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.

Sample Images: Rokinon SP 85mm f1.2 (Canon EF)

We're in the middle of reviewing the Rokinon SP 85mm f1. 2 lens--which is one of the company's new high end lens offerings. Rokinon's build quality has never been the greatest in comparison to many other brands out there but with the SP line, they're looking to change that.

Zeiss Officially Announces the Milvus 1.4/25

With its new wide-angle focal length, the ZEISS Milvus family now boasts eleven lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, including four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1. 4, which are perfect for videographers too.

Tamron Ditching Sony A-Mount For Sony E and Fuji X Lenses?

Now here is some interesting chatter that has cropped up over the weekend! In what shouldn’t really be all that surprising of a move, it is being reported that Tamron will be ceasing their own lens development in regards to the Sony A Mount.

50mm vs 35mm Lenses: a Visual Guide for Portrait Photography

With wider angle lenses becoming better and better, photographers are bound to ask the question of 50mm vs 35mm lenses and how they relate to portraiture. For years now, it was never recommended that photographers use something like a 35mm or a 50mm lenses.

5 Compact Film Cameras Used by Professional Photographers Today

Compact film cameras are a great thing for any photographer to be able to throw in their bag. More often than not, they're more durable than digital cameras and they use good old film--which is bound to give you great results that you simply cannot get with digital if you're doing it right.

First Impressions: Sony RX10 IV

Today Sony announced the newest addition to their RX10 camera series with the RX10 IV. The 20. 1 megapixel camera has a 24-600mm f/2. 4-4 lens, 315 phase-detection AF points which cover 65% of the frame, 24fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking and anti-distortion shooting up to 1/32,000.

Sony’s New RX10 IV Is Their Most Advanced Fixed Lens Camera Yet

Today was a big day in the Apple world, but here in photography land, Sony had some big announcements of their own to make – including their brand new RX10 IV. In case you are not up to speed, Sony’s RX10 line has long been an advanced ‘bridge camera’ with professional quality and features, but with a fixed zoom lens.

The Legendary Zeiss Biotar Lens is Coming Back from the Dead

The Zeiss Biotar 75mm f/1.5 is a legendary lens that’s currently one of the most expensive vintage lenses, available at over $1,000 for a usable one. The original was made in Jena, Germany. The lens is known for its beautiful swirling patterns that it introduces into the background at wide apertures, but it’s also highly sought-after […]

45% Stake in Leica is Up for Sale, Zeiss Reportedly Wants to Own It

A 45% ownership stake of Leica is reportedly up for sale, and one of the companies said to be interested is the legendary German optics company Zeiss. Reuters reports that the US-based private equity company Blackstone Group is in talks with potential buyers to sell off its 45% stake. Leica had originally sold 44% of […]

Why I Think We All Need to Stop Caring About DXOScores and Lab Tests

Before I get very deeply into this piece, this post isn't a personal attack on DXOMark, DPReview, Imaging Resource, or any of those sites that do some sort of Lab testing. They do a legitimate business that in some ways puts camera and lens testing into a way that is mathematically easier for lots of people to determine for themselves.

How to Choose Your First Lenses for Your SmartPhone Camera

These days it’s not so much of a stretch to say that while you are our traveling or just going about your daily life the camera you have with you is likely the one built into your phone. Additionally, the image quality from these tiny devices is just getting better and better in almost every respect.

The 7 Best 35mm Lenses for Portrait Photography

While the 35mm focal length isn't always considered to be prime (pun not intended) for portraiture, it's still fairly popular and a very versatile focal length. In fact, because it's got a field of view that is the way that so many photographers see, it's bound to be a favorite focal length.

Vintage Camera Review: Pentax Spotmatic (M42 Screwmount)

Pentax has has a number of great cameras over the years, but if you're going to get something cheap and reliable, one of the best options has to be the Pentax Spotmatic. The little camera is one of the first options to offer a TTL (through the lens) light meter though otherwise is completely mechanical.

Official: Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T*

The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2017-06-21 – ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.

Review: Bitplay 18mm HD Wide Angle Lens (Apple iPhone)

Though many of the more traditional photographers don't really take the iPhone seriously, it's very fair to say that lens options like the Bitplay 18mm HD Wide Angle lens for the Apple iPhone are options that can really change the way you shoot.

Review: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art (Canon EF)

If you're a fan of the Sigma 85mm f1. 4 Art lens, then you're bound to fall head over heels for the Sigma 135mm f1. 8 DG HSM Art lens. When it comes to portrait lenses, photographers are typically tied to the 85mm and 135mm focal lengths: and so that makes this latest decision even harder.


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.