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Fuji Announcement | Two New Lenses, Updated Lens Roadmap, Firmware Updates

Every camera system faces the challenge of sating the rabid desire of their early adopters for new lenses. With photography being a highly specialized and fragmented market, each segment eagerly awaits the next press release as if it were the latest PowerBall numbers. Today, Fuji fulfilled the wishes of a multitude of macro shooters with the XF 80mm F2.8 lens and added a photography staple, a 35mm equivalent, in the GF 45 mm F2.8 R WR. Even as Fuji meets the needs of their faithful in the...

Nikon patents two full-frame mirrorless lenses: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2

Photo by Jakob OwensNikon users who are out there wishing for a full-frame mirrorless camera from the storied Japanese brand have two more reasons to feel hopeful today. It seems Nikon has filed two new patents for full-frame mirrorless lenses in Japan: one for a Nikon 52mm F0.9, and another for a 36mm F1.2.The patents were spotted by Japanese site hi-lows-note, and come complete with a few lens diagrams so you can ogle the lens elements while you cross your fingers even tighter. Here's the...

5 best 50mm lenses for under $100

A 50mm lens is probably the first lens most of us bought after we got the camera. They are generally affordable, especially if you go for a f/1.8. But if you’re on a really tight budget, or just want to satisfy your gear acquisition syndrome without guilt: Kai Wong has a video for you.In this video, he suggests five great 50mm lenses that cost well under $100. So if you’re looking for your first or for another 50mm lens, check out Kai’s suggestions.[embedded content]The f/1.8 lenses are...