Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The best new optics for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
|This Article Features Photo Zoom|
Samsung 10mm f/3.5 NX Lens
Samsung has announced it will be bringing a 180-degree fisheye to the NX mirrorless system. The 10mm ƒ/3.5 lens measures only about one inch from front to back, and weighs just 2.5 ounces. It's a full-frame fisheye, so the image area covers the entire sensor. This is also an "i-Function" lens. A button on the barrel can enable manual changes to camera functions, including shutter speed, aperture and more. Price is TBA.
Samsung 45mm f/1.8 NX Lens
Sigma recently reorganized its lens offerings into three categories: Contemporary, Art and Sports. Contemporary lenses offer high-tech features and high-quality optics in compact packages. Art lenses tend to have wide apertures (delivering shallow depth of field) and/or wide angles of view (for dramatic compositions). Sports lenses are telephoto and super-telephoto primes and zooms.
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN
There's another 30mm lens in the Sigma Art lineup, and this one's built for APS-C DSLRs. The Sigma 30mm ƒ/1.4 DC HSM is an updated version of an existing prime lens, delivering an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on APS-C cameras. Available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, the 30mm prime offers upgraded optics and rounded aperture blades for improved sharpness and more pleasing bokeh. Optimized power distribution minimizes curvature of the focal plane, improving sharpness from edge to edge. Estimated street price: $499.
|Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM|
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