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German optical manufacturer Meyer Optik Goerlitz has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the construction of a new version of its Primolpan 75mm F1.9 portrait lens that will be designed for sensor sizes from Micro Four Thirds all the way up to medium format.The so-called P75II will have a much wider image circle, to enable it to be used with the smaller medium format sensors such as the Hassel
Thingyfy is back with another Kickstarter campaign, and this time they're trying to fund the Pinhole Pro S-Series lenses. As with the original Pinhole Pro campaign launched this past summer, the new Pinhole Pro S seeks funding for a modern pinhole lens. Unlike the original, however, the latest campaign is for a model that Thingyfy calls the widest pro-tier pinhole lens in the world.Pinhole Pro S
After getting his hands on the new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art lens recently, photographer Alyn Wallace decided to take it out into the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park in Wales to put it through its paces. His first test: shooting the Milky Way handheld.“With the f/1.8 aperture you can let in so much light onto your sensor,” Wallace says. “This is the fastest super-wide-angle lens ever made.
Here’s a 10-minute video from Nature TTL that looks at the best lens for star photography. Comparing the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens with the Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 and f/2.8 lenses, photographer Matthew Saville says that each has its place the astrophotography world.Saville is quick to state that, having tested the lenses, the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 is the best of the bunch… but it’s also the
Samsung just announced something that looks like it belongs in the mid-2000s... but looks can be deceiving. Meet Samsung's new flip phone: the W2018. Announced earlier today at an event in Xiamen, China, the followup to the W2017 is an Android-powered flip phone that boasts smartphone-caliber specs. In fact, the 12-megapixel rear camera is nearly identical to the one found in the Galaxy S8, featu
Leica gear has never been for the masses, but this takes exclusivity to a new level. For the price of a year-long backpacking trip around the world, you can now own the fastest-ever 75mm aspherical lens. The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 is a US$13,000 piece of glass with a monster aperture and a razor-thin depth of field to deliver dreamy out-of-focus bokeh...Continue Reading Leica "pulls out all t
If you're thinking of picking up a great ultra-wide astrophotography lens, chances are good you've looked at the three 14mm primes featured in this video. The old Samyang 14mm F2.8 is a classic and affordable choice; the updated Samyang 14mm F2.4 is faster, higher quality, and not prohibitively expensive; and the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art is a lens astrophotographers have been drooling over ever since
For Leica M mount users, they will soon be able to purchase a very fast 75mm prime. The German company has announced the Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH lens and this intriguing optic comes with an eyewatering price tag of US$12,795. This lens packs in a lot of interesting technology and appears to be well-suited for portraiture. The high-speed portrait lens has a "sophisticated optical compos
With the Pixel 2 smartphone, Google introduced an exciting new software feature called Google Lens. Google Lens uses Artificial Intelligence to power its visual recognition algorithms and provides information about whatever your smartphone's camera is pointed at—for example, what type of flower you are looking at or reviews and other information about a restaurant. You can also identify landmarks
Alongside their new Leica CL camera, the German company has also released a new L-mount lens for their APS-C camera system, the Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens. The L-mount lens has a 27mm equivalent focal length and an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/16. The ASPH. lens has four aspherical surfaces and a pancake form factor. The lens is only 0.83 inches (21 millimeters) long and has a 2.4 inc


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