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


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 […]

Lens Test of the 70-200mm f/4IS II

Lenses and Optics

MTF Tests for the Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS II Lens


Back in the day, and it was way back, my first “L” lens was the Canon 70-200mm f/4L, which I chose primarily because it was a bit sharper and a lot cheaper than the 70-200mm f/4L IS. I moved on years ago. Those lenses were good back then, and perhaps adequate for quite a while, but […]

Sigma Art Series 14-24mm


MTF Tests for the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art Series Lens


Most of you know I’m a big fan of Sigma’s Art prime lenses. They give superior optics at excellent prices just about every damn time. I’ve been more mixed in my opinions of Sigma’s Art zoom lenses. I thought the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Art was the best 24-105mm I’ve ever tested (and I hate testing 24-105s). The […]

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