I’ve always passed on 35mm prime lenses. On paper, they always seemed too close to what I could already capture with my phones or what’s duplicated in my 24-70mm professional zoom lenses. It turns out, I didn’t know what I was missing until I tried out the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens.
It’s a great Friday for the gear lovers out there. First, Fujifilm revealed the X-Pro3 with a very interesting hidden LCD concept; then, Ricoh announced the development of a new Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR; and finally, a new report has revealed all four lenses that Tamron will announce for Sony E-Mount in October.
Canon recently redesigned two popular super-telephoto lenses in the new Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III. Both lenses are designed to be significantly more portable than their predecessors.
“Both lenses possess a dramatic weight reduction and high-image quality, making it ideal for shooters to easily transport and capture images during action-driven scenarios, such as sports and wildlife,” Canon says.
The difference between prime lenses and zoom lenses can often be a source of confusion for photographers who are picking up a camera for the first time.
I remember when I first started with photography, wondering why someone would choose a lens with a fixed focal length over one with a whole range of focal lengths built into one.