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Testing Best Sharpness of Cine Lenses

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Testing Lenses: Finding The Best Average Focus Point

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You have been patient, my friends. You have made it through the first article, where we looked at how MTFs improve stopped down and saw it was a bit different for every lens. You enjoyed the second article, where we looked at the Best Individual Focus MTF (BIF MTF) which showed how good the MTF […]

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Testing Lenses: Best Individual Focus MTF Curves

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OK, in the last post we did something useful, but rather boring: we looked at how MTF changes when lenses are stopped down. Today we’re going to use a more powerful optical bench tool, the MTF vs. Field vs. Focus. Unless you work in a metrology lab (and probably not even then, very few are performing […]

Stopped down MTF Tests of cineLenses

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Testing Lenses: Stopped-Down MTF Curves

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For quite a while now we’ve been publishing our MTF curves. They’ve always been the same thing; at least ten copies of each lens, in 4 rotations, and measured at the widest aperture. The reasons for that are (to us) very straightforward. Our purpose in doing the tests is to establish reasonable expectations, learn what type […]

Water Corrosion of a Sony A7sII

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About Getting Your Camera Wet… Teardown of a Salty Sony A7sII

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People think that because I expect the worst and try to prepare for it, that I’m negative. That’s not it at all. I’m not a negative person; I’m cheerfully cynical. If I expect the worst and it doesn’t happen, I’m happy because things went better than I expected. If I expect the worst and it does […]

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Canon’s Holy Grail – Using the Canon 200mm f/1.8 L USM

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Certainly, you’re probably aware of Canon’s 85mm f/1.2L, and the Canon 50mm f/1.2L, but Canon has a long history of incredibly fast lenses, many of which that have since seemingly disappeared off of the face of the Earth. Many of them are now called the Holy Grails of Canon Glass and for legitimate reasons. Among […]

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