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Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Panasonic just introduced the Lumix G9, a new flagship camera promising blazing speed, high image quality and a host of other powerful features.  The camera boasts a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor, with the capability of providing 80MP in-camera images in JPEG/Raw formats.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

In the last of our videos from the PhotoPlus Expo 2017 show, we hooked up with Fujifilm to get a look at their new, ultra-compact 24.3MP X-E3 mirrorless camera and two new lenses.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

We took a closer look at the new Tamron 100-400 and shot a video showing off the highlights of this surprisingly lightweight and compact long zoomer. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly post portrait tutorials, and they typically involve shooting and posing techniques, lighting guidelines, and image-editing tips. In the video below, you’ll get one pro’s take on the best focal length lens for creating pleasing results.

Joe Farace  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Sigma’s 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens ($799) is part of their Contemporary series that the company says blends “refined optical design” with “compact and lightweight construction.” The lens is available for Canon, Nikon, or Sony DSLRs. Although as a DG lens it is designed for full-frame DSLRs, it can also be used with APS-C sensor cameras, where it produces an equivalent field of view of 150-600mm.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning Tamron introduced the 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, a powerful ultra-telephoto zoom for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras. Also known as Model A035, the new lens is expected to deliver Vibration Compensation (VC) up to four stops, as well as fast and precise autofocus.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Amidst all the excitement at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York today were notable new lens offerings from Olympus and Sony. This morning we covered the big Sony news, the introduction of the 42.4MP Full Frame A7R III mirrorless cameras, so let’s take a look at their new lenses, as well as those from Olympus.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re always eager to receive the annual hot gear list from LensRentals, a top source for photographers looking to rent cameras, lenses, lighting gear and videography equipment. This year’s data arrived a bit earlier than usual, but we’re assured that what you see below is a definitive list of the most popular cameras and lenses handled by LenRentals in 2017.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly share helpful tutorials from portrait photographer Manny Ortiz. In this behind-the-scenes photoshoot, Ortiz reveals his two favorite lenses—a fast 55mm f/1.8 and a high-speed 85mm f/1.4. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning we posted a story suggesting that high-quality vintage lenses often outperform modern mid-level or kit lenses when used with adapters on the latest DSLRs. The video below illustrates a possible exception to the rule, in the form of Canon’s inexpensive and versatile EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photography can be seriously expensive, especially for those who update their cameras often and insist on carrying a bag loaded with premium glass. But here’s a secret for photographers on a budget: For the same money (or less), you can often achieve far better results with a high-quality vintage lens, than by “saving money” on a modern mid-level or kit lens.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s computer-designed lenses are a joy to use and typically deliver high resolution and great sharpness, contrast, and color rendition. But modern premium glass isn’t always needed to make beautiful images, as you can see in the quick video below.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon launched an intriguing new lens this summer though you might have missed it. For whatever reason, the AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E ED VR, which was announced the second week of July, slipped under most photographers’ radar and that’s a shame. I recently had a chance to test out this surprisingly lightweight and compact wide-ranging zoom lens from Nikon while shooting with it from the field level press area at a Major League Baseball game and came away impressed.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning Fujifilm introduced the latest in their line of ultra-compact mirrorless cameras, the 24.3MP X-E3 with a companion XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR macro lens. Also unveiled was a GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR wide-angle lens for the company’s GFX mirrorless medium format camera. 

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