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Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Issue

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First and foremost, this is just a point of information  – something worth knowing about if you own this lens or are considering buying it. The Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is an excellent lens, but as with so many new products, early adopters are always serving the role of beta testers. I wouldn’t be surprised […]

Lenses and Optics

Canon Illumination Correction and Third-Party Lenses

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I while back I put out a notice that the Sigma 150mm and 180mm OS Macros had an issue if you shot JPGs on a Canon 5D Mk III and left peripheral illumination correction on. The camera auto-corrected for vignetting that wasn’t there, leaving an interesting pattern with a dark center and lightened edges and […]

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MM MM Good?

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The first Leica M Monochrome (I think everyone is calling it the Leica M-M; at least everyone around here) showed up today. Lensrentals became a tiny reflection of most online forum discussions regarding the camera, with half the employees saying, “Why would anyone want that?” and the other half drooling. My own opinion has vacilated […]

Roger's Corner

Mirrorless, Mirrorless on the Wall . . . . Part II

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And Now Some Meaningless Speculation These are simply my observations and speculations. I have absolutely no real information about any manufacturer’s plans. If I did I would have to sign a nondisclosure agreement and couldn’t write this stuff. But I like to speculate. It’s sort of like playing Fantasy Football with camera manufacturers. I’m going […]

Roger's Corner

Mirrorless, Mirrorless on the Wall . . . Part I

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Today’s post is one of those exercises in randomness that I just have to do every so often. I’ve been working with mirrorless cameras lately. That led to several people reminding me that two years ago I predicted mirrorless cameras would largely replace entry-level SLRs. After careful evaluation I have to admit I was only […]

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