The new Lensbaby Velvet 56 arms portrait and macro photographers with something a little different from the norm. We take it for a spin in our review.
Don’t know your macro lens from your mirror lens? Wondering at what point a wide-angle lens becomes a standard lens? Read on for our guide to different lens types.
Want to learn how to take pin-sharp macro images? In this video we take you through the process step by step, from using the right equipment and technique through to the finished result.
Inner focus, or internal focus, may sound like a gimmick but it presents the photographer with a wealth of advantages over more conventional optics. Matt Golowczynski explains why.
There are plenty of lenses to choose from but which is the best lens for you? Giles Babbidge sheds some light on picking the right glass for your needs.
One of the first lenses in Sigma’s Art series, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM appears to suit a range of applications. Portrait photographer Mark Stephenson takes a closer look in his review.
Third-party manufacturer Tokina offers some tempting alternatives to well-known optics. Tom Mason takes a closer look at one of these, the Tokina 12-28mm f4 AF AT-X PRO, in his full review.
Now you can have a second camera which can match an SLR and fit in a pocket, so what about those days when you want something serious that doesn’t give you back ache? Why not have a good lens for your mirrorless for those occasions?
As a Canon shooter who uses prime lenses primarily I was excited by the announcement from Canon last year that they were releasing a 40mm 2.8 prime lens. Typically I shoot weddings with a 35mm and 85mm lens combination so the focal length wasn’t too far off one of my standard camera combinations.
Tamron have given photographers another choice to consider when looking at a standard zoom. But can its specifications on paper live up to the hype and be a viable alternative to the industry standard 24-70mm zooms out there whilst maintaining a similar size and weight and all at a very competitive price point? That’s a tall order.