Tag: lenses

Tamron Announces New Ultra-Wide and Tele-Zoom Lenses

I’ll be the first to admit that even though I’ve used them, I’ve never owned a professional-grade Tamron lens. I’ve stuck with Nikon through the years based on a probably-unfounded feeling that Nikon cameras would work better with Nikon lenses, and also because I really like the five-year warranty that comes with them. I may […]

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How to Use Telephoto Lenses

Telephoto lenses are wonderful tools for almost any genre of photography, but they aren’t necessarily easy to use. In particular, telephoto lenses will magnify any camera shake and provide a much thinner depth of field compared to wide angles. Don’t let that stop you, though. Telephotos have a unique way of showcasing the world — one […]

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Camera Lenses – Which Ones Do You Need?

I’m always window shopping on ebay, looking for some great deals on lenses.  If I had unlimited funds I’d tell you what lenses I’d like to have; they are written on a board over my desk.  I’ve researched what I need for the kind of photography I do, but I find most people don’t know […]

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The Best Night Photography Lenses for Nikon Cameras

Nighttime photography is something that a lot of photographers enjoy; I certainly do, along with countless others. Modern cameras can capture more detail at night than we can see with our naked eyes, revealing entire worlds that couldn’t exist otherwise. However, more than almost any other genre, night photography also challenges your camera equipment to its most extreme. In this […]

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Why Cinema Lenses Are Measured With T-Stops And What’s the Difference With An F-Stop?

Cinema glass has always been way more expensive than still camera lenses. Combined with the cinema camera sensors these high end lenses provide an image that’s far superior to DSLRs capable of recording video. But yet, there are decent films created with DSLRs with still camera lenses. I’m not going to compare the glass quality […]

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Firmware update adds support for K-AF4 lenses to Pentax K-3 and K-50

Ricoh has released firmware updates for its K-3 and K-50 DSLRs which add support for the company’s K-AF4 lenses. K-AF4 lenses electromagnetically control aperture rather than using a mechanical linkage to the camera body. At time of publication, only the 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE uses this system. The firmware also improves overall camera […]

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The 37 Most Popular DSLR Lenses with our Readers

Over the last week we’ve published posts revealing the most popular DSLRs and Compact System cameras among our readers (based upon what they’ve been buying in the last 3 months). Today we’re looking at the best selling and most popular DSLR Lenses*. This list is completely dominated by Canon and Nikon lenses so we’ve decided […]

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