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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm North America has unveiled a new “roadmap” for its next XF lenses for its X-series cameras. You can see the Fuji lens roadmap above.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 09, 2015  |  0 comments

Sigma announced two new photo products ahead of the big CP+ Imaging Show in Japan: a new 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and the dp0 Quattro camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon just debuted the new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Canon says the new lens features the widest angle of view (126º05’ diagonal) ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens, along with a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm).

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging just introduced two new HD PENTAX D FA Lenses. Designed for use with the current PENTAX K-mount D-SLR cameras (and future PENTAX sensor technology) these lenses offer ranges not found in previous models, including a star-series telephoto zoom and super-telephoto zoom for capturing clear images of distant subjects and weather resistant for shooting in all conditions.

The HD PENTAX D FA lenses feature a high-grade HD Coating which helps produce extra-sharp, high-contrast images, minimizing flare and ghosting, even under demanding lighting conditions such as backlight situations. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 29, 2015  |  0 comments

Another extremely rare, very large, and very expensive lens has gone on sale on eBay. This time it’s a one-of-a-kind, all-black Leica R 600mm, F/5 Apo-Telyt Unicum lens, which had an asking price of $229,999.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Korean lens manufacturer Samyang has announced a new 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC len. The lens,  which will be available in The lens in Canon, Nikon, Sony E and MFT mounts, is a full frame compatible, prime telephoto lens with a fast f/2.0 aperture and 11 elements in 7 groups.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments

At CES this morning, Fujifilm announced its new Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR, a weather-resistant standard zoom lens with a 24-84mm equivalent that offers users a classic zoom range with a constant f/2.8 aperture.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon launched a new digital SLR and two long lenses at CES tonight. The company unveiled the D5500, an advanced amateur DSLR sporting a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a new 3.2-inch varia-angle LCD touchscreen on back.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 22, 2014  |  0 comments

Rare and exotic camera lenses go on sale on eBay from time to time and they’re always fun to ogle over.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 19, 2014  |  0 comments

Photographers depend on the physical characteristics of light to apply their craft, yet the average Joe knows surprisingly little about how light works. It’s not necessary to be an optical engineer to take great photos, but having a basic grounding in the physics of light could help you understand some of the defects found in nearly all lenses (to one degree or another) and the effect that imperfections have on images.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Tamron is a pioneer in all-in-one, do-everything lenses. Their new 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di PZD lens is designed for Canon, Nikon and Sony shooters and I tested the Canon EF version using an EOS 5D Mark I and an EOS 50D, which changes the lens’ angle-of-view to that of a 45-480mm lens.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 20, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has introduced two new macro extension tubes for its line of X-Series interchangeable lens cameras and a launch date for its major firmware update and PC tethered shooting software HS-V5 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 (Graphite Silver) and X-T1 (Black) cameras. The updates offering additional features and enhanced controls will also be made available for the Fujifilm X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1and X30.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 19, 2014  |  0 comments

The very rare and very large Nikkor 6mm F/2.8 Fisheye Lens surfaces every once in a while and when it does, people’s heads turn. That’s exactly what happened when someone attached this whale-sized Fisheye to a Nikon D4S and shot some eye-catching footage (below) on a street corner in Copenhagen, Denmark recently.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 10, 2014  |  0 comments

The wait is finally over. Tonight, Canon officially took the wraps off the new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a relatively compact super-telephoto zoom lens that has been hotly anticipated and frequently rumoured about for years.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  0 comments

For those keeping score, Nikon has produced a ton of lenses over the years. To be more precise, the company just announced that the total production of Nikkor lenses for interchangeable lens cameras has now reached the 90 million mark.

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