If You Breathe on Your Lens, It Will Die?

Raise your hand if you ever fog up your lens with your breath to clean it off… (I know I’m very guilty.)

Ok, so maybe it won’t kill your lens. According to Nikon though, there are acids in breath that can damage lens coatings. Instead, Nikon recommends via its support site to use a blower bulb, then brush, and wipe the lens with a lint free cloth. [Read more...]

Bower Wide Angle Lens Sale

The Bower 14mm f/2.8 and Bower 35mm f/1.4 lenses are on sale at B&H through December 5.

The Bower 14mm f/2.8 lens is $299 (reg. $379) and is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Four Thirds and Samsung NX mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

The Bower 35mm f/1.4 lens is $379 (reg. $449) and is also available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Four Thirds and Samsung NX mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC Cine Lens Announced

Samyang 85mm Cine Lens

Samyang has added a 85mm T1.5 lens to its cinema lens line-up.  The new 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens joins the four existing Samyang cine lenses, the 8mm, 14mm, 24mm and 35mm.

Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens, including the 8-blade aperture for smooth bokeh wide open. This new version, however, is designed specifically for cinematography with focus gearing and a silent aperture ring.

No word yet on price, release dates or mount options; however, past Samyang cine models have been available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.