled 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM follows the 35mm f/1.4 and 50 f/1.4 in Sigma’s efforts to offer relatively affordable products that meet (or exceed) the quality of the lenses designed by the heavyweights in the industry.
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Explore Fujifilm X-Mount Lenses with This Interactive Test Website

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Fujifilm has a new website that lets photographers “try” X-Mount lenses to see what they can do. It’s a lens simulator of sorts: select the lens, aperture, and focal length you want, and press the shutter button on the page. A sample photo will pop up showing what that combination of gear and settings would produce.
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Fuji’s New XM-FL is an X-Mount Body Cap Lens with Built-In Photo Filters

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Fujifilm has announced a strange new lens over in Japan. It’s called the XM-FL, and it’s a 24mm f/8 body cap-style pancake lens that features built-in photo filters that can be accessed by turning a dial on the side.
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Canon 11-24mm f/4L is a New Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Full Frame DSLRs

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Canon today announced a new ultra-wide zoom lens for its EF lineup: the 11-24mm f/4L USM. Canon claims the lens offers the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full frame DSLR lens.

It boasts an angle of view of 126° 5′. By comparison, the popular 16-35mm offers an angle of view of 108° 10′.
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Nikon Patents a 24-70mm f/2.8 Phase Fresnel Lens

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It looks like Nikon is planning to introduce its new Phase Fresnel technology to some popular focal lengths. A newly discovered patent shows a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with a Phase Fresnel element.
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A Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, the World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with Infinity Focus

Last month, a Chinese company called Venus Optics unveiled a 60mm f/2.8 lens, the first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Thomas Shahan, the “Bob Ross of macro photography“, was sent a copy from the company and reviewed it in the 4.5-minute video above.
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Leaked Photo and Specs of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

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Another photo of the soon-to-be-announced Canon 11-24mm lens has leaked onto the Internet. This lens was first outed back in September 2014 when a different photo popped up briefly online before being taken down.
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Samyang 135mm f/2 Now Official: It’s a Fast, Manual Focus Portrait Lens for $549

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After weeks of being teased through an enigmatic campaign, the Samyang 135mm f/2 has now been officially announced. It’s a full frame manual focus portrait lens with an attractive price point.
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