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Author » Roger Cicala

I'm Roger and I am the founder of Lensrentals.com. Hailed as one of the optic nerds here, I enjoy shooting collimated light through 30X microscope objectives in my spare time. When I do take real pictures I like using something different: a Medium format, or Pentax K1, or a Sony RX1R.

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Investigating the Canon R5 Heat Emission

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ADDENDUM: I should have mentioned in the text, all testing was done at 73°F (22.75C) ambient temperature.  Lots and lots of people are talking about Canon R5 heat cut-offs. The discussions range from technical discussions about heat generation, cooling methods, and firmware protocols to strident conspiracy theories. I only know a little bit about heat: Electronics […]

Taking Apart Canon R5

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Taking Apart the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera

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Let’s get one thing out of the way in the first sentence. If you’re here to understand the mysteries of thermal flow in the Canon R5 I can tell you everything I know without doing a teardown: It’s small, it’s weather-sealed, and photo-body cameras have limited ability to get heat out of the camera. I am […]

Repairing the Fuji GFX100

Geek Articles

The Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Salt Water Teardown

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So today is “Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Lining Day.” The dark cloud involves a Fujinon GFX100 medium format camera that went out on rental, got used in a dive housing, and ‘suddenly died for no reason.’ Except on further investigation, well, maybe it got a little wet, but just a bit, but it […]

Lensrentals lens teardown Canon 600mm

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Taking Apart the Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM

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Here I sit, the guy who gets poetic writing about tiny resolution differences in high-priced wide-aperture lenses, having just bought this lens. Its aperture is in the diffraction-softening range. The manufacturer’s (pronounced ‘better than reality’) MTF charts aren’t very good. So why did I buy this pig? Because it could fit a need, of course. Despite the religious […]

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MTF Tests of the Tamron 17-28mm and 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lenses

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Tamron has a nice set of three f/2.8 zooms for Sony E mount cameras. Today I’m putting out MTF results for the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and the 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD. They offer a reasonably priced alternative to Sony-branded lenses, and Tamron has been making good products lately. I’ll admit to a […]

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