Five myths and fibs about lenses

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Contributing writer Roland Denning debunks some commonly-held misconceptions about lenses that have led fledgling shooters astray.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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RedShark's 12 Days of Christmas Replays: Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras. 

Another chance to read this fantstic pair of articles: 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

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.

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!

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?

Published in Technology & Computing

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

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

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

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

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