Prime Lenses

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 07/26/2023
What is the best lens for landscape photography? The answer is that any camera lens can and will be the perfect lens for capturing a landscape, depending on your viewpoint and the subject. But if a landscape photographer is heading out into the world with a single lens, betting money says they will go with a wide-angle zoom or prime lens affixed to their camera. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Let’s look at the most
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 06/09/2023
Apple and lenses! Apple launched new Macs at WWDC, Sigma showed off a 14mm f/1.4 lens, and IRIX has a 150mm macro and 15mm on the way. Week of June 4, 2023 Apple stole a fair bit of the news cycle this week with its annual WWDC conference. This year’s was a doozy. The brand not only released a new 15" MacBook Air,
0 Views ·Posted 06/08/2023
Stargazers rejoice! Sigma has unveiled the 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens, a bright, ultra-wide prime engineered for capturing the night sky. Compatible with Leica L and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this ultra-wide, astro-centric lens is equally capable of
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 06/02/2023
Nikon adds DX 24mm f/1.7, Aputure launches a pair of pro-grade cinema lights, and Godox creates a KNOWLED LED panel Week of May 28, 2023 No headliners this week—although I guess the standard edition of the RED KOMODO-X will soon be available. That doesn't mean there isn't lots to talk about. We have a new NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7 Lens from
by Cory Rice ·Posted 05/31/2023
Nikon has released the NIKKOR Z DX 24mm f/1.7, a compact, bright prime optimized for all-day carry. Compatible with DX format Z series cameras, it offers the 35mm equivalent focal length of 36mm, making it a smart choice for street, landscape, and video capture. The 24mm f/1.7 can focus as
by Cory Rice ·Posted 05/23/2023
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.
0 Views ·Posted 04/13/2023
The Leica M11 Monochrom weds timeless style with one of the most unique digital sensor designs in the world. Built around a 60MP monochrome BSI CMOS sensor, the latest iteration of Leica’s Monochrom line produces striking black-and-white stills with incredible detail and dynamic range. Housed in an M11’s body, dipped in black paint, this chic camera continues Leica’s digital twist on the storied tradition of black-and-white photography
0 Views ·Posted 02/21/2023
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
0 Views ·Posted 12/02/2022
Let’s take a look at DZOFilm's line of macro prime lenses and how they look when used for food videography. Each lens includes ARRI PL and Canon EF lens mounts, making it suitable for use with a wider selection of cameras. DZO Film 35, 65, 90mm primes The 32mm T2.8 Gnosis Macro Prime Lens from DZOFilm provides impressive close-up
0 Views ·Posted 08/08/2022
Sigma is adding two wide-angle prime lenses to its premium Art lens family—the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for Sony E-mount and L-Mount full-frame digital cameras. With features designed to control sagittal coma flare, special lens coatings
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 03/30/2022
In contrast to the fast primes, high-performance zooms, and top-notch G Master lenses of its lens lineup, Sony recently and subtly introduced a trio of compact, modest, and sophisticated prime lenses: the FE 24mm f/2
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 03/24/2022
Rokinon and Samyang have modernized their already modern autofocus Sony full-frame E-mount AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lenses, launching the Rokinon Series II and Samyang Series II versions that add the ability to customize settings, as well as being weather sealed. Sony E-Mount 35mm f/1.4 Lenses Externally, the new lenses feature a two-
by Cory Rice ·Posted 02/21/2022
Sigma has entered the FUJIFILM mirrorless world equipped with a trio of Contemporary lenses: a 16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4, and 56mm f/1.4. Occupying three popular focal lengths and sharing a bright, f/1.4 maximum aperture, the new lenses provide a solid foundation for Sigma to increase the number of its X-Mount offerings over time. Starting with the widest of the three, the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary translates to the 35mm equivalent of 24mm when used on
0 Plays ·Posted 01/13/2022
The B&H Photography Podcast is kicking off the new year hot. For our first episode of 2022, we welcome photographer Joe McNally to discuss his career, his working methods, and his exciting new book, The Real Deal: Field Notes from the Life of a Working Photographer. Joe McNally is known to many as a “photographer’s photographer,” skilled in many genres and
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/09/2021
The 35mm focal length has long been regarded as the best focal length for many forms of photography—especially street and landscape images—and Panasonic has rolled out an exciting new large-aperture prime Lumix S 35mm f/1.8 lens for Leica L-Mount full-frame photographers.