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Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Sample Images

The Nikon Z 40mm ƒ/2 is probably the closest thing to a nifty fifty in Nikon’s current Z lens lineup. Here are some photos I’ve taken with it to go alongside my hands-on review.

Nikon Z NIKKOR 28mm f2.8. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Test & Review

Here’s my hands-on review of the Nikon Z 28mm ƒ/2.8, a small, light, and cheap prime lens for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f2 Prime Lens for Mirrorless Z-Mount Cameras. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z 40mm ƒ/2 Test & Review

I’ve been out shooting with the Nikon Z 40mm ƒ/2 prime lens. It’s a small, light, and relatively fast prime that is a great option for candids, street, and travel photography. Here’s my take on it.

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony Lens Hood Compatibility Chart

If you’re after a replacement or spare lens hood for your Sony lens, here are the part numbers to look for. Updated with the latest Sony lenses.

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Venus Optics Laowa Lens Codes

Laowa lenss use various codes in their names to denote compatibility or particular features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Sample Images

I’ve been testing the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series cameras. To go along with my review that I’ve posted separately, here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Nikon Z 14-30mm ƒ/4 S Sample Images

I’ve been testing the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm ƒ/4 S wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon mirrorless cameras. Here are some high-resolution sample images I’ve shot with it on a Nikon Z8.

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What is a Fast Lens?

Get to grips with fast lenses–what they are, how they work and why they’re so popular among photographers. Learn what defines a fast lens, the benefits of shooting with one, and good lenses to start with. Plus, discover some lens gotchas to watch out for.

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony Lens Codes Explained

Sony uses a bunch of confusing codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Pentax Lens Codes Guide

Pentax has used a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

Rockinon 12mm Manual Focus Wide-angle Lens for Nikon F-mount. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Rokinon Lens Codes

The names of Rokinon lenses include special codes to indicate compatibility and features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Sony FE 12-24mm F/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Review

The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs a lot of scene into the frame, but it manages to do it without the distracting parts that you often get at such extreme focal lengths.

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What are Series-Size Filters?

You don’t come across series-size filters much anymore, but if you’re using a vintage manual-focus lens, you might run into them.

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Fujifilm Lens Hood Compatibility Charts

Here are the part numbers for the lens hoods for common Fujifilm/Fujinon lenses, including X series and GFX series lenses. Updated with the latest Fujifilm lenses.

Canon EOS Rebel T7. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Canon Lens Hood Compatibility Charts

Many Canon lenses come with a dedicated lens hood that is optimized for that specific lens. If you need a replacement or spare lens hood, these are the compatibility charts with the lens hood model numbers. Updated to include the latest Canon lenses.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Zoom Lens. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens Hands-on Review

Here’s my review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm ƒ/4 S zoom lens. It’s used as a kit lens with some of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, but it’s better than your average kit lens and a versatile option for a take-anywhere, shoot-almost-anything lens.

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Zeiss Lens Codes Guide

Zeiss uses a bunch of codes and distinctive names n naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Tokina Lens Codes Guide

Tokina uses a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Tamron Lens Codes Guide

Tamron uses a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Sigma Lens Codes Guide

Sigma uses a bunch of different codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s an explanation of what they mean.

Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 R WR Lens. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Fujifilm Lens Codes

Fujifilm uses a bunch of different codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Nikon Lens Codes

Nikon uses a bunch of different codes in naming their lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

Canon EOS Rebel T7. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Canon Lens Codes Guide

Canon uses a bunch of different codes in naming their lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Digital Camera Lens Angle of View Calculator & Charts

Here’s a calculator for the angles of view from lenses on digital camera sensors, as well as angle of view charts for common focal lengths. And an explanation of why the diagonal angle of view maters more than you might think.

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Nikon Fisheye Lenses

There are three fisheye lenses in Nikon’s current lineup. Here’s how they compare.

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Pentax Lens Filter Size Chart

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Pentax lenses.

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Tamron Lens Filter Size Chart

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Tamron lenses.

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Sigma Lens Filter Size Chart

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Sigma lenses. Updated with Sigma’s latest lenses.

Olympus Lenses / OM System Lenses Filter Size Chart

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, ND filter, or lens cap to fit your Olympus lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Olympus M.Zuiko lenses.

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Fujifilm Lens Filter Size Charts

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Fujifilm/Fujinon lenses, including their X series and GFX series lenses.

Sony FE 2.8 - 16-35mm GM Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony Lens Filter Size Charts

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Sony E Mount and A Mount lenses.

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Nikon Lens Filter Size Charts

If you’re looking to add screw-in filters to your Nikon lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter to know which filters will fit. Sometimes it’s marked clearly on the lens itself; sometimes it’s not. Here’s my updated master list of the lens diameters of Nikon lenses, including Z-mount and F-mount, as well as older manual-focus lenses.

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Canon Lens Filter Size Charts

These Canon lens filter size charts list the lens diameters for Canon RF, EF, EF-M, and EF-S lenses.

If you’re looking to get a polarizer filter, UV filter, or neutral density filter for your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter so that you know which size filters are compatible.

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Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Zoom Lens Sample Images

I’ve recently been out shooting with the new Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 on the also-new Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. Here are some images taken with the combination with an emphasis on examples showing how the lens performs in real-world shooting.

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Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 Lens Zoom Range Examples

The Sony E 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 is a popular choice for APS-C mirrorless cameras like the new Sony a6400 or the Sony a6000. And it makes for a versatile zoom lens for everyday travel photography. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range.

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Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 Lens Sample Images

The Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 lens is fast and tiny, making it a very attractive option for travel photography. Here’s a collection of travel photos to give a sense of how it performs under real-world conditions.

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Hands On with the LensBaby SOL 45

LensBaby have released a new model in their range of special effects lenses. This one, the SOL 45, has a focal length of 45mm and combines selective focus and tilting. Here’s my review and some photos taken with it.

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens Sample Images

The Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens is one of Sony’s high-end lenses. On full-frame sensors it offers a normal perspective and is especially good for low-light and selective focus shooting. Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with it.

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Nikon 18-55mm VR Lens Sample Photos

Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with Nikon’s AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

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Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Zoom Lens

Discover Tamron’s 28-300mm lens, a versatile all-in-one zoom designed for full-frame sensor cameras. This lens is ideal for travel photography and can be a go-to option for everyday use. This is my hands-on review.

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro Sample Images

Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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Nikon 18-55mm Lens Zoom Range

Here are some practical examples that show the zoom range of the Nikon 18-55mm lens in case you’re trying to decide which lens bundle to go with.

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Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Sample Images

This is a selection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting. It’s an extremely versatile lens and one of my favorites.

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Nikon AF Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Lens Sample Images

The Nikon NIKKOR-Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D lens is designed for Nikon’s F-mount full-frame FX DSLRs. It provides a dramatic wide-angle fisheye look that can be very effective. Here’s a selection of photos I’ve used it on to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

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Using Sigma’s USB Dock for Lens Updates and Tweaking

Sigma has a USB dock for its newer lenses that allows you to update the lens’s firmware and customize some of the lens’s core functions like autofocus and optical stabilization. Here’s how the USB dock works and what you can do with it.

New Lenses from Nikon

Nikon has announced updates to some of its pro telephotos, as well as a new, versatile DX zoom lens that is an especially good fit for travel photography.

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Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Test & Review

Sigma’s 35mm f1.4 prime lens is a direct competitor to Nikon’s version. But there’s a very big difference in price. Here’s how the Sigma performs in real-world shooting.

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How to Find the Lens Diameter of a Camera Lens

When buying filters or lens caps you need to know the diameter of your lens. But you don’t need to break out a ruler. You just need to know the code.

And once you know what to look for, it’s easy. Includes lens filter size charts for major brands.

Tiffen Variable ND Filter Test & Review

An ND filter blocks light, meaning you can use a slower shutter speed or larger aperture. The Tiffen Variable ND Filter sounds great on paper, offering flexibility and convenience. Here’s how it performs in practice.