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Dan Havlik  |  Dec 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon is still the king but don’t look now, Sony is closing fast. That’s the message from the annual hot gear list from LensRentals, a top source for photographers looking to rent cameras, lenses, lighting gear and video equipment.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Some people think you need a lot of expensive gear for photography, but landscape photographer Mark Denney begs to differ. In fact, he believes there are only two essential lenses you need for shooting landscapes.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 22, 2014  |  0 comments

Rare and exotic camera lenses go on sale on eBay from time to time and they’re always fun to ogle over.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 29, 2020  |  0 comments

How do you decide which lens to use for a particular shot? For outdoor photographer Mark Denney, who only owns two lenses, the choice would seem to be relatively easy. He still has to determine though, which one to pick.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert has a secret that every beginning photographer needs to know. That 18-55mm kit lens that came with your camera? It’s really pretty slow and mediocre and if you want to start taking better photos, you should get a fast, prime lens immediately.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Lens guru Mathieu Stern recently had a chance to try out a vintage-version of the Leica Summilux M 35mm F1.4, which is selling for nearly $4000 on eBay. The lens is noteworthy not just because it's a Leica, but because it's the world's smallest F/1.4 lens.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that all you need for landscape photography is a good wide-angle lens. And while it’s true that a wide perspective is great for capturing expansive vistas, experienced shooters know that short telephoto lenses are also important for landscape photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2015  |  0 comments

Massive, exotic telephoto lenses are always fun to imagine shooting with and here’s one giant piece of glass that’s actually designed to capture rockets launches. According to the seller on eBay, the Jonel 100 2540mm F/8 Mirror Lens was used for capturing Saturn V and other similar rockets as they were launched into space.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Kenko Tokina just announced the new Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF super wide-angle zoom lens for crop-sensor DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. According to Kenko Tokina, this new lens is designed for photographers who specialize in landscape, architecture, documentary, environmental portraits, and night sky imagery.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Kenko Tokina just announced the new Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF, a wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The new lens will go on sale on March 15, 2019 for $699 USD.

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  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens expert Mathieu Stern is back, this time with three cheap vintage lenses that deliver amazing bokeh. And like all the bargain glass Stern discovers, these lenses can be adapted for use with modern digital cameras.

 

Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2007  |  0 comments

When Sony first unveiled their Alpha D-SLR system in June 2006, the company made a pledge to expand its line of lenses with additional Sony G models as well as some Carl Zeiss lenses. The first three of these products, with a ZA designator indicating Zeiss Alpha, are available at this time, distributed exclusively by Sony. A fourth model, a wide aperture (f/2.8) zoom, should be...

Peter K. Burian  |  Nov 01, 2008  |  0 comments

The Olympus D-SLR system always included a series of pro-caliber lenses targeting serious photographers working with the E-1 pro camera. Since the introduction of the newer E-3, Olympus has also unveiled three high-grade zooms, the first in the Zuiko Digital line with Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) autofocus. Designed to provide the ultimate in AF performance, this trio offers wide apertures...

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