I love wide angle lenses. They’re a lot of fun to experiment with and can present you with some very unique views. But when shooting with them, there are some things you need to keep in mind. There are times when they shine, and there are also times where you almost certainly wouldn’t want to use one. In this video, photographer Pierre Lambert offers up 7 things you need to understand when using them.
Offering a 135° field of view, Lomography’s new Naiad 3.8/15 Art Lens builds on the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system. The 15mm lens was hinted at as far back as May last year when the system was initially announced. Neptune is designed as an expandable system, so now the new lens is finally here.
Laowa has introduced a couple of interesting lenses so far. Now they’re adding two new primes to their family: 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D. Both lenses come in several different mounts and promise high-quality image at a pretty affordable price. Check out the specs and a hands-on review after the jump, and see if there’s something new to add to your gear bag.
Well, that was quick. It was only yesterday that word leaked that Sigma had a 14mm f/2.8 pro zoom in the works. There weren’t even any leaked photos. But now, it’s official Sigma has announced the new 14mm f/2.8 DF HSM Art series ultra wide angle zoom lens. Although how long you may have to wait for it to be able to actually get your hands on one is anybody’s guess.
There’s word coming out of serial leakers Nokishita that Sigma is getting ready to announce a new lens. And if what they say is true that will be a 14-24mm f/2.8DG HSM Art lens. After the introduction of the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens last year, it would be nice to see that Sigma may actually be completing the “Holy Trinity” of pro zooms. Especially after almost a year of 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport rumours that have yet to come to fruition.
Another one that leaked out a couple of days early, the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 EF lens for full frame Canon DSLRs is here. At $849, this marks Samyang’s entry into the autofocus DSLR lens market, with something clearly aimed at landscape and astrophotography shooters. This isn’t really surprising, as Samyang’s ultrawide manual focus lenses are a favourite amongst many already.
This morning, Samyang released a teaser video to their Facebook page for a new lens that was coming soon. “A new perspective”, they said. Now, Nokishita have posted a couple of images to Twitter of the new lens. It turns out that perspective is ultrawide, has autofocus and it’s going to be for Canon EF mount. [Read More…]
The Irix 11mm f/4 isn’t quite available yet, but the reviews have started coming in already. First mentioned at The Photography Show last year, it’s a much anticipated lens by landscape, architecture and astrophotographers looking to get ultrawide with full frame bodies. Depending on the brand of camera you’re using, this is the widest non-fisheye full frame lens you can get.
Ultra wide angle lenses are great, and if you’re a landscape shooter then you probably own at least one or two of them, but many have a bit of a problem in the form of built in lens hoods that prevent you from attaching filters.
While you may not want to use a polarising filter on a lens with a field of view so wide it can almost see behind itself, ND filters are often desired to produce long exposures giving landscapes a softer and more ethereal quality, or perhaps you simply want to slow down the shutter for video.