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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.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerous variables to ponder when spending your hard-earned cash on new optics, and focal length is typically at the top of the list. That's because the angle of view provided by a lens is what differentiates it from others you already own.

Mike Stensvold  |  Jun 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great tool for creative photographers

You can't beat the 35mm SLR for its combination of features, price and performance. And one its best features is its ability to accept a wide range of interchangeable lenses. From superwide fisheye to supertelephoto, macro...

Mike Stensvold  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  1 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next to your camera body, the lenses you use with it are your most important photographic purchases. While physically, a lens is just a collection of glass or plastic elements held precisely in position in a light-tight tube, with a camera mount on one end and some means of focusing, creatively it's your...

George Schaub  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  0 comments

One of the main tools we have for creating visual effects are lenses, the photographer’s eye on the world. Every choice of lens has implications about what you can and cannot include in the frame, how subjects within the frame relate to one another and how we use aperture settings and focal length to create a special point of view. In this chapter we’ll explore lens choice as well as lens controls that are essential to creative photography, including depth of field and focusing options.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 02, 2024  |  0 comments

The 50mm f/1.2 all-manual APS-C lens from TTArtisan costs around a hundred bucks and is built like an Acme anvil. It offers outstanding value for the dollar and is fun to use. But it's not perfect. Read on to review the Pros and Cons as we see them.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

If there’s one sure way to capture “dirty pictures,” it’s to shoot them with a filthy lens. And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s more to cleaning your expensive glass than simply wiping off the front and rear elements.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2023  |  0 comments

There's no denying that landscape photography can be really difficult, with ever-changing light, complicated scenes, and unpredictable weather. As a result, we all make mistakes—and this holds true for amateurs and pros alike.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography and you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, the video below will seal the deal. You’ll learn all the basics necessary for capturing great photos on you’re next outdoor outing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t checked the calendar recently you can kiss winter goodbye, because spring officially begins Sunday. And that means it’s time to dust off a macro lens and bone up on your skills.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Camera lens filters and adapters are among the least expensive accessories that can make a big difference in your images, especially when shooting outdoors. In fact, many experienced landscape photographers never leave home without a selection of these tools.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in giving macro photography a try, or the images you shot in the past were disappointing, this detailed tutorial is for you. And if you think that shooting close-ups is reserved for spring and summer, think again!

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.

C.A. Boylan  |  Feb 07, 2013  |  First Published: Jan 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Lensbaby Spark
Created for young photo enthusiasts, the Lensbaby Spark is a fun and affordable lens that offers Lensbaby effects for just $80. Made for use with Canon and Nikon D-SLR cameras, this 50mm f/5.6 lens features a multi-coated glass doublet and a focusing range of 13” to infinity. This manual focus lens offers a sharp sweet spot surrounded by soft blur. The Spark is compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System and all of the Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses.

C.A. Boylan  |  Sep 24, 2012  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2012  |  0 comments

These fashionable, durable, and discreet Messenger bags are available in three sizes. Each features a wide main access compartment with a “dual mode” flap that offers security and a quiet working mode, a wide shoulder strap, stretch pockets, and a grab handle. The model 250 and 150 offer a padded laptop/tablet compartment. The model 250 is large enough to easily hold a pro D-SLR camera, three to four lenses, and an iPad or 13” laptop. The retail value is $79.99. The model 150 can hold a D-SLR camera, two to three lenses, and an iPad. The retail value is $69.99. The model 100 can hold a compact D-SLR or mirrorless camera with a lens attached. The retail value is $59.99.

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