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 »

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 »

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 »

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD All-in-One Zoom Lens

Marketed as one of the world’s lightest, smallest 15x zoom lens, with Tamron’s first PZD (Piezo) drive, the Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD All-in-One Zoom for APS-C format digital SLRs is the epitome of all-in-one zoom lenses. The lens has been acclaimed for reaching new levels of compactness, performance, and speed with the addition more »

Tamron 18-270mm Lens Review

Over the years we have reviewed many of Tamron’s All-in-One Zoom lenses. Once again Tamron succeeds in bringing a versatile and quality lens to photographers everywhere with the new Tamron 18-270mm. Tamron’s newest 18-270mm lens is not only the world’s lightest, but it can also brag about being the smallest 15x zoom optimized for use on DSLR more »

Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M Review

Leica’s latest 21mm ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame Leica M-series digital and 35mm film cameras has a heritage dating back to the legendary 21mm f/3.4 Leitz Super-Angulon of the 1960s, a landmark lens based on the renowned Schneider Super-Angulon formula. However, this 8-element 7-group lens is an entirely new design that includes two aspheric surfaces and more »

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens

Tamron has introduced an exciting new lens, the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011). The 18-200mm is a high-power all-in-one zoom lens designed for the Sony mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera series. Tamron brings 19 years of high-power zoom lens development technologies to the lens. With the 18-200mm Di III VC, Tamron has created a high-power more »

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Lends Fast Macro Ability to DX Shooters

Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G, Lens Reviews – Read about the new Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G and other Lens Reviews from digital photography experts.