Lensbaby has announced a new 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLRs. It’s a manual focus lens with a close focus distance of 1/4″. The lens barrel features a focus distance scale and hyperfocal scale.
The lens produces a complete circular inside the image sensor frame with a 185° angle of view.
The Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens retails for $299.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony has taken official wraps off of the A3500, which was leaked last week. The camera seems to simply be a rebadge of the current A3000 model with a lower caliber kit lens.
The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens in the A3000 kit offers image stabilization, while the 18-50mm f/4-5.6 kitted with the A3500 is slower (at f/4 on the wide end) and is not equipped with optical image stabilization.
The A3500 retails for $499AU only in Australia for the time being. Meanwhile the A3000 (with a better lens) remains a ridiculous bargain at $294 for its current sale price and is on backorder because of it. Even when it’s not on sale the A3000 retails for only $399.
Leica unveiled the APS-C format X Vario camera last summer. At launch, an all-black camera is all that was available. Now, Leica is releasing a silver finish of the X Vario for that classic black on silver look. [click to continue…]
Canon EF 16-35mm Lens and Canon EF-S 10-22mm Lens
This is a question that comes up quite often, so I am providing a brief explanation to answer it for those users new to the Canon DSLR system. [click to continue…]
Alongside its new 28-300mm lens, Tamron has also announced the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD MACRO lens designs for APS-C cameras. The lens follows the popular 18-270mm model, stretching the focal length at both ends of the zoom range for a 18.8x total zoom range. [click to continue…]
Zeiss has taken wraps off of its Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro lens, which will be available for APS-C format Fuji X-Series and Sony E-mount cameras. The lens offers a 1:1 macro capability and runs $999.
Check out the overview video and sample below. [click to continue…]