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Mount any Canon EF lens to Fujifilm’s GFX cameras with Metabones new EF-GFX Smart Expander adapters: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Mount any Canon EF lens to Fujifilm’s GFX cameras with Metabones new EF-GFX Smart Expander adapters: Digital Photography Review Metabones has announced the release of the EF-GFX Smart Expander, a new adapter that makes it possible to use every Canon EF mount lens on Fujifilm GFX camera systems. The adapter uses an optical design consisting of five elements in three groups to multiply the focal length and F-stop of Canon EF-mount lenses by 1.26x to match the image circle of…

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Venus Optics’ 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro lens is now available with Pentax K mount, new stepless EF mount version also available: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Venus Optics’ 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro lens is now available with Pentax K mount, new stepless EF mount version also available: Digital Photography Review Venus Optics has announced its popular Laowa 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for Pentax K mount cameras and is also available in a stepless aperture version for Canon EF mount. When the Laowa 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro APO lens was announced back in 2018, it was supposed to be available for Pentax…

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Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens: Digital Photography Review Weird lens guru Mathieu Stern is back at it with a new video that shows images captured with two $20 Carl Zeiss projector lenses he converted into camera lenses. As with many of Stern’s DIY projector lens projects, both of these lenses — a 120mm F1.9 and a 105mm F1.9 — lack any way to focus and don’t have any adjustable aperture.…

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Nikon Camera and Lens Rebates – Photography Article

Nikon Camera and Lens Rebates Although we have had pretty good discounts on Nikon Z camera bodies, other than the FTZ adapter, we have not yet seen any instant rebates on Z-mount lenses. It looks like Nikon is starting this fall sales season with a few Z lens rebates, as well as more Nikon Z cameras. Let’s take a look at what lenses are going on sale.Nikon Z Lens RebatesThe first Nikon Z instant lens rebates are fairly limited, and…

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Lens Attachment Primer :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Lens Attachment Primer :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, October 19th, 2020 Adam and Alex chat about the optical accessories that can be added to the inside of a lens port to achieve different effects on Wetpixel Live. Included in the discussion are extension tubes, teleconverters, adapters, diopters, and filters. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that aim to answer some of the questions that frequently crop up on the Wetpixel Forum. With 80 episodes posted, and many more…

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) – Photography Article

Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) Nikon once again updated its Z lens roadmap, and we now know of a total of ten Z mount lenses that will be released in the coming years. The most exciting part is that we will soon be seeing top-of-the-line 400mm and 600mm super-telephoto primes in the line-up! Here’s a first look at the new lenses you can expect to see.The Updated Nikon Z Lens RoadmapHere is the latest version of the Nikon…

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Sigma Announces 105mm Macro Lens for L and Sony E Mount :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Sigma Announces 105mm Macro Lens for L and Sony E Mount :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 Sigma has announced the 105mm f/2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art lens for mirrorless cameras. Available in L and Sony E mounts, it offers 1:1 macro at a 5.5” (14cm) working distance and is internally focusing so should work well behind macro ports. The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens is expected to begin shipping in late October…

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Nikon announces Z 14-24mm f/2.8 lens :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon announces Z 14-24mm f/2.8 lens :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 Nikon has announced 2 new Z mount lenses. Of interest for underwater use is the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. It has a minimum focus distance of 0.28 m (0.92 ft), so may work behind a large dome port. The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens will will ship in November 2020 for $2,399.95. Press release NIKKOR Z INNOVATION CONTINUES: NIKON INTRODUCES TWO ESSENTIAL NIKKOR…

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Nauticam Releases Extended Macro Wide Lens (EMWL) – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Releases Extended Macro Wide Lens (EMWL) Nauticam has released its latest innovative product for underwater shooters—the Extended Macro Wide Lens, or EMWL. The company claims that the EMWL “allows you to shoot macro, wide angle and combine the styles” to create never-before-seen images. The EMWL is a wet mount modular device comprising Focusing Unit, Relay Module and Objective Lens. There are three different versions of the Focusing Unit (which is closest to the port), each of which is optimized…

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Nauticam announces EMWL lens system :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam announces EMWL lens system :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 Nauticam is now shipping its Extended Macro Wide Lens (EMWL). This wet lens is used with popular macro lenses to achieve a POV image with both still and video cameras. It consists of three components, a focusing unit, the relay lens, and an objective lens. The latter is available in 130°, 100°, and 60° versions. The EMWL is shipping now, pricing varies according to the option…

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) – Photography Article

Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) Everything you need to know about Nikon’s upcoming Z lenses.By Spencer Cox 33 CommentsPublished On July 21, 2020Nikon once again updated its Z lens roadmap, and we now know of a total of ten Z mount lenses that will be released in the coming years. Here’s a first look at the new lenses you can expect to see.The Updated Nikon Z Lens RoadmapHere’s the roadmap it replaces:In total, every Nikon Z lens we…

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Lens Choices for Cropped Sensor SLR cameras :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Lens Choices for Cropped Sensor SLR cameras :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, July 20th, 2020 Continuing on our theme of providing targeted advice about common problems experienced by all Underwater Photographers, Alex Mustard, and Adam Hanlon chat through the best lens options for cropped sensor Canon and Nikon SLR cameras. Wetpixel Live is a channel devoted to discussing hard-edged technical information and providing practical advice aimed at helping people create memorable images. If you are enjoying Wetpixel Live, please…

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Sony Unveils 12–24mm f/2.8 High-End G Master Lens – Underwater Photography Article

Sony Unveils 12–24mm f/2.8 High-End G Master Lens Sony has announced a new addition to its G Master series of lenses designed for full frame: the 12–24mm f/2.8 GM. The lens is a faster high-end version of the company’s 12–24mm f/4 G, and as such could potentially be an excellent lens for underwater photography—notwithstanding the expense of the dome port you’d need to use. Weighing in at 1.9lb, the dust and moisture-sealed lens features a nine-blade aperture and 17 elements…

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Sony announces FE 12-24mm f/2.8 lens for full frame cameras :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Sony announces FE 12-24mm f/2.8 lens for full frame cameras :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, July 11th, 2020 Sony has announced a 12-24mm G Master lens for full frame cameras. It has a constant aperture of f/2.8 and a minimum focus distance of 11 inches (27.9cm). As is always the case, performance behind a done port remains to be tested. The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM will be shipping in August, priced at $2,999.99. Press release Sony Electronics Grows Lens…

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Canon announces EOS R5 and R6 cameras along with R mount 85mm macro lens :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Canon announces EOS R5 and R6 cameras along with R mount 85mm macro lens :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, July 9th, 2020 In a major virtual event, Canon has formally released the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless full frame cameras, along with an 85mm f/2 macro lens and 1.4x and 2x R mount teleconverters. The EOS R5 has a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and offers uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal…

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Lens Filters Explained – New Video Released – Photography Article

Lens Filters Explained – New Video Released Our newest video tutorial is now on YouTube, and this one covers the critical topic of lens filters for landscape photography. There’s a ton of information in this video that you may not have heard before, even if you’re an advanced photographer, so go ahead and take a look!My goal while creating this video was to cover every important thing that I know about filters. It not only introduces each common type of…

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Nauticam Ships Wet Wide Lens for Compacts (WWL-C) – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Ships Wet Wide Lens for Compacts (WWL-C) Nauticam is shipping the Wet Wide Lens for Compact Cameras (WWL-C), which—despite the name—is compatible with selected mirrorless Micro Four Thirds and mirrorless APS-C housings as well as those for compact cameras. Compatible cameras include the Sony RX100 series, Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II and G7X series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 series, and Olympus Tough TG-5/TG-6. The WWL-C is an alternative version of the WWL-1. While the WWL-1 is designed to give cameras…

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How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur – Photography Article

How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur Subject isolation is one of the most sought-after effects in photography. It is one of the primary reasons (along with low-light capability and sharpness) why anyone would even think of buying those expensive fast primes. It is undeniable that there is no replacement for getting it right in the camera. But most of the time, we are thrown into less than ideal situations. Be it not being able to afford an…

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How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur – Photography Article

How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur Subject isolation is one of the most sought-after effects in photography. It is one of the primary reasons (along with low-light capability and sharpness) why anyone would even think of buying those expensive fast primes. It is undeniable that there is no replacement for getting it right in the camera. But most of the time, we are thrown into less than ideal situations. Be it not being able to afford an…

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Tokina announces atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 wide angle lens :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Tokina announces atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 wide angle lens :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 Tokina are shipping their atx-1 11-20mm f/2.8 CF lens for cropped sensor cameras. Offering a constant aperture of f/2.8 and internal focusing, and a minimum focus distance of 0.28 m (11-inches). It is available in Nikon F mount and Canon EF mount. Of course, its performance behind a dome port is not yet known. The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF will ship from…

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Tokina Announces ATX-i 11–20mm f/2.8 CF Lens – Underwater Photography Article

Tokina Announces ATX-i 11–20mm f/2.8 CF Lens By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, June 19, 2020 @ 02:00 AM (EST)Source: Nikon Rumors Tokina has officially announced the latest offering in its new and planned lineup of lenses: the ATX-i 11–20mm f/2.8 CF. Like the 11–16mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 released earlier this year, the updated classic lens is designed for Nikon and Canon cropped-sensor (APS-C) cameras. The ultra-wide-angle rectilinear zoom, which has a 17.6–32mm equivalent focal length range, is a viable lens for underwater…

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Wet vs Dry Macro Lens – Underwater Photography Article

Wet vs Dry Macro Lens Wet vs Dry Macro Lenses Sep 18 Macro photography, the documentation of little creatures via photographic medium, is one of the most popular realms of underwater photography. It tends to be a little more straight forward than wide angle photography, and yields more opportunity for creativity. As is the rule of thumb with photography – there is more than one way to achieve a macro photograph. Underwater, there are two basic types of instruments that…

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Why You Should Use a Fisheye Lens – Underwater Photography Article

Why You Should Use a Fisheye Lens Why You Should Use a Fisheye Lens for Wide Angle Jun 03 I shoot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 in a Nauticam E-M1 Mark II housing, and whenever I am shooting wide angle I use the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens. I run into a lot of people who either don’t use a fisheye lens at all, or who think it is a specialty lens that you only use for big things like…

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Saskatchewan Through the Lens of Paul Edmondson – Fine Art Photography Article

Saskatchewan Through the Lens of Paul Edmondson Fine art photographer Paul Edmondson is well known for his stunning landscapes that have both minimal and graphic compositions with an emphasis on line, form, shape and color. He travels throughout the USA regularly with his camera in hand, and is drawn towards the places where humans and the natural environment intersect. Paul recently travelled to the Canadian province of Saskatchewan that borders the United States to the south. He returned with a…

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