Category: Lenses

Choosing a lens for macro and close-up photography

| December 11, 2013 | Reply

Note: This is the latest version of this article. Latest update: December 12th 2013. This article is about choosing the right lens for close-up and macro photography in nature. There is no simple advice as there are many choices available. The most obvious one would be to buy a dedicated macro lens like a Canon […]

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2 Reviews for the Canon EF 4/600L IS II by Doug Brown and Arash Hazeghi

| July 30, 2012

Doug Brown and Arash Hazeghi are two of the most skilled bird photographers with a special focus on birds in flight. They both recently published reviews of the new Canon EF 4/600L IS II which looks like the best lens for bird photography Canon has ever made. Incredibly sharp and with a weight of only […]

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New article: Choosing a lens for bird photography

| February 26, 2010 | Reply

A new article about choosing the right lens for bird photography is now available: Choosing a lens for bird photography. This replaces an older article published earlier on this page. If you are interested in bird photography but don’t know which lens to choose, read the article!

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New article: Choosing a lens for macro and close-up photography

| February 11, 2010 | Reply

EOS 7D, EF 2.8/100 Macro I just published a new article: Choosing a lens for macro and close-up photography. This replaces an older article published earlier on this page. Macro and close-up photography is a fascinating way to spend time with your camera. Subjects and be found everywhere, especially outdoors, but many also like shooting […]

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Nikon announces new 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR wide angle zoom lens

| February 9, 2010 | Reply

Nikon has announced the new 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR wide angle zoom lens. It is the first ultra wide angle zoom lens with image stabilisation. This new lens is great news for landscape and travel photographers. The f4 aperture make the lens a lot lighter than a possible lens with f2.8. Some might prefer […]

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Tokina AT-X DX 11-16mm f/2.8 now also available for Sony DSLRs

| February 1, 2010 | Reply

The Tokina AT-X DX 2.8/11-16 is a popular lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Now, Tokina has announced that the lens will also be available for Sony Alpha DSLR cameras with a crop sensor – the lens does not work with full frame cameras like the A900 and A850. On a cropped Sony DSLR, the […]

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Leica S-System: Will it be successful?

| August 3, 2009 | Reply

Recently, Leica has announced the prices for the new S-System. The S-System is a new camera system from Leica with a new sensor which is bigger than current full frame sensors in cameras like the Nikon D3x or Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The sensor has a size of 30×45 mm and 37.5 megapixels. The […]

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New Hybrid IS from Canon

| July 22, 2009 | Reply

Canon has announced a new image stabilization (IS) system that can correct both angular camera shake and shift camera shake. The new system will be built into an upcoming lens that will be released before the end of 2009. Click here to read the full press release from Canon.

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Video about the Nikon 200-400VR Lens by Moose Peterson

| July 20, 2009 | Reply

Today I came across a very interesting video about the amazing Nikon 4/200-400 VR lens by famous wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. Moose explains why he loves the lens so much and how best to use it either hand hold or on a tripod. He also explains how to use the VR in different situations. If […]

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Nikon 2009/ 2010 DSLR Product Roadmap Leaked ?

| July 10, 2009 | Reply

According to this link from wired.com the entire Nikon 2009/ 2010 DSLR Product Roadmap has leaked. For me this sounds more like a wish list of a Nikon shooter but Nikon has put out a lot of great stuff during the last three years so maybe at least some of this may actually be true. […]

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