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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

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

The Opposite of Precision

Published in Technology & Computing

Who needs lens adaptors?

We're giving a lot of space to the Digital Bolex project because it's genuinely different and original. And the news keeps coming, and it's getting weirder, but still plausible. In fact there are such dramatic ideas coming from the little Kickstarter company that you have to begin to wonder how much it's going to change the world of video

Tokina NEW 11-16mm CINE lens: Is it worth it?

Published in Production

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?

The crop factor controversy

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes shares his view on the use of "crop factor" to discuss focal lengths and the complications it can cause

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

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

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

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