A 50mm lens is one of the most basic pieces of portrait photography equipment. In this article, we’ll take a look at the special, ultra-fast Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 lens. We’ll also compare it to its older competitors. We’ve tested the lens in the field, so don’t expect dry theory. We are bringing you firsthand experience and a bunch of photos so you can come to your own conclusions. Let’s have at it!
Old manual lenses are popular because they capture interesting details, beautiful bokeh, and for the retro look they imprint on their images. But which retro lens should you choose for your digital camera? It’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of offerings. Save yourself some time – we’ve gathered some tips for you for some tried and true retro lenses suitable for various genres. Whether you’re into portrait, landscape, macro, or street photography, we’ll help find the right lens for you.
A high-quality lens is an investment. If you are looking for cheaper, yet unique optics, a solution for you may be an older, manual lens. While you’ll have to give up the luxury of autofocus and flawless detail, you’ll get photographs with a lovely, vintage feel. Read about the advantages of older lenses and how to mount them on modern digital cameras.
Looking for a universal zoom lens for your Sony A7 or A7R system compact? The Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS may be the answer. It’s the first premium telezoom for Sony Alpha full-frame system compacts. We’ll be taking a in-depth look here at this must-have lens. Read and see how it held up for us in practice.
Last time around, we discussed what to focus on when choosing a camera for your sports photography. Now that you know how to choose the camera, let’s talk about choosing the lens. A good lens for sports photography is one that’s inexpensive if possible, that’s universal, and that has decent parameters. What lenses meet these requirements, and what should you base your decision on? You’ll learn all this in today’s article.
Every photographer will have zoom and portrait lenses in their kit. But sometimes it pays to take yet another point of view. A fisheye lens is one way to do that. In this review, we’ll take a look at the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8, a truly fascinating lens that was lent to us by Foto Škoda.
A number of macro photography articles have already been published here at learn.zoner.com. They’re enough for you to learn nearly everything there is to know about the subject. But in this part of our series on choosing your kit, we won’t be telling you how to shoot macro for once. Instead, we’ll be telling you what combination of body and lens to choose for it.
When you sit down with lenses that all offer the same focal length and aperture, you might think that they’ll all give almost the same outputs. But in reality their outputs vary in a variety of details. To see this difference “live,” check out our test of some Canon and Sigma lenses that—in theory—“meet” at the 35mm focal length.