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Teardown of the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera

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We published our teardown of the Canon EOS-R and then had to decide which of the Nikon Z cameras to do. We decided to go with the top-end Nikon Z7. The Nikon Z6 would be the more appropriate comparison from a price standpoint; the Nikon Z6 is retailing for $2145, the Canon EOS-R for $2299, […]

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS III teardown

Equipment

Lens Teardowns and Comparisons of the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and III

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Years ago, I introduced Roger’s Law of New Product Introduction AKA The Fanboy Uncertainty Principle. But what about new releases that really aren’t new? Usually, they fail to reach sufficient quantum energy to generate much of an opinion either way. They are the dark matter of photography, detectable only by the size of B&H’s website. It has been my […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

Nearly Complete Teardown of The Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS II

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So, some things happened recently. We got stock on Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS II lenses, and even though they go out on rental the day we get them in stock, we were able to do MTF testing on them.  The very low sample variation we saw made us want to take one apart and […]

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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