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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

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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