I have been using the new Tamron 70-180 for almost a week now, and I have fallen in love with the lens. It took a few days of trial and error for me to feel confident with a long lens and autofocus, but it was worth the effort. I almost exclusively shoot landscape with a wide angle so this experience was like stepping into a new and foreign world.
A few days ago, we shared that Tamron is about to release a 70-180 f/2.8 Sony lens. I received a pre-production sample of the Tamron 70-180 a few days ago, and here are some real-world sample photos that are taken with this lens. All photos are shot with the Sony a7riii.
Even though this is a pre-production unit I am very impressed by its performance. The 70-180 is light, sharp and colors are nice. It’s actually trending as a top seller right now at B&H, and I can see why.
With lenses skyrocketing in price lately, especially on the mirrorless front, it can be difficult for beginner mirrorless shooters to find inexpensive lenses. For DSLRs there are plenty, but for mirrorless cameras, the selection isn’t quite as broad. For Fujifilm X users, though, that selection has just expanded a little, with two new lenses from Pergear.
Earlier this month, Pergear released a 25mm f/1.8 lens for Fuji X, but now they’ve added to the lineup with 35mm f/1.6 and 50mm f/1.8 lenses. They are manual focus lenses, but they give low budget shooters a nice inexpensive set of primes for covering a multitude of uses.
Popular lens (and camera) manufacturer Sigma has said that they are going to be giving priority to their DN line of mirrorless system lenses, going forward. A tweet posted by Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki confirmed this, stating that while the primary focus will be on DG DN full-frame mirrorless lenses, they will also be working on DC DN lenses for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds.
Ultra-wide-angle lenses are typically associated with portrait photography. In fact, most people will specifically avoid them for portraits, casting them out as “useless”. But this video, part of a series called The Focal Length Challenge by Becki and Chris, looks at how we can take advantage of an ultra-wide 16mm lens in order to shoot effective portraits.
Panasonic has released a new roadmap for their Lumix S L Mount lenses. It shows six new lenses coming in 2021 (updating the info on lenses on the previous roadmap) and one of them – the 100mm f/2.8 macro – appears to have actually been removed from the list entirely since the previous roadmap.
None of us like having our gear damaged. Unfortunately, sh*t happens, and a moment of inattention can see you wind up with a broken lens. This is what happened to Benj Haisch, leaving him with a pretty obvious crack on his lens. But could he still use it? You would be surprised. Benj shares his experience and photos in his recent video, and it could make you put your damaged lens to use again.
With a title like “The Truth about Sony”, I thought this video was just going to be more fanboy hate, but I was convinced to watch it and was quite surprised. Matt Granger is a pretty notorious Nikon die-hard, so you can understand my initial reaction. But in the video, he takes a good look at the issues that Sony has had over the years of its mirrorless camera development and how it’s overcome almost all of them.