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When you first hear it, the phrase “extension tubes” can conjure up many connotations, none of which accurately describe their purpose and function. In principle, extension tubes are very simple tools used to overcome a specific challenge, often while offsetting a number of other difficulties in order to perform in the most convenient way. An extension tube’s sole function is to provide an... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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It seems that it’s the time of the season for multi-camera announcements from big camera manufacturers, and Sony is leading the way, offering a new advanced mirrorless APS-C camera and a new 70-200mm f/4 full-frame E-mount lens. They have also announced five new digital cameras set to succeed already popular compacts. The point-and-shoots, from entry-level variety to advanced long zoom models,... READ MORE
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It certainly is the time of the sea(CES)son, and Nikon has brought forth a wealth of cameras and lenses bound to intrigue a wide-range of shooters. For starters, the D3300 DSLR has been announced, with a new 18-55mm kit lens—and a new 35mm f/1.8 prime lens has also been released. For good measure, five distinct point-and-shoot cameras have also been announced, including a new flagship long zoom... READ MORE
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11 months ago
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Sony has announced the next member of their impressive lineup of Alpha E-mount APS-C format mirrorless cameras: the Alpha A5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Additionally, they have brought forth a new zoom lens for E-mount APS-C mount cameras, the... READ MORE
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11 months ago
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Fujifilm is kicking off the New Year right, with a slew of new point-and-shoot cameras and another new X-mount lens. The new cameras hail from the long zoom and “tough” camera side of the Fujifilm point-and-shoot spectrum. New Long Zoom Cameras ... READ MORE
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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
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1 year ago
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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
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1 year ago
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In light of contemporary fashion, Fujifilm has redefined, yet maintained, their image as a classic photography brand. Best known throughout photographic history as one of the major film producers, Fujifilm has expanded on their legacy by delving into the digital photography realm in an equally revolutionary and trend-setting manner. Their appreciation of functional design, mixed with modern... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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To give you a heads-up for gift giving this holiday season, we’ve compiled a scrumptious selection of awesome gifts for the photo enthusiasts in your life that are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces and enhance their shooting experience. Our bodacious baker’s dozen includes items ranging from cool compact cameras to ingenious bags and straps, to the ever popular and always appreciated high-... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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In recent years, perspective manipulation has seen a surge in popularity throughout the photography community. Whether it is the eccentricity of miniature-faking, or the dreamy elegance of selective blur, tilt-shift lenses have undoubtedly solidified their place on many contemporary photographers’ to-buy lists. While they’re certainly familiar tools to serious architectural and landscape... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Buying Guide
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
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1 year ago
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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
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1 year ago
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G  is Nikon’s highest-performing “normal” lens with an unusual design goal: particular attention has been given to bokeh (smoothness of blur) with the result that images of three-dimensional subjects, and especially those at closer and medium distances, have a... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents four wide-angle Distagon T* lenses from Zeiss. The video explores the 15mm f/2.8, 21mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2, and the 35mm f/1.4 lenses and touches on their practical optical performance, including commentary on their manual-focus design, build quality, and different mounts. Becker also showcases examples of how the lenses perform.

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1 year ago
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Sony has just announced an updated version of their highly versatile and aptly performing telephoto zoom A-mount lens, the 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II. This updated lens brings with it a refined autofocus system that improves subject-tracking capabilities for even more precise, repeatable focus control when working with fast-moving subjects at a distance.

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