It’s hard to imagine shooting landscapes, cityscapes or architecture without wide-angle lenses. Of course, photographers of many other genres use them as well. However, it’s easy to make mistakes with a wide-angle lens that will make your photos, well, less than impressive. In this video, Spencer Cox of Photography Life guides you through some tips for mastering wide-angle lenses and using them to make the best out of your shots.
Along with the big announcement of the X-T30 mirrorless camera, Fujifilm has also announced a new lens you can pair with it. Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR is a wide-angle prime for X-Mount APS-C Fuji mirrorless cameras. It’s small, lightweight and therefore ideal for everyday use and travels.
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.
Fulfilling its promise to release a new line of lenses before the end of 2018, Hasselblad has just announced that the XCD 21mm f/4 is now available for purchase. Priced at $3,750, this ultra wide angle lens is the fifth addition to the X-system lenses. Its focal length is equivalent to a 17mm. full frame lens, and is so far the widest the company has ever produced. [Read More…]
A new wide-angle zoom lens from Venus Optics is soon joining their line-up. As the reports say, they should launch Laowa 10-18mm f/3.5-4.5 in May current year. The lens will be designed for full frame cameras, and there are already some specs leaked.
Sony shooters who prefer wide angle lenses, Sony has an exciting announcement for you. They are going wide and they have announced two new lenses for their E-Mount full frame cameras. One of them is Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and the other is Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G.
They belong to the G Master series and they are designed to provide great sharpness and fine image quality. Both of them are fast, flexible and characterized by the constant aperture of f/2.8 and f/4. Let’s take a look at the details and see what you get with these lenses.
Tamron has introduced two new lenses: tele-zoom SP 70-200mm f/2.8 and ultra-wide 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5. They feature improved optical performance and some new features to make image quality even better. These lenses are versatile, affordable, and definitely competing with Nikon and Canon in terms their prices.
The winter sun was low to the horizon as I steadied myself upon a rather uncomfortable wooden perch. My back to the sun and downwind, target in clear sight, I drew in a deep breath then slowly exhaled as I prepared to take the shot. At the bottom of my breath I waited for that brief moment between heart beats as I took up the slack in my finger. Thump thump… Thump thump… squeeze. The sharp report from my mouse-click heralded the confirmation of success. “Congratulations, you won! OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM S ZUIKO AUTO-ZOOM 28-48mm F/4 MF Lens W/HOOD (HAZE)”.
One of the “fun facts” I remember from my photography classes was that “wide-angle lenses are not for portraits”. Of course, you can always experiment and photograph people with wider focal lengths, but the truth is – it does make them seem a bit weird in the photos. This fun gif shows precisely how the change of focal length affects the face of a person you’re photographing.
Canon has just announced the upcoming release of the EF 35mm F1.4L II USM, an upgraded version of the wide-angle, L-series prime lens. Boasting features such as 14 optical elements and an improved water-resistant housing, the lens is also the first in the world to implement Canon’s new Blue Spectrum Refractive technology, significantly reducing chromatic aberrations in-camera.
“The new Canon-developed BR optical element offers characteristics that significantly refract blue light,” states Canon’s press release, “which lies within the short-wavelength range, to achieve impressive levels of chromatic aberration correction for outstanding imaging performance.” The BR technology essentially takes light from the blue wavelength spectrum, which has proven difficult to properly refract, works to better refract the light to a single focal point.