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  • Zeiss Camera Lens News Issue No. 40 - Macro Photography

    More than 3 months ago Zeiss transformed their Camera Lens Newsletter into a blog. The previous newsletter was a series of articles assembled in an easy to download, print and/or view PDF file. The new blog format has the advantage of being more current and up-to-date by providing instant publishing of current topics. The Zeiss Camera Lens Newsletter is now simply a collection of blog posts for the last quarter (3 months), usually on a given subject or topic. This CLN is on macro photography, and the articles can be found here.

    Our favorite articles are Mozart in Miniature, and the ongoing series of articles about Zeiss lens names with this one highlighting Planar. Mozart in Miniature helps to highlight the detail and artistic bokeh of the 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar, a customer favorite for our store.

    Also, although this is not exactly on-topic in regards to Camera Lens News, it does involve Zeiss lenses. The Zeiss M-mount lenses continue to be tight in supply. Luckily, we have started to see more and more come through the pipeline. More recently we have received the Biogon T* 35mm f/2, which can be found here.

  • Just Announced: Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens

    Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens

    Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro Lens

    Nikon announces a new lens, the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Macro lens (Nikon Part #2200, UPC 018208022007). This lens is designed for DX, "crop" sensor cameras, like the highly popular D3100, D5100, or D7000. On a DX-format camera the effective field-of-view is equivalent to a 60mm lens. One of Nikon's most popular macro lenses has been the 60mm f/2.8. It only makes sense then for them to come out with a lens like this that has a 60mm equivalent field-of-view for DX camera bodies.

    The tentative release for this lens is sometime in August. We already have our initial order in with Nikon, and when the lens comes in you will be able to purchase it from our website here. If you are interested in pre-ordering, please call our retail store at (802) 244-0883.

    We are excited for this lens to come in for testing. It is the cheapest macro lens we have seen in a long time ($279). When we get one in we will test it out and let you know here, on our blog, our initial thoughts.

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