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Watch and listen as Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses what makes cinema lenses different from other lenses and why they make a great choice for video work. Using the Samyang 24mm T1.5 and Rokinon 85mm T1.5 as examples, McCormick explores the optical and mechanical construction of cinema lenses, including manual control, increased focus throw, and follow focus gearing.

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The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-end offering aimed squarely at the professional and advanced enthusiast, and adds significant enhancements to the already well received OM-D E-M5.

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Fujifilm has announced an addition to its X-mount line of lenses for the APS-C format X series mirrorless cameras. The Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens is a fast prime with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a 35mm equivalent focal length of 35mm.

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Who likes taking pictures of bugs? Who doesn’t?! Then what do you do if the lens you are using does not focus close enough to clearly capture these creepy subjects in all their glorious detail? Well, there are a couple things you can do. One option is to buy a macro lens that offers at least a 1:1 magnification ratio.

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Pentax has released five new K-mount autofocus lenses for its series of APS-C format DSLR cameras. The lenses are updates of existing lenses and are being released as a limited-production run with a focus on quality construction featuring updated HD lens coatings, circular aperture designs, and handsome, durable all-metal barrels.

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Canon has announced four new additions to their PowerShot digital camera lineup.  In addition to updated features, three of these four cameras, including the PowerShot G16, are now providing a built-in Wi-Fi connection for easy image sharing. Also, a new EF-S mount lens has been introduced.

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Rokinon has rolled out nine mounts for their new 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens, and I was able to give the Nikon mount a test over the course of a summer weekend. As these lenses are all designed for APS-C or Micro Four Thirds cameras, their focal-length equivalencies must be taken into account.

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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.

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This final part of our three-part series on lens basics focuses on special lenses: tilt-shift models, which bend perspective and can even generate a "miniature" effect, and macro lenses, including macro rails that can help you create a super-close-up image that's completely in focus.

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In this second part of our three-part primer on DSLR lenses, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses basic concepts such as autofocus, filters, and what various sensor sizes mean for the lenses with which you might pair them. (If you've ever wondered what "crop factor" means, this video clears that up.)

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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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Rokinon has announced a new 16mm wide-angle manual-focus lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both the APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats. As a standard wide focal length with an f/2.0 maximum aperture, it is bound to please APS-C and Micro Four Thirds shooters who have been looking for just such a fast and versatile optic.

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I come from a photojournalist background, so being asked to test the new Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens was a bit of a challenge for me. I am accustomed to grabbing gear from my bag and shooting in a hurry, often with little regard for the well-being of my equipment. Tilt-shift shooting tends to be a slower enterprise, maybe a bit too precise and precious for my taste.

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Since we first reported the introduction of Canon’s fast and flexible EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with Internal 1.4x Extender Lens, we’ve had an opportunity to spend some quality time with this unique lens to see how it handles and performs in the field.

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Sigma has announced a very interesting new fast-aperture zoom lens. The 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens, which is available for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, is an APS-C format lens with an exceptionally fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 throughout the zoom range.

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