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How To Use a Color Checker

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How to Use an X-Rite ColorChecker to Get Perfect Color

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Often times, we’re digging through our always evolving inventory to find exciting products to talk about and share our experiences with said product. While it’s easy to focus our attention on the latest lens offering from the Sigma Art Series, or something like the RED Ranger, sometimes it’s important to talk about various products that […]

Canon Cine Lenses MTF Charts

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Just the Cinema Lens MTF Charts: Canon and Sigma

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We’re going to¬†continue the Cinema prime MTFs with the Canon and Sigma lenses. Again, we’re not going in any particular order, other than what we have handy and what fits reasonably into a single post. Since these are among our most popular cinema lenses, we do generally have at least a 10-copy set for each. […]

Xeen MTF Tests

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Just the Cinema Lens MTF Charts: Xeen and Schneider

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We’ve completed the MTF postings for all of the photo prime lenses. Now we’re going to start with the Cinema primes. For a lot of those that also have a photo version, the optics should be identical. That’s not always the case, however. Plus, the people interested in Cinema lenses aren’t usually the ones interested […]

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Just the MTF Charts: Micro 4/3 Lenses

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Not a lot to say specifically about the m4/3 lenses except please don’t ask why your favorite isn’t on here; this is all I’ve got. Some of the newer m4/3 have linear electronic focusing which can’t be tested on the bench without a specialized, expensive mount and we don’t have one. Even for the ones […]

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Just MTF Charts: Rokinon / Samyang Lenses

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I’m going to add some qualifications to the Rokinon / Samyang MTF post. First, the results are a mixture of both brands (which are identical except for the label). Lensrentals stocks mostly Rokinon labeled because of better (the bar is low here) service in the U.S., so the website calls them Rokinon. Our software calls them Samyang because Samyang Optics […]

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