Correction: Lenses called "Rokinon" in the "Weeks to Failure" rate incorrectly included Bower & Samyang branded products. Because of this error, data for lenses called "Rokinon" lenses has been removed. We apologize for this inaccuracy, and any confusion that may have resulted therefrom. What Is This? We have a unique opportunity: We own a very [...]
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If there hasn't been a Color Run 5k or 10k race near you, there probably will be soon. And with all that color, you certainly want to take some pictures, right? Not with your camera you don't (and not with ours either). I'm never one to worry much about lens dust. I've written about why [...]
We tend not to get too excited about sensor dust problems here; we clean sensors on every camera after every rental, so it's just routine. When we started carrying the Nikon D600 they all arrived with a fair amount of dust, but that's pretty routine, too. Manufacturing and shipping can be a dusty experience. When [...]
What Is This? We have a unique opportunity: We own a very large number of lenses subjected to rather harsh conditions. They get tossed around during shipping, and sometimes the user isn’t as careful with them as you would be with your own lenses. Basically, we have a laboratory set up to stress test camera [...]
First and foremost, this is just a point of information - something worth knowing about if you own this lens or are considering buying it. The Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is an excellent lens, but as with so many new products, early adopters are always serving the role of beta testers. I wouldn't be surprised [...]
We probably should have figured this out more quickly, but when a brand new Sigma 180mm f/2.8 OS gave us this picture shot on a Canon 5D Mk III, we simply wondered, "what's wrong with the lens?". Then we tested several others copies of the lens...
What Is This? We started doing this several years ago. We have a unique opportunity: we own a very large number of lenses subjected to rather harsh conditions: they get packed in boxes, tossed around by UPS, and sometimes the user isn’t as careful with them as you would be with your own lenses. Our numbers [...]