Do you need a new wide-angle, telephoto, macro, prime or zoom lens? Find out which Canon EF, Nikon, Tamron, Tokina, Olympus ZUIKO, LensBaby and Sigma lenses match your needs. Including film and digital camera lenses…
Most kit lenses are fine for getting the new photographer started, but if you want to improve the way your images look it should be the first part of your kit you upgrade. Damien Demolder rounds-up the most popular options.
Nikon has announced a new zoom lens designed for its DX-format cameras, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR, as well as a new compact flashgun, the SB-300 Speedlight.
It’s been just over two years since Canon first announced they were developing a 200-400mm lens with a built-in 1.4x extender and after a few stops and starts, it’s now been officially launched. I was fortunate to get a hands-on preview at Canon HQ – it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!
This week Canon officially added three new EF lenses to their lineup, including the very much anticipated next generation 24-70mm f2.8 lens as well as two replacements for the very popular 24mm f2.8 and 28mm f2.8 primes.
Today Nikon announced the latest addition to their lens line-up, the DX-format Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 G. This micro lens boasts a true 1:1 reproduction ratio, minimum focusing distance of 0.163m (from focal plain) as well as the large maximum aperture of f2.8, making it a promising Macro lens.
So is it the perfect travel lens? It certainly crams in all you’d normally need – with some icing on top as it has more than excellent reach – 300mm equivalent used to be ‘long’ so the 405mm the Tamron offers is a very useful bonus.
When you move to an SLR there’s very little point sticking to just the kit lens… you’re buying into the idea of a system, so make the most of it! Choosing which lenses to add to your bag isn’t to be taken lightly, you aren’t Madonna picking children! Here I’ve gathered a few of my favourites together to help you navigate your first steps into a lens collection.
The Nikon 24mm f1.4 is a new fast aperture wide-angle lens designed for creating a beautiful shallow DOF and low-light photography on FX digital SLRs. Packed full of ED and aspherical lens elements, the 24mm f1.4 is probably the closest Nikon aficionados can get to wide-angle optical nirvana…
A new FX wide-angle zoom has just been announced by Nikon and it looks like an absolute corker: The Nikon 16-35mm f4 features 2nd-generation Vibration Reduction, Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM). If you aren’t drooling already, the features list doesn’t end there…