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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

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.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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Here's another chance to read this meticulously detailed feature, where 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

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

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

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

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!

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

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