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LensRentals’ New Lens Adjustment Rig is Awesome

If you need something to geek out over – Roger Cicala, founder of LensRentals, shows off his new lens calibrating machine. For the last 18 months or so I’ve been on a Holy Quest, trying to find better ways to optically analyze and adjust bad lenses. Why? Partly because we need to. Factory service just Read MoreRead More

Blackmagic Cameras and Adapting Lenses To Fit

How do you go about outfitting yoru Blackmagic Cameras?  Brian Hallett covers the essentials on how to adapt a variety of lenses for these powerful cameras. THREE CAMERAS/TWO OPTIONS You have two lens mount options found on the Blackmagic cameras: The Cinema Camera = EF and a Passive MFT, The Pocket Camera = MFT, and The Read MoreRead More

A Buyer’s Guide to Canon Normal and Telephoto Lenses

Andrew S. Gibson surveys the landscape of Canon Normal and Telephoto Lenses available on the market. With so many lenses to choose from, it’s little wonder that photographers become confused about which option is the best. In this article I’m going to take a look at some of Canon’s best or most interesting normal and Read MoreRead More

Landscape Photography and Hyperfocal Distance

Andrew S. Gibson covers the topics of Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance in this article on the science of focusing. What is hyperfocal distance? The depth of field calculator throws up another figure – the hyperfocal distance. This is the closest point at which you can focus the lens at this focal length and Read MoreRead More

How Cooke Makes Their Lenses

Cooke Lenses are coveted by top-end movie makers and any serious filmmaker that can afford them. RedShark’s Phil Rhodes has been to their factory in Leicster, England The last few years has seen an explosion in the availability of big-chip digital cameras, but I won’t surprise anyone by saying that this ostensibly welcome development has Read MoreRead More

Attention, Filmmakers: Here’s How to Choose the Right Lens

Noam Kroll explains which lenses to use for which production — highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of primes (lenses with a fixed focal length) and zooms (which allow various vocal lengths). The choice between prime lenses and zoom lenses has been always been a difficult one for professional DPs and amateurs alike. While primes are traditionally Read MoreRead More

Canon lenses: 40 tips for using, choosing and buying Canon-fit glass

Digital Camera World compiles 40 tips on using glass designed for Canon line of cameras. 01 Avoid converging verticals of buildings Wide-angle lenses enable you to squeeze more of a scene into a single frame, but you’ll need to be close to subjects in order to make them appear large enough. This can cause problems Read MoreRead More

Lens Explorations: The Art of Creative Seeing & Lighting

Commercial photographer Kevin Ames shows his explorations of lenses and light in traditionally “wrong” situations… ultra wide angles for fashion, portrait lenses for product, extra long telephotos for engagement portraits or medium zooms for landscapes are some of the challenges he solves in this exploration.Read More

Micro Four Thirds Format for Filmmakers

Thomas Simms explains what the Micro Four Thirds Format is and how it compares with other sensor sizes for filmmaking. Filmmakers once had a simple choice when it came to what format they shot on. The two professional formats were 35mm and 16mm film. 35mm was, and still is, the gold standard, used on big-budget Read MoreRead More

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