Deal Alert: Tamron Offers Instant Rebates on 3 Popular Lenses

Save up to $100 on Tamron lenses for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras
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Summer’s almost over but the summer deals on photo gear aren’t. Tamron USA announced a 7-day flash sale on three popular zoom lenses for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron lens flash sale started yesterday and runs through Sunday, August 29th. Here’s a breakdown of the instant rebates on the Tamron lenses for Sony’s... Read more

Which Lens Is Best for Portraits? 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm

Watch this comparison test using all three prime lenses
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Which lens should you buy for portrait photography? This is a frequent question for beginner photographers and one that portrait pro Julia Trotti tackles in the below video. In the clip, Trotti compares three prime lenses of different focal lengths to see which one is best for portraits: 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm. In particular, she shoots with a Sony Zeiss... Read more

Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Hands-On Review

Imaging Resource field tests Sigma's just announced telephoto zoom lens
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Sigma just unveiled the new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens for full-frame E-mount and L-mount mirrorless cameras. Designed for sports, wildlife and nature photography, the Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports goes on sale later this month for $1499. Our colleagues at Imaging Resource (Digital Photo‘s sister site), have already been... Read more

Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC Hands-On Review

Imaging Resource field tests Tamron's new telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
Photo of Tamron 150-500mm lens
Announced in April 2021, the Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens ($1399) has been highly anticipated by wildlife and nature photographers who use Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Our colleagues at Digital Photo‘s sister site, Imaging Resource, recently got their hands on this Tamron telephoto zoom for E-mount cameras and paired it with... Read more

The 6 Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 Deals for Photographers

Grab this discounted photo gear before it gets snapped up!
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If you’re like us, you’ve been hunting around Amazon today to find the best Prime Day Deals for cameras, lenses, and photo gear. Well, it can certainly get a bit confusing trying to figure out what is an actual Amazon Prime Day Deal and what is just a regular discount. Plus, there are many Prime Day Deals in the “Camera & Photo”... Read more

Travel Photography Toolkit

If you’re traveling and want to photograph your adventure like a pro, discover the tools you need to make the most of your trip
Travel Toolkit
As a pro photographer, I’ve done more than my share of travel photography. But one thing I’ve noticed in my personal experiences as well as those from other travel shooters: The genre of travel photography is so broad and expansive that it’s almost impossible to make recommendations without first learning more about the intent of the photographer... Read more

Summer Travel Lens Guide

If you're on the road during the hottest months of the year, invest in a compact, versatile zoom or prime that makes bringing back better pictures more convenient than ever
2019 is shaping up to be a great year for travel lenses, with new offerings from many manufacturers—particularly for their mirrorless camera systems that are small and light and ideal for travel. One way to think about these types of lenses is that they’re go-anywhere, do-anything devices. That’s because travel encompasses such a broad range of... Read more

Lensbaby’s Deliberate Distortion

I’ve experimented with Lensbaby lenses for years, since they paradoxically let me focus on blur in a very unique and compelling way
Lensbaby’s Deliberate Distortion
During a trip to Florida a few years ago, while staying at a beach-side resort, my daughter began blowing bubbles by the beach. What intrigued me about the oval shapes and oily texture of the bubbles is that they echoed some of the oval shapes appearing in the background as part of the photo’s bokeh. I love the dreamlike quality the lens allows me... Read more

Special Lenses For Special Effects

Whether you want to make big enlargements of tiny subjects with a macro lens or alter the focal plane and perspective with a tilt-shift lens, these specialty lenses produce truly unique optical effects
Special Lenses For Special Effects
When most of us think about camera lenses, we think about things like focal lengths and maximum apertures and how they allow us to photograph certain subjects most effectively. Lots of lenses work for lots of different things, most of the time. But some lenses are built to do things that are especially unique. These specialty lenses may be designed... Read more

Lenses For Sports Photography

Sports photographers need to reach out and grab the shot. Here's how to pick the right lens.
Lenses For Sports Photography
I used my Nikon D4 with my NIKKOR 300mm F2.8 lens set to 1/2000th of a second, f/4.5, ISO 200 to capture the action of a steer wrestling competition at the PRCA Rodeo during Cheyenne, Wyoming’s Frontier Days. When it comes to sports photography, since speed is the name of the game, pros turn to “fast” lenses. But what constitutes a fast lens... Read more