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Hands-on Review

2012 has seen an in increase in all things mirrorless, that being a bit of an umbrella term for compact interchangeable-lens cameras, their lenses and adapters. Canon, for example, released its first mirrorless camera system in 2012 and most major manufacturers have added new cameras to their mirrorless lineups. Of course, a growing list of lenses for these cameras—of all focal lengths—is now available, too.

 

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Hands-on Review

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. The convenience of features such as autofocus and optical image stabilization are hard to dispute, but some of the best glass in the world can be found in manual focus lenses that contain no electronics whatsoever. Such is the case with M-mount and M42-mount lenses made by Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander.

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Hands-on Review

Way back—five years ago—if you shot video, you used a video camera, and if you shot photographs, you used a still camera. Today, that distinction is all but meaningless. Almost every video camera today captures stills, and virtually every still camera now shoots video.

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Hands-on Review

There’s something rather thrilling about being able to examine something up close, and it can be anything, a common object or otherwise. If it’s in print form, so much the better, because when viewing prints—especially larger prints—you don’t have to squint through a viewfinder to see it.

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Features

This week in the news: Canon announced new lenses; a new Nikon camera was announced overseas; lots of new lenses were finally given prices, and more.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 9th, 2012. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

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Hands-on Review

As camera technology continues to progress, lenses also continue to evolve. With improved sensor technology and greater resolution cameras, a lens's main progression is to keep up with the amount of data and image quality that can be resolved by an image sensor and processor.

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News

Canon has just announced two additions to their expansive EF lens lineup: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and the EF 35mm f/2 IS. These lenses fit into the lineup where previous lenses exist, but improve upon these lenses with the addition of image stabilization and more refined optical technology.

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Hands-on Review

With all of the technological advancements in the world of autofocus—both in relation to the lenses themselves as well as camera’s AF features—manual focus lenses have also gained popularity recently for a number of reasons.

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News

Nikon has just announced the latest advanced interchangeable-lens camera, the Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Following up on the success of the Nikon 1 V1, the 1 V2 is equally compact with the same sized (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CX CMOS sensor, but has an increased resolution of 14.2MP effective pixels.

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News

Nikon has just announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 ED VR telephoto zoom lens for their Nikon F bayonet mount. This lens is compatible with both FX and DX formats, but provides an equivalent 105-300mm focal length when used with DX sensors.

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News

Photography with a 35mm camera used to be a relatively simple affair. Camera bodies seemed as steadfast and unchanging as your grandma's hairstyle, and there seemed little reason or need to constantly upgrade your equipment. Sure, there was always the latest and greatest camera innovation, but there wasn’t always a 'need' to change. Film choice had more of an impact, in my opinion, than did your actual camera equipment. One's personal artistic vision was more important than the actual camera used. Today, although these general tenets of photography and equipment still exist, gear does play an ever-increasing role of importance in the final output.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blogpost from Photographer Mark Fisher.

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Hands-on Review

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 digital camera will appeal to a variety of photographers, due to its retro design, notable image quality, ease of handling and simplicity of use. The X-Pro1 mimics a 35mm rangefinder design with low profile, all-metal construction, an optical viewfinder and manual exposure controls.

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News

Fujifilm has recently announced two new lenses for its retro-styled X-Pro 1 digital camera: An ultra wide-angle and a standard zoom lens. These lenses join the ranks of three other Fujifilm XF lenses, all of which have fixed focal lengths.

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News

Sony has announced a new telephoto zoom lens optimized to work with its A-mount APS-C-sized DSLR and SLT digital cameras. The SAL55300 telephoto zoom lens is a perfect second lens for any Alpha shooter who is ready to explore the fun, the creativity and yes, the challenges of telephoto shooting. 

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Sigma has just announced a new wide angle to telephoto zoom lens which covers an ample range of focal lengths, from 18 to 250mm. This broad spectrum of angles of view is further enhanced by a minimum focusing distance of 13.8" (35 cm) across the entire zoom range.

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