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Image Stabilization How To What Is

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How Image Stabilization Works In Camera and In Lens

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Image Stabilization comes in a variety of different names and types. Whether it’s called O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), VC (Vibration Compensation), VR (Vibration Reduction), IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization) or just IS (Image Stabilization), it all foundationally does the same thing – controls the effects of camera shake to produce sharper images. With the recent years, […]

Disassembly of the Sony 400mm f/2.8

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The Great 400mm Teardown Comparison. Part II – The Sony 400mm f2.8 G

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In which you will not only learn how good the construction of Sony’s new flagship is, but also everything you wanted to know about Kubu.  As I mentioned last week, we usually don’t write up super-telephoto teardowns, but the release of two remarkably lightweight 400mm f/2.8 lenses seemed like a great opportunity to do a comparison. […]

Disassembly of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L

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Disassembly of the Canon RF 50mm f1.2L

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It is the best of lenses, it is the worst of lenses, it is the lens of perfection, it is the lens of complexity, it is the lens of new technology, it may be the lens of non-repairability.  A little while ago, Canon released the computer generated MTF charts for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 lens. Despite my ambivalence about […]

Lens Testing For Sharpness

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Using Rapid MTF Testing – How We Test & Monitor Our Lenses

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WARNING! THIS IS A GEEK LEVEL III ARTICLE.  It’s about testing, not image making. If you’re into geeky testing stuff, you’ll probably find this fascinating. If you’re not into geeky stuff but are into how lenses change over time, you’ll find skimming it worthwhile. If you’re a Fanboy or Fangirl, there’s nothing here for you; there are […]

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