Tamron has recently released the first full-frame-compatible ultra-wide-angle zoom to have a fast f/2.8 constant aperture and built-in image stabilization, the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD... READ MORE
At the CP Plus 2015 Show, in Yokohama, Japan, both the Sigma and Tamron exhibitions were surprisingly large, and at Tamron I was offered the chance to shoot all the lenses with the company’s cameras or arrange to use my own Nikon. I went with the latter option and tried the new... READ MORE
“The best wide-angle lens? Take two steps backward, look for the ‘ah-ha’.” —Ernst Haas
Notwithstanding Mr. Haas’ very astute comment, I have always loved wide-angle lenses. Well, more accurately, I love the inclusive, often distorted, sometimes messy perspectives they create; those of the street photographer, the documentarian, the artist. It is often noted that a 50mm lens is closest to the... READ MORE
Tamron’s brand-new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD has generated a lot of attention with its release. This is mainly because it offers Canon, Nikon, and Sony shooters access to the super-telephoto zoom. This lens replaces Tamron’s 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD and provides photographers with... READ MORE
Many hobbyists reach a turning point in their craft when they decide to pursue wedding photography seriously. With the transition to pro comes the task of updating your lens kit accordingly, and most photographers would agree that investing in quality glass is essential. Unlike the rapid turnover of DSLR bodies, lenses will last for years and can make all the difference in creating truly... READ MORE
Wedding photography has become an extremely popular and lucrative specialty. First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event at which expectations run high, and second best won't do. Being a wedding photographer requires dedication and talent, but having the right equipment is crucial if you expect to achieve sharp, well-composed, well-lit images that depict... READ MORE
A macro lens is an important tool for a wedding photographer. Perhaps not as crucial as capturing the kiss at the altar or the daddy-daughter dance, a close-up of the rings, flowers or candle being lit is considered part of the standard package. These moments may very well be situated in less than ideal lighting conditions, so a fast macro lens is needed to guarantee you get that shot, but lenses... READ MORE
Your photo bag can hold an assortment of fun and useful treasures. It’s full of pockets, compartments, nooks and crannies for a reason, and a wide variety of compact camera gear and accessories is available to help you realize its full storage potential.
These... READ MORE
To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Among the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses are a budget-friendly wide-angle zoom intended for full-frame shooters, telephoto... READ MORE
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.
The first question you have to ask yourself is, “What do I need that my current lens doesn’t give me?” Your answer is most likely going to fall... READ MORE
Sharp, clear, well-lit, and attractive images of the items you offer for sale online are the most crucial elements of successful online sales at sites such as eBay. High-quality images with excellent detail, accurate color balance, and plain, evenly lit backgrounds are much more likely to result in swift sales and may even help you acquire higher prices. Professional-quality shots of your... READ MORE
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.
Mid-Range Zoom Lenses
The... READ MORE