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New Horseman SLR conversion lenses

Posted September 21, 2009 in Product News

Horseman press release: Direct Source Marketing (DSM), the sole U.S. distributor of Horseman photo products for professionals and high-end consumers, today announced unique multi-coated conversion lenses for DSLR cameras. [Of course they should work on any film body, too. — ed] "What makes the Horseman lenses unique is that they provide wide-angle and macro photography [...]

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2 new Holga converter lenses & fisheye viewfinder

Posted September 11, 2009 in Product News

Holga just officially released two plastic lenses that attach over the existing Holga lens to change the focal length The two tele-converter lenses, models HT-25 (tele lens) and HW-05(wide lens) fit onto you holga and either lengthen(HT-25) or shorten (HW-05) the focal length, therefore creating a tele or wide lens. Another new release is a [...]

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More cowbell: 6mm f/2.8 Nikon fisheye lens

Posted April 24, 2009 in Kit/Equipment

This monster, that looks like it’s at least a foot across, can be yours for the low price of $35,370 USD! Check out the photos on the eBay Germany listing. Thanks to Seth O for the heads up!

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2 new Canon tilt/shift lenses

Posted February 19, 2009 in Product News

Canon launched two new tilt/shift lenses today: TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II A superb refinement to a true Canon classic, the new TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II offers enhanced functionality and image quality in its most popular tilt-shift focal length. Designed with UD glass to minimize and compensate for chromatic aberrations and specially coated aspherical elements for [...]

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More cowbell: Canon 5200mm f/14 lens

Posted September 28, 2008 in Kit/Equipment

Get a load of this eBay listing for a 5200mm, f/14 lens. Be sure to look at the bottom picture showing an SLR mounted to it.

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New $11,000 Leica f/0.95 50mm Noctilux ASPH lens

Posted September 15, 2008 in Random

According to Wired, a French magazine leaked details of a new Leica aspherical f/0.95 50mm Noctilux, coming in at a predictably heavy 8,000 euros. While that’s cool and all, I’m not sure I see the point… as the article points out, the depth of field is "ridiculously small — focus on a pupil and the [...]

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New Zeiss lenses for Canon

Posted September 15, 2008 in Product News

Zeiss are [finally] releasing Canon EF mount versions of their Z series manual focus 35mm/digital SLR lenses! First out will be the Planar T* f/1.4 50mm (SRP of 579 euros) and the Planar T* f/1.4 85mm (SRP of 999 euros (both prices include 19% German VAT)). From the current "issue" of Carl Zeiss Camera Lens [...]

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Fujinon discontinue production of XPan and some LF lenses

Posted November 2, 2007 in Product News

This is from month or two back, I somehow got it stuck as a draft and forgot about it. Anyway, the following large format lenses are now out of production, so whatever is left in the supply chain is it if you want to buy new: Fujinon-SW 90mm f/8 (shipment ended August 2006) Fujinon-T 300mm [...]

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MTF charts demystified

Posted October 2, 2007 in Extra Geeky

MTF charts are graphs of lens resolution that are meant to give you an idea of how a given lens performs at different points across the frame. (Most lenses are sharpest in the centre and get a bit softer as you go out, and these charts illustrate that characteristic.) They’re easy to read once you [...]

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New Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon lens in Nikon F & Pentax K mounts

Posted September 19, 2007 in Product News

The title pretty much says it all! More info: Web page, PDF data sheet, and PDF user manual.

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