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How a Weird Lens Helped Me Fall Back in Love with Landscape Photography

I've been an amateur landscape photographer for some time now. I remember fondly my first years in the field—I loved roaming around and shooting like mad. I even started getting good at it. Year by year, though, I found myself shooting less and less.

Canon Patents Crazy 18mm f/1.0 Lens and Two Ultra-Wide Angle f/1.2 Primes

So far, Canon has released only two ultra-fast primes for the full-frame mirrorless RF-mount system: the 50mm f/1.2 and two versions of the 85mm f/1.2. But judging by a recent patent filing, Canon has at least a couple more f/1.2 lenses in the works, and is even toying with the idea of a 18mm f/1.0.

Tamron to Release 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm f/2.8 Lenses for Sony E-Mount

It's a great Friday for the gear lovers out there. First, Fujifilm revealed the X-Pro3 with a very interesting hidden LCD concept; then, Ricoh announced the development of a new Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR; and finally, a new report has revealed all four lenses that Tamron will announce for Sony E-Mount in October.

Samyang Launches Ultra-Compact 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Samyang/Rokinon has announced a new ultra-compact, ultra-wide-angle prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. At just 145g light, 2-inches long, and $500, the new Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 lens is "the most compact, lightweight, and affordable super-wide angle full frame lens for Sony E mount."

Review: Sigma 35mm f/1.2 Art for Sony FE, Sigma’s Fastest Lens Ever

Back in early July, Sigma announced the development of three new mirrorless lenses that were designed to be used with Sony and Panasonic full-frame mirrorless cameras from the start, unlike their previous E-mount Art Primes, which looked like they had an MC-11 grafted onto them.

iPhone 11 ‘Smart Frame’ Feature Will Let You Reframe Photos in Post: Report

By now it's common knowledge that the upcoming iPhone 11—or whatever it ends up being called—will feature a triple camera design that adds a wide-angle camera to mix. But according to a new report, it'll use that wide angle camera for a new feature called 'Smart Frame' that will let you adjust perspective after your photo has already been taken.

Venus Optics Brings 15mm f/2 and 10-18mm Lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is bringing two of its ultra-wide angle lenses to Canon and Nikon's full-frame mirrorless systems. The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D, which is now available for both the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts, and the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom, which will only be released for the Nikon Z system.

This Software Can Undistort Faces at the Edges of Wide-Angle Photos

If you've ever found yourself at the edges of a group photo captured with a wide-angle lens, you may have noticed some strange stretching, squishing, and/or skewing that distort your face. Researchers have now created software that can automatically fix these wide-angle face distortions without affecting other parts of the photo.

Wide Angle Lens Fundamentals: The Good and The Bad

Wide angle lenses aren’t as easy to use as a lot of photographers think. They shrink the background and give the foreground strange proportions. They include all sorts of distractions from the scene in front of you, plus a lot of negative space. And yet… used right, wide angle lenses are incredible tools. This 7.5-minute video and article explain the ins and outs of using your wide angle for maximum effect.

How to Fix Wide Angle Shrinkage Fast in Photoshop

How many of you can relate to this scenario? You encounter a scene that really grabs your attention, and it has all the elements you look for in a great composition -- a spectacular foreground that works the eye towards the mid-ground that in turn leads the viewer towards a majestic mountain range in the background.