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Unveiled: New Super-Fast Leica Nocticron Lens and Four Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras

Panasonic has jumped out of the gates at CES and announced several new point-and-shoot digital cameras as well as a very fast portrait length Leica lens for Lumix Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The point-and-shoots include advanced compacts, long zooms and entry-level models.

Micro Four Thirds Format for Filmmakers

Filmmakers once had a simple choice when it came to what format they shot on. The two professional formats were 35mm and 16mm film. 35mm was, and still is, the gold standard, used on big-budget feature films. 16mm was thought of as the more accessible and affordable alternative, used on documentaries and independent films.

Purchasing Your Next Lens

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.

Prime Lens 101

Whether shooting a DSLR or mirrorless camera, interchangeable-lens cameras significantly broaden the photographer’s range of creative possibilities. There’s a good chance that the kit lens included with your camera was a zoom lens that offers a zoom range suitable for most of your initial photographic pursuits.

Fujifilm Adds a 23mm Lens to Its X-mount Lineup

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.

DSLR Lens Primer, Part 1

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.

Hands-On Review: the New Fast and Exacting Zeiss Touit Lenses

Zeiss has just released the first two lenses of its newly announced Touit line, which are designed specifically for mirrorless digital cameras that feature APS-C-sized image sensors. The aim of these lenses is to carry on the optical prowess of Zeiss’s DSLR and Ikon-series lenses.

New from Olympus: The PEN E-P5, VF-4 Viewfinder and Three Black Fixed Lenses

Olympus has just announced the new E-P5, the fourth generation of their popular PEN series of interchangeable lens mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera bodies, which features an eye-catching, retro design that’s reminiscent of the original PEN F series from the 1960s and '70s.

New Sony Releases: SLT-A58, NEX-3N, Cyber-shot Digital Cameras and Alpha Lenses

Sony has just released several updates and new models in their lines of photographic equipment. Two interchangeable-lens cameras, new lenses and Cyber-shot point-and-shoots are available. These cameras build upon Sony’s extensive history of making cameras with high imaging performance that are enjoyable to use regularly.

New Fujifilm 14mm f/2.8 and 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 XF Lenses Round Out Lineup

Fujifilm has recently released two more lenses to further round out their expanding lineup of XF lenses for use on the X series interchangeable-lens cameras. These lenses, the XF 14mm f/2.8 R and the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS, complement the existing three prime XF lenses and add more options and functionality to the entire system.

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