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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

Phil Rhodes looks at if Samyang's Lenses will be able to compete with in a market with an unbelievable price - eight to twenty times lower than the competition!

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

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

RedShark Replay: One day — soon — it may be possible to take almost perfect photos and videos with less-than-perfect lenses (first published back in 2013 but an appropriate replay given the fuss the Light L16 is causing).

Is the standard lens just a myth?

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Roland Denning on what exactly is meant when we say a lens is 'standard' and why that meaning may be rather more fluid than many would like to admit.

The Opposite of Precision

Published in Technology & Computing

Who needs lens adaptors?

Buyer Beware!

Published in Business

I recently encountered a thread on one of my favourite forums in which someone was asking for opinions on a Canon EOS-60D package he'd seen on ebay. This package included the 60D body and extras including three lenses including a battery, charger, flash cards, various filters and diopters, cleaning kit, tripod, and more. All of this was neatly photographed and posted for sale on Ebay by a vendor we'll call, in order to protect the guilty, Pretty Cheap Digital, based in New York

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

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