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Lenses and Optics

Have You Seen My Acutance?

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Have you seen my acutance? A few words about sharpness and MTF charts Many of you know one of my pet peeves is strident internet arguments between photographers who are splitting hairs or misinformed. One major cause of these arguments is terminology: people use a nonspecific term which means something different to each of them. […]

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Choosing a Ballhead

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My last blog was about choosing tripod legs, now we’ll move on to choosing a ballhead to complete the package. One thing to get out of the way first: I’m not going to consider pan-tilt heads (the ones with handles that stick out that you twist and rotate, often seen offered in eBay ‘package deals’—Comes […]

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Choosing a Tripod

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Unlike lenses, there’s no Tripod Review Site—it’s pretty hard to measure things like ‘degree of sway per given load’ or ‘time to set up’ or ‘tilt over and crash quotient’. So I thought I’d write about choosing a tripod and ballhead. It would take a couple of days, and I’ve got time I thought. One […]

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The Last Bargains Left Standing

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We get a lot of “What should I buy” questions this time of year, every year. Folks have saved up a bit and are researching just what lens to add to their lineup for the summer photography season. Of course I tell them to just rent what they need for the Summer so they won’t […]

Video

35mm to Video Adapters

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35mm-to-Video Lens Adapters With the introduction of video shooting capabilities on the Nikon D90 and Canon 5DMkII cameras, we decided it was time to add video equipment to our inventory, to be able to provide both photography and videography items to anyone dabbling in both arenas. Naturally, we added a couple of camcorders, video lenses, […]

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