It is just a hazard of using third-party lenses in today’s camera market – there are bound to be compatibility issues from time to time, and lately Sigma and Canon have not been playing nicely (though this has greatly improved over the years). Sigma today released a memo noting some compatibility issues with Canon’s latest release, the 5D Mark IV, and also noted some other general Canon compatibility issues. Continue reading…
It has been one of the most requested ART series lenses for about as long as we can remember and it is finally here. Sigma today announced the new 85mm F/1.4 Art series lens, in addition to a new 12-24mm F/2 and 500mm F4. Continue reading…
Sigma has a new sale going on for their 150-600mm Contemporary lens, making it even more affordable for you hobbyist wildlife shooters to get your hands on a killer lens. Fujifilm also has some additional savings for their X-E2, which was previously only a few dollars less than the newer X-E2s, but now thanks to a great discount is a full $200 cheaper than the newer model. This makes it quite a deal for anyone looking to get into the Fujifilm system.
- Fujifilm X-E2 (Save $300) – Deal
- Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary (Save $100) – Deal
- Sandisk 64GB 95 mb/s SD card (Save $45) – Deal
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Sigma is getting into the cinema lens business; it was announced today that the Japanese lens manufacturer will be introducing a new line of cinema lenses designed specifically for high-resolution capture on today’s modern high res digital sensors, with Sigma boasting the lenses ready for high quality 6K and 8K video capture.
In total the Sigma Cine Lens line is launching with 8 lenses total; two Super 35 T/2 zooms, a full frame compatible 24-35mm, and 5 FF compatible T/1.5 primes. Sigma is launching these lenses initially for Canon’s EF mount, as well as Sony’s E-Mount, with PL mount compatible versions coming at a later – as of now unannounced – time.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has been one of the top still image focused Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market for some time now. It had been on sale for $200 off for a while now, but today Olympus dropped it even further, another $100 in fact, for a cool $300 in savings off the usual price.
“In many ways, the Olympus OMD EM1 is the perfect Micro Four Thirds camera and can even be said to be the perfect mirrorless camera. It is weather sealed, has WiFi transmission for future forward photographers, excellent image quality, and stellar RAW file versatility…” — Read Our Full Review
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 – Save $300 – Get It
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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.
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?
Canon is the most popular camera system on the market, despite all the mirrorless buzz, and that means many of you are likely looking for some awesome portrait lens options for your Canon kit. Lucky for you, we have a great roundup of lenses on the docket today and all of them are great options for you Canon invested portrait photographers.
In this roundup we have 8 incredible lenses for portrait photography on the Canon system. So lets jump right into it, shall we?