Landscape photography is one of those genres where lens choice is a hotly debated topic. Everybody has their favourites, and people always seem to argue about what’s “best” or “essential”. Mads Peter Iversen tackles this topic in the above video and believes you can shoot just about everything you need with just three lenses.
If you’re in the market for a 24-70 f/2.8 lens for your Canon camera, there are a few options available. In this video, Matthew Gore goes in-depth about the similarities and differences between Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II and Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 ART. Both have a good reputation, and the price difference isn’t really big, which makes the decision not so easy to make. So, if you’re having second thoughts which of these to choose, this video could answer some of your questions and help you decide.
Just as Taylor Jackson is explaining how the 24-70mm lens sucks for weddings, up comes Manny Ortiz. He believes the opposite. He says the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is vital for weddings and that every photographer should own one. They’re two polar opposite views. In this video, Manny explains why he thinks a 24-70mm should be in everybody’s bag.
Shortly after releasing the world’s first 18-400mm zoom lens, Tamron has another announcement. They are launching a new high-speed zoom lens: SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2. It’s intended for full frame cameras, and it offers some improvements over their previous 24-70mm model. It features faster and highly accurate autofocus, and Tamron emphasizes that this lens has the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class. It’s versatile and intended for a wide range of shooting styles, and shooting in different lighting and weather conditions.
It’s been a while now since Nikon’s 100th anniversary products were teased in February. But now, Nikon have finally announced pricing for all of the 100th anniversary equipment. Anniversary and other limited edition kit is often seen as quite collectable. As a result, much of it is simply purchased and put in a display cabinet, never to actually be used.
The actual anniversary isn’t until July 25th, but the products are available to order now through authorised Nikon retailers. The items will be available until August 31st, 2017, so there’s only about an 11 week window if you want one. Below is a rundown of the anniversary products available, along with the price of the regular edition version of each item.
It’s not exactly a secret that Nikon is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. But what has kept many in suspense is exactly what camera bodies they’ll use to celebrate it. After all, Nikon has a history of creating special and exclusive cameras for various events. Now it seems there are special 100th anniversary editions of both the Nikon D5 and Nikon D500 bodies.
There also seems to be a 100th anniversary edition of the “Holy Trinity” lenses. The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. In all cases, the typical black finish seems to have been replaced by a rather pretty gunmetal grey.
Seeing camera gear dismantled can be like watching a horror movie for some photographers. For me, it’s fascinating. It’s interesting seeing the tech that goes into the new generations of lenses. It’s also cool to see how manufacturers overcome certain design challenges.
I was shooting some images of the icebergs on the black sand beach by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland with a rental EF 24-70mm F2.8L II. Iceland is notorious for being windy, and while I was shooting there was blowing winds carrying ocean spray and water splashes all over me and my camera + lens.
Unfortunately, it seemed that sea water got into the lens either from the autofocus switch, the “weather seal”, or the extended barrel when you zoom out. After a short while, the lens stopped autofocusing and I got errors about connecting to the camera.
No matter what brand of camera you prefer, there’s a good chance a 24–70mm f/2.8 lens is available for the mount. It’s one of the most versatile pieces of glass out there and almost every company manufacturers some variation of it.
To put four of these variations to the test, Camera Store TV created a video review showing and explaining how the 24–70mm lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax stack up to one another.[Read More…]