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Canon Announces T6 Sensor Recall

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I want to give credit to Canon for so quickly handling the problem we first reported with some T6 sensors. We announced the problem on April 30th, and within 10 days Canon had determined which cameras were affected (those with Serial Numbers beginning with "01 or "02") and issued a product alert. Let me add [...]

Sony FE 35 Match-up: Is More, More?

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Time to trash the adapters? Sony has just released a new line of full frame FE lenses that will hopefully eliminate the need to use adapters with lenses from other systems.  We just received the  Sony FE 35mm F/1.4 ZA Distagon which has the largest aperture in the lineup and we couldn't wait to have a [...]

Announcing C-4 Precision Optics

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Or, What I Did Over Winter Slow Season Those of you who read my blog regularly know I'm not a huge fan of sameness. But new lens releases, lately, have tended to have a lot of sameness. Don't get me wrong, there have been some excellent lenses released; marked improvements and refinements have taken place. [...]

Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shoot Out

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For those of you who haven't read our 'Just the Lenses' posts before, these take advantage of our Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no camera involved. Why is that different? Because all other forms of testing (DxO, Imatest, or even photography) tests the camera-lens combination. Sensor architecture, micro [...]

Addendum to the Nikon 300 f/4E PF ED VR Test

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When I posted our Imatest results from the single copy of the Nikon 300 f/4E PF ED VR that we had received, I pointed out that the copy was slightly decentered and therefore the results were questionable. We got a second copy of the lens in today, and this one was perfectly centered. I had [...]

More Canon 400m DO II Comparisons

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  In an earlier post we were most impressed with how much better the new Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO II resolved compared to the original version. I mentioned that we hadn't been able to get many copies and didn't have time to do any other comparisons right then, but that we would do more [...]

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

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We spend a lot of time here at Lensrentals getting dust out of lenses. Dust doesn't affect an image, except in very rare circumstances, but people want their rental lenses to look nice and clean inside and out, and our inspectors check the inside of every lens with spotlights and send any dusty ones over to the [...]