Lenses

Hands-on Review

In this second part of our three-part primer on DSLR lenses, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses basic concepts such as autofocus, filters, and what various sensor sizes mean for the lenses with which you might pair them. (If you've ever wondered what "crop factor" means, this video clears that up.)

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Tips and Solutions

Welcome to Part 1 of a three-part series that lays out the basics of lenses for novices and those who could use a refresher. In this part of the Lens Primer, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, explores concepts such as aperture, image stabilization (IS) or vibration reduction (VR), and telephoto zoom lenses versus primes.

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Rokinon has announced a new 16mm wide-angle manual-focus lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both the APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats. As a standard wide focal length with an f/2.0 maximum aperture, it is bound to please APS-C and Micro Four Thirds shooters who have been looking for just such a fast and versatile optic.

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Hands-on Review

I come from a photojournalist background, so being asked to test the new Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens was a bit of a challenge for me. I am accustomed to grabbing gear from my bag and shooting in a hurry, often with little regard for the well-being of my equipment. Tilt-shift shooting tends to be a slower enterprise, maybe a bit too precise and precious for my taste.

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Hands-on Review

Since we first reported the introduction of Canon’s fast and flexible EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with Internal 1.4x Extender Lens, we’ve had an opportunity to spend some quality time with this unique lens to see how it handles and performs in the field.

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Sigma has announced a very interesting new fast-aperture zoom lens. The 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens, which is available for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, is an APS-C format lens with an exceptionally fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 throughout the zoom range.

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Hands-on Review

The recently introduced Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens is the first lens to be part of Sigma’s Global Vision Sports line, and as such, strives to be a highly precise and optically sound lens that can function well in fast-paced situations. 

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Canon has just announced a new telephoto-zoom lens that covers a range of oft-used longer focal lengths and brings with it the quality and usability of their L series lenses: the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens.

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Panasonic has just announced a new member to their lineup of mirrorless digital cameras: the Lumix DMC-G6. This camera succeeds the G5 and adds to it an array of performance and imaging enhancements, many of which are focused around improved movie recording and the integration of built-in wireless connectivity.

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Fujifilm has just announced a new lens for their X series cameras, the XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. This new lens stands as the longest lens in the current XF lineup and picks up where their first zoom lens, the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS, leaves off.

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Rokinon has released a manual focus 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha full-frame DSLR cameras. Tilt-shift lenses provide the capability to control perspective and to correct the convergence of lines within the frame. They also offer depth-of-field control without the need for wide aperture settings and exacting selective-focus placement.

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Hands-on Review

When piecing together your lens kit for photographing a wedding, a number of ideas should be running through your head in regard to the variety of imagery the clients require and the types of situations that can occur throughout the event. While it would be ideal to photograph a wedding with a single, do-it-all lens, the simple fact is that this is not typically possible.

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Hands-on Review

When photographing a wedding, a variety of lens focal lengths is essential to "get the shot" from different vantage points and in different scales and compositions. Zoom lenses make this task a bit easier, due to their coverage of numerous focal lengths in a single lens barrel. A macro lens can also serve as an ideal prime portrait lens. Tamron’s recent additions to their lens lineup meet these needs.

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Canon has recently announced three new camcorders. The Canon XA25 and XA20 are ultra-compact, professional camcorders designed for run-and-gun videography and ENG. They feature a 20x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, wireless FTP transfer and dual SD card slots to support a variety of recording modes.

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Sigma has announced three new lenses for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount cameras. The three lenses are part of their Art line, which are generally prime lenses with wide maximum apertures, providing sharp, high-contrast images. In the case of these three lenses for mirrorless cameras, the generalization holds true.

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