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Tamron Teases Four New Full-Frame Lenses for Sony E-Mount – Photography Article

Tamron is giving Sony full-frame mirrorless shooters a reason to get excited today. In a video published to the brand’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, the company is teasing four new lenses for FE-mount: one zoom lens and three primes. Unfortunately, the teaser doesn’t give much away other than making it pretty obvious that these will be full-frame mirrorless lenses for the Sony system. The teaser opens with a shot of the current Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and…

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Review Of Hitcase iPhone Lenses For Macro & Wide-Angle Photography – iPhone Photography Article

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable iPhone lenses for macro or wide-angle photography? If so, the Hitcase iPhone lenses might be just what you’re looking for. Read on to discover more about the Hitcase Macro, Wide, and SuperWide lenses… and how they performed when we tested them out. Hitcase iPhone Lenses Hitcase offers three add-on iPhone camera lenses: The Hitcase lenses feel solid and well-made. The lens body is made from anodized aluminum. And the lens itself is glass –…

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A Prime Lens Photographer Tries Out Tamron f/2.8 Zoom Lenses – Photography Article

Being in the photography game over 12 years has given me some fixed routines that are hard to break. Routines like focusing solely on prime lenses. In the last few years I’ve been carrying 20mm, 35mm, 85mm, and 200mm fixed focal length lenses on my camera bag while occasionally wondering if the grass looks greener on the flexible focal length side.Spectacular clouds and the calm sea in the morning. Tamron 28-75mm @28mm, f/9, ISO 100, 6-25s, ND filter. 4 images…

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Some Thoughts on Lenses: A Different Perspective? – Photography Article

I recently arrived at what I think is a worthwhile insight into the lenses I use. The material that follows should become instantly obvious once read, but the several photographers I discussed this with all commented that they had never thought of the matter that way and that it was worth some thought. Those comments inspired me to share my viewpoint here. A lot of my shots are taken with relatively long focal lengths, typically from 60mm to 135mm on…

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

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. Venus Optics made a name for itself with its “Zero-D” line of ultra-wide lenses with minimal distortion, and now the brand is trying to expand its…

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The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Is An Important Milestone – Photography Article

When Canon released its first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, last fall, it launched the camera along with four lenses designed for the system, which included two primes (35mm and 50mm) and two zooms (28-70mm and 24-105mm). In May of this year, Canon added an 85mm prime to the RF lens lineup. Now Canon has announced the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, a 10x zoom that will retail for $899 in September. In the early days of full-frame mirrorless…

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Photos and Pricing of Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/2.8 – Photography Article

Less than 24 hours ahead of the expected announcement, product photos and rumored pricing for the upcoming Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/2.8 lenses for Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica L-mount have leaked. In case you missed our previous coverage on these lenses, these three lenses—as well as a 24-70mm f/2.8 that may or may not be announced alongside them—were designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to the most recent and reliable rumors, the Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica…

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Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem – Photography Article

When you look through your viewfinder and things seem a little bit blurry or lacking definition, it’s probably because you are using an “el cheapo” lens. So you read reviews and buy a much more expensive lens, and what do you do next? You don’t go out to learn about composition and lighting to make better pictures. No. If you are a conscious and professional photographer, you start pixel-peeping to rationalize your expensive purchase. And what do you find then?…

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24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm – Photography Article

Photographer Julia Trotti made this 7-minute video that shows how your choice of focal length affects your results in portrait photography. Trotti photographed the same model using her Canon 5D Mark III and every prime lens she owns: a Sigma 24mm f/1.4, Canon 35mm f/1.4, Canon 50mm f/1.2, Canon 85mm f/1.2, and Canon 135mm f/2. The photos were the enhanced with her $25 Aspen Lightroom Preset. For her first test, Trotti used each lens while she and her model stayed…

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8 Secrets For Incredible Insect Macro Photography On iPhone – iPhone Photography Article

Insect macro photography allows you to capture stunning close-up detail of tiny bugs. But how do you achieve such amazing images with your iPhone? Shooting iPhone macro photos of insects might sound challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. In this tutorial, you’ll discover 8 secrets for incredible insect macro photography with your iPhone. 1. Use A Good Quality iPhone Macro Lens The iPhone’s built-in camera lenses aren’t capable of capturing extreme close-up detail. So how do shoot close-up macro…

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Sony Introduces 600mm Prime And 200-600mm Zoom – Photography Article

On my belly in the sand, steadying a Sony a9 and then unannounced 600mm on a monopod, I composed the shot of an American oystercatcher. Then a photographer next to me said, “Hey Byron, there’s a tick on your neck.” Sony announcing a lens of this extreme tele focal length—two of them actually, the other is a 200-600mm zoom—is the story.  With these lenses, the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS and Sony FE 600mm F4 G Master OSS, Sony’s…

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Sony Unveils 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 and 600mm f/4 Super-Tele Lenses – Photography Article

Sony today announced two major telephoto lenses for its full-frame FE lens lineup: the 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom and the 600mm f/4 G super-telephoto prime. These are the first two Sony FE lenses that reach 600mm. Paired with Sony’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, the lenses offer a reach of 840mm and 1200mm, respectively. With the introduction of these two new lenses, the Sony E-mount lens stable now features 33 FE lenses and 51 total lenses. Sony FE 200-600mm…

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