Posts Tagged ‘lens’

There’s a Nikon 2000mm f/11 on eBay, Complete with a Lens Cap and Carrying Case

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If you’ve been dying to get your own copy of the super rare Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 mirror lens, here’s a prime opportunity to snag one: a copy of the lens has appeared on eBay, complete with a leather “lens cap” and a nice aluminum case for transporting the beast. The buy it now price is a cool $32,777.
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Rumor: Nikon Will Soon Unveil a New 300mm f/4 VR Lightweight Telephoto Lens

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Planning to purchase a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D lens? You might want to hold off for now: Nikon is rumored to have a replacement to that lens ready for a near-future launch.
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Thriftier Fifty: Yongnuo Has Cloned the Cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 II to Make it Even Cheaper

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Back in September, we reported that Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has expanded its cloned gear business to include copycat lenses, starting with the Canon 50mm f/1.4. Now a new clone has emerged: the super popular “thrifty fifty” Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (also known as the “nifty fifty” and “plastic fantastic”).
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How to Detect Exoplanets Using Your DSLR, a Telephoto Lens and a Homemade Star Tracker

It might surprise you to find out that you can detect exoplanets — planets that don’t orbit our Sun — from your own back yard. While more expensive and elaborate optics certainly yield better results, the video above shows you how you can detect an exoplanet using gear you probably have in your camera bag right now.

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Leica 35mm Lens Cross Section Diagram Tattoo

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Photographer Rick Satureyes shares this tattoo he recently had inked onto his forearm. Rather than a standard design featuring a camera or lens, he chose to go with a cross-section diagram of a lens.
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A Cheaper Filter Holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Created with 3D Printing

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Need a piece of gear but can’t find a reasonably priced option? Perhaps 3D printing could help.

That’s what photographers Patrick Ludolph and Christian Steinkrüger. After not finding an affordable filter solution for his Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Ludolph approached Steinkrüger — a 3D printing hobbyist — with the idea of creating a custom filter holder themselves.
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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…

Tutorial: A Much More Effective Way to Correct for Distortion in a Fisheye Photograph

When it comes to correcting the distortion on fisheye lenses, most of us use the fairly standard rectilinear methods built into Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. And while that gets the job done decently well, there’s a way to go about it that will leave you with a lot less noticeable distortion and more of your image still intact. 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…