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Teardowns and Disassembly

Panasonic Pancake Dissections

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Panasonic makes an excellent pair of micro 4/3 pancake lenses, the 14mm f/2.5 and 20mm f/1.7. While they look similar, there are several differences. The optical formulas are quite different, for example.  

Repair alerts

D600 Sensor Dust Issues

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We tend not to get too excited about sensor dust problems here; we clean sensors on every camera after every rental, so it’s just routine. When we started carrying the Nikon D600 they all arrived with a fair amount of dust, but that’s pretty routine, too. Manufacturing and shipping can be a dusty experience. When […]

New Items

A Little More Sigma 200-500 Fun

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SigZilla is gone now. You’ll be able to see it’s work in action if you watch the World Series. I wouldn’t be surprised if you might not catch an image of it. Before it left, though, we were able to (with a great deal of difficulty) get it mounted in the lab and run one […]

Other

A Big Addition

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Of course, we really couldn’t stand the idea that there was a lens somewhere that we didn’t own. So, Tyler went and got us a new telephoto, the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 for Canon (Available for rental, of course). It came in a rather large box today.

History of Photography

Politicians, Pork, and Photographers

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How the Government Accidentaly Created the Golden Age of American Photography   “Corn Along a River” Marion Post Wolcott, 1940. Library of Congress.   “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”  — Mark Twain “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing […]

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