Wide Angle Lenses

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Nikon has just announced its newest flagship DX-format DSLR: the D7100. This professional-grade camera with APS-C-sized sensor is the successor to the deservedly popular D7000, and improves upon it by way of increased speed, imaging performance and connectivity options.

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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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Canon's new EOS-M represents the company's first foray into the world of large-sensor mirrorless cameras. The compact EOS-M features an 18Mp APS-C sensor (the same one that's in the Rebel T4i DSLR), and it comes with a wide-angle 22mm f/2.8 STM lens with a stepping motor for continuous, quiet autofocus that's especially helpful when shooting 1080p video.

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Nikon has just announced two new models they've added to their expansive line-up of NIKKOR lenses: a super-telephoto 800mm f/5.6 and a wide-angle zoom 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5. These lenses incorporate advanced optical constructions, including aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements.

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Tips and Solutions

In this video, Jim Dicecco describes a wide range of lenses and their suitable applications across a variety of photographic situations. Covering lenses from wide angle to super telephoto, zoom and fixed focus, he points out the benefits of each type of lens and its ideal uses.

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Pancake lenses, those small, fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common. Based on a simple Zeiss Tessar lens design that dates back more than a hundred years, pancake lenses are popular again due to their size—they extend an inch or less from the camera body—and weight, which is usually about 3 ounces.

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The number of fast, wide aperture prime optics we carry at B&H has grown over the past year, and in a market that has become increasingly populated by slower, variable-aperture zooms, this is encouraging news.

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As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to get your game on, in terms of all those family photos you will be taking. Getting little Junior to smile and Uncle Harry to pay attention may be the most difficult aspects of creating a shareable family shot, but there are some technical elements surrounding quality holiday photography that we should discuss now.

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Olympus has just announced a new addition to the Micro Four Thirds system, the M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens. This lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 34mm, giving it a slighter wider-than-normal angle of view that is ideal for general everyday use.

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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.

 

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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.

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Way back—five years ago—if you shot video, you used a video camera, and if you shot photographs, you used a still camera. Today, that distinction is all but meaningless. Almost every video camera today captures stills, and virtually every still camera now shoots video.

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Sigma has announced a new 35mm f/1.4 prime lens for DSLR cameras. A wide-angle lens with a fast maximum aperture, it’s available for Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma Autofocus mounts. With this lens, Sigma is inaugurating a new line of interchangeable lenses: the Art line.

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Canon has just announced two additions to their expansive EF lens lineup: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and the EF 35mm f/2 IS. These lenses fit into the lineup where previous lenses exist, but improve upon these lenses with the addition of image stabilization and more refined optical technology.

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With all of the technological advancements in the world of autofocus—both in relation to the lenses themselves as well as camera’s AF features—manual focus lenses have also gained popularity recently for a number of reasons.

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