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Posted 07/07/20
Sony's formidable G Master series is about to get a whole lot wider with the release of the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens. This ultra-wide-angle zoom builds upon the success of the popular FE 12-24mm f/4 G lens, boasting an even wider constant aperture, complex optical design, and lightning-fast AF. As the widest lens to join Sony's GM lineup, it is perfect for landscapes, cityscapes, and astrophotographers in search of uncompromising image quality and performance. The new lens's constant f/2.8 aperture features a nine-bladed, circular design for beautiful focus falloff. It is constructed of 14 groups arranged into 17 elements. Three XA (extreme aspherical) lenses and one aspherical lens minimize distortions common to such wide lenses, such as coma, field curvature, and astigmatism. Three ED (extra-low-dispersion) and two Super ED elements manage chromatic aberration for accurate color rendering. With such a wide lens, the sun and other harsh light sources can present a challenge when shooting. Sony's Nano AR Coating II helps to mitigate flare and ghosting by reducing internal reflections. Autofocusing is quiet, fast, and accurate, thanks to a build that incorporates four XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors. The lens features floating focusing, which splits the lens's focus group into two independently controlled groups, each assigned two focusing motors for quicker response time. Speed is further boosted by internal focusing functionality, which works by moving only the middle groups of the optical system. A focus hold button on the side of the lens barrel makes it easy to maintain focus once achieved. Alternatively, the lens also features linear response manual focusing. Like other GM lenses, a manual-AF switch on the side of the lens simplifies moving between the two focus modes. The lens's minimum focusing distance of 11 inches provides up to 0.14x magnification when shooting from close proximity. A built-in lens hood blocks off-axis light while adding a line of defense to the lens's curved surface, and a fitted lens cap provides additional protection. A rear filter holder allows you to use neutral density or color-correction filters with ease. A template is even provided to cut sheet filters to the correct size to drop in. The lens features a fluorine coating to protect against fingerprints, smudges, dirt, and water on the lens's front optics. The rest of the lens benefits from a dust- and moisture-resistant build for safe use outdoors. Previous Pause Next Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master Lens | Sample Photos Have you tried any of Sony's wide-angle lenses? Excited about this addition to the GM series? Let us know your thoughts or experiences in the Comments section, below.
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Posted 01/24/20
In this Tamron lens review, Jake Estes takes you on an outdoor photo shoot, in Poughkeepsie, New York. This lightweight lens works well for any travel photographer, whether they take landscape photos or nature photos. If you've been looking for reasons to buy the Tamron 35mm-150mm f/2.8-4 lens, look no further! Learn more at B&H Explora  
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Posted 08/27/19
Canon just announced an exciting new trinity of f/2.8 RF lenses for the EOS R system: a 15-35mm, a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm. We asked Brooklyn-based wedding photographer Susan Stripling to help us test these new lenses, and she had a lot to say about the performance of this trinity. What do you think? Will you be adding any (or all) of these to your EOS R kit? Along with the new lenses, Canon has also released a firmware update for EOS R and EOS RP cameras that improves general autofocus and Eye AF performance. ​ For more on these lenses, check out this article
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Posted 01/13/16
In this video Allan Weitz and Justin Stailey – Senior Product Manager at Fujifilm, discuss three newly introduced cameras – the Fujifilm X-Pro2, X70, and X-E2s, along with the new XF 100-400mm zoom lens.
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