Below are some still images and a video I shot with the Canon MP-E65mm macro lens, an amazing lens that covers the 1-5x macro magnification range. All are shot of one piece of obsidian, a natural volcanic glass.
Nikon announced the addition of a super telephoto 800mm lens to its lineup of NIKKOR lenses. This lens will offer a fixed focal length of 800 mm, a maximum aperture of f/5.6, and will be fully compatible with Nikon FX-format cameras. Nikon 800mm Super Telephoto Lens with 1.25x Teleconverter NYC, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 [...]
Below are some more images for your enjoyment from my testing of the Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x f2.8 Macro Lens. There were taken with a Canon EOS 550D camera.
Yesterday I received a Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x Macro lens for review. This is an unusual lens, in that it focuses from 1x magnification to 5x magnification to a full frame sensor. This is a manual focus lens that does not focus to infinity. It is exclusively for macro. To start the testing process I grabbed [...]
SYDNEY, 16 January, 2013 — Canon Australia announced today the launch of two new fixed-focal-length EF Cinema Lenses: the CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F (for EF mounts). Featuring exceptional optical performance, the two new lenses support a range of motion picture and video production applications, including 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) [...]
Conventionally, large aperture lenses for 300mm F2.8 have been loved by professional users due to their brilliant capability of depiction and bright aperture value. It has established a solid standpoint in the world of photography. Based on the concept that turning a 300mm F2.8 lens into zoom lens would enable photographers to expand the scope [...]
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035E) Sydney, 3pm, May 21, 2012 – Panasonic is proud to announce a new Micro Four Thirds digital interchangeable standard zoom lens – the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035E) (35 mm camera equivalent: 24-70 mm) for the [...]
Sigma’s 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM honored as Best Entry Level DSLR Lens; 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lauded as Best Expert DSLR Lens Ronkonkoma, NY, April 16, 2012 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses,cameras and flashes, is pleased to [...]
Prestigious award adds to 2012 medal tally in 25th anniversary year of the Canon EOS SLR camera system Sydney 15 May 2012: Canon Australia has today announced that the EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM interchangeable lens has been honoured in Japan with the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2012 “Lens of the Year Award.” The accolade marks the [...]
For us creative types there is a real compulsion to create. Exercising our creativity is also a key to maintaining our balance and harmony.
The Lensbaby Fisheye optic fits into the Composer and can be used with the Muse with an adapter. It is a 12mm focal length almost full circle fisheye (on a full frame camera body) with a 160 degree field of view.
The Lensbaby Fisheye optic for the Composer and Muse (with adapter) is a 12mm focal length, 160 degree circular fisheye lens. See the full review in a longer article.
MaxMax.com, the people who converted my 350D and will do my next camera, also sell filters. I’ve been testing a number of their infrared filters of late and the first one I will talk about is their unusual XDP filter.
New Macro Lens Features Best-In-Class Working Distance at 100mm Maxwell International Australia and Tamron Co., Ltd, have announced the development of the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 (Model G005), a life-size macro lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors(1) that offers a fast maximum aperture of [...]
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with [...]
Nikon DX-format, ultra wide-angle 2.4x zoom lens with a focal length of 10 to 24mm Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens with built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras. Compact and lightweight, this ultra wide-angle 2.4x zoom DX NIKKOR features a focal [...]
The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds.
PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX X70 Megazoom digital camera featuring a high magnification 24X optical zoom lens with wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage housed in a highly portable, compact, lightweight body. With 12 megapixels, SLR-like styling and flexible exposure modes, the PENTAX X70 is a true bridge between compact digital cameras and digital SLRs. [...]
New 0.42x accessory lens designed exclusively for use with all Lensbaby lensesLensbaby announces today a new 0.42x Super Wide Lens for use with their new line of selective focus lenses – The Composer™, The Muse™, The Control Freak™ and their companion Lensbaby Optic Swap System™ consisting of Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic, and Pinhole/Zone plate [...]
An extended range Zoom Lens with Hybrid Optical Stabilization and Hyper-Sonic Motor Sigma’s newest innovation is in the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 13.8:1 extended range zoom lens. The Hybrid Optical Stabilizer, an anti-shake system providing image stabilization in both the camera body and viewfinder for Pentax, and Sony is offered only by Sigma. This [...]
Lensbaby is an innovative camera lens that allows you to tilt the plane of focus and create interesting blur effects. The composer is the latest version and works well with both digital and film cameras.