5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR Lens

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Recently, Fujifilm announced their 23mm f2 R WR lens for a very affordable $449 price point. This is the second lens in their lineup to offer an alternative traditional focal length for photographers that want an affordable lens and can’t afford the f1.4 versions. In many ways it follows the same formula that the 35mm f2 R WR does in comparison to the 35mm f1.4 R.

Considering this, there are loads of reasons why the 23mm f2 R WR lens should be very exciting for lots of Fujifilm camera users.

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Canon Announces Two New L Lenses For the Photojournalist


In addition to the new Canon 5D Mk IV, the company is also announcing two new lenses and accessories. Among the announcements are the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L III USM and the 24-105mm f4 L IS II USM lenses. Both of these incorporate the latest technologies from Canon, but do not have the blue refractive element of the Canon 35mm f1.4 L II USM.

Head past the jump for tech specs.

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Review: Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens (Sony E, Full Frame)

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When you look at the landscape of portrait lenses available for the full frame Sony E mount, you’ll see that they’re growing at a high rate–and the Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 lens is only one of those options. This lens is very special due to the design incorporating an apodization element to produce images that the company claims will give you “smooth and creamy bokeh while maintaining excellent sharpness at the focal plane.” To that end, it loses some light gathering abilities and has a T rating of T3.2–meaning that the photographer loses more than a full stop of light.

In practice, you indeed do get incredible images. But as with every manual focus telephoto lens, you’ll need to be very careful.

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Review: Sony 50mm f1.8 (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)

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Sony’s 50mm f1.8 for the full frame E mount cameras is one of the lenses that photographers waited for for a while. When it was launched, it made everyone ecstatic. The system finally had its nifty 50 and would make loads of photographers very happy. As the first lens full frame 50mm lens designed for mirrorless cameras with autofocus, it’s bound to be exciting.

So how is it? If you’re a Sony user, you’ll probably want to get one.

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5 Irresistible Portrait Lenses for Nikon DSLR Photographers

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Beyond Canon there probably isn’t a more well known photography brand than Nikon, the big two have been dukeing it out in this field for decades. We have already covered Canon’s portrait lenses, so today we take a look at Nikon and share our picks for some of our favorite portrait lenses in the Nikon F mount.

Before get started, I would like to note though that these lenses are not in any particular order, this isn’t a ranking or stat sheet, it’s just meant to provide some good direction for Nikon shooters who are looking into portrait options. So lets jump right into it, shall we?

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Cheap Photo: Fujifilm Savings Are Back With Up to $300 Off!


We are getting into the latter half of the summer, depending on your location in the world, and this means its time for all the student and back to school deals to start popping up here and there. Fujifilm isn’t marketing these as back to school, but if you are a student that has been eyeing a Fujifilm camera, then these may be your last chance to save on a Fujifilm kit before school kicks off.

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

Check out these latest Fujifilm savings after the jump…

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