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Ricoh Imaging has announced the HD PENTAX-FA 50mm f/1.4 and the SMC PENTAX-FA f/1.4 CLASSIC lenses, both refreshes of Pentax's SMC 50mm f/1.4 for the digital world. Building on the compact design that made the original popular, each of the new lenses offers a unique twist on the "nifty fifty" prime.
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Sony has upgraded its all-purpose prime for a new generation of hybrid creators with the FE 50mm f/1.4 GM lens. Delivering Sony’s highest level of optical performance from a surprisingly compact build, this fast prime excels at still and video capture. Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM Lens From fashion to food, weddings to picnics, the new lens is sure to become a
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In the following video, photographer David Flores puts Canon’s three current 50mm lenses to the test, demonstrating the major differences and advantages each one offers. Flores focuses on the compact f/1.8, speedy f/1.4, and
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In the following video, photographer David Flores discusses focal length and how choosing the proper lens can have a dramatic effect on your images. He walks us through the basics and then discusses each major type: wide-angle, normal, and telephoto. Following this, Flores quickly addresses the advantages of prime and zoom lenses to help you make an informed decision. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.
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In this video, cinematographer Mark Raker takes a look at three new exciting tilt-shift lenses the Canon. The TS-E 50mm f/2.8, the 90mm f/2.8, and the 135mm f/4 - the first tilt-shift of its kind! Mark explores interesting ways to use the characteristics of a tilt-shift lens to create more compressed framing, and to focus between two distant subjects.
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In the following video, Larry Becker takes a quick look at the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens and highlights its differences and upgrades compared to Canon's previous iteration of the 50mm f/1.8. The video begins with a look at the STM stepping motor featured in the new lens, along with the silent AF performance it provides. From here, Becker describes some of the updates in specs and finishes the video with a remark on the updated physical