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Resolution Tests

NEX-7 Lens Imatest Results

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For the last 3 years now, I’ve been running my mouth, basically saying something like ‘I think the NEX series is a camera that could give great resolution if there were any decent lenses for it’. ¬†When the NEX-7 came out there was now an even better resolving sensor, and for the first time at […]

Resolution Tests

Quick Tamron 24-70 MTF Data

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We got a couple of Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC in Canon mount today and I was able to compare them, very briefly, with the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L. The Tamron is not quite the range of the Canon on the long end, clearly a few mm shorter than Canon (which is clearly a couple of […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

5D III Strip Tease

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The best worst thing happened today: a nearly new Canon 5D Mk III came back from rental with a loose screw rattling around inside. We had to decide if it went back to Canon or if we should go looking for the screw ourselves. That’s a tough decision. So we thought about it for a […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

D7000 Dissection

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Everyone seemed to enjoy my destruction of an NEX camera a couple of weeks ago. I made the statement in that post that it was amazing how simple and clean the camera was compared to even a small SLR. So, of course, a number of people then wanted me to open up an SLR so […]

Equipment

D800 Lens Selection

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The D800 accepts any F-mount lens, and for any decent lens, you’ll get better resolution with the D800 than you could with a lesser camera. So answer #1 to the question “What lens can I use?” is any lens you please and it will resolve better on the D800 than on your previous camera. The […]

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