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February 3rd, 2016

Sony Launches New G Master Brand Of Interchangeable Lenses

Posted By Staff
GM Lenses
Sony launched the new a6300 camera and a trio of lenses in the company’s brand new G Master line today in a press event in New York City. These lenses are designed, according to Sony, to provide the highest possible resolution from today’s sensors and are designed to keep pace with technological advances in the …

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March 29th, 2015

Lenses and Perspective: The Long and the Short of It

Posted By Michael Frye
Backcountry road in autumn with the San Miguel Range in the distance, Uncompahgre NF, CO, USA
Varying the focal length of your lens allows you change a composition easily without moving your feet. This is certainly convenient, and sometimes it’s essential: there may be only one suitable camera position, which means changing lenses or zooming is the only way to alter how much of the scene will be visible in your …
March 18th, 2015

Zeiss Discount Program for Students and Educators

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Education Program
Zeiss has announced a new Education Program for photography students and educators providing a discount on a large selection of lenses and accessories. Currently the lens selection includes: Otus 1.4/55 and 1.4/85 Distagon T* 2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2.8/21, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35, and 2/35 Planer T* 1.4/50 and 1.4/85 Apo-Sonnar T* 2/135 Makro-Planar T* 2/50, 2/100 Loxia …
September 16th, 2014

Panasonic Announces Two New Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS lens
Panasonic has introduced two new lenses. The LUMIX G 14mm f/2.5 II ASPH is a single focal length lens with high quality optical elements that reduce distortion. The LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS telephoto zoom lens has a 70-200mm equivalent range and features Optical Image Stabilization. Both lenses use stepping motor technology …
June 12th, 2013

Carl Zeiss Touit Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Screen shot 2013-06-12 at 12.42.55 PM
Carl Zeiss has released the 2.8/12 and 1.8/ 32 Touit lenses for the Sony NEX and Fujifilm X cameras. Capturing a field of view similar to 18mm and 50mm respectively, these lenses are designed specifically for the APS-C sensor mirrorless camera systems making them small and lightweight while still maintaining high quality lens craftsmanship. The …
July 5th, 2012

Lens Envy and the D800

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Polar Bear with Piggy-back Cub, Svalbard
I had my first chance this past week to field-test the new Nikon D800 on a trip to Svalbard in the Norwegian arctic. Knowing that I would be shooting from the deck of a ship, and hand-holding my camera a lot, I decided to pair the D800 with the Nikkor 300mm f2.8, probably the sharpest lens …
October 4th, 2011

Field Testing the New Canon 8-15mm Fisheye Zoom

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Second Beach Camping Washington
There are people out there who completely despise the fisheye lens.  They feel that the world should have a straight and perfect horizon. In some situations they are completely right, I on the other hand fell in love with the fisheye many, many years ago. On a whim I went out and bought Canon’s 15mm …
September 20th, 2011

Summer 2011 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
The Summer 2011 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about a recent assignment shot for State Street Global Advisors, a review of Nikon’s …
December 19th, 2010

The “Wrong” Lens

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Costa Rica
I am often asked what lenses to take for a particular journey.  My standard answer?  All of them.  Seriously, I have found that I need everything in my arsenal nearly everywhere I go, which explains why my backpack is so unbelievably heavy.  In almost every shooting situation, you can be sure that whatever lens you …