Posts Tagged ‘telephoto’

A Brief Comparison of Canon 400mm Lenses, Mark I Against Mark II

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Canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens, replacing the original version that’s had a very long, successful run.

Not quite so much excitement was generated by the release of the 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. It too replaces a long running lens, but one that has been considered more of a niche lens. (I’ll admit, though, it’s been one of my favorite niches. I used the 400mm DO a lot over the years.)
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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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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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Canon Reveals ‘World’s Longest’ 4K Cine Lens: A 50-1000mm Monster that Costs $78K

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If you’ve been craving the ability to go from 50mm to 1000mm all in one lens, Canon has just what you’re looking for. Announced earlier today, the CINE-SERVO 50–1000mm T5.0–8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens is being labeled ‘world’s longest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens for large-format single-sensor cameras,” and it comes with a price tag that’s as impressive as its zoom range.

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Advice on Dealing with Heat Wave Distortion When You’re Shooting With a Long Lens

Those of you who own long lenses might want to give this five-and-a-half minute video a watch. In it, wildlife and nature photographer Steve Perry breaks down what heat wave distortion is, how it can affect your images, and offers a few tips if you want to ensure your images stay as sharp as possible.

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About That 25-300mm f/2.8 You Wanted

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I get an email or text about once a month asking me if I think Canon, Nikon, or some other photo manufacturer will ever make something like a 25-300mm f/2.8 zoom lens. I’m usually gentle with those people, because I realize that a lot of people truly believe that if they want something badly enough, someone could make it for them. Occasionally, someone exhibits the Dunning-Kruger Effect and tells me that they know it’s a plot on the part of the manufacturer’s to make us buy multiple lenses instead of just one that could do everything.

I had another one of those emails a few days ago, so I thought it might be interesting to show everyone what a 25-300mm f/2.8 would (approximately) look like.
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Sigma Launches 18-300mm “All-in-One” Zoom, Two 150-600mm Lenses, and Two Teleconverters

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Sigma has announced a new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens, an “all-in-one” lens that’s designed for photographers who hate switching lenses but want to cover all their bases when it comes to focal lengths.
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Rumor: Canon Reportedly Launching 24mm f/2.8, 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6, and 400mm f/4 at Photokina

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It seems Canon has a lot more up its sleeve for Photokina than just the rumored 7D replacement. In fact, if recent rumors prove true, you’ve got three new lenses to look forward to. Read more…

Ultra-Rare Canon EF 1200mm for Sale in the UK for $165K, Muscles Needed to Lift It Not Included

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The ultra-rare lens that B&H Photo dubbed “The Mother of All Telephoto Lenses“, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Super-telephoto, has surfaced once more on the World Wide Web. And with enough money and upper body strength, this one-of-about-twenty behemoth of a lens could be all yours. Read more…

DxOMark Takes the Tamron 150-600mm for a Spin, Gets Impressive Results

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DxOMark has already had a chance to put the exciting new Tamron 150-600mm super telephoto lens through its paces, and the results might surprise you. At a fraction of the cost, it actually OUTPERFORMS pricier (and not as far-reaching) Canon glass when mounted on full-frame systems. Read more…