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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 […]

Just MTF Charts

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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We’re excited to announce our ‘Everything but the Photographer’ giveaway, containing over $12K in prizes available to 5 lucky winners. Partnering with Sigma, B&H Photo & Video, Mac Group, Music Bed, Creative Live and more, we’re offering a top of the line camera set up with all the fixings. A breakdown of the prizes available […]

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Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM Early MTF Results

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As is sometimes the case, I got access to a couple of pre-release copies of the new Sony FE 135mm f1.8 GM lens. Of course, if I get access, it gets MTF bench tested. I mounted the first one, sipped my coffee and then lost my mind and started shouting various expletives, enough to bring […]

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