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You Need a Telephoto Lens in Your Landscape Kit, Here’s Why

Telephoto lenses and landscape photography may seem an odd pairing. Telephotos are more at home in the hands of wildlife, sports, and portrait photographers. They’re used to get close to the subject, help to compress perspective (cue the comments on "lens compression is a myth") and isolate distracting elements.

This Guy Tried Using a 200-600mm Lens for Street Photography

Photographer and YouTuber Evan Ranft recently decided to try something unusual. He wanted to see what would happen if he tried to use a 200-600mm lens for... street photography. And while the idea might sound silly on the face of it, you may be surprised by some of the results.

Pros and Cons of Using Teleconverters

Everybody wants to get closer when shooting wildlife, and one of the most affordable ways of doing this is to buy a teleconverter. These little gadgets will instantly add to your lens magnification without making your wallet thousands of dollars lighter... but are they worth it? Let's find out.

Sigma Announces ‘Light Bazooka’ 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens

When Sigma calls their new Contemporary 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM a "light bazooka," we're not sure which definition of "light" they're using. But given the lens' f/5 max aperture and ultra-light construction, we're going to guess they mean light as in lightweight.

This Patent Shows How Apple Could Add Optical Zoom to the iPhone 7

Apple's iPhone 7 has long been rumored to sport dual cameras, but the smartphone might have another interesting photographic trick up its sleeve when it arrives: optical zoom. A new patent from Apple shows how they could make this happen without making the phone bulkier.