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Sigma reports lens mount scratching issue with Pentax K-1, prepares fix for affected lenses


 
 

Third-party lens maker Sigma has today disclosed a potential issue with some of its lenses when used in concert with the just-released Pentax K-1 DSLR. Three current Sigma lenses and eight discontinued models are affected, and each can cause a minor scratch to appear in the K-1's body directly above the lens mount....

Full frame, finally: Pentax K-1 launches alongside 15-30mm, 28-105mm lenses


 
 

Pentaxians, your patience has just paid off in spades! Ricoh Imaging, the company behind the Pentax brand name, has today officially announced its upcoming, full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR -- and it looks to be a mighty impressive debut.

Based around a 36.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, the Pentax K-1 sports a...

Must see: An excellent 5-minute video on the history of photography

The Cooperative of Photography (also known as COOPH) has published a new video overviewing the history of photography. In just five minutes, COOPH takes you through the history of photography from its camera obscura origins to the modern day digital camera.

Ancient philosophers Mozi, Aristotle, and Alhazen were the first to mention the camera...

Not dead yet: Finding great film gear without breaking the bank

 
 

While digital is how most of us do our photography these days, film still holds a special charm for many. Once consequence of the digital revolution, though, is that really prime film-era gear can be had for a song online. 

Freelance photographer Daniel Sawyer Schaefer has written a guide to buying and shooting with a...

The Fuji X-T10 has a new sidekick: Checking out the svelte, weather resistant Fujinon 35mm f/2

 
 

I know what you're thinking.... that the new Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR is a professional, weather-sealed lens that belongs on the flagship Fuji X-T1...! And, of course you're right, I can't argue with that.

But the 35mm f/2 is so small and lightweight that my first inclination was to pair it with the smaller and lighter...

Fujifilm unveils weather-resistant 35mm f/2 lens, 1.4x teleconverter for its growing X-mount lineup

Fujifilm has unveiled two new optics for its growing collection of X-mount cameras, a 35mm f/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter.

Weather-resistant 35mm f/2

The Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR is a weather- and dust-resistant aspherical lens that offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 53mm. It’s constructed of nine elements in six groups, including two...

Seventeen years in the making: Initial impressions of Canon’s long-awaited 35mm f/1.4L II lens

 
 

Canon lenses, especially those from their L-series line, usually have a very long lifespan. These robust, beefy, professional lenses can often take a beating and perform well for years and years. That being said, improvements and new technology can come along and make these tried-and-true lenses even better.

Canon has...

Primes for the People: Tamron throws down the gauntlet with two sharp, sweet, affordable primes!

 
 

(UPDATE: B&H pre-order links added.)

Tamron is probably best known as a manufacturer of zoom lenses, although they do have a few primes in their lineup, including their classic 90mm F/2.8 macro. 

This may be changing, though, as Tamron is revamping and re-branding their "SP" line of higher-quality lenses. At a press...

How to properly scan and add metadata to your film photographs

Film photography isn’t nearly as prevalent as it once was, but there are plenty of photographers who still prefer emulsion over electronics, myself included. Despite preferring the analogue method when it comes to capturing photographs, it’s essential to turn the film negatives into digital files for sharing them online.

To do that, you can either...

After 17 years Canon unveils the long-awaited 35mm f/1.4L II

Seventeen years after Canon released the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, it’s finally giving the wide-angle prime the successor it deserves in the form of the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, a very welcomed update that dramatically improves upon the classic lens in almost every regard.

This updated wide-angle prime is the first lens in the world to feature Canon’s new...

Remotely fire your smartphone’s shutter with these two analogue-inspired Bluetooth triggers

If you’re looking for a cute and clever way of remotely triggering your smartphone’s camera, gadget-maker Gizumon has two little Bluetooth devices just for you.

The first one is a Bluetooth remote shutter shaped like a 135 film canister. The second is another Bluetooth remote trigger designed to look like a classic twins-lens reflex camera, such...

Canon patent details yet another 35mm f/1.4 lens formula

 
 

A recently published patent from Canon reveals it may finally be releasing an updated version of its 35mm f/1.4 lens design.

Filed back in October of 2013, the patent lays out the optical formula for a 35mm lens with an f/1.4 aperture. Inside the lens are 12 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements.

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Yongnuo unveils its 35mm f/2 Canon clone

 
 

Chinese gear manufacturer Yongnuo has quite a knack for producing nearly identical clones of more reputable manufacturers’ gear. Their newest announcement is no exception.

Today, Yongnuo extends their lens lineup with a 35mm f/2 lens. You may notice Yongnuo’s latest optics bears a striking resemblance to Canon’s older...

Pentax announces and teases development of a full-frame, K-mount DSLR

 
 

Pentax is finally answering the dreams of K-mount consumers who have been anxiously awaiting a larger sensor than their current offerings. The company has officially released a broad overview of an upcoming full-frame, K-mount camera, which comes shortly after announcing two high-end lenses with full-frame image circles...

Is film dead? Far from it according to Ilford’s latest survey

 
 

Towards the end of 2014, Ilford Photo conducted an international survey to audit the film market and see how it compared to previous years. Saturday, they released the results from the survey and they’re quite surprising.

According to Ilford, ‘thousands of users from over 70 countries completed the survey.’ Of the...

Sony A7 II First Shots: How does this full-frame beauty stack up against its much-loved predecessor?

 
 

A fortnight ago, Sony got everyone talking with the launch of the full-frame Sony A7 II, an update to one of last year's most exciting cameras. The big change in the A7 Mark II is its five-axis image stabilization system, a world's first for a full-frame, interchangeable-lens camera. It also sports quite a few other...

Sony A5100 Shooter’s Report part I: Out and about with a smorgasbord of lenses

 
 

The Sony A5100 is a bit of an anomoly. For starters, its name implies that it succeeds the A5000, which it most certainly does not! The A5000 succeeds the lower-tiered NEX-3N, while the A5100 succeeds the mid-level NEX-5T. The popular A6000 succeeded the NEX-6 earlier this year, leaving only the flagship NEX-7 without an...

Farewell to flare? Pentax’s HD Limited lens lineup gets a real-world test


 
 

Back in late 2012, Pentax introduced a new multi-layer lens coating dubbed HD, for "High Definition". According to its maker, the HD coating offered a couple of key benefits, but it's not until recently that we've been able to make a real-world comparison to test these claims. We've now done so, and the results are...

Nikon preps FX-format 35mm portrait prime


 
 

If you're shooting with one of Nikon's full-frame digital SLRs and love prime lenses, we have good news: The company has just announced an affordable new FX-format 35mm portrait prime. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens is, says its maker, great for portraits, landscapes, travel photography, and anywhere you...

Ever wanted to build your own interchangeable-lens camera? Now you can!


 
 

As an enthusiast, getting out and taking photos is endless fun, but have you ever wished you could go a step further and build your own camera? Now you can, for very little money and not an unreasonable amount of effort.

With many other hobbies -- computers, model railroads, radio-controlled cars and planes,...