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What Is a Telephoto Lens?

Telephoto lenses can be incredibly useful, but how is it different from other lenses, and when should you use it?What Is a Telephoto Lens?A telephoto lens is a lens that appears to magnify distant objects. To do that, they need to have a focal length longer than that of a normal lens, or a lens that approximates the optical qualities of the human eye. A normal lens has a focal length of between 40mm and 58mm on a full frame camera so any lens with a focal length longer than 60mm can be...

Panavision Primo Artiste lenses available by end of year

Panavision’s new set of lenses not only have an accent on creativity and artistic expression but, at T/1.8, they also happen to be the fastest lenses available for large sensor cinematography.The Primo Artiste lenses feature internal motors to control focus and the motors can be wirelessly controlled to boot, so there shouldn't be a need for a separate focus motor. The exception to this are the 14mm and 27mm focal lengths for which there was not enough room within the lens housings to contain...

Everything You Need To Know About Wide Angle Lens

A wide-angle camera lens can make for some pretty interesting photos, but how is it different from other lenses, and when should you use it?What Is a Wide-Angle Lens?A wide-angle lens has a field of view significantly wider than that of the human eye. In other words, it’s got a wider field of view than a normal lens, which has a focal length of somewhere between 40mm and 58mm on a full frame camera. This means that, on a full frame camera, any lens with a focal length of less than 35mm is...