Lenses & Accessories

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.

Nikon Covers a Full Range with Two New Zooms

Whether your camera supports FX lenses, DX lenses, or both, Nikon has been busy creating a new lens for each type, and has revealed them to the world today. 

Canon’s New EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Doesn’t Waffle on Quality

Canon’s newly announced EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens has a focal length that places it squarely in that bland category known as “Normal.”  Even used with an APS-C size sensor, it lands on the outskirts of “Normal,” with a view equivalent to 64mm in full-frame format. 

New Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter Vastly Expands Lens Choices for X-Pro 1 Camera

Further expanding the functionality of the X-Pro 1 camera, Fujifilm has unveiled that it will release a highly-anticipated M-mount Adapter for the camera that allows a much wider array of lenses to be used with the camera body. 

New Olympus 75mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED Lens Captures Fantastic Portraits

Not just a portrait lens, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (150mm 35mm equivalent) Micro Four Thirds lens is designed and optimized for the dynamic and ever-changing lighting conditions inherent in shooting studio portraits, stage productions and indoor sporting events.

Hands-On Review of the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon Cameras

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Canon EF mount is a well-performing wide angle to short telephoto zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture.  This lens’ focal length of 24-70mm on a full-frame sensor is suitable for most general shooting situations, and with the built-in VC vibration compensation system, it is ideal for low-light shooting. 

Panasonic Goes Wide with Versatile New Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Lens

Designed and built for a wide variety of situations, the new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8  ASPH / POWER O.I.S. Lens offers a very popular zoom range of 12-35mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras (24-70mm in 35mm equivalent format). 

Sony Unleashes New 18-135mm and 18-200mm Zoom Lenses

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.

New Fujifilm WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Cameras

For users of Finepix X100 digital cameras, Fujifilm has announced a new wide-angle conversion lens designed specifically for the camera, in both black and silver finishes. 

New Leica M Monochrom, X2 and V-LUX 40 Cameras; a Lens and Other Goodies

Leica has always been at the forefront of the camera industry in regard to design and performance. Its unequaled combination of German design and precision with regard to imaging quality illustrates how it continuously pushes boundaries in a refined and respectable manner.


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