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Yongnuo Unveils 35mm f/1.4 Lens with Ultrasonic Motor for Canon DSLRs – Photography Article

Budget brand Yongnuo has announced a new version of its 35mm f/1.4 lens for Canon DSLRs, adding an ultrasonic motor and USB port to the lens, but otherwise keeping the design largely unchanged. The new Yongnuo YN35mm f/1.4C DC UWM features the same optical design and build as the current Yongnuo 35mm f/1.4 MC lens available for both Nikon and Canon. It uses 11 optical elements in 9 groups—including two aspherical elements and two low dispersion elements to try and…

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Sigma 35mm f/1.2 Art for Sony FE, Sigma’s Fastest Lens Ever – Photography Article

Back in early July, Sigma announced the development of three new mirrorless lenses that were designed to be used with Sony and Panasonic full-frame mirrorless cameras from the start, unlike their previous E-mount Art Primes, which looked like they had an MC-11 grafted onto them. One of the lenses that was announced was the 35mm f/1.2 Art. Not only is it Sigma’s fastest prime lens, but it’s also one of the fastest lenses for Sony FE that has autofocus. The…

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Searching for the ‘Ideal’ Image Sensor – Photography Article

Like it or not, much of the conversation around image quality these days revolves around sensor size. When Sony announced the a7R IV, it boasted image quality that “rivaled medium format.” When people defend Micro Four Thirds, they show off their ultra-portable system and claim the images are “indistinguishable from full-frame.” And then you have tweets like this: Full-frame has all-but taken over as the professional ‘standard.’ But why? And does it even deserve that title? I don’t think it…

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Canon to Release RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and 24-70mm f/2.8L IS this Month – Photography Article

Canon announced the development of the so-called “holy trinity” of zoom lenses for the RF mount back in February, and it looks like they’re about ready to release two of the three. According to the latest rumors out of Japan, the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS will both be available for pre-order later this month. The report comes from the ever-reliable Nokishita, who tweeted that both lenses “have been added to Canon’s latest product list” and…

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Canon Plans to Rejoin the ‘Spec Wars’ with an 80MP EOS R Camera: Report – Photography Article

With the release of the 61MP a7R IV, Sony officially raised the resolution bar, eclipsing Canon’s 50MP 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs. But according to a new report, Canon may soon reclaim that crown and re-enter the “spec wars” in a big way. According to a report at Canon Rumors, the Japanese camera giant is expected to discontinue the 5DS and 5DS R in favor of an ultra-high-megapixel full-frame mirrorless EOS R camera. CR’s source, which they did not name,…

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Sony Shares Specs for Six Full-Frame Sensors, Including a Quad Bayer Chip – Photography Article

Sony recently published the spec sheets for six of its full-frame sensors, including a quad-bayer version of the 61MP chip found inside the Sony a7R IV. Given the ubiquity of Sony’s BSI-CMOS sensors, it’s possible we’ll see tweaked versions of these sensors in some next generation full-frame cameras. Sony showed off six sensors in all: the 48.9MP IMX311AQK, the 48.9MP IMX313AQK, the 55MP IMX409BQJ, the 24.6MP IMX410CQX, the 15MP IMX521CQR (quad bayer 61MP chip that produces 15MP images), and the…

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Three Months with the Panasonic S1R – Photography Article

If you’re wondering why someone who loves Sigma cameras and gets called the ‘Foveon Wizard’ by his peers is writing about the Panasonic Lumix S1R, I need to take you back to 2007. Back then, my love for gadgets and tech related things eventually lead me to buying a Panasonic Lumix Fz8, a small bridge camera with 36-432mm f/2.8-3.2 zoom lens. That was my first entry in to the world of photography. It was then I discovered that I didn’t…

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Sigma fp vs Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic – Photography Article

Much has been made of the tiny new Sigma fp, officially the world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera as of this writing. But just how small is this thing compared to the competition from Sony, Nikon, Canon and fellow L-Mount Alliance member Panasonic? Thanks to the folks at Camera Size, who have already added the Sigma fp and compatible L-mount lenses to their directory, we now can. Here are a two angles comparing the Sigma against the Sony a7III, Nikon Z6,…

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye Autofocus Tests Reveal Struggles with Front-Focus – Photography Article

Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake of DPReviewTV recently took the new Nikon Eye Autofocus firmware for a spin to see how it performs in the real world. But rather than comparing it directly to Sony and Canon, they wanted to put the firmware through its paces all on its own using both the more affordable Nikon Z6 and the high-res Nikon Z7. Overall, Niccolls’ evaluation tracks with everything else we’ve heard, and it goes something like this: This is a…

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Does Sensor Size Affect Depth of Field: The Definitive Answer – Photography Article

In this video, I’m going to put to rest this question once and for all: does sensor size affect depth of field? I’ll be physically taking pictures with a full-frame camera and a Micro 4/3 camera, and showing you the visual difference in a range of aperture settings. There are lots of theories and opinions on this but here is the definitive answer. See for yourself and let us know what you think. Is there a difference in sensor sizes…

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Sigma Debuts 3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Lenses, Including Their First f/1.2 Lens – Photography Article

Overshadowed slightly by the release of the pocket-sized Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, last night, Sigma also announced three lenses we knew were coming. The full-frame Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2, and 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lenses designed for the L-mount and Sony E-mount. Part of a “newly developed” selection of Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the first three lenses add some compelling options to both the E and L-mounts, promising to deliver top-notch performance without…

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The World’s Smallest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera – Photography Article

Last night, in addition to debuting three lenses everybody knew were coming, Sigma revealed something nobody saw coming: the L-mount Sigma fp, “the world’s smallest and lightest ‘pocketable full-frame’ camera.” We’ve known Sigma was working on an L-mount camera ever since the announcement of the L-mount Alliance, but the Sigma fp has taken everybody by surprise. Unbelievably lightweight and compact, the camera measures in at 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3mm and weighs just 370g (422g with the battery and SD…

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Photos and Pricing of Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/2.8 – Photography Article

Less than 24 hours ahead of the expected announcement, product photos and rumored pricing for the upcoming Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2 and 45mm f/2.8 lenses for Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica L-mount have leaked. In case you missed our previous coverage on these lenses, these three lenses—as well as a 24-70mm f/2.8 that may or may not be announced alongside them—were designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to the most recent and reliable rumors, the Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica…

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Huge Price Drop on Nikon D5 and D810 – Photography Article

If you’re in the market for a full-frame DSLR and you don’t mind picking up a model that’s a few years old, now is the time. Yesterday, Nikon launched the biggest price drops yet on both the Nikon D5 and the Nikon D810, taking $500 off the flagship D5, $1,000 off the 36.3MP D810, and a whopping $1,600 off the D810 kit with the 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. The Nikon D5—which is rumored to see a replacement with 4K/60p…

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17-28mm f/2.8 Will Be Delayed Due to High Demand – Photography Article

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD has only been available for pre-order one week, but already Tamron has had to issue an apology about availability. Apparently demand for the new Sony E-Mount lens has been so high that even those who have already placed an order might have to wait a little while longer to receive their unit—to say nothing of new orders. The apology was published by Tamron Japan, who made it pretty clear that not all pre-orders…

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Sigma to Reveal 35mm f/1.2, 45mm f/2.8 and 14-24mm f/2.8 Next Week – Photography Article

As we head into the weekend, Sigma has decided to (sort of) confirm an exciting leak we shared earlier this week: that a 35mm f/1.2, 45mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, and possibly a 24-70mm f/2.8 designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras will be announced in mid-July. The confirmation comes in the form of the teaser image below, which provides the date and time of an upcoming announcement: July 11th, at 4pm Beijing time. That translates into 4am Eastern for us US-based…

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