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Posted 12/07/15
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 design of the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 06/08/15
In the following video, John McQuiston shows off the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens, and covers a range of topics relating to its design, specs, and image quality. The video begins with a look at the Power Zoom function, and covers its related controls and ability to operate at eight different speeds, as well as manually. From here, McQuiston provides a rundown of the numerous other features of the lens, including the iris and focusing controls, how the lens performs with the a7S camera, and some other design elements relating to its build quality and included accessories. Finally, the video closes with some discussion on the image quality afforded by the lens, as well as some shooting tips to keep in mind during use. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
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Posted 05/13/15
In this video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, takes a look at three new lens offerings from Rokinon designed to cover up to full-frame image sensors: the 135mm f/2.0, the 135mm T2.2 Cine, and the 50mm f/1.4. It begins with a discussion of features common to all of the lenses, including their manual focus design, the wide variety of lens-mount options, and Ultra Multi Coating to help prevent flare and ghosting. McCormick then takes a closer look at each lens, beginning with the 135mm f/2.0 and its T2.2 Cine equivalent. Optical identical, both lenses feature 11 lens elements in 7 groups, including one ED element, and 9-bladed iris. The Cine-housed version adds T-stop marking, a de-clicked aperture, and 0.8 pitch gearing for use with a follow focus. The video is concluded with a look at the 50mm f/1.4. In addition to its fast f/1.4 aperture, the lens features 9 elements in 6 groups, including one hybrid and one aspherical element, and an 8-bladed iris.
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Posted 04/29/15
The new Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens has impressive optics and lens coatings to deliver crisp, accurate image detail to your sensor.
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Posted 03/10/14
America’s national parks, along with being natural treasures, are a gift to photographers of all levels. Chris Nicholson discusses how to go about researching a shoot in the parks, the best photo gear to bring along, the ancillary equipment and logistics for maximizing the experience, how and why to geo-tag images, info on the most accessible parks for photographers based in the Northeast, and more. Nicholson draws on his nearly two decades of exploring and photographing 21 national parks, and goes into detail about some of his favorites, including Acadia, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Olympic, Everglades, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
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