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Backpacking the World with a 500mm Prime Lens

6 months ago, my girlfriend and I finally did what we had always dreamed of doing: quitting our jobs and traveling the world. This is a relatively normal narrative for western couples in their 20s, but the difference here is I am a passionate wildlife photographer.

Here’s What You Get When You Shoot Portraits With a 500mm Lens

Portrait photographers generally pick focal lengths somewhere between 80mm and 135mm, which produces a flattened perspective distortion when the subject fills up the frame. Photographer Keydrin Franklin of 924photography recently decided to try his hand with shooting portraits with a 500mm super-telephoto lens.

How an $80 1000mm Lens Performs on a $1,400 Sony a6500 Camera

Let's say you spent pretty much all of your camera budget on a shiny new $1,400 Sony a6500 mirrorless camera, yet you want a super telephoto lens for getting way up close to subjects. Here's a thrifty option you could consider: buy a cheapo 500mm lens, Sony adapter, and 2x teleconverter for just $80.

$13,000 Lens Review: Taking the Sony 500mm f/4.0G for a Spin

It's not one of Canon or Nikon's 800mm behemoths, but Sony's 500mm f/4G comes close... if not in focal length, then at least in price. At $13,000 it is the most expensive and longest prime Sony makes, and photographer John Sison got his hands on one to review.

A First Look at Sigma’s Monster Prime, the 500mm f/4 Sport

Sigma’s new 500mm f/4 Sport is getting a lot of attention. It might be because it’s the first telephoto prime in its new ART/SPORT series of lenses, or it might be because of the price tag of $5,999. That’s $3,000 less than the Canon and almost $4,300 less than the Nikon, while only being $1,000 more than the older Sigma 500mm f/4.5.

Nikon Launches 3 New Lenses: A 16-80mm, 500mm, and 600mm

Nikon today announced three new lenses: a 16-80mm f/2.8-4 for DX cameras, a 500mm f/4 for FX, and a 600mm f/4 for FX. The 16-80mm brings Nano Crystal Coating and Electromagnetic Diaphragm to DX lenses, while the 500mm and 600mm use fluorite elements for significant weight savings.

Video: Football Player Falls On and Snaps Canon Telephoto Lens in Half on the Sideline

While diving for a catch at the back of end zone during today's game against Kansas State, Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard landed on something not-so-soft, but oh-so-very-expensive on the sideline: what looks to be a Canon 1DX attached to either a 400mm f/2.8L or a 500mm f/4L.

Shepard, we're happy to report, is okay. The lens... she's gone.