WPPI 2017: Tamron Announces Updated SP 70-200mm f/2.8 and 10-24mm Lenses

This WPPI, Tamron has announced the 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD ultra-wide angle lens and the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 telephoto zoom lens. Photographers seeking to capture expansive landscapes, freeze sports action, or create portraits that render sharp subjects within pleasingly blurred backgrounds now have two exciting new options.

Gearcast: Third-Party Lenses

Today we present our inaugural “Gearcast,” a monthly feature of the B&H Photography Podcast that focuses solely on new cameras, lenses, and photo gear. We have always discussed photography equipment, but the Gearcast is branded to speak to our gear-head cohorts and those looking specifically for an insightful conversation on the latest available cameras, lenses, and accessories and the most appropriate applications for them.

Purchasing Your Next Lens

Tamron Goes Long with the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens

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

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Available for Pre-Order

Macro Lens Buying Guide

It is probably safe to say that many of us photographers have, either with our cameras or smartphones, tried to capture a close-up image of an insect, flower, toy, or other object. We have an idea of what we want this photograph to look like as we prepare to capture the image. We have seen and admired beautiful close-up images before but, when we nose the camera lens up to the object, the camera balks—it cannot focus close enough to create the image we want to capture.

Best of 2016: SLR Lenses

2016 was a unique year for SLR shooters, with manufacturers covering a broad variety of different lens types for different systems. Some manufacturers sought to update their classic optics with more up-to-date designs and contemporary materials, while other brands chose to delve into some less-tested territories in the well-worn landscape of SLR lenses. Here’s a look at some of our favorite releases from the past year.

Unveiled: Tamron Releases Lightweight 18-200mm APS-C Lens

5 Recommended APS-C Lenses for Travel Photography

After our earlier piece recommending five full-frame DSLR lenses for travel photography, we would be remiss not to also suggest five lenses for APS-C-format cameras. DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors are normally more compact and lighter than full-frame DSLRs and, therefore, advantageous when traveling. Remember, however, that the lightweight design often indicates a design containing less metal that may be less prepared for the rigors of unmerciful use. Also, be sure to calculate the crop factor of the APS-C sensor and focal-length equivalency when considering your lens.


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