Buyer Beware!

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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

Erik Vlietinck tries out the lens correction in this major new update with a GoPro camera

Replay: You can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field, only it's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable.

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.

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

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

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).

Why lenses still matter (and still cost money)

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One of the things noticeable at IBC is that good glass is still stubbornly resisting commoditisation and is as important as ever.

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.

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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