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In this video, Larry Becker, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Stacey Moore, from Fujifilm, about their latest photography products, such as the new X-E2 mirrorless camera, the 10-24mm and 56mm lenses, the XQ1 pocket camera, the Instax instant film cameras, and the new Share SP-1 mobile instant film printer. You can find more information about the Instax Share SP-1 Smartphone Printer in... READ MORE
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In this video, Larry Becker, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Mark Soares, from Nikon, about the recently announced Nikon D3300 DSLR, as well as the new Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-5.6 and 35mm f/1.8 lenses. Get the full details on the new Nikon D3300 and Nikkor lenses in this... READ MORE
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Coming off the heels of an exciting year of lens announcements from Sigma, they have started 2014 with two more notable lens announcements as part of the Art and Contemporary lines of their Global Vision structure: the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM... READ MORE
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Buying Guide
No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there’s always another one that we long for. There are so many options out there that choosing your next lens can be a confusing task. We're going to help you choose the best lens to fit your specific needs. The first question you have to ask yourself is, “What do I need that my current lens doesn’t give me?” Your answer is most likely going to fall... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
Practically every manufacturer has its own lineup of fast zoom lenses. These lenses have apertures of f/2.8 or larger, making them useful even in low-light conditions. They also feature fixed apertures and will maintain their speed through the entire zoom range. In the photographer's hands, they have the potential for superb image quality in a variety of scenarios. Mid-Range Zoom Lenses The... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review

The Pentax K-3 DSLR is getting a lot of praise for a camera that was only announced three weeks ago. Specifically, the first-of-its-kind selectable anti-aliasing simulator is garnering attention for an optional function that, prior to the K-3, required two separate cameras to achieve. But in my short time with this camera it became clear that it’s not just the anti-aliasing filter option that makes the K-3 a camera worth talking about.

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Hands-on Review

In the following video, Larry Becker presents four wide-angle Distagon T* lenses from Zeiss. The video explores the 15mm f/2.8, 21mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2, and the 35mm f/1.4 lenses and touches on their practical optical performance, including commentary on their manual-focus design, build quality, and different mounts. Becker also showcases examples of how the lenses perform.

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Sometimes your favorite lens just won't get you what you need, and that's where Lensbaby and LEE Filters come in handy. Lensbaby produces specialty selective-focus lenses. There is a wide selection of nice optics, like the Edge 80 and Sweet 35, which work perfectly with the Composer. I must say that seeing them in action is pretty cool, but they take some getting used to. It's not every day you have access to these effects, unless you own a Lensbaby.

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Sony has just announced an updated version of their highly versatile and aptly performing telephoto zoom A-mount lens, the 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II. This updated lens brings with it a refined autofocus system that improves subject-tracking capabilities for even more precise, repeatable focus control when working with fast-moving subjects at a distance.

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Pentax has announced a new APS-C sized digital SLR camera with a 24.3MP CMOS sensor. The Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera takes its place atop the Pentax DSLR lineup with its high-resolution sensor, in-camera image stabilization, weatherproofing, fast professional features, and a selectable anti-aliasing filter.

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A funny thing happened as photographic technology became better and better: lenses got smarter, but photographers?—not necessarily.

Yes, modern lenses are ultra-sharp and super-contrasty, they focus automatically, and undesirable artifacts like chromatic aberration and barrel distortion have improved. However, autofocus technology has brought three critical changes that serious photographers need to consider carefully when they choose their lenses, because they can be a hindrance to thoughtful photography if not used carefully.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blogpost by Brian Dilg of NYFA. For more educational resources, you can check out lots of their classes.

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Pentax has released five new K-mount autofocus lenses for its series of APS-C format DSLR cameras. The lenses are updates of existing lenses and are being released as a limited-production run with a focus on quality construction featuring updated HD lens coatings, circular aperture designs, and handsome, durable all-metal barrels.

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Canon has announced four new additions to their PowerShot digital camera lineup.  In addition to updated features, three of these four cameras, including the PowerShot G16, are now providing a built-in Wi-Fi connection for easy image sharing. Also, a new EF-S mount lens has been introduced.

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Hands-on Review

Rokinon has rolled out nine mounts for their new 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens, and I was able to give the Nikon mount a test over the course of a summer weekend. As these lenses are all designed for APS-C or Micro Four Thirds cameras, their focal-length equivalencies must be taken into account.

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This final part of our three-part series on lens basics focuses on special lenses: tilt-shift models, which bend perspective and can even generate a "miniature" effect, and macro lenses, including macro rails that can help you create a super-close-up image that's completely in focus.

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