Author » Roger Cicala

I'm Roger and I am the founder of Hailed as one of the optic nerds here, I enjoy shooting collimated light through 30X microscope objectives in my spare time. When I do take real pictures I like using something different: a Medium format, or Pentax K1, or a Sony RX1R.
40mm Lens MTF Testings

Geek Articles

Finally, Some More m4/3 MTF Testing: Are the 40s Fabulous?


It took me a bit longer to get back to m4/3 testing than I expected, but we have an interesting set of primes to look at today, the ‘about 45mm’ group, which includes several 42.5mm and a couple of 45mm lenses. Please don’t get all worked up about that small difference in focal lengths; it’s […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

Taking Apart The Sony A7rIII – In Search of Better Weather Sealing


Weather resistant – A term that consumers falsely define as ‘weatherproof’ and camera companies accurately define as ‘the warranty doesn’t cover water damage’.    The Cynic’s Photography Dictionary The Sony A7R III has been out for quite a while. Generally, it’s a superbly popular camera with excellent reviews. We were busy moving to a bigger office, […]

Sony MTF Testing 24-105mm

Geek Articles

MTF Tests of the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 OSS


Or ‘My Last 24mm-105mm Lens Test Ever’ Obviously, I have angered the Lens Testing Gods, since for the second post in a row I’m testing 24-105mm f/4 lens; this time the Sony 24-105mm f/4 OSS lens. As I’ve mentioned in the post on the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 many initials Art lens, while these are indispensable photographic […]

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Art Series MTF Tests


MTF Testing for the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Series Lens


I generally let you know what my expectations are before I start, to hopefully let you know where my personal opinion affects things. The fact that I’m just posting tests of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art months after the lens was released tells you a lot. I’m not excited about testing 24-105mm lenses; it’s […]

Micro 4/3rd 25mm Shootout

Lenses and Optics

Finally, Some m4/3 MTF Testing: 25mm Prime Lens Comparison


This blog is a little different. It’s geekier than most, of course. Also, I don’t use it to make income, and that makes it a bit scattered. A mainstream blog has to cover all the hot topics. I get to cover what I’m interested in at the moment. More importantly, I don’t have to cover […]

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