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Four Lighting Techniques to Try on your Next Photo Shoot

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I’m a lighting guy. Ask any of the higher-ups here at Lensrentals.com, and they can confirm that I’m always pressuring them to get more lighting options available for rent (with varying degrees of success). For me, I was taught that photography translates to the capturing of light on film (or in modern cases, a digital […]

Testing Circular Polarizers

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My Last Circular Polarizer Post

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I posted an article about circular polarizing filters recently, letting you see some data I obtained for Lensrentals when they were reviewing which of the polarizing filters were among the best. I concluded that they all polarized light really well. I also said that none of the CPs I tested seemed to cause optical problems at […]

Taking apart a Minolta Lens

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The Minolta 40-80mm f/2.8 Gearbox Zoom; The Clockwork Lens

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There were giants in the earth in those days . . . They were mighty men, men of renown.  Genesis 6:4 I’ve always been fascinated by the history of lenses. I write about it a lot. To me, the most fascinating items are those made many years ago, with what we would consider wholly inadequate technology, which did things […]

Testing UV Filters Lens Rentals

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Looking at Clear and UV Filter Spectrograms

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I’ll start by saying, this is not an article – or at least not a complete one. When I wrote My Not Quite Complete Protective Filter Article, I promised to try to add transmission spectrograms so that you could see not just the wavelength I tested for transmission, but also how the rest of the […]

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