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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

The Opposite of Precision

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Who needs lens adaptors?

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

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

Tokina NEW 11-16mm CINE lens: Is it worth it?

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Lens manufacturer Tokina is set to release a CINE version of its popular 11-16mm lens for APS-C and other crop sensor cams. But do the changes justify such an inflated price?

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

4K lenses. What does that even mean?

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When it comes to dedicated lenses and 4k, lots of people have an opinion. One that’s probably worth listening to more than most, however, is that of Cooke Optics chairman, Les Zellan, who tells Andy Stout that he’s not impressed

A GoPro anamorphic lens adaptor for $199!

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Now you can have cinematic widescreen with the GoPro Hero - ready to go with your new 21:9 television!

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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In this meticulously detailed feature, Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

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

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