Nikon D3300 HD-SLR and Other New Products Launch at CES

Nikon announced several new products at this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including the new Nikon D3300 HD-SLR featuring a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and optional Wi-Fi connectivity, a new compact and versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens and the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G prime lens. Several COOLPIX cameras were also more »


The Panasonic LUMIX GX7 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera features high photographic performance, a sleek design, and a tiltable LVF (Live View Finder). Dressed in a magnesium alloy full die-cast frame in black and silver, the new LUMIX GX7 allows you to change your viewing perspective with a newly integrated 90-degree tiltable LVF. The more »

Nikon Fast 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 CSC Lens

Nikon’s newest Nikon 1 system lens, the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2, is a fast medium-telephoto lens with a fixed focal length of 32mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.2. The fastest lens in the 1 Nikkor lineup, the 86mm-equivalent lens is said to enable “brilliant sharpness and is able to resolve intricate details in portraits more »

Pentax Offers Rebates on 645D System & Select Lenses Purchased with K-5 IIs DSLR

In conjunction with the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo (WPPI), taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 11–13, 2013, Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced consumer mail-in rebates on its 645D medium-format system as well as select Limited-series lenses when bundled with its K-5 IIs flagship DSLR. The rebates, valid more »

Sony E-Mount 20mm f/2.8 Pancake Wide-Angle & 18–200mm OSS Telephoto Lenses

Sony has expanded its Alpha E-mount lens system to 13 native E-mount lenses plus two converters with the introduction of its 20mm f/2.8 pancake wide-angle lens (SEL20F28) and 18–200mm f/3.5–6.3 OSS powered telephoto zoom lens (SELP18200). Both are compatible with all α E-mount cameras and semiprofessional camcorders. SEL20F28. When you mount the SEL20F28 on any more »

A Savvy Selection of 12 Enticing New Lenses

By Jason Schneider:  With increasing numbers of point-and-shooters moving up the ranks to acquire DSLRs and mirrorless compact system cameras (CSCs), and hordes of committed enthusiasts expanding and upgrading the capabilities of their new and existing interchangeable-lens systems, it’s not surprising that the interchangeable-lens market is red hot as we move into 2013. Consumers feel more »

How to Make Environmental Portraits

An environmental portrait shows the subject encompassed in its surroundings. It reveals a habitat in which it belongs, lives, works, or plays. It provides a visual representation of what the human or wildlife subject does or who it is. Environmental portraits are frequently used in magazines, newspapers and by photojournalists recording images for varied publications. more »

Wide Angle vs Telephoto Lenses

Every category of lens focal length has its own characteristics. From fish eye to super telephoto, each possess inherent qualities. Different families are fish eyes, super wides, wides, normal, telephoto, medium telephoto, and super telephoto. Add zooms to the mix that cover some of these families and it’s easy to see why beginning photographers find more »

Samyang Makes the First 8mm Fish-eye for the Fujifilm X-mount System

The X-Pro 1 from Fujifilm is one of those cameras that many photographers lust after. This new DSLR is getting a lot of love from people like Zack Arias, and it continues to show it has the chops to play with the big boys like Sony/Canon/Nikon. Now it appears third parties are finally getting on more »

Nikon Brings Back the 800mm Lens

Some time ago, Nikon pulled the plug on its 800mm lens. This was a popular choice for sport and wildlife photographers. Years went by with no replacement, but then rumors started to surface not so long ago that Nikon was indeed working on this iconic lens. Well, those rumors are now fact as Nikon officially more »

Canon Makes Pancakes: Canon 40mm Lens Review

It looks like Canon is stepping into the pancake lens arena with their new 40mm f/2.8 lens. For the uninitiated, a pancake lens is thin, light, and perfect for people who do not want a “bulky” setup. These types of lenses are immensely popular with the four-thirds crowd. So what makes this lens so special more »

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon’s wide-angle AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G is a fixed focal length lens with a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare. The FX-format lens is engineered to offer both sharpness and versatility for photos and HD video, even with challenging lighting. Aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers, more »