May 7, 2018 Donald Scarinci

Sigma continues to deliver with its heralded ART lens line. The 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is a superb portrait lens, delivering amazing compression and smooth bokeh. For photographers considering an upgrade, the lens is an excellent choice. The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is ideally suited for studio photography, portrait photography, and event photography. Below are several key features: Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for shooting in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques. Two F Low Dispersion (FLD) and two Special Low Dispersion…

April 16, 2018 Donald Scarinci

The 38th edition of The Photography Show was held April 5-8, 2018 at New York City’s Pier 94. Organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the show is the longest-running exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. It offers a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. This year’s edition of The Photography Show featured 96 fine art photography galleries, over 30 book sellers, 15 AIPAD talks, three special exhibitions, and one screening room. Works were presented by AIPAD members as well as new exhibitors including younger…

April 2, 2018 Donald Scarinci

Nikon used the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) to announced its first new lens of 2018 — the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR. The new 180-400 lens features a built-in teleconverter, which is a first for Nikon. This is an FX, professional quality lens designed to replace the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 VR2 lens that was released in 2010.  It is the first time NIKON designed a lens with a built in teleconverter. “Pros who spend time behind a super-telephoto lens know a hard truth: when you need a teleconverter, you often need it in a hurry,” Nikon highlights….