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Canon 35mm f/1.4 Mk II Teardown

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As soon as we optically tested the Canon 35mm f/1.4 Mk II lens we couldn't wait to tear into one for a couple of reasons. One was that Canon has been making a lot of interesting advances in lens mechanics lately, so we're always excited to look inside their new lenses. Another was that Canon claimed [...]

Tamron f/1.8 VC Prime Lenses Sharpness MTF Curves

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OK, for the first time I can remember, I've been browbeaten into doing a test I didn't plan to do. When Tamron released their neat little Tamron 35mm f/1.8 SP Di VC and Tamron 45mm f/1.8 SP Di VC lenses, I thought, well that's interesting, and the price point is reasonable and didn't think about them anymore. But [...]