To Users of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM Interchangeable Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Thank you for using Canon products.
It has been confirmed that the autofocusing function of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens, which was released in June 2012, may not operate correctly.
The details of this phenomenon are described below.
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
Here’s another lens I picked up dirt cheap. The Canon FD 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5. Unlike my other FD lenses, this one is made entirely of plastic and feels cheap. Since it’s all platic, it’s light and nice to carry around. Image quality??? I’m not impressed. Check back soon, I will post a review of this lens as soon as I get a chance
This is my Asanuma 80-250mm F/4.5 Telephoto Lens for Canon FD Mount. Pretty good looking for a lens this old. Oh and this is what you can call Full Metal Jacket, it’s all metal and it's really darn heavy, I feel like I need to start working out so I can use it handheld. I bought it for my PEN E-PL1 and to play around with my current Canon DSLRS. I will post a review of the lens as soon as I get a chance to use it.
This beautiful shiny dog bane beetle is trying to climb the leaf when I found him.
Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 I also use my Raynox DCR-250 for greater magnification, this allowed me to cut the minimum focus distance of the FD 50mm F/1.8 so I can move in much closer. The FD 50mm F/1.8 is not a macro lens and the minimum focus distance is 0.6m or around 23 inches. With the DCR-250 you can significantly cut this.
After I saw the photo taken with the Canon FD 50mm F/1.8, I was surprised. It's actually great for a lens this old, and for $25.00 this is a great buy. I got mine used of course from Adorama. The FD 50mm F/1.8 was the kit lens of [...]
After I saw the photo taken with the Canon FD 50mm F/1.8, I was surprised. It's actually great for a lens this old, and for $25.00 this is a great buy. I got mine used of course from Adorama. The FD 50mm F/1.8 was the kit lens of the highly regarded Canon AE-1 Program camera. It's made mostly of plastic and some metal. I bought the lens for my Olympus PEN E-PL1 and I'm glad I did, it feels really good and well balance on the E-PL1.
CanonPriceWatch.Com has posted these image of the new Canon T4i/650d that is schedule to be announced tomorrow June 8, 2012
You have a Dslr and the Kit Lens for sometime now, the next question most new comers has is which lens should I buy next. To the more experience photographer this is quite easy to answer, because they already know what they want, they already know what type of photo they want to create, however to the less experience, deciding on what to buy next is not easy. It’s overwhelming to look at those specs, the focal length, the F/stops, fix aperture or not, to IS or not to IS etc.
In a beginners perspective, the best way to approach this is to see what subjects you love to shoot most. That’s the start. Let’s say you feel like, you love taking portraits of your relatives
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Here some sample photos I shot with the Tamron AF 60mm F/2 SP Macro Lens. I’ve only had the lens for 5 days and based on my initial test, it is indeed a great lens like other reviewers said. The overall image quality is just great. To read the mini review please click here.
The Tamron AF SP 60mm F/2 Macro available from:
Not to be too technical here, fast glass also known as fast lens are lenses that have a larger maximum aperture or lower f-stops, like F/2.8, F/1.8 and F/1.4. It does not refer to the auto focus system of the lens, so even if the lens is equipped with the latest autofocus mechanism such the USM or HSM (sigma) and can acquire focus really fast, it’s not necessarily a fast lens. So if you happen to notice a F/2.8 on the specification or description of the lens then it is a fast lens. A lens with a minimum aperture of F/2.8 and wider are considered to fast lenses (F/2.8, F/2.0, F/1.8 F/1.4, F/1.2 with F/1.2 being the fastest and more low light capable and certainly the most expensive.).
But what exactly is it and do we really need it? Since a fast lens has a larger maximum aperture it’s aperture ring has a larger opening compare to non fast lens like the kit lens, therefore allowing more light to reach the sensor faster, and because more light was able to reach the sensor faster it then allows the photographer to use a faster shutter speed. Also, fast lenses will give us a really nice background bokeh, which are perfect for portraiture or close-up and macro.
Do we really need it? The simple answer is yes and no. Fast glass are expensive and not everyone can afford it, so yes if you can afford it, it’s certainly good know that you have one anytime you need it. Fast glass is essential especially when shooting in low light to capture important scene or to freeze the action. On the other hand with the advancement of technology, camera bodies are now getting powerful to the extent that you can get away by increasing your ISO even to a 1000 or even more and will still give you great images. Take for example this photo below which was taken using my EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM lens, it’s an F/4 lens which is really isn’t enough when shooting sports especially in a stadium that lights aren’t really something to be desired. The photo was shot using the Canon EOS 60d set at ISO 1000.
So should we really go with a fast glass? What I can recommend is, just save up for a fast glass. A fast glass is always a better and will help a talented photographer capture more stunning photographs.
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