The Rokinon 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4 Are Designed for High Res Sensors

Rokinon SP Lenses

For photographers who need high resolving power for their 50-megapixel images, or DSLR videographers that need glass that can handle up to 8k video resolutions, Rokinon announced the first two Special Performance (SP) lenses – the SP 85mm f1.2 and the SP 14mm f2.4 for Canon EF full-frame and APS-C crop frame cameras.

The two SP lenses are made for the ultra high-resolution sensors found in today’s flagship Canon cameras but can easily be paired on a crop-sensor body to produce high quality stills and videos. Both the 85mm and 14mm SP lenses have an aluminum alloy constructed body with an ergonomic design that keeps them light light and provides photographers with what Rokinon promises to be durable yet comfortable lenses to use.

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Rokinon Releases a 20mm f1.8 For Full Frame Cameras

Today, Rokinon announced a new 20mm f1.8 lens for photographers along with the same lens in a cinema version. It’s going to be available in pretty much every mount made, and feature seven aperture blades, a minimum focusing distance of under one meter,  and a 77mm filter thread.

More details from the just released press release are after the jump.

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Cheap Photo: Last Chance On Many Holiday Deals

It is probably too late to get anything shipped before Christmas unless you are prepared to pay an arm and a leg for shipping (unless you happen to be an Amazon Prime member). But let’s be honest, if you were going to get anyone anything you would have gotten it already, now is the time to take advantage of those remaining holiday deals for yourself.

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Samyang Announces New XP 14mm f2.8 and XP 85mm f1.2

Samyang is announcing today two new additions to their lineup of lenses: the XP 14mm f2.8 and the XP 85mm f1.2. The company and its sister Rokinon have created only manual focus lenses for years, but the Korea based company has been making strides with autofocus optics very recently too. These two options are manual focus only.

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The Best Photography and Cameras Deals for Cyber Monday 2016

If you click any link today on the search for Cyber Monday Deals, this is only one that should truly matter.

We all known that Cyber Monday is the better shopping day because you can take care of it all in your pajamas! Many deals from Black Friday have been extended, and you can find those below, but we also have some new savings for you to enjoy so make sure and check out today’s listing.  Continue reading…

Review: Zeiss 135mm f2 Milvus (Canon EF)

If you had to think about some of the greatest lenses out there on the market right now, you’ll most likely think of Zeiss; and today the company is upgrading one of their best lenses to date in the form of the Zeiss 135mm f2 Milvus. Like the rest of the Milvus lineup of glass, this lens offers weather sealing, a solid metal exterior, a large rubber focusing ring, and above all else is promising, class leading optical quality. With 11 elements in 8 groups, this lens has a lot to prove to justify a $2,199 price tag for Canon and Nikon DSLR shooters.

But the big question is whether or not it really is worth the upgrade over their already fantastic 135mm f2. To this day, that is still one of my favorite portrait lenses.

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6 Top Third Party Portrait Lenses Under $1000

Yes, brand name lenses are great, and have the advantage of being guaranteed to work flawlessly on cameras of that same brand. But third party lens manufacturers, especially in recent years have been coming out with some really killer options of their own. The quality bar has been raised and for most of the bigger established third party brands, quality control and performance issues are mostly things of the past.

So continuing with our Portrait theme for August, today we are going to go over some of our favorite third-party portrait lenses for under $1000.

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Cheap Photo: Our 5 Favorite Camera Deals

In the market for a new camera? Here are our current picks for 5 of the best deals on bodies right now. Any one of these cameras would serve you well and can be hand for some pretty significant savings.

  1. Sony A7 (Save $600) – Deal
  2. Nikon D810 (Save $503) – Deal
  3. Fujifilm X-T1 (Save $300) – Deal
  4. Nikon D610 (Save $503) – Deal
  5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Save $200) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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