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IntroductionA bounced, on-camera flash was a quick way for me to take some photo booth snaps in a very dark room without having to set anything up off-camera.When people really get into photography and start saving their pennies for new gear, one of the first things they buy tends to be a lens, like a telephoto or a fast prime. However, if you've already got a lens or two and you're thinking you'
Sigma has released firmware updates for both its 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lens and its Mount Converter MC-11 SA-E and EF-E. Both updates address an issue in which the optical stabilization mechanism malfunctions when the lens is used with either of the aforementioned MC-11 mount converters.The products can be updated using Sigma Optimization Pro 1.4.1 or greater for Windows or version 1.4.0 o
Click here to read our Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Field Test Debuting not too long after the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, Sony's latest 'G Master' lens rounds out their set of f/2.8 zooms with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM. Versatility and performance are key when it comes to this so-called "holy trinity" of zoom lenses. The big names in the photo game (Can
The Zeiss Biotar 75mm f/1.5 is a legendary lens that’s currently one of the most expensive vintage lenses, available at over $1,000 for a usable one. The original was made in Jena, Germany.The lens is known for its beautiful swirling patterns that it introduces into the background at wide apertures, but it’s also highly sought-after for its rarity. But things may be about to change fo
For a few years now, I’ve had in my collection one very strange lens. I bought it primarily for it’s value as a collectible so, up until now, I haven’t really spent much time playing with it.Made in 1975, this manual focus Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm F2.8 lens is one strange puppy. When it was first introduced, no other zoom lens could top its image quality and it really didn’t have much competit
Fstoppers Alex Cooke has written a very helpful article about "15 Little Things You Should Carry in Your Camera Bag." We certainly think about the photography gear we should be carrying, cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, etc. But we don't often think about the non-photography gear that can prove to be the difference between making a great shot or not, or gear that can save your bacon in the
As we approach the end of another week, it's time once more for Firmware Friday, our regular roundup of all that's new in the world of camera and imaging firmware (plus occasionally, a little bit of software news to boot.) And this week, you'll want to read on if you're shooting with gear from Fujifilm, Nikon, Leica / Panasonic or Sony, because all of these companies have released
Laowa has announced a new manual focus FE lens designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, the 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D. The ultra-wide and ultra-fast prime lens provides a close-to-zero distortion image with 110° angle of view. The lens is quite compact as well, as it's only 2.4 inches long (62 millimeters) and it weighs around a pound (500 grams). The lens has 12 elements across 9 groups in
Wildlife photographer Vincent Munier is well known for his incredible work and dedication to the craft. A recent trip to Tibet only adds to his already excellent reputation. Munier headed to Tibet to photograph the reclusive snow leopard. Photographing in Tibet posed a unique set of challenges to the seasoned Munier. There are geopolitical hurdles which must be cleared to even enter the country,
A few weeks ago Laowa sent me a copy of their first lens dedicated to Sony’s full frame E-mount system, the 15mm f/2. This lens is meant for landscape and astrophotographers who want to capture as much of the beautiful night sky as possible; which means wide and fast.Last year, I was able to get a copy of their 12mm f/2.8 for Canon and used it on my Sony a7R II with a Metabones adaptor. I was qui


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