Fact: If you think you know how to use a rangefinder, you’re probably using a rangefinder camera completely wrong–or at least inefficiently. Lots of photographers think they can’t be faster than autofocus lenses on cameras, but the truth is, in the hands of a photographer that knows what they’re doing, they can actually be faster.
Not many macro lenses have impressed me in the mirrorless camera category, but the Canon 28mm f3.5 ( $299.00 ) is probably an underrated lens that you haven’t heard a whole lot about. However, it’s got a few great features to it that make it very useful in various situations. Besides its compact size, it also has a cool macro light built into it. The light can be controlled using a button on the lens and can be very useful in many situations.
Earlier this week, we got to play with the new Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STM G Master Lens for Sony FE cameras. After our first impressions, we were able to bring back image samples in addition to talking with Sony’s reps about the lens. Mike Bubolo of Sony was nice enough to give us a guided tour and insight into how the Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STM G Master Lens works.
Canon, Nikon, and Sony have always been at each others’ throats when it comes to full frame DSLRs; but only recently did Pentax also finally step into the game. The Canon 5D Mk IV, Pentax K-1, Nikon D810, and Sony a99 II are all fantastic cameras. They perform well on their own accord and we tried to figure out which one is the best of the bunch.
Take a look at our comparison review testing the Sony a99 II, Canon 5D Mk IV, Pentax K-1, andNikon D810.
Tamron has announced their newly updated 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2, a lens that offers what looks to be several significant improvements over the old Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 model. We have been here at WPPI 2017 and we had a chance to play with the new lens a little bit on the show floor? so we are here today with some quick initial impressions. Continue reading…
Years ago, I never believed that Canon would ever build at least a serious attempt at mirrorless cameras. But now, we’ve got one in the form of the Canon M5–and the company has created a really impressive camera overall. Essentially: think of it as being the 80D; except, well, it’s not. It’s significantly smaller, more lightweight, has an EVF, and uses the EF-M mount vs the EF mount.
When you think about where Sigma was in 2011, you wouldn’t at all have thought the company would produce a lens like the Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art lens( $1,599.00 ). In a time where the digital photography world is all about just cranking out product after product, it’s also incredible to see just how well Sigma lenses hold their value after aging for a number of years. With the Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art lens, you get a constant F4 aperture, a bit of weather sealing, a pretty good build quality overall despite heaviness, and really good image quality.