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Cine MTF Charts

Just MTF Charts

Just the Cinema MTF Charts: Tokina and Veydra Primes

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The Zeiss post was really long, this one is pretty short. I will mention again, these are less than 10 copy averages; we don’t carry a lot of these lenses. But there’s no MTF data elsewhere for them, so I will put out what we have. A Quick How to on Reading MTF Charts If […]

Zeiss Cine MTF Tests

Just MTF Charts

Just the Cinema MTF Charts: Zeiss Cine Lenses

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Zeiss makes a lot of cinema lenses, there are a lot of graphs in this post. Please remember for some, like the Supreme Primes and some of the CP.3 lenses we didn’t get much access to, the MTF graph is the average of just a few copies (the number of copies is identified on the […]

Just MTF Charts

Just MTF Charts: Perspective Control Lenses

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I had a little hesitation about whether we should post these. Most people considering a tilt-shift aren’t thinking ‘I want the absolute best sharpness.” Plus what we show is the MTF without the lens tilted or shifted, both of which will affect the resolution to some degree, but you’re probably using them tilted and shifted. […]

Nikon MTF Tests

Just MTF Charts

Just MTF Charts: Nikon Prime Lenses

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We’ll continue our just MTF chart series of posts with the Nikon brand prime lenses. For those of you who have been asking, The Digital Picture is going to add all our MTF graphs to their comparison tool as we release them. That will let you do logical comparisons like ‘is the Sony 135mm f/1.8 […]

Removing Fly from Lens

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Removing a Fly from ‘Weather Sealed’ Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

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I’ve been doing lens stuff for a long time now. Long time. Trust me; it’s hard to remain polite the 843,911th time some newbie goes into hysterics because there’s dust in their lens. Telling them it doesn’t matter a bit, and that all their other lenses have dust they just can’t see ( because different optics magnify […]

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