Posts Tagged ‘zoom’

Check Out the Nikon P900’s Ridiculous 83x Zoom

Earlier this month, we shared a video showing the incredible reach of the Canon SX60, a superzoom compact camera with a 65x lens. If you thought that video was crazy, check out this one featuring the new Nikon P900, which packs an even longer 83x optical zoom lens — the equivalent of a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm terms.
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This is How Powerful a 65x Optical Zoom Is

It’s not just the megapixel war that’s raging in the world of digital cameras. One of the big competitions going on is the battle of powerful zoom lenses on compact cameras, and the zoom capabilities on the latest “superzoom” cameras are pretty ridiculous. The video above shows what the new Canon SX60 can do with its 65x optical zoom (and 4x digital zoom tacked on at the end).
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Nikon’s New Coolpix P900 Has a Ridiculous 83x Zoom Range of 24-2000mm

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Nikon today unveiled the new Coolpix P900, a superzoom compact camera with a crazy 83x of optical zoom, allowing photographers to “take creativity to extreme distances.”
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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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Create Trippy Star Trail Effects in Time-Lapses Using a Motorized Zoom System

Here’s a neat video that shows what you get in a star trails time-lapse if you slowly move your lens’ zoom ring over the course of the long exposures. Long exposures naturally create star trails around Earth’s axis of rotation, but throw in some motorized zooms and you can turn those ordinary trails into some pretty trippy effects.
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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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New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

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Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones without adding any bulk to the phones at all. Read more…

Rumor: Photo of a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens Pops Up Online

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A photo of a previously-patented ultra-wide angle zoom lens leaked online earlier today, and it has the Canon faithful all atwitter in the hopes that the leaked image is indeed the real thing and not just some hoax playing on their hopes and dreams. Read more…

Sigma Challenges Tamron with Its Own Hefty 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sport Zoom

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Not yet announced in the English language, but announced nonetheless, it seems Sigma is looking to go toe-to-toe (read: focal length to focal length) with Tamron’s popular 150-600mm f/5-6.3 by releasing its own slightly more professional grade version. Read more…

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Create the Dolly/Hitchcock Zoom in Your Time-Lapses

As timelapses become more and more ubiquitous throughout the photography and filmmaking community, people are continuously looking for unique ways to stand out and separate their work from that of others. One such trick that many use in their creation is a little effect often referred to as dolly zoom or vertigo effect.

The premise behind it is that as you capture each frame of your time-lapse, you slightly and consistently move the camera’s location, so that when the video is pieced together, you’re left with what looks like a dolly shot captured over an extended period of time. And here to help show just how to do just that is Eric Stemen, in the above video.

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