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Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Using filters with ultrawide lenses can often be a difficult proposition but Fotodiox has just launched a nifty solution. Called the Wonderpana FreeArc XL, the innovative filter system enables Canon shooters to use NDs, polarizers and other filters on the ultrawide Canon 11–24mm lens.

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Aug 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Understatement almost always speaks louder than overstatement; or if not louder, then generally with more authority. The four new Leica Summarits, for M-series Leicas, Zeiss Ikons, and Voigtländer Bessas, are about as far from ostentatious as you can get; they are merely first-class tools for the photographer who knows what he or she is doing.

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Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a little something for those of you who can’t afford the new $6000 Leica M–D: Four quirky lenses you can get for under 30 bucks from Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern, whose passion is discovering odd optics you can adapt to your mirrorless camera to capture both still images and video. In this video Stern describes a quartet of lenses you can get for less than the cost of two decent cocktails in Paris.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  0 comments

A homemade paper lens hood may not be an ideal replacement for the plastic hood that came with your lens, but it will definitely improve image quality in a pinch if you lost a hood and you’re waiting for the replacement to arrive in the mail.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just introduced the new Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR, a weather-resistant, fixed focal length lens (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) for its X-series mirrorless cameras. The F1.4 maximum aperture in the XF16mm is designed to provide high image quality in low-light conditions, and beautiful bokeh-rich macro photography with a minimum working distance of less than six inches for a variety of shooting possibilities.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just announced the Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens and XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter. Both new optics will be on display at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this week where visitors will be able to “kick the tires” on the new glass with a free loan program during the show

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 20, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has introduced two new macro extension tubes for its line of X-Series interchangeable lens cameras and a launch date for its major firmware update and PC tethered shooting software HS-V5 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 (Graphite Silver) and X-T1 (Black) cameras. The updates offering additional features and enhanced controls will also be made available for the Fujifilm X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1and X30.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm debuted two lenses this morning: the FUJINON XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and FUJINON XF56mm F1.2 R APD.

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 18, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujiflim has introduced the new compact Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR, a weather-resistant, fast-aperture prime lens designed to  deliver sharp images with rich bokeh, at all aperture settings. The Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR (137mm in 35mm format equivalent) uses an optical construction of 11 elements in 8 groups (including 3 ED glass elements) that minimizes vignetting and creates bokeh thanks to the rounded diaphragm.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled two new products for mirrorless shooters this morning: the compact, retro-styled X-A3 camera, and the weather and dust-resistant XF 23mm f/2 R WR wide-angle lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled the new Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera with XC15-45mm lens kit this morning. The new X-A5 and 15-45mm lens is the lightest camera-zoom lens combination within the X Series lineup, according to the Fujifilm North America Corporation, which announced the new mirrorless camera kit this morning.

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. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm North America has unveiled a new “roadmap” for its next XF lenses for its X-series cameras. You can see the Fuji lens roadmap above.

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.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments

At CES this morning, Fujifilm announced its new Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR, a weather-resistant standard zoom lens with a 24-84mm equivalent that offers users a classic zoom range with a constant f/2.8 aperture.

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