You CAN Correct It In Post, but . . .


. . . . there is no free lunch. I hear this about 20 times a day and it’s true: “Yes, it has a lot of distortion, but that’s easy to correct in post.” It’s a totally true statement. Unfortunately, way too often, the complete statement goes like this: “I got it because it has […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

A Peek Inside the Canon 24-70 f/4 IS


If we knew what we were doing it wouldn’t be called research, would it?  Albert Einstein Of course we had to do it. One of them was soft, you see, and we were really curious about how that Macro mode switch worked and  . . . . OK, we just wanted to. Actually, we’ve found […]

New Items

Canon 24-70 f/4 IS Resolution Tests


A lot of people have been waiting on the release of the Canon 24-70 f/4 IS, deciding which of the new lenses they wanted, or whether they wanted to upgrade at all. So, when the first batch arrived early this morning we were set up and waiting to do some resolution testing. The Players The […]

Humor and Sarcasm

Dear Santa


Dear Santa, I don’t really need anything for Christmas this year. But I would appreciate if you would bring some gifts to my favorite photography manufacturers. Canon: An 0.18 µm CMOS fabrication plant is what they really need, Santa. If that won’t fit in the sleigh, then maybe you could bring them a few million Sony […]

Roger's Corner

What the Well Dressed Photo Geek is Wearing


A New Addition to the Royal Lensrentals’ Garb I generally consider jeans and any shirt with a collar to be dressed up. There are, however, certain occasions when ‘clothing makes the man’, as they say. For example, when interviewing job applicants, I usually wear the 800mm Hood of Camera Knowledge. Dressing appropriately for the interview, […]

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