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Whether your camera supports FX lenses, DX lenses, or both, Nikon has been busy creating a new lens for each type, and has revealed them to the world today. 

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Tips and Solutions

How many lenses do you really need? If you’re Henri Cartier-Bresson, one might be enough. But if you’re shooting a complex event like a wedding, you’re going to need a more generously stocked camera bag. The most important tools for any photographer are cameras and lenses. Deciding which ones are necessary requires some serious thought.

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Canon’s newly announced EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens has a focal length that places it squarely in that bland category known as “Normal.”  Even used with an APS-C size sensor, it lands on the outskirts of “Normal,” with a view equivalent to 64mm in full-frame format. 

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I'd been saving for months and months, which seemed like a lifetime, and I didn’t even have a driver’s license yet. I’d given my savings to my dad to pick it up early that day. I sat in class, and the clock seemed to be going in reverse. I had a volleyball tournament after school, but I hoped my dad would show up before the whistle. The match started, then the second game, and then the third, yet I didn’t see him. Then, in the fourth game I saw him come in with a brown paper bag, and take a seat next to Sharon. That just killed me—not sitting next to Sharon—but knowing that in that bag was basically my life's savings. Wouldn’t you know it? We tied up the match and went into overtime. That I was spiking with all my might goes without saying. Finally, with the last serve, an ace, the match was over, and before anything else, I ran over to the bleachers. He handed me the paper bag with a big smile. I opened it, and inside I saw that brand new Minolta 200 f4 lens I’d been saving so long for. I was in love!

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Moose Peterson

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Not just a portrait lens, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (150mm 35mm equivalent) Micro Four Thirds lens is designed and optimized for the dynamic and ever-changing lighting conditions inherent in shooting studio portraits, stage productions and indoor sporting events.

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Hands-on Review

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Canon EF mount is a well-performing wide angle to short telephoto zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture.  This lens’ focal length of 24-70mm on a full-frame sensor is suitable for most general shooting situations, and with the built-in VC vibration compensation system, it is ideal for low-light shooting. 

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Designed and built for a wide variety of situations, the new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8  ASPH / POWER O.I.S. Lens offers a very popular zoom range of 12-35mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras (24-70mm in 35mm equivalent format). 

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Two new lenses from Sony have hit the market: The A-mount SAL18135 18-135mm and the E-mount SEL-18200LE 18-200mm zoom lenses, the former with a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6, the latter with a maximum of f/3.5-6.3.

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Leica has always been at the forefront of the camera industry in regard to design and performance. Its unequaled combination of German design and precision with regard to imaging quality illustrates how it continuously pushes boundaries in a refined and respectable manner.

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Hands-on Review

So, you’ve got yourself an iPhone, and now you want to know how to get better images and video with it. Luckily for you, Action Life Media (ALM), a manufacturer of iPhone accessories, makes a couple of rigs designed to do just that. 

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Further aligning itself with the needs of independent filmmakers, Zeiss announced at NAB two interchangeable-mount additions to its Compact Prime CP.2 family of cine primes. Joining one end of the lineup is a super-wide Distagon 15/T2.9, and complementing the other end is a Sonnar 135/T2.1 telephoto.

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Features

Remember the very first bread-and-butter lens that you bought or received? Joining it to your camera, and seeing some of the first photos from that union, most likely made your eyes light up with joy. Remember when you took it out of the box for the first time, and realized that you and that lens just bonded? Perhaps you loved the feel of it in your hands, or how the different rings on it turned. That's also probably the moment that you told yourself, "I really got my money's worth." Tell us about your baby in the comments below, and visit our used store to see if it's still available.

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Want to turn your passion for music into chances at getting some cash? Besides knowledge of composition, aperture, exposure and ISOs, you'll have an easier time scoring that wonderful shot if you've acquired the right gear. Here's a listing of cameras and lenses that you may want to get your hands on.

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Filling a void in Nikon’s current autofocus FX-format lens lineup, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a general wide-angle lens with a fast maximum aperture. This fixed prime lens is ideal for almost any situation, providing a 75° angle of view (on full-frame sensors) that isn’t too wide or too narrow for most applications.

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Upgrading its previous DC series telephoto lens this week, Sigma is releasing the APO 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens in Canon’s EF mount, with Nikon and Sigma mount versions to follow in early May. 

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