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Lens filter function selection guide

Filters are arguably faster to use, based upon your situation, so if you’re a photographer who is always on the go (such as at public events), they might offer the very best choice. They also don’t suffer the danger, much like slot-in filters, of slipping or sliding from a holder if you chance to be changing position in a hurry.
The other path you can choose, then, would be to use slot-in filters, which by their nature require you to use a dedicated holder (which can usually take several filters at a time, in the event that you so desire ). For this, you will also need to buy an adapter ring that attaches to the front of the lens in use, onto which the holder then slides. The holders and connector rings themselves fluctuate based on individual and manufacturer product particulars, but as long as you stick with the same’system’ you’ll be absolutely fine.
As you might imagine, there are hundreds of creative filters out there. These span every conceivable effect from colourful light correction to starbursts, soft focus and even aids to focusing. This list covers the most popular options, with a concise overview of what each can do for you.
The rule of thumb here should be, as ever, buy the very best that you can afford. Keep in mind, the light might need to pass through the filter before travelling via the lens and onto the camera detector, so the higher the quality of that glass, the better. Realistically, this equates to ensuring you get the sharpest pictures potential. read more

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master Lens online sale

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Pro is an extreme wide angle zoom lens to get full-frame Sony alpha bodies. It’s ideal for getting near the action, or shooting a complete scene in 1 picture. The continuous f/2.8 aperture is an industry standard for expert zoom lenses, it empowers photography in low light in any focal length you choose. Sony has preserved incredible image details at extreme wide angles and open open at f/2.8 by using the entire variety of G Master imaging technologies. The FE 12-24mm f/2.8 features four aspherical elements in a complicated build of 17 components. Three are XA components (extreme aspherical) to handle the distortion and aberrations that could include wide angle glass. Not here, the combination of XA, Aspherical, ED (extra-low dispersion) and Super ED components effectively reduce chromatic aberrations for crisp detail as a new Nano AR Coating II minimises ghosting and lens flare. The constant aperture of f/2.8 permits shooting at any moment in the zoom array without having to resort to slower shutter speeds or higher sensitivity which could take away from the shot. Low lighting scenes which need low-noise like night arenas and astro photography are possible for this lens along with the 12-24mm zoom range provides more framing alternatives in 1 unit. Shoot anyplace with weather sealing for resistance against dust and moisture. The Sony lens 12-24mm f2.8 G Master also features a focus hold button for locking on to your subject without taking your hands in the lens. Alternative functions can be delegated to the attention hold button in the camera menu for more management options. Two for the main focus movement and 2 for the floating elements which correct chromatic aberrations as lens elements are moved farther apart. XD linear motors are silent with minimal vibrations for smooth functioning and precise focus tracking. Floating element groups enable lens designers to engineer more compact lenses. Another benefit is that the focus is made faster by reducing the distance traveled by each component group

Sony launches new lens style cameras for sale

Sony has launched two brand new lens-style cameras, both the ILCE-QX1 and the DSC-QX30, which can be connected to smartphones via a specific mount and Wi-Fi.
The cameras include one-touch connection rates from near field communication (NFC) that is faster than the last generation, using firmware updates for the QX100 and QX10 cameras and enhancements to the PlayMemories Mobile program.
The ILCE-QX1 camera APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor with 20.1-megapixels captures enormous amounts of detail. This is coupled with Sony’s advanced BIONZ X processor reduces sound. The lens produces low-noise images even while shooting near-darkness.
The big sensor inside the QX1 helps produce pro-style’bokeh’ effects with background blur that is creamy.
Superior Auto recognises heaps of unique scenes – such as landscapes or backlit pictures – adjusting camera settings for top-quality results. For all those photographers who like post-production editing, the QX1 can shoot RAW picture files and utilizing QX1, use pop-up flash to brighten up pictures, gloomy interiors and night scenes.
The LCS-QXA Case and Strap Kit add a bit of luxury with its tough brown leather-look finish. The QX1 is guarded using a choice of shoulder strap or belt-mounting options.
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Q&A: Gearing up for the National Football League with sports photographer Otto Greule

As the National Football League season sweeps in, sports photographers across the United States take to the stadiums to create iconic images of a national pastime for use in publications all over the world. In a Q&A below, Seattle, Washington-based, veteran sports photographer Otto Greule (represented by Getty Images) shares insider knowledge and outstanding imagery to give DPReview readers some insight into his fast-paced, visual craft. read more

Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph’s APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

Both the EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM prime lenses feature a 4-stop Canon Image Stabilizer that will automatically detect panning and compensate appropriately. Together with the fast maximum f/2.8 aperture, it allows the lenses to be used in low light without having to boost the ISO setting on the camera. The IS system also aids focusing in low light by introducing a static picture to the focusing detectors within EOS camera bodies.The broad f/2.8 apertures of these lenses make it possible for users to visually isolate subjects from backgrounds, with the EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM and the EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM with seven-blade circular apertures to assist photographers to produce striking background blur.The EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is very versatile: it could be used to capture a more wide-angle view or you’ll be able to get in close to the action with a close focusing distance of just 0.20m. Weighing only 280g, the lens is lightweight and perfect for travelling photographers. The lens’ optical design includes an aspheric, Glass Mold (GMo) lens element to ensure sharp, high contrast images.The EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM has a close focusing distance of just 0.23m to allow photographers get in close to areas and, at just 260g, is lightweight and easy to carry. The lens’ optical design ensures crisp, higher contrast images thanks to an aspheric, Glass Mold (GMo) lens element.

Meyer Optik has announced its new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 F2.7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed by Dr. Paul Rudolph 105 years ago. As with previous Meyer Optik revivals, the company is funding its product on Kickstarter, where it explains that the new Plasmat 105 “offers natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture.” read more

Keeping up with the big boys? Shooting pro sports with the Sony a7R II

On paper, the Sony a7R II is one of the best-specified cameras we’ve ever tested, and it is generating a lot of interest – not only from Sony fans but from users of other DSLR and mirrorless systems. We wanted to see whether the a7R II’s impressive specifications live up to their promise in the real world, so we decided to subject it to perhaps the ultimate stress test: a professional sporting event. read more

Lomography releases gold-plated Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm F2.9 lens

Lomography is back with another variant of its Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm F2.9 Art Lens. The lens was first launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter in early 2016, followed by a chrome-plated version introduced last summer. This time around, Lomography is offering a limited edition gold-plated version of the Achromat 2.9/64, that joining the chrome-plated and original black/brass variants. read more