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Yesterday, we featured five great cheap lenses for the Canon DSLR system; and today we’re taking a look at what Nikon has to offer. For years, photographers always said that you go to Canon for the lenses and you go to Nikon for the bodies. But in the most recent years, Nikon has been updating and putting out new lenses on a faster scale than Canon does. For starters, they’re determined to make loads of prime lenses at f1.8 and the company is also working on updating their other lenses that were otherwise left from the film days.

Over our years of testing lenses and cameras, we’ve rounded up some of the best and most affordable lenses that are available for the Nikon F mount DSLR system. So if you’re looking for the best cheap lenses for your Nikon DSLR, then look no further.

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You don’t need to spend over $1,000 to get a great lens for your Canon DSLR. Heck, you don’t even need to spend over $400. Canon and third party manufacturers have great lenses available for your DSLR at fairly affordable prices. Some are surprisingly good, and some will possibly stay glued to your camera.

Over our years of reviewing lenses and cameras, we’ve rounded up our top five choices for the best Cheap Lenses for Canon DSLRs.

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Today, Rokinon and Samyang are announcing their new 135mm f2 lens for full frame cameras. The lens is the company’s latest prime entry and is being targeted at portrait shooters. It features 11 glass elements in 7 groups and sports 9 aperture blades. The lens can focus as closely at 2.6 ft, and is the only other manual focus option besides the offering from Zeiss.

Rokinon and Samyang are offering it not only for still photographers, but also for cinema use.

The Rokinon 135mm f2 and Samyang 135mm f2 will be available in Canon EOS, Nikon (With AE Chip), Sony E, Sony A, Pentax K, Micro 4/3, Fuji X and Samsung NX while the 135mm T2.2 Cine DS version will initially be available in mounts for Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony E, Sony A and Micro 4/3.

Want one? B&H is taking pre-orders for $599 for the Rokinon, Samyang and Cinema versions.

 

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Ever wondered what the world would look like through the eyes of a fish? If you have, and even if you haven’t, the Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 II fisheye lens is here to satisfy that curiosity. With 180-degree field of view and a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 12mm, Rokinon’s lens is here to satisfy special purposes and give Go-Pro users an alternative. Like all of Rokinon’s offerings, it has an aperture ring and large focusing ring, giving you considerable control of the glass. And like all of the company’s offerings, the lens is a fully manual focus offering. [click to continue…]

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Wide angle lenses should be tested by every photographer. They force you to get close to your subjects and interact with them if you’re a photojournalist, but if you’re shooting landscapes then they make the capturing process much more straight forward. Sure, they may have distortion issues, but much of that can be fixed with modern software.

You don’t need to be a professional to be able to afford good wide angle lenses either. Many are available at a very affordable price and can last you a very long time in your photography career.

In our travels, we’ve reviewed loads and loads of lenses. Here are some of the best wide angle lenses that we’ve worked with under $500.

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The Phoblographer staff spends loads and loads of time testing and evaluating lots of lenses out in the field. Over the years, we’ve reviewed countless numbers of lenses. While going through our pool of reviews, we found a bunch for pretty much every camera system that you’d want to get your hands on if you’re on a budget of under $500. So without further ado, here are the Best Lenses Under $500. [click to continue…]