Yesterday, I talked about changing camera systems if you were interested in Nikon, Canon or Sony. But what if you don’t want one of those? If you’re interested in Panasonic, Olympus or Pentax then this article is for you. [Read more…]
Many photographers start out timid and not wanting to do what they have to in order to unleash their true creativity. Once you start shooting though, and you start to become braver, bolder and more confident in your craft. Your lenses are really what teach you to do your job. Even when you become advanced, semi-pro and pro there are always certain lenses that you can go back to in order to learn more about what you can do with your creativity and vision: and they’re not always 50mm’s either!
For that, here are some of the best lenses to learn with no matter what experience you have: [Read more…]
The Olympus EP-1 has become an exceedingly popular camera. Besides the mass amounts of media coverage that one sees/reads, they’re very hard to get your hands on as the units move very fast. But besides being able to take pictures, this camera and its relative the Panasonic GH1 shoot video: good quality video too. One of the criticisms of the system is not having lots of lenses available for the system. That criticism is very, very untrue. [Read more…]
Recently, I’ve been shooting all my shots without autofocusing and only relying on the manual focus wheel on my Olympus E-510. What I’ve discovered is that it’s making me think more about my shots, framing, and forcing me to concentrate more on achieving the perfect photo that I have set in my mind already.
In contrast, the world of commercial and event shooting has called for the “spray and pray” method of shooting. On top of this, your camera’s autofocusing may not always be up to par with your expectations and standards; especially in low light as is the case with the above photo. It was achieved with manual focus. [Read more…]
Canon has announced two new tilt-shift lenses for landscape and architectural photographers, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and TS-E 17mm f/4L. The TS-E 24mm lens is priced at $2199. The TS-E 17mm lens is priced at $2499. Check availability for each:
Get more details in the press release below. [Read more…]
- AF-S MX Nikkor 24 f4.0G
- AF-S MX Nikkor 45 f2.8G
- AF-S MX NIkkor 85 f2.8G
- AF-S MX Nikkor 135 f2.0G ED
- AF-S MX Nikkor 200 F2.8G ED
- AF-S MX Nikkor 65-180 f2.8G ED IF
Like Canon, Carl Zeiss has been teasing us for a couple of weeks with the presence of a mysterious ZE lens line on its website. Today, Carl Zeiss has unveiled the first two lenses of the ZE line, which are made for the Canon EF mount, with the promise of many more to come. [Read more…]
Along with the new A900, Sony also delivered news of the previously leaked 70-400mm F4-5.6 and Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 lenses. The new 70-400mm lens is priced at $1500. The Zeiss 16-35mm lens is priced at $1800. Both will be available in January 2009.
See the press release below for more details. [Read more…]
The contest is open to anyone living in the U.S. (BorrowLenses.com only ships to U.S. addresses and only offers in-person pickups in San Mateo and San Jose, California). All you have to do to enter is post a comment [Ed. on DPS’ website – link] with the lens you want to rent. A list of lenses is available on the BorrowLenses.com website and the selection seems pretty decent. The winner will need to provide BorrowLenses.com with a credit card number, ‘just in case.’
You can enter on DPS’ post announcing the contest.