Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

This new constant-aperture, ultra-wide lens for crop-sensor cameras goes large on zoom range and offers impressive image quality. Find out why in our Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro review.

Worm’s eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

Worm's eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

Discover how you can get a unique view of the world by seeing it from a worm’s eye view. Our latest tutorial shows you how to get down and dirty with your camera!

Wide angle portraits: how to use your wide-angle lens to caricature your friends

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Did you think your wide-angle lens was just for landscapes? Think again! Find out how to take wide angle portraits that will wow your friends and family.

Free Cheat Sheet: what your camera captures at every lens’ focal length

Cheat Sheet Friday: how much your camera captures at every lens' focal length

Knowing how much of your scene you can capture at each lens’ focal length is a conundrum every photographer has come up against.

In our latest photography cheat sheet we aimed to illustrate some of the differences a different lens focal length can have both in terms of how your image looks and how much of your scene your camera is able to include.

How different types of lenses ‘see’ the world

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There are many different types of lenses available to photographers, as we all know, and the type of lens you choose to fit on your SLR will determine how your end results will look. The main consideration is focal length. Focal length is the distance between the optical centre of a lens and the sensor,… Continue reading

Canon boosts EF lens range with three new models

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Canon has announced three new EF lenses to add to its range, a 24-70mm f/2.8 ‘L’ series lens is joined by 24mm and 28mm fixed focal length prime lenses.

First up, the new EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens is added to Canon’s professional line and is an upgrade to the previous standard zoom lens.

Tamron unleashes 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom

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Tamron has announced a new fast, 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens, which is available in mounts compatible with Sony, Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

The new lens comes equipped with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilisation and Ultrasonic Silent Drive, which is designed to help when shooting handheld.

Choosing a lens

Choosing a lens

One of the main reasons for getting an SLR is the ability to change lenses. Here are the main points to consider when buying a new lens for your camera

Superzoom lenses group test

Superzoom lenses have been around for decades, but historically, these 28-200mm or 28-300mm beasts have been fraught with compromises.

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

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.