October 22, 2018 Donald Scarinci

Nikon released the latest Phase Fresnel lens with the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR. The fixed focal length telephoto lens was highly-anticipated and has received great reviews thanks to its light and compact design. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens According to Nikon, its latest lens is “significantly smaller and lighter than comparable predecessors.” Nikon further touts that the NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens is “small and light enough to use hand-held in a wide variety of situations where a photographer must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects.” The key…

October 8, 2018 Donald Scarinci

The long legal battle over a monkey’s rights to a “selfie” is now over. A federal court of appeals ruled in April that the monkey lacks statutory standing to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit. British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to capture the crested black macaque. While he was shooting, one of the primates hijacked his camera and took over 100 selfies. Not surprisingly, one of the photos that Naruto took of herself went viral after Slater posted it online. Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, posted the “selfie” in its online database of public domain images. Upon discovering the…

September 24, 2018 Donald Scarinci

As many photographers can attest, Nikon cameras and Sigma lenses generally work together seamlessly to create stunning images. However, Sigma could not get its latest lens from the highly-regarded Art line to work with Nikon mounts. So, for now, Nikon fans will be missing out. 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Sigma announced the 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art early this year. It is the first macro lens in the Sigma Global Vision Art Line. According to Sigma, the new lens “prioritizes optical performance that defines the Sigma Art line, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while…