FujiFilm M Mount Adapter For X-Mount Review

May 26th, 2012 125 Comments   Posted in SLR Lenses

The new M-Mount Adapter  seems to provide full compatibility, including support for the camera’s viewfinder framing corrections. Via the camera’s Mount Adapter Settings you’ll be able to create profiles for up to six lenses with corrections for distortion, peripheral illumination, and color shading across the frame.

It sounds well-built — aluminum mount on the body side, stainless steel on the lens side, connected by aluminum.

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

March 17th, 2012 170 Comments   Posted in SLR Lenses

Tamron develops the world’s first1 full-size, fast-aperture standard zoom with built-in image stabilisation – SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) with class-leading resolution and Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation.

Lensbaby Scout With Fisheye Optic Review

May 28th, 2011 101 Comments   Posted in SLR Lenses

Scout, the first Lensbaby lens that does not bend, features the Fisheye Optic, which delivers an ultra-wide 12mm focal length capable of capturing a 160 degree angle of view from infinity all the way down to 1/2 inch from the front of the lens. The Fisheye Optic can also create unique flare effects in an image.

“The Scout is for adventurous photographers wanting an easy to use fisheye lens combined with the creative freedom of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby president and co-founder. “We chose to combine the straight-shooting, non-bending Scout with our 12mm Fisheye Optic so that Lensbaby users could have a simple, affordable, and fun way to play with the Fisheye’s creative flare and eye-opening close focus.”

Due to the extremely wide angle of view of the Fisheye Optic, full frame shooters will generally see a black circle around almost the entire image, and APS-sized sensor shooters will see black at the corners of their images. With Scout, the Fisheye image is always ideally situated in the center of the frame.

Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Review

April 2nd, 2011 173 Comments   Posted in SLR Lenses

Tamron’s newest and most powerful “All-in-One” lenses, the 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is the worlds lightest and most compact 15x optical zoom lens for dSLR cameras. Significantly smaller and lighter than their previous 18-270mm lens, it was designed specifically for use with ASP-C sized sensors and if used on a full-sized sensor, vignetting will be noticeable. Tamron has chosen this lens as one of its first to include the new Piezo Drive motor. This allows for faster and quieter autofocus, which is great for candid and nature photography.

This is a well built, light and very compact lens, making it easy to pack into a bag and a pleasure to use while out walking around. It has a 35mm equivalent of 28 – 419mm. Also included on the lens is Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) to fight camera shake. It is available for both Canon and Nikon mounts but not Sony at this time. Along with this lens you will also get a flower-shaped lens hood and 6-Year Limited warranty.

Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM Lens Review

January 8th, 2011 145 Comments   Posted in SLR Lenses

The Pentax 55mm is a fast-aperture prime, designed to cover the moderate telephoto focal length range and deliver sharp, professional-level image quality in any type of lighting environment. On their official website, Pentax describes this lens as being ideal for “portrait, still life, low light photography, [and] weddings.”
Overall the DA* 55mm f/1.4 is yet another excellent Pentax prime in terms of image quality and takes contrast and sharpness to new extremes.
This lens produces sharp images with good edge-to-edge definition, smooth bokeh, and accurate color.
The new 55mm is an amazing lens with fabulous edge-to-edge sharpness, great bokeh, and exceptional build quality common to the best Pentax prime lenses.

The Pentax 55mm is a fast-aperture prime, designed to cover the moderate telephoto focal length range and deliver sharp, professional-level image quality in any type of lighting environment. On their official website, Pentax describes this lens as being ideal for “portrait, still life, low light photography, [and] weddings.”

Overall the DA* 55mm f/1.4 is yet another excellent Pentax prime in terms of image quality and takes contrast and sharpness to new extremes.

This lens produces sharp images with good edge-to-edge definition, smooth bokeh, and accurate color.
The new 55mm is an amazing lens with fabulous edge-to-edge sharpness, great bokeh, and exceptional build quality common to the best Pentax prime lenses.