telephoto lenses

Unveiled: New Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens

Responding to photographers’ interest in an all-in-one ultra telephoto lens with a broad focal-length range, Tamron has announced the new SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di (VC) USD lens. With mounts for Nikon, Canon, and Sony A DSLRs, this full-frame and APS-C-compatible lens brings together fine optics, comfortable handling, and built-in Vibration Compensation.

Canon Announces 5D Mark III Kit with 24-70mm f/4 IS USM Lens

For those thinking about a DSLR upgrade, or a filmmaker ready to take the HD leap, Canon has announced the release of a new camera-and-lens kit featuring the esteemed EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera. The 5D Mark III is paired here with the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens, creating a versatile system ideal for multiple photo and video applications.

Unveiled: Sony Announces an Updated 70-200mm f/2.8 A-Mount Lens

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.

Unveiled: Fujifilm Expands the X-Series with the X-A1 and XC 50-230mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

Fujifilm has just announced a new and especially unique member of its line of X-series mirrorless digital cameras: the X-A1. This camera stands out among the X-M1, X-E1, and X-Pro1 as the first to feature a traditional Bayer filter arrangement CMOS sensor, versus their proprietary X-Trans CMOS sensor.

Purchasing Your Next Lens

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.

Prime Lens 101

Whether shooting a DSLR or mirrorless camera, interchangeable-lens cameras significantly broaden the photographer’s range of creative possibilities. There’s a good chance that the kit lens included with your camera was a zoom lens that offers a zoom range suitable for most of your initial photographic pursuits.

Fast Zoom Lenses for DSLR Cameras

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.

The New Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera: 60x Optical Zoom

Panasonic has announced their latest high zoom bridge camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera features a 60x optical zoom lens with the 35mm focal length equivalent of 20-1200mm, which covers everything from true wide-angle to ultra-telephoto focal lengths.

The New Rokinon Reflex 300mm f/6.3 Lens Brings the Mirror to Mirrorless

Rokinon has recently introduced a unique lens, designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, the Reflex 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS. This lens pairs well with these generally smaller camera designs in that its main principle, too, is a relatively compact form factor, considering its telephoto-length perspective.

DSLR Lens Primer, Part 1

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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