Digital SLR camera lenses help create the most professional images. But which one should you choose? Our digital camera lens reviews can help you choose the right pro-quality glass for you and your business.
Even high-end lenses can exhibit some slight front and back focus. A simple device can have you dialed in for perfection.
While photographers have enjoyed the benefit of autofocus for 25 years now, many still struggle with its accuracy and repeatability. You may have heard the terms “front focus” and “back focus.” In fact, you may be struggling with this phenomenon in your own kit. Read More...
What’s under the hood of modern photography optics?
What is a photographic lens? Essentially, just a tube that holds a number of glass or plastic elements that make light do something we want it to do: produce an image of the subject/scene at a certain magnification and angle of view, sharply focused on the image plane in the camera. Read More...
With so many recent advancements in optics technology, is now the time to revamp your collection of lenses?
Technology moves ever onward, especially in the realm of digital imaging. Cameras get better and better, computers get more powerful and, happily, prices for things like memory keep coming down. Even with 35mm-format D-SLRs, the value for your dollar keeps improving. Read More...
Quick, inexpensive and light, sub-full-frame lenses aren't just for the amateur market anymore
While full-frame D-SLRs offer the highest in professional quality, often what really matters is pure, unadulterated speed. In the realm of full-frame vs. sub-full-frame lenses, fast, compact and superb image quality is the precedence from which lenses are judged. But when pro levels of speed and quality are avail-able at sub-full-frame costs, it might be time to take a look at the offerings.
In a world of marketing buzzwords like 'optimized' and 'designed for digital,' what's really going on behind all the hype?
Before plunking down a credit card to purchase a new lens, I think all of us want to know we're making a good decision. Is this really the best lens for my camera and the type of work I want to do? Or can I use one I already have, even if the lens isn't specifically designed for digital capture?
Lens quality has grown exponentially in recent years. The optics being produced for professionals today incorporate some high-tech miracles to get the job done.
Lens technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last 15 years. Innovations like high-tech glass, advanced apochromatic elements, optical stabilization and fast, accurate AF systems have coalesced into a set of tools that provide fantastic image quality. Prior to the 1980s, most pros avoided zoom lenses because they simply weren't up to snuff. Prime lenses were thought of as being the pro's choice because they were sharp, they exhibited fewer aberrations and they were fast.
Lens adapters let you use an almost limitless combination of older lenses, as well as modern high-tech models, on today’s most popular DSLRs
The DSLR manufacturers all produce some excellent lenses for their cameras. But spend some time in professional photography forums online, and you’ll find pros extolling the virtues of older “elite” lenses many feel are optically superior to modern designs. Read More...