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Where zoom lenses offer obvious focal length versatility, primes lenses are known for bringing the ultimate image quality to a desired focal length. They're also generally brighter in maximum aperture than comparable zooms, and often lighter as well (though certainly not always!). From landscape work to architecture, and from portraiture to sports, good prime lenses can be found in any enth
Click here to read our Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art Field Test A 105mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4 is a compelling combination. It is also a demanding one with respect to physical dimensions in the case of the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The full-frame portrait prime is a massive lens weighing over 3.6 pounds (1.6 kilograms) with a 105mm front element. It'
PetaPixel recently published an open letter from photographer Usman Dawood entitled: “Dear Camera Companies: Please Make a Fast Lens Between 50mm and 85m.” Today, I am asking for the pretty much the opposite: slower, lighter prime lenses.Unlike Mr. Dawood, I am an amateur photographer, though I am a veteran of many years in the photographic hardware business. I presently use the Sony
Lens and lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has announced a new series of lenses for the latest Canon and Nikon full-frame mirrorless cameras.The Elegant series, as it's called, consists of five prime lenses in the following focal lengths and apertures: 24mm F2.4, 35mm F2.4, 50mm F2.4, 75mm F2.4 and 90mm F2.4. Each lens comes in both Nikon Z and Canon RF mount options and is entirely manual. The len
Chinese lens company Kipon has released five lenses for the new mirrorless Nikon Z and Canon R lens mounts. These are among the first third-party lenses to be announced for the new full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The lenses have already been made available on Amazon for other mounts, including Sony mirrorless cameras. The lenses are from Kipon’s Elegant series and are all prime lens
Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-on If you're a Fujifilm photographer and you've been patiently waiting for a long, bright telephoto prime lens for your work in the field, that wait is now over. I recently had the chance to take the new XF 200mm f/2 WR into the field for a few days shooting and have an initial gallery and some general shooting notes for
Cheryl Dunn's 2013 street photography documentary Everybody Street is now available to stream on YouTube and on Amazon Prime Video. The YouTube stream is ad-supported and the Prime Video option requires an Amazon Prime subscription. Alternatively, viewers can purchase the documentary on DVD. Everybody Street was previously only available on-demand through Vimeo.The documentary, which enjoys a hea
Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk recently headed out into downtown Calgary with her sister, Orysia, who is also an artist. The portrait shoot was themed around an early-to-mid 20th century look and was done entirely using natural light. Rudnyk went with her typical camera setup, which is a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 85mm f/1.2 prime lens. When working with natural light, Iren
Former Metroid Prime developer Paul Tozour sheds light on a technique for finding the shortest path through a graph, and shows how to use it as a design tool for a Metroid-style game. ...
New Voigtländer lenses for M and E-mountVoigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days owned by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.First up is a lens that was quietly released earlier this year for Leica M-mount. The Nokton 50mm F1.2 Asph is a fast standard prime lens


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