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  • Canon zoom lens in pieces — many, many pieces

    Canon zoom lens in pieces — many, many pieces

    The engineering behind lenses, especially zoom lenses, is astonishing in its precision and complexity. No time is this more apparent than when you can get a good look at what’s inside a lens. A FredMiranda forum member took apart a bum 17-85mm EFS Canon lens and found it to be full of glass, rings, and other wonderful things. If you cut a lens in half you get the inside picture, but this… Read More

  • Canon adds new lens to the EF family

    Canon adds new lens to the EF family

    Alongside the new EOS 5D Mark II, Canon is launching a new EF-series lens.  Featuring a 13-element, 10-group lens, the EF 24mm f1.4L II USM is designed to achieve the highest standards of image quality. Two high-precision GMo aspheric lenses are employed to correct various forms of aberration such as curvature of field and distortion, with a floating mechanism ensuring crisp corner-to-corner… Read More

  • Gamer glasses coming soon

    Gamer glasses coming soon

    Truckers have driving glasses, hunters have shooting glasses, and now gamers can have custom lens too. Currently, Gunnar Opitks have glasses geared towards heavy computer use (Halogen pictured above) but word is that the company is going to have custom lens just for gamers. The idea is that the glasses will of course reduce eyestrain, but also fit better with headphones. Gunnar Optiks specs start… Read More

  • Liquid lenses coming to webcams near you

    Liquid lenses coming to webcams near you

    For the “extremely small camera” sector, this could be a real boon. These liquid lenses are fixed in place within the camera, manipulated using electricity, and — well, I’ll let Varioptic explain it: It works much like the human eye, using electricity to alter the shape of two drops of liquid, to bend light, alter focus, and produce a miniature, yet powerful… Read More

  • Pentax goes wide, long with new lens

    Pentax goes wide, long with new lens

    I’m a Pentax fan and this new lens has me reaching for my wallet. I generally use my 50mm and 28mm lenses these days and leave the kit lens, 18-55mm, at home. It’s not a bad lens, but my 50mm is sharper and faster. The 28mm is great as well, but it’s MF and I haven’t really had the time to learn how to meter down with it. Anyway, the 17-70mm f/4 lens equates to a 26mm wide… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Canon EOS bodies, lenses up to $300 off

    CrunchDeals: Canon EOS bodies, lenses up to $300 off

    High res available here. Canon was kind enough to send this to me earlier today and I’m happy to post for all you Canon fanboys or potential fanboys. The offer runs from May 18 to July 19, 2008. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurbished Canon goods at Adorama

    Adorama currently has a crop of refurbished Canon goods available from the online store. The batch of goods includes point-and-shoot digital cameras, a cornucopia of lenses, DSLR bodies, and binoculars. Whatever you’re into, Adorama may have something in your wheel house. Doesn’t hurt to look. Thanks to PB for the heads up. Read More

  • Five new lenses from Pentax

    Five new lenses from Pentax

    To go along with the K20D and K200D, Pentax announced five lenses that range from 18mm to 300mm. Without getting into exact specifics since I know most of you don’t care, I’l touch on a few key things. The 200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 lenses have Sonic Drive Motors, which basically ensure quiet and fast focusing as well as weather resistant and dust resistant bodies. The 35mm f/2.8 Macro… Read More

  • Yet another gorgeous lens I can't possibly afford

    Yet another gorgeous lens I can't possibly afford

    I like it, but really now, six thousand dollars? Canon has released the successor to the previous (and excellent) 200mm F1.8 L lens. It seems a little strange that they’d replace a F1.8 with a F2, but consider that they have added Optical Image Stabilization while at the same time lightening it and making it more weather-resistant. And that’s why it costs $6,000. I’m not… Read More

  • A sweet lens for the hardcore wide-spectrum photographer in your life

    A sweet lens for the hardcore wide-spectrum photographer in your life

    I personally haven’t had any trouble with chromatic aberration in the non-visible wavelengths of light, but then again I’m not shooting in infrared. You should though, it’s cool, but there is the question of whether your camera is up to it. If your sensor will detect the non-visible light, there’s still another problem: that type of light acts differently and both focus and… Read More