Mirrorless Lenses

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Are you interested in landscape photography, but don't want to lug around heavy lenses? Join Sony Alpha ambassador Mahesh Thapa as he explains the numerous benefits of using Sony’s high-quality f/4 lenses for landscape photography. 0:00 - Introduction 2:30 - When Thapa Started to Use f/4 Lenses 4:52 - Why Use f/4 Lenses? 11:24 - What About Astrophotography? 13:34 - Then vs. Now 21:11 - Ultralight Full-Frame and APS-C Lenses 28:20 - Why Consider Lenses Faster Than f/4? 31:42 - Q&A What lenses do you typically use? Let us know in the
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
It’s been a great week for photography news as brands geared up for CP+. FUJIFILM clearly has a winner on its hands with the X100VI—a follow up to one of the most popular compact cameras of the past few years. Otherwise, we are looking at a lot of glass. Sony went for a unique mid-range offering in the FE 24-
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Panasonic continues its 2024 offerings with yet another “smallest and lightest in its class” lens, this time delivering the Lumix S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S., a wide-to-tele macro zoom that fits in the palm of your hand. The lens is an all-in-one multitool whose impressive image quality makes it ideal as a jack-of-all-trades for travel and everyday carry or as the foundation for building out a Lumix lens kit
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The classic 24-70mm has some competition. Sony has just revealed an alternative in the standard zoom space with the release of the FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens. Within Sony’s lineup, this new full-frame offering packs a wide-to-normal zoom range and a fast, constant f/2.8 aperture into a compact form factor—effectively splitting the difference between the hefty 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and lightweight 20-70mm f/4 G.
by Luke Rollins ·Posted
Sigma continues to expand its Art and Sports lines with the debut of two new primes for L and Sony E-mount cameras: the 15mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and the 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports lenses, both for full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. The pair straddles opposite ends of the focal-length spectrum, with the 15mm
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Venus Optics is announcing a major leap forward with the Laowa 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF Autofocus Lens, the Laowa line’s first autofocus lens and one of the widest rectilinear lenses available. Released in time for Venus Optic’s tenth anniversary, the lens features an ultra-wide 130° angle of view, 4.7" close focusing, and a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, all while weighing less than a pound.
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The Sony a9 III makes it possible to sync your flash at any shutter speed (even up to 1/80000 of a second)! Matt Zefi explains how the a9 III's global shutter allows you to freeze the action. 0:00 - Introduction 0:11 - Rolling vs. Global Shutter 1:26 - What do you think? What do you think of the a9 III? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
OM SYSTEM is storming into 2024 with a trio of major announcements for its Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system, including a new flagship OM-1 Mark II camera, an updated M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 II wide-angle zoom lens, and a versatile super-telephoto zoom
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Grace Wells (@GraceWells) produces, directs, and edits cinematic vertical videos, including her series “Making Epic Commercials for Random Objects.” Learn how she creates her content as a one-woman team, and more. 0:00 - About Wells 0:39 - From Portraits to Products 4:27 - Inspiration and Workflow 7:22 - Lightning Round 11:03 - Gear (Detailed) 13:15 - Working with Brands 16:49 - Creative Process and Editing 22:11 - Experimenting 23:37 - Getting Representation 25:39 - Hooking Your Viewers 27:45 - The Future 29:16 - Wells's Studio 30:18 -
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Including yourself in a landscape shot is a great way to tell a story, add emotion, and give a sense of scale. In this video, Matt Zefi discusses composition, posing, and angle options for your landscape self-portrait to convey the mood of your image. 0:00 - Introduction: Just Find Friends 0:44 - How to Take a Photo of Yourself 1:38 - Posing, Composition, and Storytelling 2:40 - Focal Length Do you have any questions about taking environmental self-portraits? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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The Venus Optics Laowa Aurogon FF 10-50x NA0.5 Supermicro APO Lens opens the door to microphotography, allowing you to use the camera gear you already have. Watch as Sam Fuller takes the camera out for a spin and shares some helpful tips for microscopic photography. 0:00 - Introduction 0:35 - Specs and Today's Setup 2:46 - More Tips 3:17 - Fuller's Thoughts Will you be adding the Laowa Aurogon to your kit? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section, below.
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The second week of 2024 is coming to a close and it’s been dominated by CES. It’s the first trade show on the calendar and one of the biggest of the year, bringing together brands from all over the world under the general premise of “Consumer Electronics.” We’ve been in Las Vegas covering some of the show's major announcements, along with some of the overall themes and new concepts not quite ready for the market. At the crossroads of the West and Central Exhibition Halls lies the CES chrome monolith; this is the home of all things consumer
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Should you choose a 50mm, 85mm, or another lens entirely? In this video, Maria Perez explains how certain lenses distort or compress your image. She also discusses the most flattering focal length for your subject’s face, portraiture lenses, and much more. 0:00 - Introduction 0:55 - 24-70mm, 24-105mm 1:44 - 35mm 2:10 - 50mm "Nifty Fifty" 2:42 - 85mm 3:11 - Telephoto Zooms and Primes 4:06 - Supertelephoto How do you decide which focal length to use? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Before you head into nature to take photos, you must first plan and pack to the best of your ability. Luebbe and Schrock share advice on how to prepare for weather and how to plan your image bucket list. Plus, they answer the age-old question: “What’s in my camera bag?” 0:00 - Introduction 1:07 - Planning and Research 6:01 - Schrock's Gear 9:51 -  Luebbe’s Gear 16:46 - What's Next? What do you bring when planning an outdoor shoot? Let us know in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens, leveraging advances in mechanical and optical design to create the smallest and lightest medium telephoto macro lens in its class. The latest and longest of the Lumix S prime lenses, the 100mm f/2.8 Macro offers versatility and high performance in a small, easy-to-carry form factor. The focal length makes it ideal for portraits, natural images with precise