The Best 85mm Lenses for Pro Portrait Photographers (That Bokeh!)

There are lots of lenses on the market that are considered portrait lenses, but the 85mm focal length is perhaps the sweet spot for portrait photographers. This focal length sits nicely in-between 50mm and 135mm offerings, and it gives photographers the ability to either capture great 3/4 length shots, or beautiful headshots.

7 Pieces of Photography Gear Our Readers Were Excited About in October

October has been quite an exciting month for photographers. Fujifilm announced the much anticipated X-Pro 3, and Canon shed some light on their upcoming 1DX III. Sony showed the A9 II off to the world, and the a7r IV has been landing on the doorsteps of all who ordered Sony's new flagship.

The Most Popular Photography Gear Purchased in September

There have been some genuinely stunning deals on top-notch photography gear in September, and you guys and gals have been taking advantage of the savings. We've seen substantial price drops on great cameras, deep discounts on popular lenses, and some great deals on lighting gear too.

The Most Popular Photography Gear You Guys Purchased in September

There have been some genuinely stunning deals on top-notch photography gear in September, and you guys and gals have been taking advantage of the savings. We've seen substantial price drops on great cameras, deep discounts on popular lenses, and some great deals on lighting gear too.

8 Premium 50mm Prime Lenses for Photographers Who Demand More

When it comes to prime lenses, none are celebrated or talked about more than the trusty nifty fifty. 50mm prime lenses are loved by many photographers thanks to their exceptional ability to be able to comfortably shoot just about any genre you can think of.

6 Spectacular Third Party Lenses to Use on Fujifilm X Mount Cameras

The Fujifilm platform is unique in the fact that there are very few third-party lenses available for the system. Fujifilm's reluctance to share the secrets of their AF systems with the like of Sigma, Tamron, and others means that, for the most part, users can only choose from native Fujifilm glass.

Sigma Tops The DXOMark Top 10 Lenses League Table for July 2019

It's that time of the month again where we take a look at the top 10 lenses according to the guys and gals over at DXOMark. If you have been wondering which lenses are the very best optically, and want to know where you should spend your hard-earned money, you should check out the DXOMark lens league table.

8 Portrait Lenses That Can Harness the Power of the Sony a7r IV

The new Sony a7r IV is a Full-Frame powerhouse that packs a whopping 61 Megapixels into a small body. The kind of power found in this camera will give portrait photographers the ability to capture stunning images when it's used with portrait lenses that are capable of resolving crazy amounts of detail.

The 10 Best Performing Lenses Per DXOMark For May 2019

DXOMark are known for putting lenses, and other photography gear through stringent tests, and then they publish their findings so that consumers can make more educated decisions before dropping large chunks of change on new equipment.

These 135mm Prime Lenses Will Help You Capture Stunning Portraits

Ask any photographer his or her favorite lens for portrait photography and you'll likely be told that a 85mm prime lens is their glass of choice. You'll hear some say that they like to use 50mm primes, and some that even prefer to use zooms like a 24-70mm f2.

6 of Our Favorite Third Party Prime Lenses For Fujifilm X Mount Cameras

Fujfilm make some truly gorgeous lenses for their X Mount series cameras. In fact, they are so good that Fujifilm believes that keeping a closed system is what's best for them and their cameras. The closed system hasn't stopped some manufacturers from trying though, and there are quite a few third party prime lenses available on the Fujifilm platform that excel; it's just a shame that they aren't talked about nearly as often as Fujifilm's own offerings.

Reviewed: 9 of Our Favorite Wide Angle Sony E Mount Lenses

APS-C cameras are excellent overall, and they are loved by many for good reason. The extra reach due to the crop factor comes in handy for nature and sports photographers, and their smaller size makes them easier to carry around.

Opinion: I Like 28mm More than 35mm and 50mm is Just Garbage

When I first started out with photography, I followed along with what everyone else said: that 50mm lenses are really where it is at and that there is absolutely nothing better. "If you want to have the best images, you need a 50mm f1.

Opinion: I Like 28mm More Than 35mm and 50mm Is Just Garbage

When I first started out with photography, I followed along with what everyone else said: that 50mm lenses are really where it is at and that there is absolutely nothing better. "If you want to have the best images, you need a 50mm f1.

The Best Lenses According to DXOMark of March 2019

In continuing our pursuit of capitalism and conversations that will ultimately lead to some photographers feeling inadequate about their gear because the internet is a terrible place, we're rounding up the top lenses that DXOMark rates to be fantastic.

Why Every Photographer Should Have an 85mm Lens in Their Bag

Do you have an 85mm lens in your bag? Some photographers may think that this is a lens that is too specialized for a variety of shooting situations. But in truth, these lenses have been improved over the years to include better options, weather sealing and things like even closer focusing.

Review: Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L USM (Canon RF Mount)

I genuinely didn't expect to Canon RF 50mm f1. 2 L USM to be a reason to come back to Canon, but I'm glad to say that via Adorama, I've made the purchase of the new lens along with a new body. With a very medium format look to it, the Canon RF 50mm f1.

The Best Small Weather Sealed Prime Lenses to Adapt to the New Canon EOS R

While the new RF mount lenses look and sound amazing, early adopters will be disappointed with the low amount of native RF mount lenses on offer, especially when it comes to primes. Thanks to the adapter, photographers can use their current arsenal of lenses, or they can buy more EF mount glass to use on the new Mirrorless body.

Sony готовит три пресс-конференции перед Photokina

Что может представить Sony на трех мероприятиях подряд. Вчера Sony оповестила команду Photokina о решении провести пресс-конференцию в канун выставки — 25 сентября, в 11 утра по московскому времени (10.

Zeiss is Teasing a New Camera: Rumors Say It’s a Fixed-Lens Full-Frame

Zeiss is best known for its lenses these days, but the iconic German brand may be planning a big jump back into the world of cameras. It has been posting teaser images of a mysterious new camera, and reports say we’ll soon be seeing a Zeiss-branded fixed-lens full-frame camera. sonyalpharumors reports that Zeiss posted its […]

Zeiss тизерит новую камеру

Да, вы не ошиблись. Ещё один игрок начать тизерить свою будущую камеру. И это не Nikon Z. По сообщению сайта SonyAlphaRumors компания Zeiss выпустит компактную камеру с несъёмным объективом. Продемонстрированное изображение показывает, что она получит волнистый и глянцевый корпус.

Sony A9 — испытание в условиях концертной фотосъемки

Хочу подлиться исключительно своими впечатлениями о работе с камерой Sony A9 в рамках репортажной фотографии, ее видеовозможности, я сегодня рассматривать не буду, так как они требуют отдельной статьи.

Could We Be Seeing a Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 Coming Soon?

Zeiss has always been a company that has tried hard to stand out from the rest of the pack with varying results. With the Sony FE ecosystem, there is an even tougher game with all the lenses that have been coming out.

What Does the Surge In Third Party Mirrorless Lenses Tell Us?

If you didn’t notice the onslaught of third-party lens manufacturers launching mirrorless focused lenses last month you must have been living under a rock. It is notable, for many reasons, but for starters, it is very telling in how it shows what these companies are thinking with regards to Mirrorless systems, but in particular, Sony’s FE system.

Sony’s Oddly Very Expensive Lens is a Remnant from the NEX Days

The saying goes that cameras deteriorate in value but lenses really hold onto it; and in the case of Sony that's a very true statement. Almost 10 years ago, Sony introduced their NEX 5 and NEX 3 cameras--these two cameras would be the precursor to the wildly successful mirrorless camera system that they have today.

Field Report: Using the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art Lens on the Sony a7r III

When I used to use DSLRs a whole lot, my Sigma 35mm f1. 4 Art lens was my go to. To this day, I don't consider it to be the sharpest 35mm lens out there but I surely consider it to be the best. It has a great balance of sharpness, bokeh, color, and just an overall gorgeous look and rendition to the scenes that it shoots.

Lens Review: Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR (Fujifilm GF)

My time with the Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR can be characterized as a really interesting one. At the moment of publishing this post, it's the fastest lens available for the Fujifilm GF lineup. And in terms of typical 645 medium format, it's a fast lens.

Review: Fujifilm GF 45mm f2.8 R WR (Fujifilm GF)

When Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm GF 45mm f2. 8 R WR, I was incredibly excited. While most folks would think of this lens and something closer to the normal range, one needs to remember that this is medium format.

Zeiss Reports Record Revenue & Earnings, Who Needs AF?

Investments and innovations lead to best results in the company’s more than 170-year history  Double-digit revenue growth to EUR 5.348 billion EBIT increases to EUR 770 million Positive contribution from all segments Growth with leading-edge EUV technology ZEISS continues to focus on innovation, global investments and expansion OBERKOCHEN/Germany, STUTTGART/Germany, 2017-12-13. In the past 2016/17 fiscal Read more...

Review: Irix 15mm f2.4 Blackstone (Nikon F Mount)

If you were to look at the lenses coming from Korea in the past couples of years, you'd be shocked; and that's where the Irix 15mm f2. 4 Blackstone lens is manufactured. We took a previous look at the company's Blackstone lenses at Photo Plus last year and were very blown away by some of the features and innovation that Irix has been putting into the glass to make it different from many of the others out there.

Review: Rokinon 85mm f1.2 SP (Canon EF Mount)

Relatively speaking, I'm sort of over the idea of super fast aperture lenses simply because most folks won't be able to tell the difference with the photos--and that's the case with the Rokinon 85mm f1.

Review: Rokinon 14mm f2.4 SP Lens (Canon EF)

The Rokinon 14mm f2. 4 SP isn't the fastest wide angle lens in comparison to many of the others out there on the market these days, but Rokinon is touting it to be one of the company's very best.


Trying Out a Set of $560 Zeiss iPhone Lenses

Shelling out $560 to buy three lenses for your iPhone might seem a bit extreme, but is it worth it? Do you get more optical performance out of your smartphone if you put Zeiss glass in front of that tiny sensor? Kai gave it a go.

6 Weather Sealed Wide Angle Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

If you're an adventurer or a photographer that get outside often, there are a number of wonderful lenses that you can get your hands on to create compelling images in the elements. Many photographers tend to go for wide angle lenses, and these tend to give them images that convey how they feel about the vast expanse before them when out hiking.


Zeiss Accuses Samyang of Stealing Its Lens Designs

The renowned German lens maker Carl Zeiss has accused the South Korean lens maker Samyang of copying its designs. As a result, the Samyang lenses at the center of the dispute are being pulled by distributors and retailers.

Cheap Photo: Killer Price Drops on Wescott Apollo

Today we have a line on some new Westcott Apollo brand price drops, these are great modifiers if you are using speedlights to light your images. Zeiss is also selling their Touit lenses for Fujifilm at a nice discount, so make sure to check that out as well if you are looking at third-party lenses for the X-Series.