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The Hows and Whys of Cinema versus Photography Lenses

Read about how to select the right lenses for still photography and video capture, on B&H Explora.

Lensbaby Deluxe Mobile Lens Kit Now Available for iPhone 7

Camera-accessory guru Lensbaby has released a new edition of its Deluxe Creative Mobile Lens Kit, this time for the iPhone 7. This collection of three lenses helps you modify your photos with all-glass optics to preserve image quality while adding dramatic effects. The LM-10 and LM-20 are Sweet Spot lenses, which create blur around an area of selective focus. The LM-10 has more blur and a smaller sweet spot, while the LM-20 has a larger sweet spot and a smaller area of blur.

Lensbaby Introduces New Kit for Creative Portraits

If you are craving a new look or style for your images, Lensbaby has always been the brand to consider. Now, the company is helping those looking to capture unique portraits with the release of the Creative Portrait Kit for Canon EF and Nikon F.

10 Tips and Tricks for Photographing Holiday Lights and Candles

Besides getting awesome gifts from your B&H wish list, one of the best parts of the holiday season is the beautiful lights and candles that seem to decorate every neighborhood, shopping area, and home.

As stunning as some lights are to see, they can be even more fun to photograph. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your captures of holiday lights.

Perfect Lens Pairings

One lens can’t always do the trick, and sometimes three lenses is a bit too many to stuff in your bag. Luckily, if you plan well, a pair of quality lenses can often accomplish all you need, and then some. Here are some recommendations for lens pairings that may help you flesh out your lens collection, or decide what to bring on your next shoot.

The Best Waterproof Cameras for Swimming and Diving

Almost three-quarters of our world’s surface is covered by water, which means there is no shortage of amazing places one can go for swimming and underwater photography—year-round, in some cases. The Channel Islands in Southern California, Bonaire in the Caribbean, and Raja Ampat in Indonesia, are among the best places on earth to photograph coral reefs; the last of these is home to a spectacularly diverse population of sea life, including more than 537 corals, 700 types of mollusks, and 1,000 species of fish, as well as the pygmy seahorse and blue-ringed octopus.

Hands-On Review: The Lensbaby Trio 28

Are you a fan of Lensbaby lenses but not a fan of carrying a lot of different lenses with you when you head out to make photographs? The Lensbaby Trio 28 might be just what you did not know you have been dreaming of. The Trio 28 is a single optical housing that contains three different 28mm lenses for the Lensbaby aficionado—the Velvet, Sweet, and a new Petzval-like lens, the Twist.

Out in the Field: Portraits with the Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic

In this B&H YouTube video, Elizabeth Groeschen tries out the swirled bokeh effects of the all-new Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic. Based on the legendary Petzval lens, the Twist 60 allows you to frame up portraits or other subjects with varied amounts of soft-focus blur. With an aperture range of f/2.5-f/22, and full manual control, the Twist 60 adds an impressionistic flare to images for a unique aesthetic look.

Podcast: Gear Insights from the Major Manufacturers at OPTIC 2016

Every year, B&H hosts the OPTIC Imaging Conference, a four-day event showcasing the best nature, landscape, and travel photography. The 2016 edition was a stellar outing, with presentations from some of the most interesting photographers working in those fields. It also serves as a chance for participants to put their hands on the latest cameras, lenses, and gear from all the major manufacturers. 

To hear the segment of a particular manufacturer, go to any of these marks in the timeline:

• Sigma: 2:10

• Fujifilm: 10:18

• Canon: 16:40

Hands-On Review: Photographing New York’s Community Gardens with the Lensbaby Velvet 56

As someone who enjoys pushing the envelope photographically, I’ve always had a soft spot for manual focus lenses. Hence my excitement over the invitation to test a Lensbaby Velvet 56 and write a review of its macro capabilities.

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