This is not an article. A good article is like a five course meal, leading you through various tastes until you get to the big point of the whole thing: cheesecake. But I had a few things I wanted to talk about that weren’t an article in themselves, just blurbs, really. So I planned this one to be more like a buffet. Just go through the line and sample what you want.
That was the plan, anyway. I think what I ended up with was really more like a school cafeteria: go through the line and the big hairy lady slaps down a few various mystery dishes on your plate. If you’re really hungry, some of it might be edible. If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?
Most people will already know about half of this stuff. Which means that most people won’t know about half this stuff. And I doubt any of it will change the way you shoot. But if you’re hungry for some lens knowledge, some of it’s probably edible.