Nikon launches FX-format 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom

    | News | 14/06/2012 12:33pm
    New Nikon Lens: NIKKOR 24–85mm f3.5–4.5G ED VR revealed

    Nikon has announced a new FX-format zoom lens with broad 24-85mm focal range, compact build and Vibration Reduction.

    The new AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5–4.5G ED VR offers a focal length extending from wideangle up to telephoto in a lightweight body, and is billed as a multi-purpose lens for FX-format Nikon photographers who want the freedom to shoot a wide variety of day-to-day moments and subjects.

    Nikon 18-300mm: a new standard for superzooms?

    | News | 14/06/2012 10:08am
    Nikon 18-300mm superzoom lens unveiled

    Nikon has officially launched its brand new DX-format superzoom, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. It’s not just the longest-range Nikon superzoom to date, it’s the longest for any DSLR.

    Rare and gigantic Nikon lens goes on sale

    | News | 24/04/2012 11:49am

    The likelihood is that you’ve never seen a Nikon lens like the one that has recently turned up for sale in London. The 6mm f/2.8 lens is a staggering 11.5 pounds, has a 220-degree viewing angle and a 24x36mm image area.

    DO or Di? Your lens markings explained

    | Photography Tips | 02/04/2012 13:58pm
    DO or Di? All your lens markings explained

    Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.

    Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.

    Best lens: how to choose the ideal optic for your camera

    | Photography Tips | 13/03/2012 07:00am
    Best lens: tips to choose the ideal optic for your camera

    Are you thinking about buying a new lens for your DSLR or compact system camera?

    Remember, the best lens isn’t always the most expensive. The best lens for your camera is the one with the features that best match your needs as a photographer.

    These 9 essential tips should help give a solid foundation of what you might be looking for when you go to choose the best lens for your camera.

    Lens Review: Nikon 55-200mm F/4-5.6G AF-S VR DX IF-ED

    | Reviews | 22/01/2010 14:31pm

    Also, like the Canon, this Nikon lens lacks a focus distance scale. On this lens the manual focus ring looks almost like an afterthought tacked on to the front end of the lens.

    Fast lenses group test

    | Reviews | 14/01/2010 14:38pm

    A major bonus of fast lenses is that they allow you to use faster shutter speeds in low light, fending off the problems of both camera shake and motion blur, the latter of which can’t be fixe

    Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED Lens Review

    | Reviews | 13/10/2009 12:03pm

    It’s almost exactly the same size as the Canon 10-22mm, but a little heavier, and build quality is of a similarly high standard.