Lenses & Accessories

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM

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.

Canon Extender EF 1.4x III & Extender EF 2x III

Tele-extenders are terrific tools for increasing the focal length of your current lenses without taking up valuable space or adding additional weight to your camera bag, and if you're a Canon shooter, you might be interested to know about the new Extender EF 1.4x III and Extender EF 2x III tele-converters.

24 Hours with Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

I've long been a big fan of wide-angle lenses, so I was really pleased when David Edelstein (our intrepid Nikon sales muckety-muck) dropped off one of the 1st production samples of Nikon's latest ultra-wide zoom lens, the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR.

Diana Lenses for Video? Oh, Yeah!

Hey indie filmmakers! If your next flick calls for a wild dream sequence or soft focus under-the-influence, you should check out this little ditty from Lomographic. The Diana F+ Lens Adapter allows you to use the sweet, plastic-y goodness of a Diana lens on your video-enabled DSLR.
 

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM for Canon DSLRs (EF and EF-S Mount)

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.

Leica’s Digital M Goes Full Frame

For the longest time, the words “new from Leica” sounded like an oxymoron, but on 9/9/09, Leica's Chief Executive Officer, Rudi Spiller, along with Director of Product Management, Stefan Daniel, and the musician/photographer, Seal, announced the introduction of two new Leica rangefinder cameras—the Leica M9 and Leica X1—as well as the official debut of the medium-format Leica S2.

Sony Alpha a-Mount Lenses

Sony has further enhanced its already impressive lineup of Alpha a-Mount series optics with the addition of three new fixed focal length prime lenses—a Zeiss Distagon T*  24mm f/2 ZA SSM, DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM and a Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM.

Canon Series L Tilt-Shift Lenses

Photographing buildings or interiors in tight quarters can be unnerving, as any architectural photographer can tell you. In urban surroundings, there's usually a limit to how far you can back up before you bump into a wall or step dangerously into oncoming traffic.

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