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Canon 50mm f1.8 III

Today in Cheap photo, we’ve found discounts on loads of 50mm f1.8 (nifty 50) lenses. Plus, the new Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 lens is now available in both Canon and Nikon mounts,

Also still valid: Here’s your chance to get the Sony A7 at the cheapest price that we’ve seen it for yet. And just in case Amazon runs out, try B&H Photo or Adorama. We’ve also found deals on Pentax lenses, B&H’s Deal zone, a 70D bundle rebate deal,

If you’re still interested: the new Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens is getting $100 off and going for $849. But be sure to check out our review before you go buy one, our comparison to the original and to the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art.

We’ve found a bundle deal on a Canon 70D Bundle for $789 after a rebate, plus Nikon savingsNikon summer bundle deals as well as so much more.

$400 off the Sony A7r, Zeiss lens rebates, $299 for the Olympus EPL5, a discount on the Fujifilm XT-1, $499 for the Olympus OMD EM5, $200 off on the Fujifilm X100T, Tamron lens discounts, Lexar card specials.

Not a Nikon fan? Then check out Amazon’s best selling cameras, with lots of the under $500. Plus, Adorama has specials on Lowepro camera bags. [click to continue…]

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss Rokinon Sigma 85mm f1.4 three way comparison (2 of 3)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 3.5

With the very recent announcement of the Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R, the industry has taken a huge step forward. A camera with a sensor that can shoot over 50MP images in the 35mm format is changing the game completely. But with that, we’re always wondering about lenses. A while ago, we asked Lens manufacturers about how lens technology will be able to keep up with sensor technology.

But to find out what lenses could potentially work with such a high megapixel sensor, we did some research and asking around. As we get more information, we will try to update this list.

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A while back, Tamron stated that they were working on a killer wide angle zoom lens in the form of the 15-30mm f2.8 lens. Today, the company has made it official. So what’s so special about this lens? Well according to reports, it’s supposed to be able to work with 50MP sensors. But that hasn’t proven yet. What we indeed do know is that it has an f2.8 constant aperture throughout the range.

The Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens has 18 elements in 13 groups, an XGM lens element at the front (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical), an eBAND coating to prevent reflections, nine aperture blades, and a fluorine coating on the front element.

We’re working on calling one in for review. Want one? Adorama currently lists them for $1,199 and has free shipping for Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR mounts.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tamron 90mm f2.8 VC product images (6 of 8)ISO 50001-60 sec at f - 1.0

Sony’s rumored 50MP sensor is quickly becoming the mythological unicorn of the photo industry as more early reports leak its existence. Now Sony Alpha Rumors reports that Sony has briefed Tamron to develop a new line of SP.2 lenses to work its new “around 46MP” full frame sensors.

Supposedly Tamron has actually already introduced the first lens of this new SP.2 line with the 15-30mm f2.8 DI VC USD. Although the A-mount lens was announced at Photokina this September, it will purportedly work just fine on Sony’s rumored 50MP sensor.

Tamron has also been said to be working on the design of two prime lenses, which will be sharp enough to stand up to the scrutiny of such a high-resolution sensor. We’ve reported on the way lens technology has struggled to keep up with the blistering advancement of sensors, so it will be interesting to see what manufacturers can pull out of their hats this time around.

The same source claims Sony will introduce its pixel rich sensor for both A- and E-mount cameras.

Via Sony Alpha Rumors

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Lomography Petzval Lens review images samples (10 of 24)ISO 4001-320 sec

The term bokeh colloquially refers to the quality of the out of focus area in an image. But over the years, it has come to be more associated with the whole out of focus area to begin with. In fact, it’s something that many photographers, enthusiasts and others become obsessed with. To get it, you need lenses with wide apertures and generally longer focal length lenses–though some wider options can do a great job too.

In our tests over the years, we’ve run across lenses from different manufacturers that exhibit some incredible bokeh. Here are some of our favorite lenses with the best bokeh.

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Tamron has been relatively quiet this year in terms of new lenses, but just in time for Photokina 2014, the company has a brand new wide angle zoom offering. Tamton has announced the development of a new 15-30mm f2.8mm lens with vibration control built in. This pretty much trumps Nikon’s 14-24mm f2.8 in terms of usefulness and more or less also trumps Canon’s 16-35mm f2.8 offering as well for landscape and architectural uses.

This lens features 18 elements in 13 groups, aspherical elements, low dispersion elements, an ultrasonic silent drive motor, vibration compensation with three ceramic ball bearings, and a new eBAND coating. According to them, the new coating is “A nano-structured layer (1nm = 1/1,000,000mm), with dimensions smaller than the wavelengths of visible rays of light, is deployed on top of multiple coating layers to maximize efficiency.”

“Reflections occur at the interface between the lens and the air because of the difference in refractive indices of the two substances. The nano-structure of the eBAND Coating renders an extremely low refractive index by minimizing the differential with that of air while actively inducing air to its own structure, thus significantly suppressing the extent and degree of reflections.”

More tech specs are after the jump. We also have no word yet on pricing.

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