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6 Tips for Mastering Your Lenses

Most photographers have a favorite lens (you can read about mine here), maybe even two or three. But do you know how to get the best out of that lens? I’ve used lots of lenses over the years. As a result, I know that it takes time to get to know a lens, and longer still to master it. These tips will help you work your way through that process.1. Use the lens exclusively for a monthIn his book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell put forward the now-famous idea that true mastery of a skill takes...

The Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 is Now Available in Leica M Mount

The Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 lens in M mount is identical to it’s Sony FE variant, but rangefinder coupledA little while ago, Voigtlander released a brand new Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 manual focus lens for the Sony E mount; but just recently they announced it for the Leica M mount. This lens is nearly identical optically to the Sony E mount version but the Voigtlander version is cosmetically different to accommodate more of the rangefinder crowd. Additionally, the M mount version is...

Best camera for low-light photos

Q. I go to concerts often and need a good low-light camera because flash photography is not only forbidden, it is annoying to the performers and those around me. I’m typically close to the stage so I don’t need a super zoom. It needs to be small as SLR cameras and big, protruding lenses get scrutinized at shows. Price is not an issue; what do you recommend?— T.L., BostonA. Good low-light photography requires a big sensor and image stabilization, and ideally a large aperture (fast) lens, too....