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May 12th, 2015

Olympus Announces 2 New M.ZUIKO PRO Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Olympus M.ZUIKO 8mm f/1.8 PRO Fisheye lens
Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and M.ZUIKO 8mm f/1.8 PRO Fisheye lens. The lightweight 7-14mm f/2.8 has a 35mm equivalent of 14-28mm and 11 point weather sealing for use in rain, snow and on the beach. The 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye lens provides a 180° diagonal angle of view and is also dustproof …
April 22nd, 2015

Zeiss Batis Autofocus Lenses for Sony a7 Camera Family

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
ZEISS Batis 2/25
Zeiss has just announced the development of two full-frame autofocus lenses for the Sony E-mount a7 camera family. Both the Batis 2/25 and 1.8/85 support manual focus with a rubberized ring while also offering fast and quiet autofocus. Zeiss has also added an OLED display showing focal plane distance and depth of field to the …
September 12th, 2014

Nikon Announces D750, 20mm f/1.8 lens and SB-500 Video Speedlight

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikon D750
Nikon has just announced several new products, including the 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor D750. Including the EXPEED 4 Images Processing Engine, the camera has an ISO range of 100-12,800 (50-51,200 extended) with a 51-point AF system. The Advanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF tracks wildlife at a 6.5 fps burst rate. With the same Full …
April 11th, 2014

Tamron Introduces 16-300mm All-In-One Zoom

Posted By Outdoor Photographer
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Tamron introduces the ultimate in high-power zoom lenses, with expanded focal lengths at both wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom range, providing the world’s first zoom ratio of approximately 18.8x. Check out the full press release below: 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD MACRO (MODEL B016) A high-performance, high-power zoom lens that delivers focal …
June 5th, 2013

Tokina Announces the AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Wide Angle Zoom

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Tokina announces the AT-X 12-28mm wide zoom lens. The 12-28mm focal range with a constant f/4 aperture adds flexibility for lanscape photographers interested in experimenting with composition on the super-wide end of the spectrum while maintaining the standard lens range. Specifically designed for APS-C sensor DSLRs, the new optical design corrects for distortion and keeps your photos sharp, even at …
February 16th, 2013

Going Extreme

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Saguaro Embrace
As photographers, our view of the world is often shaped by the lenses we choose to put on our camera. That’s why, every once in a while, I try to move outside my comfort zone and slap on a lens I rarely use, if only to stretch my way of looking at a subject. That’s …
September 12th, 2011

Get Low and Close

Posted By Ian Plant
"Virgin Creek Falls" - Alaska
(© Ian Plant) One of the greatest challenges facing landscape photographers is creating a sense of depth and energy in their photographs. We perceive the world as having three spatial dimensions, and perceive a fourth dimension as well—time. How then can we successfully squish this dynamic three-dimensional world that is constantly in motion into a …
March 9th, 2011

NG 50 Greatest Photographs

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Amazon River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) Underwater, Brazil
I got some pretty cool news today: my image of Amazon River Dolphins that appeared in the June 2009 issue of National Geographic has been included in their “50 Greatest Photographs” app now available for the iPad.  (I don’t have an iPad,  so I haven’t seen it yet, but apparently, it looks beautiful). Preview here. …
November 9th, 2010

Dare to Photograph Dramatic Close-Ups

Posted By Rob Sheppard
CA Los Osos Poppy WA 500
I am going to give you a secret to photographing up close that will immediately give you dramatic, unusual shots. Use a wide-angle as close as you can to your subject. That goes against all sorts of advice you have probably heard, and that is exactly why doing this will give you unexpected shots that …
June 21st, 2010

Wide-Angle Mantra

Posted By Rob Sheppard
Most photographers buy a wide-angle lens so they can get more of a scene into the photograph, and that is a valid reason for getting that lens. However, there is more to a wide-angle lens and I want to offer one idea that can help your photography take a step up in creativity and impact. …