Cameras and Lenses Category Archive - Page 5

Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Announced

Sony is surely making waves today, perhaps the biggest one being with their new Sony a9 III camera with a global shutter. But great cameras need great lenses, and what better way to make the Sony a9 III shine than with a shiny new Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS...

Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Review

One of Nikon's most intriguing decisions in the mirrorless era is to sell two different f/2.8 zoom trios - one set of professional, S-line lenses for $2000+, and another set for about half the price but with Tamron-designed optics. In the cheaper trio, the longest lens is the $1250 Nikon...

Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L Announced: The Holy Grail Midrange Zoom

One of my favorite long-running gags in the photography world is that, whenever someone wishes for an unrealistic lens, another photographer will chime in sarcastically asking for a lightweight 14-200mm f/2.8 with perfect optics, or something just as impossible. Apparently Canon took that as a challenge. The newly released RF...

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Review

The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is an $898 wide-angle, wide-aperture prime lens for Sony full-frame cameras. As you’ll see throughout this review, this small and somewhat unassuming lens has extraordinary performance, making it a top choice for landscape, Milky Way, and other wide-angle photography.

What Makes a Good Wildlife Photography Lens?

What is the best type of lens for wildlife photography? No doubt, the most popular and easiest way to photograph animals is with a telephoto lens. However, there are many other factors to consider: focal length, aperture, weight, price, close focusing distance, image quality, focus speed, and more. Where do you start?

Nikon’s Secret Macro Lens

I love using macro lenses, but that isn’t the only way to focus up close. Plenty of non-macro lenses, too, have enough magnification for small subjects like flowers or dragonflies. In fact, one Nikon lens can reach 1:1 macro capabilities without any third-party accessories, even though “macro” isn’t in its name!

Nikon Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S Announced

Nikon just announced the newest supertelephoto lens for the mirrorless Z system: the Nikon Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S. Partly thanks to the phase fresnel (PF) lens element, the 600mm f/6.3 VR S is the smallest and lightest lens in its class – weighing the same as the 500mm f/5.6 PF F-mount lens.