A New OM System Macro Lens, Digital PCM Sound Recorder, and Lens Road Map

OM Digital Solutions has announced an update to its lens roadmap, and macro photographers will be delighted with what’s there. Additionally, they have a new Linear PCM sound recorder. I have always laughed at the doomsayers and fearmongers on the internet who predicted the demise of OM Digital Solutions (OMDS) when it parted ways with … Read more

This Ultra-fast Lens Never Fails to Put a Smile On My Face

I’ve long thought maybe too many photographers prioritize bokeh and blur more than they should, but now I’m a hypocrite because I’ve fallen in love with an f/0.95 lens. On a crazy whim last year, I ordered myself the 7Artisans 35mm f/0.95 APS-C manual focus lens for my Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. It was a total … Read more

You Can 3D Print and Build This 164mm f/2.5 Lens for Less Than $15

Photographer Felix Steele has created a design for a 3D-printed 164mm f/2.5 lens that has no tethers or screws, uses affordable glass elements, and can be built at home for less than $15. Steele created the design as the first major project of his online resource for open source photography projects called Pixels and Prisms. … Read more

I Was a Prime Lens Snob Until Discovering This Surprisingly Good Alternative

My career as an elitist prime glass snob came to an end after a professional real-world job using an unexpected choice of lens showed me the error of my ways. After years of searching only for fast prime lenses in my gear bag, last year I bet on a pre-order for, among other things, the … Read more

A Complete List of Tokina’s Lens Price Hikes in the U.S.

In June, Tokina announced that it would increase the prices of certain lenses in the United States, and today the company provided a detailed list of those price changes. The company explained that due to recent “cost increases” of raw materials and components, the cost of production has increased significantly. Although he did what he … Read more

What’s the Most Efficient Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography?

Telephoto lenses are very useful in landscape photography, but the fact that they are usually heavier and/or bulkier can sometimes be a concern. How do you know which one is worth picking up? While ultra-wide-angle lenses are perhaps the most popular among beginner landscape photographers, there’s no doubt that telephoto lenses bring so much in … Read more

A Small Cookie With a Wide Bite: We Review the Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie Lens

The Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie lens is one of the new offerings from Venus Optics. With an impressive 109.3 degrees field of view, it’s currently the widest rectilinear APS-C lens on the market, so how does it work? We recently had the opportunity to visit St Kilda, an archipelago 40 miles north of Harris, Scotland. … Read more

The Best Full-Frame Camera and Lens Combo Under $1,000 for Professional Photography

If someone gave you $1,000 and told you to buy a camera and lens combo, what would you do? Yes, it’s hard to get a good kit for relatively little money. Still, there are some hidden gems that are perfect for kickstarting your career and providing an upgrade over existing gear. When I started taking … Read more

Laowa 10mm f/4 ‘Cookie’ Lens Review: Great Glass with Lackluster Usability

Venus Optics recently launched the $299 Laowa 10mm f/4 “Cookie” lens, a super compact lens for APS-C cameras that’s practically small enough to fit in your pocket even when mounted on a camera. The Laowa 10mm f/4 is available in black or silver for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, Leica L and Fujifilm X-mount … Read more