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New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

A new type of lens technology will enable even the thinnest smartphones to utilize optical zoom. Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones Read MoreRead More

How to Convert Lenses to Tilt Shift Macro Lenses with 3D Printing

Here’s the instructions on how to 3D print your own Tilt Shift Macro lens for manual Nikon lenses. At about $1500 real tilt-shift lenses are not cheap. (Long time readers will appreciate the correct spelling . Instructable user Cpt.Insano created a 3D printed adapter that converts practically and Nikon lens into a tilt shift lens. Sadly, getting the lens Read MoreRead More

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

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