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Tips From a Pro to Help You Know Which Lens to Choose

Digital Photography School Advice for one pro on when different lenses are the right choice. Tips From a Pro to Help You Know Which Lens to Choose If you are struggling with deciding which lens to purchase next, or which one will best serve your needs – this article may help you out. Read More at Digital Photography School

Will Your Camera Lens Last Over 100 Years? You Decide

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Will Your Camera Lens Last Over 100 Years? You Decide French photographer Mathieu Stern has an unusual hobby. He loves pairing old lenses with modern digital cameras to shooting images and videos. Recently he paired a large format lens, originally made in 1880, with his Sony A7II. In this video he shares the results, both videos and stills: It was some… Read More at Picture Correct

Writer’s Favorite Lens – the 50mm f/1.4 Lens

Digital Photography School Who else LOVES this lens? Writer’s Favorite Lens – the 50mm f/1.4 Lens It’s easy to love the 50mm f/1.4 lens. It’s a jack-of-all-trades. It’s that best friend that never lets you down. It’s the cowboy of all the lenses; it can pretty much do anything you ask it to do. If I was forced to only keep one lens, I’d have to choose this one. I’d even go as … Read More at Digital Photography School

REVIEW: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens “This lens has been praised as one of the best…

Digital Photography School REVIEW: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens “This lens has been praised as one of the best lenses Nikon has ever made. It is a great addition to any photography bag.” Read the full review at ➡️ https://digital-photography-school.com/practical-review-nikon-24-70mm-f2-8-lens/ Read More at Digital Photography School

Shooting the moon with a Raspberry PI, a cheap lens and no DSLR

DIYPhotography Shooting the moon with a Raspberry PI, a cheap lens and no DSLR http://bit.ly/1PRTCAX Shooting the moon with a Raspberry PI, a cheap lens and no DSLR Shooting the moon has been a little obsession of mine for a very long time, in fact ever since I started photography. I guess it is my love of impossible images, science fiction and science fact that drove me to want to take photographs of the moon. I tried a few things […]

AquaTech Soft Hood Versus LensCoat TravelHood: Which Is the Best Collapsable Lens Hood for Big Glass?

Fstoppers Need a lens hood that takes up less space? Here’s what’s best. AquaTech Soft Hood Versus LensCoat TravelHood: Which Is the Best Collapsable Lens Hood for Big Glass? For lenses 200mm on up, a collapsable travel hood may be something to consider in order to free up bag space. In this comparison review I check out a couple similar travel hoods to determine which is the one to buy. Read More at Fstoppers

Photographer’s Lens Hood Mistaken for a Hockey Puck

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Embarrassing episode for this photographer Photographer’s Lens Hood Mistaken for a Hockey Puck Say you’re watching a game of ice hockey when suddenly you realize—along with the not-so-amused players and the refs—that there are two pucks on the ice! That’s exactly what happened during a recent Ontario Reign game: The second “puck” was, in fact, a harmless lens hood that dropped off a sports ph… Read More at Picture Correct

The Best Portrait Lens

Fstoppers What’s your favorite? The Best Portrait Lens What’s your favorite portrait lens? In this video, Manny Ortiz picks his among a 35mm, 55mm, 85mm, and 70-200mm. Read More at Fstoppers

Zeiss unveils an 18mm f/2.8 Batis lens, the third in its E-mount lineup

DIYPhotography Zeiss unveils an 18mm f/2.8 Batis lens, the third in its E-mount lineup http://bit.ly/1XxLifP Zeiss unveils an 18mm f/2.8 Batis lens, the third in its E-mount lineup Today, Zeiss has announced its newest Sony E-mount full-frame lens, the Batis 18mm f/2.8. Designed alongside Zeiss’ 25mm and 85mm Batis lenses, the 18mm includes a linear autofocus motor as well as the signature OLED display for depth of field info and focus distance. Inside, Zeiss includes seven ‘special’ glass elements, including […]

How Different Lens Focal Lengths Change the Style and Direction of Portrait Photography

Fstoppers Shooting portraits? You need to know this. How Different Lens Focal Lengths Change the Style and Direction of Portrait Photography Newcomers to photography may have heard that 50mm or 85mm lenses are the right choice for portraiture. But did you know even as wide as 35mm can be used in the right situations? Take a look at how these three focal lengths compare and when to use them in this helpful video. Read More at Fstoppers

Hands On: Lomography’s Petzval Lens

Popular Photography Hands On: Lomography’s Petzval Lens Hands On: Lomography’s Petzval Lens We spent some quality time with this updated take on an 1840s portrait lens Read More at Popular Photography

Sony Announces RX100 VI: A Pocketable Fixed Lens Camera With Impressive Autofocus and Expanded Focal Range

Fstoppers Impressive stuff, Sony. Sony Announces RX100 VI: A Pocketable Fixed Lens Camera With Impressive Autofocus and Expanded Focal Range Today, Sony announced their latest camera for professionals and amateurs alike. Read More at Fstoppers

How to Choose the Perfect Macro Lens

Digital Photography School A guide to choosing the perfect Macro Lens How to Choose the Perfect Macro Lens Not sure which macro lens to get? Here is the run-down on the different options and some tips on choosing the right one for the kind of macro photography you want to do. Read More at Digital Photography School

New Gear: Fujifilm XF 16mm F/1.4 R WR Prime Lens

Popular Photography The latest lens from Fujifilm is a high-end wide-angle prime New Gear: Fujifilm XF 16mm F/1.4 R WR Prime Lens We first learned about Fujifilm’s wide-angle prime a few months ago, but now it’s headed for stores Read More at Popular Photography

How to use a condom as a camera lens, and other such silliness

DIYPhotography How to use a condom as a camera lens, and other such silliness http://bit.ly/24o4Evw How to use a condom as a camera lens, and other such silliness Having previously used the humble balloon as a soft light diffuser for a camera’s popup flash, the Koldunov Brothers received a question if you could switch out the balloon for a condom to achieve similar results. While they quickly determined that a condom didn’t work quite as well as the balloon as […]

Using a Wide-angle Lens with Wildlife for a New Perspective

Digital Photography School Wildlife Photographers: here’s some tips on using wide-angle lenses in your work Using a Wide-angle Lens with Wildlife for a New Perspective Tips for using a wide-angle lens to get more unique and interesting wildlife photos. Read More at Digital Photography School

Understanding Lens Mount Compatibility

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Will that awesome new lens fit your camera? Understanding Lens Mount Compatibility There are hundreds of choices when it comes buying lenses for your camera. But you have to be careful so you don’t end up buying something that’s incompatible with the lens mount of your camera. Hopefully, this quick video can help you grasp the fundamentals: Modern digital cameras come with precise… Read More at Picture Correct

Is This the Only Camera Lens You’ll Ever Need? Fstoppers Reviews the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Fstoppers Looking for an all-in-one lens? Check out our review! Is This the Only Camera Lens You’ll Ever Need? Fstoppers Reviews the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD With recent advances in third-party lens tech and glass quality, Tamron’s new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD superzoom lens with its small form factor and incredible versatility just might be the best travel and walk around lens for APS-C cameras to date. With a price of $650, this could easily […]

Panasonic Unleashes Compact 100-400mm Leica Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Shutterbug Magazine Bird, nature, and wildlife photographers are going to love this. Panasonic Unleashes Compact 100-400mm Leica Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Panasonic just unveiled a new telephoto lens at CES 2016 for its Lumix G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras: the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Telephoto-Zoom (H-RS100400) with Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.). Designed to be small, light and durable, the latest additi… Read More at Shutterbug.com

How to add some extra stability to your long lens shots on tripods

DIYPhotography How to add some extra stability to your long lens shots on tripods http://bit.ly/1TjwOiI How to add some extra stability to your long lens shots on tripods Working with real big lenses is fun, but often troublesome. Handholding with image stabilisation can help, but only until your arms get tired, which is where the trusty tripod steps in to give you a solid foundation on which to rest your lens. But even when working with tripods, the view can […]

Making Sense of Lens Optics for Crop Sensor Cameras

Digital Photography School Let’s talk about crop sensor cameras (this gets a little geeky). Making Sense of Lens Optics for Crop Sensor Cameras Full frame versus crop sensor camera considerations can be confusing. In this article, I will try to make it easier to understand how it works and how lens optics come into play. Read More at Digital Photography School

eBay Watch: Zeiss UV-Sonnar 105mm F/4.3 Is a Rare Lens Built for Ultra-Violet Photography

Popular Photography What gives this lens a $52,000 asking price? Hint: The glass isn’t actually glass eBay Watch: Zeiss UV-Sonnar 105mm F/4.3 Is a Rare Lens Built for Ultra-Violet Photography The internal elements are made from quartz and fluorite so this lens can see into other spectrums Read More at Popular Photography

Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review

Shutterbug Magazine We tested out the “world’s first” 20mm F/1.4 lens. Read the review to see what we thought of this ultra-wide lens with a fast aperture. Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review Call them what you will – ultra-wides or super-wides – I love ‘em. By covering a breathtaking expanse, these types of extreme wide-angle lenses are not only capable of capturing most landscapes,… Read More at Shutterbug.com

We’re giving away a photo adventure and a new Nikon lens in our travel contest. …

Popular Photography We’re giving away a photo adventure and a new Nikon lens in our travel contest. Enter now! http://www.popphoto.com/mentor-series-travel-photo-contest Read More at Popular Photography

eBay Watch: Buy NASA’s Massive Jonel 100 2,540mm F/8 Mirror Lens

Popular Photography It weighs more than 150-pounds. Tripod is extra. eBay Watch: Buy NASA’s Massive Jonel 100 2,540mm F/8 Mirror Lens This huge mirror lens was used by NASA for high-speed photogrpahy Read More at Popular Photography

Want a Better Lens for Your Smartphone? Zeiss to Offer Premium Mobile Optics

Shutterbug Magazine Zeiss? That’s nice. Want a Better Lens for Your Smartphone? Zeiss to Offer Premium Mobile Optics Zeiss and the Fellowes’ ExoLens brand have joined forces to create a new line of premium accessory lenses for mobile phones. The new attachable smartphone lenses feature a snazy design with smooth surfaces made of black anodized aluminum with white labeling. More importantly, they will offer quality… Read More at Shutterbug.com

New Gear: Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM Prime Lens Brings New Coatings, Closer Focus

Popular Photography In case you missed it: The “Nifty Fifty” is getting even niftier New Gear: Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM Prime Lens Brings New Coatings, Closer Focus Canon’s new entry-level prime lens offers a lot for $126 Read More at Popular Photography

Why One Wedding Photographer Hates the 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

Fstoppers Maybe the 24-70mm isn’t all that great. Why One Wedding Photographer Hates the 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens As you read the title of this, you might think that this photographer is crazy, but indeed, he abhors the (almost) universally revered 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for wedding photography. Check out his reasons why in this quick video essay. Read More at Fstoppers

Lens Review: Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Digital Photography School “I highly recommend this lens to anyone in the market for an ultra-wide, ultra-fast lens.” Lens Review: Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Sigma lent one of our writers their new 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lenses to give it a test drive. Read his review here to see why he would recommend it! Read More at Digital Photography School

Rugby Player Ruins This $94K Lens With His Autograph

Popular Photography Ugh, try to watch this without cringing. Rugby Player Ruins This $94K Lens With His Autograph While getting an autograph from a professional athlete is almost always a good thing, there are exceptions. Collins Injera, a Kenyan rugby star who recently scored his 200th try (roughly rugby’s version of a touchdown), gave his signature to one cameraman…on the camera’s lens. Injera ran over to the first camera he saw after scoring in the World Sevens Series, and had […]

eBay Watch: Massive Nikon 2,000mm F/11 Telephoto Lens

Popular Photography No one has ponied up the big bucks for this insane rare Nikon lens. http://trib.al/90AEr0O eBay Watch: Massive Nikon 2,000mm F/11 Telephoto Lens Read More at Popular Photography

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Review

Digital Photography School Canon Users: Have you shot with this 24mm lens? What did you think? Here’s our review. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Review In November of 2014, Canon introduced us to its newest member of their low-cost prime lens family, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. Canon gave us the 40mm version in 2012, and hoped to up the stakes by adding a wide-angle version this past year. Sitting at the extreme end of what can […]

Depth of Field and Lens Equivalents Explained

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Hopefully this video has helped you understand how lens equivalents and depth of field work! Depth of Field and Lens Equivalents Explained A fundamental aspect of even the most basic lens is that at some point it will produce a sharp image of an object when that object is at a distance of one focal length from the lens. The same principle is used in photography lenses, except that unlike rudimentary lenses, such as magnifying glasses,… Read […]

New Gear: Fujifilm X-T10 Camera and XF90mm F/2 R LM WR Lens

Popular Photography Check out the latest camera from Fujifilm. Looks very promising. New Gear: Fujifilm X-T10 Camera and XF90mm F/2 R LM WR Lens The X-T10 utilizes a snappy new AF system Read More at Popular Photography

19th Century Lens on a RED Looks Surprisingly Good

Fstoppers This is pretty impressive. 19th Century Lens on a RED Looks Surprisingly Good Mathieu Stern got his hands on a Scarlet-W, which shoots a whopping 5K image, to bring the best out of a vintage 135mm lens he picked up on eBay. Read More at Fstoppers

New Gear: Leica Q Is a Full-Frame Compact With a Fixed 28mm F/1.7 Prime Lens

Popular Photography Leica’s new full-frame compact camera is expensive, but it’s also very, very impressive. New Gear: Leica Q Is a Full-Frame Compact With a Fixed 28mm F/1.7 Prime Lens The Leica Q has a full-frame sensor and a bright, fast fixed lens. It’s a very powerful compact camera. Read More at Popular Photography

Yongnuo Unveils the 50mm f/1.8 II Lens with ‘Super Bokeh’

PetaPixel Yongnuo’s “Canon Thrifty Fifty” clone just got a red ring. Yongnuo Unveils the 50mm f/1.8 II Lens with ‘Super Bokeh’ Yongnuo’s original 50mm f/1.8 lens was announced in 2014 and received quite a bit of attention for being a clone of the Canon “Nifty Fifty” 50mm f/1.8 II. Now the Yongnuo lens is getting its own Mark II followup: the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 II. The new autofocus lens features an f/1.8 aperture that produ… Read More at PetaPixel

A Fly Got Trapped In This Weather-Sealed Canon Lens

Popular Photography Boy, the techs at LensRentals.com see some crazy stuff. A Fly Got Trapped In This Weather-Sealed Canon Lens Read More at Popular Photography

This new camera lens is as small as a grain of salt

DIYPhotography This new camera lens is as small as a grain of salt http://bit.ly/294OP3P This new camera lens is as small as a grain of salt Everything seems to be getting smaller and smaller these days. Cameras and lenses don’t seem to be immune to this phenomenon, despite some cameras pushing for bigger. Of course, there’s no real right or wrong when it comes to the size of your camera, just whether or not it will do the … Read […]

New Gear: Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera Has a 24-600mm F/2.8-5.6 Lens (Equivalent)

Popular Photography Meet the new captain of Canon’s compact cameras New Gear: Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera Has a 24-600mm F/2.8-5.6 Lens (Equivalent) Canon’s new advanced compact wants to be every camera for every photographer Read More at Popular Photography