Lenses

Canon outs E-series lens duo: pro-zoom and whispering prime

Canon outs E-series lens duo: pro-zoom and whispering prime

Canon has snuck out a pair of new EF-series lenses, a compact prime to replace the well-esteemed EF 35mm f/2, and a 24-70mm zoom with L-series optics. The Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS USM promises performance whether you're zoomed in or out wide, with a 7.9-inch macro mode and up to four stops of stabilization, and is targeted by the company at full-frame DSLRs like the EOS 6D.

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Nikon announces 800mm super-telephoto lens

Nikon announces 800mm super-telephoto lens

Nikon is going bigger with its product line, most notably marked by the announcement of its new 800mm f5.6 super-telephoto which should look quite impressive once it’s available. The move comes as a response to compete with Canon, and it will be interesting to see how this one stacks up against Canon’s EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM.

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Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon has unveiled a new product lineup that boasts super high-definition 4K technology. The new equipment includes the EOS-1D C Digital SLR camera along with four EF Cinema zoom lenses, two Cinema EOS cameras, and an advanced display to round out Canon's 4K imaging solutions designed for professional photography, video, and motion picture cinematography.

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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera up for $16k pre-order

Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera up for $16k pre-order

Canon has thrown its EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera up for pre-order, though you'll need deep pockets if you want to take delivery of the 4k-capable camcorder later this month. Set to ship from January 30, the EOS C300 is priced at $15,999 - a hefty chunk, though lower than Canon's original $20k estimate - with both EF mount and PL mount versions on offer. Meanwhile, a variety of Canon Cine lenses have also been put up for pre-order too.

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Holga case for iPhone brings special effects lenses

Holga case for iPhone brings special effects lenses

The Holga case brings some retro camera filters to your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. Instead of digital filters as you would get with the Instagram app, the Holga case tacks on a physical wheel of special effects lenses to the back of your iPhone.

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LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Leaks with Mirror and Speed-Boosting AF Sensor

LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Leaks with Mirror and Speed-Boosting AF Sensor

What you're seeing here in this rather confusing set of images is a leaked product from Sony, a brand new lens adapter with a brand new twist - a mirror! This is the LA-EA2, a lens adapter that allows you to put Sony's Alpha SLR lenses onto all of its smaller NEX cameras. While this sort of situation generally just has a few jimmyrigged bits making the lens not quite as awesome fitted onto the camera that's not normally meant to have the lens, this new piece of equipment has a translucent mirror inside to collect a tiny bit of light from the image as it travels into the camera, this light then sent to a phase-detection autofocus sensor in the base.

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Lensbaby Composer Pro promises smoother photo effects

Lensbaby Composer Pro promises smoother photo effects

Lensbaby has outed its latest model, and the company is now targeting professional photo and video experts. The Lensbaby Composer Pro takes the existing Composer and upgrades its ball and focus mechanism with a metal version that, it's claimed, makes for smoother focus and tilt.

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Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic offers straightforward aperture twiddling

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic offers straightforward aperture twiddling

Lensbaby has announced its latest lens, the Sweet 35 Optic, the company's first 35mm Optic model to feature an internal 12-blade adjustable aperture system. Offering the widest focal length of any selective focus Lensbaby optic, the magnetically-attached Sweet 35 Optic offers f/2.5 through f/22 adjusted through a simple barrel ring.

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$76 Micro Four Thirds/NEX lenses promised as China weighs in

$76 Micro Four Thirds/NEX lenses promised as China weighs in

Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses may be smaller than their regular DSLR counterparts, but so far the pricing of the various interchangeable components is yet to go micro. That could well change with news of new, cheaper Chinese micro-4/3 lenses from Zhongyi Optics, which are expected to retail for a mere CNY 500 ($76).

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Samsung outs five NX Series lenses: super-zoom, pancake & more

Samsung outs five NX Series lenses: super-zoom, pancake & more

Samsung has announced a five-strong line up of new NX Series interchangeable lenses, doubling the options on offer for cameras like the NX Hybrid. Among the new array is a 18-200mm multi-purpose Long Zoom Lens and a 16mm F2.4 Ultra Wide Pancake, as well as a macro lens, portrait lens and a standard zoom.

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Sony E-mount interchangeable lens spec goes public in April

Sony E-mount interchangeable lens spec goes public in April

Sony opted not to use the Micro Four Thirds standard for its NEX interchangeable lens cameras, instead developing its own E-mount system, and now it plans to open that technology up for third-party lens manufacturers. As well as allowing for third-party E-mount lenses for use with the NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-VG10 cameras, it will also allow for mount adapters for other manufacturers' lenses to be attached to Sony's models.

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Carl Zeiss AG enters micro four thirds lens market

Carl Zeiss AG enters micro four thirds lens market

When it comes to camera optics and lenses, one of the biggest names in the industry is Carl Zeiss. The company has announced that it will be entering into the micro four thirds market with Olympus. The new Zeiss HD video lenses will be launched at a later date for video cameras and at this point details on the new lens is scant.

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