After the 400mm f/8 lens launched in 2020, Tokina has decided to go even further and zoom in even more. The company has announced a 500mm f/8 reflex lens, a super-telephoto lens that fits the palm of your hand. It’s compact and very lightweight, and it’s likely going to be cheap, but it still has some drawbacks. So let’s dive in and see what you can expect.
Nikon’s new NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 is a sport and wildlife photographers’ dream
Nikon has just announced the Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S, a previously teased telephoto lens for its mirrorless line of cameras. Not only with its foal length, but also AF performance and image stabilization, this lens is designed with sport and wildlife photographers in mind. And judging from the specs, they are going to like it.
Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5 is a $300 tele lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony
ZY Optics has announced Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5, an affordable telephoto prime lens. It’s a new, improved, and a little faster version of Creator 135mm f/2.8, only this one was made in five different mounts, including both DSLR and mirrorless. And with the price tag of $299, it’s still fairly affordable just like the f/2.8 version.
Follow these tips to nail handheld shots with telephoto lenses
Using telephoto lenses handheld can be quite challenging and it may not be easy to get a sharp photo without a tripod. They’re also bulky and heavy, so it can be difficult to even hold them for extended periods of time. But there are ways to make your life easier and your photos sharper even if you don’t want to use a tripod. And in this video, Leigh TheSnapChick will share them with you.
Rare Canon 1200mm f/5.6 soon to be up for an auction: The world’s largest SLR AF lens
After the rare Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7, another interesting lens is soon to be up for an auction: Canon 1200mm f/5.6. Other than being rare, this telephoto monster is also the world’s longest SLR autofocus lens, and it’s an iconic one.
This stunning moon footage was shot with “the world’s sharpest super-telephoto lens”
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?
Five tips for wildlife photography without a super-telephoto lens
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.
New Tamron 70-300mm is a $550 compact lens for Sony E
After announcing only the development, and after some leaked specs, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is now finally here. It’s a telephoto zoom made for Sony full frame cameras, but it’s pretty compact for the lens of its range. It’s pretty cheap too, with the price tag of $549. So, let’s see what it brings to the table.
These guys bought the cheapest 800mm zoom lens on Wish just to see if it was any good
I’m a big fan of cheap lenses. I don’t care even care if they mostly suck. Sometimes, a really cheap terrible lens can offer you exactly the look you’re going for – and it can get you there much more quickly than trying to degrade your image manually in post. But in this case…
Tommy, Stephen and Mitchell at TMS Productions decided to order some cheap filmmaking gear from Wish to see how well it actually worked. They got a cheap “4K” action camera and a 420-800mm f/8.3-16 telephoto zoom lens. So, why does the thumbnail say 3200mm? well, they bought a couple of cheap 2x teleconverters, too.
Stop making these four mistakes when using a telephoto lens for landscapes
There are plenty of reasons to use telephoto lenses in landscape photography. However, it doesn’t come without some difficulties, and you’re bound to make some mistakes. In this video, Mark Denney addresses the four most common mistakes people make when using telephoto lenses for landscape photography. You may be guilty of them as well, so check out the video and Mark’s tips for improving your photography.
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