The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art Solves an Issue with Aperture Rings

They’re claiming that the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art is better than the one they made for DSLRs.

If you’re a Sony E mount user, you’ve got a plethora of 85mm lens options. And today, you’re getting another with the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art. According to Sigma, they’ve made it around 1lb lighter and 1 inch smaller than the previous version. As Sigma is a licensed Sony partner, you can also expect the autofocus performance to be as good as it possibly can be. That means this lens will fully realize the Eye-AF and Face detection algorithms that Sony cameras use. Couple this with weather sealing, Sigma’s aluminum/Thermally Stable Composite build combo, and the edge to edge sharpness they’re touting, and it seems to be a winner. All this for $1,199! But they’re also solving an issue many newer photographers have been facing with aperture rings.

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The Iris Lens Cap System Uses Magnets To Attach To Your Lens

All Metal, Utilizing the Strongest Magnets in the World. How Much is a Lens Cap Worth to You? 

We have all been there, losing a lens cap in our camera bag, or out in the world. Sometimes you are lucky and notice, other times you are not and you end up without a lens cap for your prized lens. The team over at Iris are tired of this issue and have set out to design the ultimate lens cap system that will address this issue. Continue reading…

Five Items for the Serious Mobile Photographer

While some of you tend to scoff at mobile photographers in the same fashion that film photographers used to scoff at digital, Like it or not, there are photographers out there that can do an incredible job with their camera phones–much better than some dedicated camera users can do. As it is, Mobile Photography is fun and with it you can also create awe-inspiring images that focus really on the art behind the image more than anything else.

To help you get those photos and add a bit more versatility to what you’re capable of, here are five items we strongly recommend.

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PhotoJoJo Releases New Iris Lenses for the iPhone

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Editor’s Note: it also works for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6.

For quite a while, if anyone really wanted compact and really good quality interchangeable lens converters for their phone, you had to use the offerings from Moment. But today, Photojojo is trying to challenge that with the release of their new Iris lenses. The company is announcing a wide angle, fisheye and a macro lens which all mount to your iphone using what seems like a glorified hair tie.

Hair accessory aside, the lenses have an aluminum build to them and actually use glass elements. That means that they’re bound to have better image quality than alternative with a plastic element. Each lens also has its own cushioned lens cap/case. Additionally, the case can be left on and always holds the mount for you so you can put the lenses in quicker. It’s not as straightforward or as low profile as the Moment solution (which uses a small plate).

PhotoJoJo will be sending them my way to test, and believe it or not, I’m really eager to try something new. Would I use them for serious work? If the iPhone can be used for serious work and photographers can make a living off of Instagram, then of course they can.

More images are after the jump.

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