Nikon Patent Reveals Nikon Pro Mirrorless May Have Pellicle Based F-Mount Adapter

We have been hearing a lot on the wind about Nikon’s current ambition for launching a pro-focused mirrorless system. But one of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds was regarding what sort of mount would the system use. Would they go with a completely new mount, or find a way to use the F Mount – well a newly discovered patent may indicate one direction that Nikon is considering. Continue reading…

Portrait Focal Lengths, Putting Myths Aside For Clarity

Surely you have run into this situation while trying to get a better handle on what sort of lenses and gear you should invest in for portraits. You have a small space and you are asking for wide angle lens suggestions and everyone goes off the deep end about not using wide angle lenses for portrait without actually explaining why; or by using over simplified responses like ‘bad distortion!’ Continue reading…

Sample Images: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 for Sony Full Frame E-Mount

We’ve spent some time with the new Rokinon 35mm f2.8 for Sony E mount cameras and are liking it in many ways. Rokinon’s glass has long been underrated in the industry and they’re somewhat overshadowed by the likes of Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss. But when it comes down to it, they’re fantastic lens makers. Perhaps a part of it has to do with the fact that many Rokinon lenses don’t have autofocus. But Rokinon is starting to fix that. For example, the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 is made for Sony full frame E mount cameras and is designed to be small, sharp, and have autofocus. It’s significantly more affordable than the Sony version but lacks any sort of weather resistance.

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Is a Nikon Mirrorless Full Frame F Mount Camera Possible?

Years ago, Nikon tried something really courageous with the Nikon Df–but if the company were to create a brand new Nikon Mirrorless Full Frame F Mount camera, it would be an announcement that would genuinely shake up the industry. If any camera company were able to do it, it would easily be Nikon or Pentax due to the fact that they’ve been using the same mount for many, many years now.

Canon used the FD mount for a while and then almost lost everything when they switched to EF. Nikon has used the F mount for years and has made it evolve over time with some lenses having autofocus abilities and some not. The Pentax K mount has done something similar over time. Years ago, Pentax made a mirrorless K mount camera which arguably could have been made smaller just like many of their other film SLR cameras. Nikon, for many years, also made small, professional quality film SLR cameras like the iconic Nikon FM2. With the Nikon Df, the company created a nod to their history and to the folks that wanted a retro-style camera. But it was, and still is, physically large. In fact, it’s not much different from the company’s other full frame DSLR cameras.

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The Samyang 35mm f2.8 Lens Has Autofocus, Promises to Be Small

Samyang hasn’t really been known for their autofocus lenses, but as of late they’ve been creating options like the Samyang 35mm f2.8. This lens is being targeted at the full frame Sony mirrorless camera user since it’s full designation is the AF 35mm f2.8 FE. The lens features seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses, one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating. They’re touting it being able to deliver a lot of resolution all throughout the frame. If you do the translation from Euro to American, the price is around $336.00. With that said, it doesn’t sport the weather sealing of the Sony 35mm f2.8 FE.

More specs and info is after the jump.

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The Best Bang For Your Buck Wide Angle Lenses For Sony’s E-Mount

Unlike their DSLR counterparts, mirrorless systems are all relatively new systems without decades of lens design and development under their belts. As such, options are more limited and this is especially true on the wide end of the lens spectrum, where lots of lens development trickery is required. So what are the best wide angle lenses available for the Sony E-Mount system?

You’re in luck because today we intend sharing our favorite wide angle options, both Sony and Third Party. So when you’re ready, lets get started… Continue reading…

The Nikon 28mm f1.4 E May Be the Perfect Walkabout Lens for Nikon D750 Owners

The rumors of the Nikon 28mm f1.4 E lens have been going around, and yes–they’re true. In fact, Nikon is announcing a number of seriously cool lenses for their DSLR cameras. The most exciting of these is the Nikon 28mm f1.4 E lens offering that has 9 aperture blades, two ED elements, three aspheric elements, nanocrystal coatings, dust and water resistance (not sealing) and a price tag of $1,199.95. Then there are a number of other really fantastic lens offerings that Nikon is releasing soon.

Oh yeah, and then there’s a tough Nikon W300 waterproof camera…

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Lens Review: Fujifilm 63mm f2.8 R WR (Fujifilm G Format)

Of course, the closest thing to a normal prime lens had to be the first thing that Fujifilm announced for their Medium format G Format; and to that end we got the Fujifilm 63mm f2.8 R WR lens. It’s an interesting move for Fujifilm. You see, when the X series was announced, the company debuted at least one f1.4 lens. But this time around, we got slow lenses. Yes, I’m aware that this is medium format, but there are f1.8 lenses in the 645 format–which is larger than G format.

Nevertheless, the Fujifilm 63mm f2.8 is a fantastic lens that I wasn’t sure I’d like. But a number of factors had me coming back to it over and over again.

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