wide angle

Bower 14mm

B&H has the Bower 14mm f/2.8 lens for $329 (reg. $379) in Canon, Nikon and practically every other DSLR mount. This is a really wide lens for you full frame shooters (it also works on APS-C cameras). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Note that the Nikon version with focus confirm chip is $349.

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Bower 24mm Lens

B&H has the Bower 24mm f/1.4 lens on sale for $499 right now (reg. $699). It is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus and Samsung mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX

Tokina has introduced a new wide-angle zoom lens for DSLRs with APS-C sensors. The Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX lens features 14 elements in 12 groups and a minimum focus distance of 25cm (roughly 9.8 inches).

No word yet on pricing or availability dates.

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AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

The new AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens has been rumored for a few weeks now, and has finally been officially unveiled. The new 18-35mm lens offers full frame coverage for FX-format DSLRs like the D600 and D800.

It features 12 elements in 8 groups and a 7-blade diaphragm. The lens has two focus modes: M/A (AF with manual override) and full manual, and features Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor. Minimum focus distance is approximately 11 inches.

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens should be available in March at a retail price of $749.95. Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.com.

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Tokina 11-16mm

The new Tokina DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens for Canon and Nikon mounts is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo.  Retail is $739.  Note that this lens is designed for use on DSLRs with an APS-C sensor and not full frame sensors.

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Canon 8-15mm Lens

The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye lens is a highly-anticipated and unique lens in Canon’s lineup.  I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and will give a hands-on “user report” review of it below. [click to continue…]

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