Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75–300mm f/4.8–6.7 II Super-Telephoto MFT Lens

Olympus is making super-telephoto shooting more accessible with the introduction of its economical M.Zuiko ED 75–300mm f/4.8–6.7 II lens (150–600mm equivalent). Olympus redesigned the lens to match its OM-D E-M5 and PEN Micro Four Thirds cameras and added a ZERO (Zuiko extra-low reflection optical) coating to keep scratches off and help eliminate ghosting and lens 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 »

Sigma 17–70mm f/2.8–4 DC Macro OS HSM

This is the newest lens in Sigma’s Contemporary lens line, which incorporates the very latest technology and keeps size and weight to a minimum—without compromising optical performance. Versatile, compact and portable, this lens is designed for cameras with an APS-C sensor, and it covers a focal range equivalent to 25.5–105mm on a 35mm camera. An more »

Nikon 18-300mm VR All-in-One Superzoom Review

The new Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is a compact, 16.7x all-in-one superzoom DX-format lens for photo enthusiasts and cinematographers that appreciate the quality and reliability of Nikkor lenses. The Nikon 18-300mm VR lens has a variety of exclusive Nikkor technologies including Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) II image stabilization system, which provides more »

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens Review

The new Sigma18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is a multipurpose zoom lens that offers optical stabilization (OS) and covers from wide-angle to telephoto, and macro photography. The lens is more compact than the current Sigma 18-250mm lens and its macro capability has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 and uses Thermally Stable Composite more »


Take Great Pictures Hot Summer Lens Giveaway! Win a Sigma Zoom Lens

Take Great Pictures, in their Hot Summer Lens Giveaway, will be giving away a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens this summer. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, the Sigma 18-200mm is an all-purpose lens that delivers convenience and features on every level. The sweepstakes is open now through August 31, 2012 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 »