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How Videographers Can Avoid Data Catastrophes

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Two or three times a week here at Lensrentals.com, we get one of two common support calls. Scenario number one is that someone thought they transferred all of their footage over, but later found that they missed a couple of clips and need us to send them their rental cards back. If we haven’t inspected […]

Testing Color Casts in Lenses

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A Geek of Many Colors – Adventures in Spectrometry

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Please Note: This is a Geek Level 3 Article. It has no useful information about photography or videography. If you’re a lens geek, though, it’s kind of cool. And it will serve as our background and methods for upcoming articles.   Well . . . How did I get here?    David Byrne One of the nice things that happens at Olaf […]

Veydra Lens Testing MTF Sharpness

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Veydra Cine Mini Prime MTF Optical Bench Tests

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I have my preconceived notions, just like anyone else. A long while back the video techs told me we were stocking Veydra Primes in multiple focal lengths for m4/3 mounts. I just rolled my eyes and passed on by. Another boutique lens that would have poor resolution, ridiculous copy-to-copy variation, and a shelf-life-until-broken measured in weeks. Not interested. […]

40mm Lens MTF Testings

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Finally, Some More m4/3 MTF Testing: Are the 40s Fabulous?

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It took me a bit longer to get back to m4/3 testing than I expected, but we have an interesting set of primes to look at today, the ‘about 45mm’ group, which includes several 42.5mm and a couple of 45mm lenses. Please don’t get all worked up about that small difference in focal lengths; it’s […]

Panasonic GH5s Comparison and Review

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Hands on with the Panasonic GH5s – The New King of Low Light?

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The Panasonic GH5 really forced a change in the way I think about the term “video camera.” For me and the way I’m shooting these days, it bridged a gap existing between the compromise of a lightweight DSLR/mirrorless camera or a cumbersome cinema camera. The GH5 was a camera that looked too good to be […]

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