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George Schaub  |  Aug 01, 2008  |  0 comments

If you ever want a unique point of view try a "fisheye" lens. Like looking through a door peephole (which in fact is a "fisheye" type) this order of lens sacrifices linear correction in favor of a very wide angle of view. Originally made for creating "full sky" images when pointed straight up, they had long ago been adopted by photographers for...

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 18, 2014  |  0 comments

The news last week that Canon’s rare, 1200mm super telephoto lens was on sale again reminded us of another giant piece of glass that generated tons of buzz when it was introduced in 2008: the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s always fun to see what goes into making today’s innovative photography gear, and in the video below you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Fujifilm factory where cameras and lenses are manufactured.

David B. Brooks  |  Jan 01, 2006  |  0 comments

There's one lens that's part of my 35mm/digital SLR system that I have used longest, continuously now for about 40 years. It is a homemade single-element soft-focus lens inspired by the Rodenstock Imagon lens for large format cameras. There are more images in my library of photographs made with this lens than any other. But why in this modern, high-tech world of...

Robert E. Mayer  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  0 comments

If, like many Shutterbug readers, you have a film SLR camera plus several interchangeable lenses, you might be wondering if you can use those lenses with your new D-SLR camera of the same, or even different, brand.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony just introduced two new full-frame lenses for their E-mount mirrorless camera system: the FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom and 50mm F1.8 prime lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  0 comments

Sony announced a variety of new Alpha E-mount lenses and converters tonight. The Sony lenses include four new "FE" full-frame E-mount lenses designed to complement Sony’s Alpha 7 mirrorless camera lineup.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony unveiled the new Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) lens for E-mount cameras at photokina today. The ZEISS 16-35mm F4 is Sony’s fifth full-frame zoom lens designed for its E-mount system, joining the Sony FE 28-70mm (model SEL2870), ZEISS 24-70mm F4 (model SEL2470Z), 70-200mm F4 G (model SEL70200G) and 28-135mm F4 G Power Zoom (model SELP28135G) lenses.

Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments

A small earthquake didn’t stop Sony from unveiling two new wide-angle zooms in their ever-expanding line of full-frame E-mount lenses at a press event today in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Shutterbug was on hand to test out the new Sony glass, which includes a fast FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM wide-angle zoom and an FE 12-24mm f/4 G ultra-wide zoom.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 25, 2020  |  0 comments

Sony just unveiled the new FE 20mm F1.8 G wide-angle lens. This relatively small and lightweight lens is designed for photographing events, news, landscape, street photography, and video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony just unveiled some sweet-looking new glass for macro photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony's not getting out of the APS-C mirrorless camera game. That was the message at a Sony press conference in New York City this morning where the company unveiled two new APS-C sensor-based mirrorless cameras: the 24.2MP Sony A6600 and the entry-level Sony A6100 models.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony just launched a new 24mm F1.4 prime lens in its G Master series for its full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Sony says the new FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM) is “the most compact and lightweight in its class,” measuring approximately 3 inches x 3.64 inches, and a weight of 15.7 ounces, with a filter diameter of 67mm.

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