telephoto lenses

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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2 years ago
News

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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2 years ago
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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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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

When it comes to handholding telephoto lenses, the generally recognized rule is that you should never handhold any lens at a shutter speed slower than the equivalent focal length of the lens. 

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2 years ago
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Along with fast reflexes and the ability to keep a half step ahead of the action, sports and nature photographers depend heavily on the flexibility and performance of their gear. If you’re a Sony shooter with a penchant for sports and nature photography, you’ll be interested in Sony’s new SAL 500mm f/4.0G, an A-mount super-telephoto that according to the specs and features is quite a hunk of glass.

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3 years ago
Features

If you enjoy outdoor photography, birds are one of the most challenging subjects you can try to capture. The very nature of bird photography—trying to capture small, fast-moving subjects from a distance—evokes visions of monster lenses costing nearly as much as a quality used vehicle. Without question, serious birders typically have serious gear.



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4 years ago
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Canon has announced updates on two of its heaviest hitters: the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II, both of which are far lighter and nimbler than their predecessors.

The new L-series super telephotos incorporate a number of improved imaging technologies, including chromatic aberration-reducing fluorite elements, fluorine coatings for easier removal of smudges and fingerprints, weight-reducing magnesium and titanium construction, and enhanced weather-proofing.

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4 years ago
Hands-on Review

Panasonic has added a trio of new guns: a Lumix G 14mm/2.5 ASPH wide-angle, a Lumix G Vario 100-300mm/f4-5.6 OIS super zoom and most intriguing of the three, a "two-eyed" Lumix G 12.5mm/f12.5 3D lens designed to capture 3D imagery when used with Panasonic Lumix G series cameras.

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4 years ago
Hands-on Review

Even though fast super-telephoto lenses are known to be notoriously heavy, the new Canon EF 400mm/f/2.8 IS II USM, even at 8.49 lb, is more than 28% lighter than its predecessor, making it one of the lightest in it's class.

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4 years ago
Hands-on Review

The new Canon EF 70–300 f/4–5.6L IS USM zoom is an image-stabilized 'L'-series zoom designed to deliver sharp imagery over a broad zoom range in a carry-on, baggage-friendly package.

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4 years ago
Hands-on Review

According to Canon, the new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is 8% lighter and measurably faster than its predecessor, with improved image-stabilization characteristics, which should capture the attention of sports and action shooters alike.

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4 years ago
Hands-on Review

Canon shooters—APS-C format and full-frame DSLRs alike—seeking a fast (f/2.8), well corrected (two FLD and three SLD elements), short-to-midrange tele zoom might want to have a look-see at the pro-quality attributes of the new Sigma 70–200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM zoom lens.

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5 years ago

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