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If you use a professional digital camera, you can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field. It's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable

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.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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In part 2 of this fantasticly detailed article, Ulrich Plank advises what to look for, and what to look out for!

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

The Opposite of Precision

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Who needs lens adaptors?

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.

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

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?

New Canon 2/3" zoom lens with "Shuttle Shot"

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Canon has today released a new high performance 2/3" "HD" lens aimed at wedding and corporate videos, as well as educational and documentary use

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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