The Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro is a lens that seems really interesting. It’s one of Fujifilm’s largest prime lenses, and though it doesn’t sport as wide of an aperture as the 90mm f2, it has lots of features like close focusing abilities. Due to this feature alone, it may be an attractive option not only for shooting macro photos but also as a portrait focal length. When used with the latest camera options from Fujifilm, it’s a lens that offers pretty fast focusing abilities in addition to a fully weather sealed package.
Today, Canon is introducing a lineup of lenses that are surely doing something different from all the other options out there. The company is refreshing and introducing a number of new tilt-shift options–but these aren’t just any tilt-shift lenses. These lenses have macro focusing capabilities. We can say hello to a brand new Canon 50mm f2.8 L Macro, a 90mm f2.8 L Macro, and a 135mm f4 L Macro option. All of these lenses have tilt-shift and macro capabilities–and Canon is specific in saying that they’re true macro at 1:1. In addition to that, they all have 9 aperture blades. Even further, they’re all L lenses–but they obviously lack weather sealing as that’s very difficult to do otherwise.
In addition to the new Nikon D850 DSLR, the Nikon ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter is making its debut too. What’s that? Film? Yes. By using this adapter with Nikkor macro lenses and a flash, you can get high resolution scans of your 35mm negative or slide film images. When you’re using the Nikon D850, the camera will work to convert the images in-camera to positives. Considering the world’s rise in analog film photography and Nikon’s history in the film industry, it makes a whole lot of sense and is a really nice move to see Nikon doing this.
All images and text by Darren Lewey. Used with permission.
I’m a photographer based in Morocco running tours and workshops within a day’s drive which includes Andalusia, Spain. I guess I’m strongly tempted to first explore locations that are closer to me than far-flung ones. It’s part of my ethos that there are things around that are photographically interesting and getting to know places a little bit can help. When I’m not teaching then I’m dedicated to personal portfolio development which I’ve been doing for the past year. Before that I had little time to set aside for my own work with developing my business and historically working in UK education and film making. For many years I didn’t pick-up a stills camera. That changed last year when I bought a Pentax 645z. I’ve always been an advocate of medium format but with no processing options in Morocco my 67 was unused. I’d been limited to older crop sensor technology and it didn’t inspire. I use natural light and a range of prime lenses.
I enjoy nature, I’m not a city person. I like the ability to work in quietness. For the included portfolio, Andalusia, I set myself the task of producing images in three zones during the space of two weeks in May 2017. Each of the areas offered very different challenges but I wanted to capture the texture of the region.
It’s been a while, but back at CP+ 2017, you may recall that Cosina announced the development of three new Voigtlander branded, full frame, native Sony E-Mount lenses. As is the case whenever new native full frame lenses are added to the Sony system people got excited, but since the announcement information about these lenses has been quiet – until now. Continue reading…
The Fujifilm 120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro is one of the first lens offerings from the G Format lineup, and it’s a pretty decent lens overall. In fact, there isn’t a single major problem with it besides maybe its large size. But when it comes to performance, it’s very sharp, focuses quickly, has image stabilization built in, and beautiful bokeh. What more could a photographer want?
In our years of reviewing lenses, we’ve reviewed a lot of prime lenses–including every prime lens offering from Tamron. The company has worked on revamping their lineup for the past few years the same way other lens manufacturers also have. But the biggest difference here is that Tamron offers great image quality, autofocus, weather sealing, and does all this at a really amazingly affordable price point.
So we’ve gone through our reviews index to sort together all of our Tamron lens reviews and help you figure out what’s best for you.
Before the company started to really revamp their lenses, Tamron’s offerings were actually pretty darn good to start. So on a whim of curiousity, I decided to try the Tamron AF 180mm f3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro–surely a long telephoto macro lens will have to be great, right? Truthfully, it really is; but it isn’t without its own faults partially due to how DSLR cameras work. Though for the enthusiast photographer, you’ll probably really appreciate what it’s capable of.
And at the same time, you’ll need to shoot it like a pro.