Samsung shows its serious side by introducing a pro staple lens: a fast intermediate telephoto.
In addition to a camera, Nikon shows off a couple of new accessories at Photokina 2014.
Sure, almost nobody can afford a $4,490 lens. But the German lensmaker's newest top-drawer Otus line keeps the pressure on competitors by showing what's possible.
The third-party lensmaker's new supertelephoto won't cost much more than an earlier 200-500mm model with no image stabilization.
Few photographers will buy the $4,000 lens, but many will covet its performance, judging by new tests by LensRentals and DxO Labs.
In addition to speeding up its flagship interchangeable-lens model, Nikon debuts a power-zoom kit lens and a telephoto zoom for its CX mount.
As befits its price, the supertelephoto lens delivers superb optical quality on top of an unusually flexible design. Here's a look at some of what it offers.
While it's not cheap, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens provides great value for the money.
At $11,799, the flexible supertelephoto lens remains out of reach of all but the wealthiest photographers. Some pros shooting sports and wildlife are bound to pay up, though.
Lens announcements are not normally a reason to get excited, but this model from Sigma should change that.