Seeing the Moon up close through my crappy telescope was one of the moments that left a huge impression on me. And I’m sure that seeing it through a super-sharp super-telephoto lens would have been even more impressive. Well, Markus Stark did it and he created a stunning video of the moon using a Leica 400mm f/2.8 lens. He wonders if it could be the world’s sharpest super-telephoto lens, so let’s see – is it?
If you’re like me, you don’t own a single lens longer than 55mm. But then you get a chance to take some photos of wildlife. In this video, Spencer Cox will help you make the best out of the lens you’ve got. His five tips will guide you towards taking some gorgeous wildlife photos with a 70-200mm or even an 18-55mm lens.
Fuji’s mirrorless lineup has been around for long enough now that the lens lineup is pretty well fleshed out. Despite the lack of 3rd party manufacturers (although Sigma’s rumoured to be working on it), Fuji’s managed to do quite well on its own to meet the needs of their customers. But there are some gaps.
Fuji only has one super-telephoto zoom (the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6) and no really long primes. According to a report on FujiRumors, though, it seems that Fuji’s working on another long super-telephoto zoom, that’ll offer a focal length range of 150-500mm. This would provide a similar field of view on Fuji cameras to that of a 225-750mm focal length range on a full-frame body.
My dad was into photography. He was a professor at Illinois in Speech and Hearing Science and did a lot of research on cadavers. He did a lot of photography as part of his research, and also enjoyed photography outside work. He had a darkroom in his lab and I had access to that while I was in town.
I always kept a camera or two on hand but was not dedicated enough to build a darkroom in the house. I didn’t really do much with photography after graduating from college. As computers advanced through the years and image editing began to mature, it became clear that the digital darkroom would become a thing. I inherited my dad’s Nikon F4 and a few lenses when he died, so that kind of put me on the Nikon side of the fence.
Not long ago, Sony launched the 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS, a “lightweight monster.” What first comes to mind with the lens of this focal length is wildlife and sports photography. But photographer Miguel Quiles decided to test how it performs for portraits. He gave the lens a quick spin and he shares his impressions and some shots in his latest video.
One of only 359 ever made, this particular Nikon Nikkor-P 1200mm f/11 lens is probably one of the most pristine examples still around, and now it can be yours if you have a spare $6,000 burning a hole in your pocket.
More specs and photos have leaked and the official release seems imminent. Adding on to the previously reported specs, we now know the weight, price and minimum focusing distance for Nikon’s beasty lenses.
The good news is that both lens enjoy a 20-25% decrease in weight and can now focus 10% closer.
The bad news is that you will pay an extra 15-20% for the pleasure of owning one of these lenses.
Making sure there’s something for those on tighter budgets as well, there are also specs for a 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX lens. It is said to be replacing the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6, but with all its fancy new features I doubt the price will be anywhere near its predecessor.
The aging lenses were announced in 2007 and will be smaller and lighter, though more expensive, thanks to the new technology.
The flagship D5 should also be announced before the Rio Olympics in 2016.