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Photography

Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

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  A Reasonably Non-Geeky Guide to Lens Tests and Reviews Hardly a day goes by that on some forum somewhere a nasty argument is going on about┬álens testing and reviewing. (Going forward, I’m going to use the abbreviation R/Ts for Reviewers and Testers.) As with all things on the internet, these discussions tend to gravitate […]

Humor and sarcasm

My Third Grader Analogy for Lens Reviews and Testing

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I make a joke about this sometimes, but I think it’s more and more appropriate. Every day, I see more and more people take some single bit of data published on a lens and extrapolate the entire meaning of the photographic universe from that bit of data. My┬ájoke has always gone, “a single lens analysis […]

Equipment

Roger’s Only Slightly Angry Father’s Day Gift Suggestions

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I will admit I’m a nightmare to buy gifts for. If I want it, I generally have already bought it. So my kids tend to dread Father’s Day because they have to find a gift that I want that I haven’t realized I want yet. Well, that’s how it should work in theory. In practice, […]

Equipment

A Look at Electromagnetic Focusing

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If you’re like me you like to know what’s going on inside your camera or lens to some degree. They are tools, and if I want to get the best use out of my tool I need to know it’s strengths and weaknesses. You may not have noticed, especially if you shoot just Canon or […]

Equipment

Mythbusting: Parfocal Photo Zooms

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About twice a week I get a call from a photo-videographer wanting to know which photo zoom lenses in a certain focal length are parfocal (stays in focus while changing focal lengths). It’s understandable why they would ask; a superb photo zoom is 1/10th the cost of a good video zoom. They get pretty mad […]

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