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Last time, we discussed some of the technical concerns of lens selection and the issues of compatibility with sensors of various configurations and sizes. In this part, we'll look at the effects sensor size has on photography and the engineering compromises behind lenses and sensors

The crop factor controversy

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Phil Rhodes shares his view on the use of "crop factor" to discuss focal lengths and the complications it can cause

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: One day — soon — it may be possible to take almost perfect photos and videos with less-than-perfect lenses.

It’s fast but it’s also a zoom lens! For a long time now, zoom lenses have been firmly in the world of compromise. They are practical in terms of saving lots of time on low budget productions but that advantage comes at a cost.

One day — soon — it may be possible to take almost perfect photos and videos with less-than-perfect lenses

We're giving a lot of space to the Digital Bolex project because it's genuinely different and original. And the news keeps coming, and it's getting weirder, but still plausible. In fact there are such dramatic ideas coming from the little Kickstarter company that you have to begin to wonder how much it's going to change the world of video

New Canon Cinema EOS System Lenses

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Canon has released two new lenses to for its growing Cinema EOS System. The CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and the CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F are aimed at a wide range of uses "from low to high-end", according to the lens and camera manufacturer

The conventional view is that cameras that allow you to work with multiple lenses are always better. Barry Braverman disagrees.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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Here's another chance to read this meticulously detailed feature, where Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

Sigma surprised a few people when they announced their new 18-35mm zoom lens with a constant f/1.8  aperture back in April. Now they've surprised a few more by announcing the price - $799

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