Leica 24-70mm f/2.8 Review: Perhaps Not Just a Rehoused Sigma

Leica recently introduced its $2,795 Vario-Elmarti-SL 24-70mm f/2. 8 ASPH lens, the latest zoom lens for L-Mount systems. It’s not what most would call “cheap,” but it certainly is inexpensive compared to the rest of Leica’s lineup.

Sigma Launches 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma has announced the 28-70mm f/2. 8 DG DN zoom lens for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount. In contrast to what is commonly associated with Sigma lenses, the company says this new lens is the smallest and lightest full-frame f/2.

Nikon Launches 2 New Z-Lenses: The 20mm f/1.8 and 24-200mm f/4-6.3

In addition to unveiling the flagship Nikon D6 DSLR, Nikon also released two new Z-mount lenses for its mirrorless system tonight: the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1. 8 S and the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6. 3 VR. The two new lenses fall on opposite ends of the Z-mount spectrum.

Scientists Create Contact Lenses That Zoom with Blinks and Looks

Scientists have revealed a new futuristic robotic contact lens that’s essentially an advanced zoom lens for the human eye. It can be zoomed and controlled by blinking and looking around. The researchers at the University of California San Diego detailed their design in a new paper titled, “A Biomimetic Soft Lens Controlled by Electrooculographic Signal,” […]

This is the Power of the 125x Lens on the Nikon P1000

Superzoom cameras are getting crazier and crazier in their reach. If you thought the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900 was impressive, watch this video demonstrating the power of the 125x zoom on the new Nikon P1000.

This Early 80s Wide-Angle Zoom is a True Gem and Dirt Cheap, Too

The winter sun was low to the horizon as I steadied myself upon a rather uncomfortable wooden perch. My back to the sun and downwind, target in clear sight, I drew in a deep breath then slowly exhaled as I prepared to take the shot. At the bottom of my breath I waited for that […]

Tamron Developing its First Fujifilm X-Mount Lens: the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3

Tamron has announced that it is developing its first Fujifilm X-mount lens: the all-in-one 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD. The lens will also be available in Sony E-mount. Tamron’s language says that this is the first Fujifilm X-mount lens, which seems to indicate that the company plans to make additional ones in the coming […]

Using the Enormous Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 on a Sony Alpha 7 III

How does the legendarily heavy-duty Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG lens translate to use for portraits today? What about when combined with teleconverters on a Sony Alpha 7 Mark III? Colloquially known as the green monster, its legendary size has been the center of conversation for some time, including some hilarious customer reviews on Amazon. […]

Debunking the Outrageous Claims Made by the Starscope Monocular Lens

The StarScope Monocular is advertised as both a hand-held scope and incredible zoom lens for smartphones accompanied by some rather unbelievable performance claims. Krazy Ken of YouTube Channel Computer Clan first looks at the ads and dissects the promises before putting the scope to the test himself. To say the claims put forth by the […]

Two Big White Lenses Coming to RF Mount in 2021: Report

Canon’s “big white” zoom lenses are among the company’s most popular offerings, but the only lens released for the RF mount so far has been the RF 70-200mm f/2. 8 L IS USM. But the company reportedly has two “big whites” up its sleeve for 2021.

Sony Unveils the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master Lens

After months of rumors and speculation, Sony has officially unveiled the FE 12-24mm f/2. 8 G Master lens, styled as the “world’s widest full-frame zoom with a constant f/2. 8 aperture”… with a price tag worthy of the name.

Panasonic Unveils Versatile 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens for L-Mount Cameras

Panasonic has just unveiled a versatile new zoom lens for the L-mount system. The Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a standard zoom lens for full-frame cameras that combines the variable aperture found in more affordable glass with some professional-grade features like weather sealing and specialized lens elements. If you look at only the lens name, […]

A Tale of Two 24-70s: Nikon Z-Mount vs F-Mount Lens Comparison

First, a little backstory. For much of my young career, I shot Canon. Be it the 1D, 1D2, 1DS, 1D3, 1DS2 and 1DS3, lets just say I had a thing for the ergonomics of that chassis. In every camera I would replace the focusing screen with the cross-style manual focusing option and would never use […]

Panasonics Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 to be the First f/1.7 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Panasonic has announced the development of the Leica DG 10-25mm f/1.7 for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It’s the world’s first wide-angle zoom lens with a constant f/1.7 aperture. Equivalent to a 20-50mm lens in 35mm terms, the lens will be “the ultimate photo/video-hybrid digital interchangeable lens,” Panasonic says, adding that it’s “the first interchangeable lens […]

A Forgotten Solution to the Problems of Zoom Lenses

For a few years now, Ive had in my collection one very strange lens. I bought it primarily for its value as a collectible so, up until now, I havent really spent much time playing with it. Made in 1975, this manual focus Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm f/2.8 lens is one strange puppy. When it […]

Sony Unveils 2 New Zoom Lenses: 12-24mm f/4 G and 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Sony just debuted two new full-frame E-mount zoom lensesone ultra lightweight, one premium. The 12-24mm f/4 G ultra-wide angle zoom falls into the former category, while the fast 16-35mm f/2. 8 GM joins Sony’s line of high-end G-Master lenses for pixel peeping sharpness fiends.

Travel Photography with a 35mm: How a Prime Lens Stole My Heart

From the beginning of my photography careerwhich is almost 30 years ago (that cant be true!)I’ve been shooting with zoom lenses. Due to the flexibility they offer, I was convinced they make the best choice; as far as I know, thousands of other travel photographers who would say the same. I personally started with […]

Silly Comedy Skit Explains How Photo and Cinema Zoom Lenses Differ

For us photo-people, the insane price tag on some Cinema zoom lenses makes zero sense. Why not just use really nice photography glass? What makes a Cinema zoom lens worth it? A lot, actually, and this short little comedy bit illustrates the difference between the two options perfectly. The skit comes at the beginning of […]

DJI Debuts Drone Cam with 30x Zoom; Made for Industrial Use, Not Creeps

DJI just released a powerful new drone camera, but it’s not meant for you or me. No, the Zenmuse Z30which Sweden probably won’t like one bitis meant for industrial purposes, because it boasts a crazy 30x optical zoom lens that can deliver up to 180x zoom if you add digital zoom. The camera was developed […]

Nikon Unveils Ultra-Wide 19mm f/4 Tilt-Shift and New 70-200mm f/2.8

The Nikon faithful have two new lenses to drool over this morning: an all-new ultra-wide PC 19mm f/4E Tilt-Shift that features some fancy engineering, and a redesigned 70-200mm f/2. 8E with better stabilization, a new optical design, and an electromagnetic diaphragm.

Canon Unveils the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon has announced the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens, a slower but lighter, more compact, and more affordable version of the f/2. 8 iteration of the lens it launched in 2019. Similar to the 16-35mm f/2.

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Review: The Practical Choice

The Sigma 28-70mm f/2. 8 DG DN is a compacted take on the popular “desert island” 24-70mm f/2. 8 lens that makes a slight concession in focal range at the wide end in order to make itself smaller, lighter, and cheaper: just $900.

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Hands On: The Ideal Fast Zoom For Sony?

After teasing an in development announcement late last year, Tamrons all new 70-180mm f/2. 8 for Sony E-mount is finally about to hit store shelves. With the release of this lens, Tamron will complete their holy trinity for Sony mirrorless.

This Simple Conversion Turns Any Zoom Lens Into a Macro Lens

Are you looking for an affordable but also electronic macro lens? Or maybe you have an old kit lens that’s just sitting around, collecting dust since your last upgrade? Well then read on, because in this article I am going to share one cool hack that will allow you to transform almost any kit or […]