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C-4 Fisheye Lens

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Assembling the C-4 Optics 4.9mm f3.5 Hyperfisheye Prototype

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You guys have watched us gut a lot of lenses and cameras over the years. So I thought it would be fun for you to see us put one together from scratch. Compared to many of the lenses we’ve taken apart, this is all mechanical lens is rather simple: no focus motors, image stabilizers, etc. […]

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 […]

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

Lenses and Optics

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

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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 […]

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