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60 Exceptional Years of Sigma Lenses & Cameras
Incorporated in 1961, Sigma completes 60 years of production this year on September 9. There is a big reason why some of the highest rated lenses tested by Better Photography is by Sigma, and why the company is so proud of their ‘Made in Aizu’ heritage. On a visit to the company’s factory in Aizu, Japan, K Madhavan Pillai discovers the answers.
Nikon Adds its Latest Lens in its Z-mount Lineup
Nikon has announced a prime lens for its mirrorless cameras—the Nikkor Z 40mm f/2. It is constructed for day-to-day scenes and subjects, from products to portraits.
Venus Optics Announces its Latest Prime Lens
Venus Optics has introduced a new lens in their lineup—the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF. According to the company, it is the world’s first full-frame 35mm lens with an aperture of f/0.95. It will be available for Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon R mounts.
Weaving the Big Picture
Nilofer Khan reviews the much-awaited XPan mode, an interesting update to the OnePlus 9 series camera systems.
Panasonic Launches its Latest Prime Lens
Panasonic has announced its new prime lens for L-mount camera systems— the Lumix S 24mm f/1.8. It employs 12 elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical, one UEDUltra ExtraLow Dispersion, and three Extra-Low Dispersions elements.
Fujifilm Reveals a New Camera and Three Lenses
Fujifilm launched the successor to the GFX 50S, the GFX50S II. They have also announced two XF and one GF lens—the XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR, the XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR, and the GF 35–70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR.
Leica Q2 Reveals a New Limited Edition Camera
Leica has introduced a limited-edition camera, the Leica Q2 007 Edition. The camera is introduced to celebrate the release of the 25th Bond film, No Time to Die, and only 250 units will be made to coincide with its release.
Canon Unveils its Flagship Mirrorless Camera and New Lenses
Canon has unveiled its highly-anticipated mirrorless camera, the EOS R3, along with two RF lenses, the RF 100–400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM and the RF 16mm f/2.8 STM.
A World Without Us
Ella Morton speaks to Nilofer Khan about the accelerating deterioration of the Northern landscapes, and how she uses analogue practices to depict her perspective.
Sigma Launches its Latest Lens in the Sports Series
Sigma has revealed a new addition in its popular Sports lineup—the 150–600 f/5-6.3 DG DN OS lens for E and L-mounts.
THE CALL OF THE WILD
A recent assignment taught me that I could find a whole world of wildlife within most city limits with little effort and local introspection. I'm not, of course, speaking about zoos. - Mark Edward Harris
TAMRON Hall IS HAVING It All
With her INDELIBLE SMILE and MAGNETIC AURA, the television host has always been someone we could INSTANTLY CONNECT WITH. But now, with a new show, a new baby and this new glimpse into her world, WE’RE LOVING HER EVEN MORE.
Rachael Ray Axed?
The culinary superstar’s long-running syndicated talk show may be headed for the chopping block.
The fold in our stars
At a cool ₹1,49,999, Samsung’s Fold 3 isn’t messing around. Is it just an expensive gimmick though?
SEEN AND NOT HEARD Panasonic JZ1000
A not so slim 4K OLED TV that brings brilliant picture quality but struggles to match up on sound
TRY A TELECONVERTER
Mike Harris shows you how to use a teleconverter to turn a 300mm prime lens into a 600mm monster
Try a teleconverter
Mike Harris uses the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III to turn a 300mm prime into a 600mm monster
Pöttinger launches mechanical crop-care range
Pöttinger, the Austrian specialist manufacturer of grassland, tillage and seeding equipment, recently announced that it would offer rotary hoes, constant-pressure hoes and vario hoes from August this year. The company also launched the third generation of its high-performance-series loader wagons.
TACKLING AN AWKWARD configuration by opening up the internal circulation with the clever use of curving elements as well as removing most ceilings to steal more vertical space has reawakened this apartment into a flowing, relaxed home.
Don your thinking cap
Mike Harris shows you how to make the most of your lens caps, with five innovative ways to improve their functionality