Wait, What?! Patent for Tamron 115mm f1.4 VC Lens Shows Up Online

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Seems like Tamron has something cool in the works! Coming off of the success of their newest lens offerings such as the unique Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD (our review here), Tamron seems to be back at it again with another unique focal-length lens on the horizon.

According to The Digital Picture, Tamron has filed a patent for a 115mm f1.4 VC lens. Many photographers swear by lenses covering the focal range from 85-135mm for portraiture, so this offering seems to sit square in the middle. It could definitely shake things up a bit if its performance is up to par and rivals some of the lenses from Tamron’s competition. The included VC (vibration compensation) and 1.4 aperture is sure to pique the interests of many shooters.

I personally have found the 135mm offerings from both Canon and Nikon to be incredible, although a bit long at times for studio portraiture. This 115mm from Tamron could be just what I, and I’m sure many other indoor shooters, are hoping for! Let’s hope it gets an actual release!

6 Top Third Party Portrait Lenses Under $1000

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samyang 50mm f1.2 product images (6 of 7)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 2.8

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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8 Spectacular Portrait Lenses for Canon DSLRs

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Rokinon 135mm f2 review product photos (2 of 6)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8

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?

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Camera Lens Manufacturers Explain The Rise of Backlit Portraits

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Years ago, every photographer used to say that you should never backlight a portrait subject due to the way that lenses render the scene. For a long time, it was very difficult to get any sort of detail on a subject when the sun was behind them. But then things started to change. Lens technology and glass coatings became better and better which delivered more contrast in a scene and brought out more details despite the subject being backlit.

To explore why and how this change happened, we talked to Zeiss, Sigma and Tamron about how it all came about.

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7 Incredible Modern Portrait Lenses Under $1,000

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Rokinon 135mm f2 review product photos (6 of 6)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.5

Portrait photography is and remains one of the most popular reasons that people pick up a camera and get into photography. But as we all well know, top quality lenses bring with them budget breaking price tags. Luckily, portrait photography can be pretty forgiving, and you don’t need the most expensive lenses in order to get great results.

Today we are going to focus on the best modern lenses (released within the last 4 years) for portraiture that come with a normal price tag under the $1,000 mark – making them relatively attainable for most photographers. Also note, towards the end of last year we did feature a similar listing, of modern portraiture lenses under $500, so in that under $500 category today we will only be noting lenses that have been released since that post, making the majority of this post in the $500-$999 spectrum.

Okay, lets get into it.

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Cheap Photo Alert: 4 Days Left on Nikon’s Current Lens Savings!

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 24mm f1.8 G product images (1 of 6)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Nikon’s latest lens savings are ending on Saturday, so there is only a little time left to save on some of that new glass that you have been keeping an eye on.

  1. Nikon FX 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VR (Save 90) – Deal
  2. Nikon FX 12-24mm F/4G (Save $315) – Deal
  3. Nikon FX 50mm F/1.8G (Save $43) – Deal
  4. Nikon DX 35mm F/1.8G (Save $33) – Deal
  5. Nikon DX 40mm F/2.8G Macro (Save $33) – Deal
  6. Nikon DX 10.5mm F/2.8G Fisheye (Save $175) – Deal
  7. Nikon DX 24-24mm F/4 IF-ED (Save $315) – Deal
  8. Nikon DX 17-55mm F/2.8G IF-ED (Save $300) – Deal
  9. Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8G (Save $100) – Deal
  10. You can find the rest of our Nikon listings over on the Nikon Deals Page.

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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Cheap Photo Deal: Getting Wide On A Budget

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Rokinon 135mm f2 review product photos (2 of 6)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8

Today’s highlight deal is the Rokinon 35mm F/1.4, a killer lens for those looking to get wider on a budget. Per our review:;

“This lens handles depth of field very nicely. It is very smooth and enjoyable. You can also be very selective with the depth of field. Using a shallow depth of field with this lens, it’s really easy to the blur the background or the foreground of you subject. At f1.4 the bokeh is really smooth as well as the other ranges. The bokeh is as good or better than most of my prime lenses and achieving it manually allows you to adjust it enough to give it that extra bit of softness.”

  1. Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 (Save $80) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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