Lenses & Accessories

Holiday 2012: HDSLR 101

Announcing the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon has just announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 ED VR telephoto zoom lens for their Nikon F bayonet mount. This lens is compatible with both FX and DX formats, but provides an equivalent 105-300mm focal length when used with DX sensors.

Holiday 2012: M-Mount and M42 Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. The convenience of features such as autofocus and optical image stabilization are hard to dispute, but some of the best glass in the world can be found in manual focus lenses that contain no electronics whatsoever. Such is the case with M-mount and M42-mount lenses made by Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander.

Holiday 2012: New Mirrorless Lenses 2012

2012 has seen an in increase in all things mirrorless, that being a bit of an umbrella term for compact interchangeable-lens cameras, their lenses and adapters. Canon, for example, released its first mirrorless camera system in 2012 and most major manufacturers have added new cameras to their mirrorless lineups. Of course, a growing list of lenses for these cameras—of all focal lengths—is now available, too.


Hands-on Review: Lensbaby Creative Effects System

The Lensbaby effects system allows you to create many unique effects and exciting looks- all in camera.

Fujifilm Introduces Two New Lenses for the X-Pro 1

Fujifilm has recently announced two new lenses for its retro-styled X-Pro 1 digital camera: An ultra wide-angle and a standard zoom lens. These lenses join the ranks of three other Fujifilm XF lenses, all of which have fixed focal lengths.

The New Sony SAL55300 DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM Telephoto Zoom Lens: Silence is a Virtue

Sony has announced a new telephoto zoom lens optimized to work with its A-mount APS-C-sized DSLR and SLT digital cameras. The SAL55300 telephoto zoom lens is a perfect second lens for any Alpha shooter who is ready to explore the fun, the creativity and yes, the challenges of telephoto shooting. 

Nikon Extends its Reach with the New NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6 Lens

Nikon has just announced a new 800mm f/5.6 lens to be added to its expanding line of NIKKOR super telephoto lenses. This lens will take its place as the longest lens in Nikon’s lineup, surpassing the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR in focal length.

Versatility and Efficiency with Sigma's 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Lens

Sigma has just announced a new wide angle to telephoto zoom lens which covers an ample range of focal lengths, from 18 to 250mm. This broad spectrum of angles of view is further enhanced by a minimum focusing distance of 13.8" (35 cm) across the entire zoom range.

To Zoom or Not to Zoom: Choosing Lenses

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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