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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Why the Fujifilm GFX Camera System Needs Better Lenses

In my previous review of the Fujifilm GFX 50s, I noted that while it’s a pretty good camera system, there isn’t a enough differentiating it from 35mm full frame systems to give it more of a competitive edge. Flash sync settings aside for professional photographers, there are some features about the camera that just don’t feel medium format in quality. Granted, Fujifilm isn’t flat out saying their system is Medium Format; though in truth there isn’t really much else that we can call it if it’s larger than 35mm full frame. I mean, bigger-than-full-frame-smaller-than-645 doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. But a lot of what makes the image quality isn’t the sensor, it’s the lenses. And that’s where the biggest problem is.

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Relax, Ricoh Isn’t Going to Kill the Pentax Brand or Their Cameras (Confirmed)

Don’t worry Pentax users, you can all breathe a sigh of relief because Ricoh isn’t planning on killing off the Pentax brand and probably not the Ricoh GR series either. The rumor started not too long ago when Ricoh made a statement that could have been interpreted as the company considering closing their camera business and Pentax down. Of course with the viral nature of the internet and the way photographers love to speculate on Facebook and other social media platforms, it spread across the photo world like wildfire. Adding fuel to that wildfire is a very big fact: despite the fact that Pentax and Ricoh do a great job producing fantastic cameras that often stand out from all the rest, their sales just have never quite been there.

However, the company offered a clarification on the statement.

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Sony Overtakes Nikon in the Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera Market

This morning, Sony announced some very big news: they’ve grown to the point where they now are in the #2 position over Nikon in sales of full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. This is incredible news as many companies are shrinking in some ways but Sony is continuing to show growth. Earlier on, Nikon announced restructuring after stating that the DL lineup wasn’t coming.

The company’s press release is after the jump.

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