In the Field with the Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF lens

According to Tokina, “FíRIN” is a variation of an old Irish word Fírinne, which means “truth,” “what is real,”or “being true to someone or something.” Unlike the consumer-targeted offerings previously marketed by Tokina, FíRIN-series lenses are designed, manufactured, and marketed as premium-quality lenses that equal or surpass their name-brand counterparts in terms of build and image quality. (Think Sigma ART-series lenses.)

Photograps © Allan Weitz

Cinema Lenses: What Are You Paying For?

This B&H Explora article emphasizes the value of professional cine optics from manufacturers such as Zeiss, Rokinon, Tokina, Angeniuex, Veydra, Cooke, and Schneider.

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

Lenses for the Hybrid Shooter

With high-quality video now standard in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, a number of hybrid stills/video shooters have popped up. Unfortunately, video and photography have different concerns when it comes to lens selection, and since most of us can’t fork out the dough for two separate lens sets, it is fortunate that lens manufacturers have been working to fill the need of hybrid shooters. If you want lenses that can work for stills and filmmaking, here’s a list of appealing options.

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.

Unveiled: Tokina Introduces the AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX Lens

CP+ 2015: Checking Out the New Tokina and Samyang Lenses

 John Harris takes a look at the new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX and Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lenses at CP+ 2015. 

Hands-On Review: Tokina Cinema 16-28mm T3.0 Lens


B&H Gear News Roundup: December 6, 2013

Recent news: Tokina announced that their 11-16mm f/2.8 II lens is coming to the Sony Alpha mount; Glyph Technologies released the affordable BlackBox mobile hard drive; and the popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam arrived on Android.

This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for December 6, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.


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