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Photographer Mathieu Stern is well-known for his videos showcasing odd and unusual lenses. His new video is about a particularly rare lens, the Prototype Helios-65. This lens was produced in Kiev in 1965 and it features an unusual mount, for which there is no commercially-available adapter. Stern acquired the lens and found a way to 3D print an adapter for it. A similar lens, the Helios 44-2, i
Ahead of the annual CP+ trade show in Yokohama, Japan, Sigma announced some big lens news, the first of which was a bundle of Sony FE-mount versions of their Art series lenses. They also announced a pair of all-new optics: the 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art lens and a massive, "bokeh-licious" 105mm f/1.4 Art lens. The 105mm is the latest Art-series lens with a bright f/1.4 aperture, the longest f/1.4 Art l
CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master'Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master'Even without the hood, the new 105mm is a large lens, with a front filter diameter of 105mm. I
The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is the longest F1.4 lens in the Art series to date, comprising 17 elements in 12 groups. It is, of course, dust- and splash-resistant, and includes an Arca-Swiss tripod collar. Sigma boasts that the 105mm delivers 'unsurpassed F1.4 performance' and 'exceptional peripheral brightness.' No pricing or availability is given at announcement.SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSMIntroducin
Announced last week and releasing next week, the new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 lens continues the company's tradition of creating distinct and unusual optics. The full-frame lens employs a double-aperture design, which allows for extensive control over focus and bokeh quality. The lens is designed to deliver high central sharpness but a lot of swirling bokeh and pronounced vignette around
If you're a photographer, chances are you're at least somewhat familiar with the word "bokeh". Originally a Japanese term for how lenses render the out-of-focus parts of an image, it's rapidly turning into the latest photography buzzword. Most people have little idea of what bokeh really means, though, thinking that any kind of blurry background is "good bokeh." If they knew just slig
Shooting at f/1.4 or a similarly fast aperture is a lot of fun. You get awesome bokeh, gorgeous out of focus areas and a lot of interesting depth to your images. However, it can be very tricky to nail your focus. The margin for error is very thin. Portrait photographer Manny Ortiz has three techniques for helping you get perfect focus even when you are shooting at very wide apertures. Ortiz's
HTC has launched a new variant of its U11 smartphone called the HTC U11 Eyes, and it's built specifically for selfie takers (cue eye roll). The name "Eyes" refers to the handset's chief feature: dual front-facing cameras, which resemble a pair of eyes and bring features like live bokeh and post-focusing to selfies.HTC packs some other premium features into the model, including an 18:9 ratio Full
Photographer Mathieu Stern, is known for his videos featuring old or otherwise odd lenses. His latest video is a special Christmas video featuring a trio of vintage lenses which all exhibit "crazy bokeh." It seems that "bokeh" is all the rage these days, with manufacturers and photographers alike all throwing around the latest optical buzz word. In the video below, Stern uses a Porst 50mm f/1.2 l
A new website called Bokeh Market aims to take some of the work out of buying and selling used camera gear by providing users with real-time market value info. The website, which is free to use, provides a graph showing an item's value over time, its individual seller rating and, when possible, its trusted seller value. The site also culls active listings for the item from various online destinat


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