The NONS SL42 Camera: Everything You Wanted to Know

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“The process of shooting film is fascinating”, says Dingsheng WU, Business Development Manager of the NONS SL42 camera line. Having successfully launched their first SL42 camera with Instax film support last year, NONS is back with an updated camera in 2 different colors in 2021. They now support EF mount lenses, which can further be adapted with a plethora of other lens mounts using manual adapters. Backers can get ready to use M42, Nikon F, Contax/Yashica​ C/Y lens and more. Plus, they’ve almost eliminated the heavy vignetting issue that was a mainstay of the 1st release. Our Editor in Chief Chris Gampat bought one of these cameras. He’ll be writing about his experiences with it in a future post.

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You Don’t Want To Miss Out On These Big Tamron And Sigma Lens Deals

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Upgrade your lens collection and save a ton with these lens deals.

If you need some new lenses and want to save some money, you’re in the right place. There are some incredible lens deals from Sigma and Tamron to go over. Tamron’s weather-sealed f2.8 primes for Sony E mount are crazy cheap. The 20mm f2.8 is just $249, the 24mm f2.8 is $199, and the 35mm f2.8 is only $199. You can also save on Tamron lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs too. Sigma has tons of lens deals as well. The excellent Sigma 16mm f1.4 is down to just $349 (Sony E mount). The Sigma 35mm f1.4 for Canon EF mount is just $615! If you’re a birder and shoot with Nikon F mount cameras, grab the brilliant Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary for only $889.90! There are many more lens deals after the break for Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F mount, and Sony E mount. Come and check them out.

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Canon’s 85mm F1.4 L Has the Best Optical Quality of Any EF Mount Lens

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After somewhat of a break from testing camera lenses, DXOMark has returned with a bombshell. The Canon 85mm f1.4 L IS USM, an EF mount lens for DSLRs, is a certified banger! In fact, it’s so good, it beats the stellar Sony 85mm f1.4 GM in every category. Also, for Canon RF mount users, the new 85mm f2 IS STM did very well during DXOMark’s tests. If you’re a portrait photographer who shoots Canon, head past the break for all the juicy details.

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Cheap Photo: Tamron’s New 24mm F2.8 Is Just $245 (and Much More)

Whether you shoot Canon, Nikon or, Sony, there are Tamron lenses on sale for you.

These deals on Tamron lenses are fantastic! We’ve found discounts on Canon, Nikon, and Sony glass that will help you save hundreds. The new Tamron 24mm f2.8 for Sony is just $245, the 35mm f2.8 for Sony is only $279, and the 20mm f2.8 for Sony is just $290! Canon and Nikon shooters, you can pick up the fantastic 45mm f1.8 for only $399! You can also save $110 on the excellent Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 for E mount. It’s down to just $769. There are lots more deals on Tamron lenses after the break. Come and check them out.

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Every One of These Tamron Lenses Are Available at a Great Price

You can make your mom (or yourself) very happy this year while saving a ton of money thanks to the Tamron Mother’s Day Instant Savings event!

Do you have a mom who loves photography? If so, you might want to check out the red hot deals Tamron has in their Tamron Mother’s Day Instant Savings event. If you want to treat your mom to a new lens, or perhaps even treat yourself to some spectacular glass, these deals are for you. You can save big on the Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD for Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras, the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD, and more. Head on past the break for all the info.

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Replace Your Canon Kit Lenses with These Great, Yet Affordable Lenses

Kit lenses are okay for a while, but you’ll be amazed at how much your images will improve with these affordable lenses.

If you got your hands on a Canon camera over the holidays, there’s a good chance it came packaged with a kit lens or two. These kit lenses are great for a little while, but you will soon find they can hold you and your creative side back rather quickly. We have put together a shortlist of affordable lenses (first and third party options) for Canon cameras that won’t put a hole in your wallet and will seriously impress you. Check them out after the break.

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Opinion: It’s About Time Canon Gave Up on EF Mount

The Canon EF mount had a great run, and some classic lenses will never be forgotten, but it’s time to move on and RF Mount is the future.

We know Canon arrived super late to the Mirrorless party, and we are pretty aware the Canon EOS R, as fine as it is, is still quite far behind the competition in terms of specs and features. One area where Canon is excelling and showing the rest of the pack how it’s done though is with their RF Mount lenses. RF mount glass is some of the best you can get your hands on, hands down. The RF Mount is the future, and it seems as though this has finally clicked with Canon too. Join us after the break to find out more about big C’s decision to bid adieu to the Canon EF Mount.

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The New Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens Costs Only $429

Kenko Tokina just dropped their latest offering for Full Frame Canon and Nikon DSLR users looking for a versatile macro telephoto lens.

Japanese premium camera accessories manufacturer Kenko Tokina has just announced the release of the new Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens, which promises unparalleled versatility for Full Frame Canon and Nikon DSLR users. If you’re looking for a macro lens that will provide close-focusing capabilities and life-sized reproduction, this could be a new option worth checking out.

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The Camera Market Needs Canon to Stop Drinking Its Own Kool-Aid

Canon’s profits are tanking, and they are losing even more ground in the camera market.

Poor Canon; it seems as though things keep going from bad to worse for the former king of the photography castle. While Canon has been hard at work on all fronts, it seems as though their efforts aren’t producing the results they want. To be fair, earlier on this year, Canon’s CEO did say that he fully expects things to get worse before they get better, but I don’t think anyone could have predicted that their gross profits would tank quite so hard over nine months. Just what does Canon need to do to steady their ship? Continue reading…

The First Prime Lenses You Should Get for Your Canon EF Mount Camera

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If you have a Canon DSLR or Mirrorless camera these are the prime lenses you should get first.

If there is one thing Canon users aren’t short of it’s quality prime lenses. The EF mount has been around for what seems like forever. With companies like Rokinon, Sigma, Tamron, and of course Canon making affordable prime lenses, owners of Canon EF mount cameras are spoiled for choice. The prime lenses we have chosen for this roundup are perfect for those picking up their first prime lenses, and more than good enough for seasoned pros as well. Check out eight prime lenses that all Canon users should try with their Canon EF mount cameras after the break. Continue reading…

The New Weather Sealed Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Lens Is Only $899

The new Tamron SP 35mm f1.4 lens for Full Frame DSLR cameras will be available in Nikon and Canon mounts.

Fans and long-time users of the Tamron SP Series lenses are in for a treat; the company just announced the newest member of the family right in time for the 40th anniversary of the series. The SP 35mm f1.4 Di USD (Model F405) for Full Frame DSLR cameras was reported as in-development in February, and will now be available for $899 first at Tamron USA dealers in Nikon F mount by June 26th, and then in Canon EF mount a month later).

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Under $600: These Canon EF Mount Lenses Are Stellar

These EF Mount Canon lenses may be cheap, but don’t let the prices fool you.

One of the great things about the Canon platform is here are dozens of EF Mount lenses that are incredibly affordable; they’re solid performers too. If you have recently joined team Canon, or have been using their cameras for a while and need to expand your lens collection, but need to do it on the cheap, these EF Mount Canon lenses might be what you’re looking for. Join us after the break to see nine of our favorite lenses for Canon cameras that cost under $600. You’re probably thinking that lenses under $600 can’t be all that special, but you’d be wrong to think that. There are some top performers in this price range that will really amaze you. Sure, they may not feature weather sealing, or have the nicest feeling materials, but when it comes to image quality, you’ll be blown away. Let’s take a look at these ‘bang for your buck’ EF mount Canon lenses that will help you produce some quality images.

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The New Yongnuo YN450 Is Unfortunately One Giant Mess of a Camera

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While it’s a great concept with some good ideas, the Yongnuo YN450 is a swing and a miss.

Ears perked up, and eyes were wide open throughout the photography world late last year when Yongnuo announced that they would be making a hybrid camera that ran on Google’s Android software, and would feature a Canon EF Mount for lenses. The camera sounded pretty good; it promised easy connectivity to popular social media sites, and a user friendly interface that tens of millions of people around the world are familiar with. But between the announcement and now, you know what has really hit the fan. Continue reading…

The Venus Optics Laowa 25mm Ultra-Macro Lens Gets Really Long

The new Laowa lens is a lightweight and affordable ultra-macro option for full frame DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras.

Heads up, macro photographers! Venus Optics has recently introduced the Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro Lens. It’s a new member in their roster of unique macro lenses alongside the 60mm f2.8 2:1 Macro & 15mm f4 Wide Angle Macro. With a magnification range of 2.5:1 to 5:1, this new lens promises flexibility when it comes to macro photography in different sizes.

The Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro Lens is made with 8 elements in 6 groups with 1-pc of low dispersion element, ensuring outstanding sharpness, minimal chromatic aberrations, and reduced color fringing in all magnification levels. The wide focal length also produces a greater depth of field compared to lenses with longer focal lengths.

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