Teardowns and Disassembly

(un)Making Pancakes

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I’ve always been fascinated by pancake lenses. It just amazes me that something that small can actually function. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we’ve been taking things apart to determine where and how (and sometimes if) the lenses can be adjusted optically. So, I decided to do two pancake lenses for mirrorless cameras side-by-side to […]

Roger's Corner

What I Did Over Winter Vacation

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The vast majority of my blog posts are about things other than Lensrentals, but a couple of times a year I put out an update about the things we’re doing in-house. Those who like a ‘behind the scenes’ look usually enjoy finding out, well, what we’re doing behind the scenes. This year, since most of our […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

Undressing an NEX

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I have to say I have one of the better jobs on the planet, at least for a photography gear-head. The part I like best — well, really there’s a lot of parts I like best — but one fun part is that my job description includes: Take things apart. See how they work. Learn […]

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G1X Imatest Results

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Many of you know there’s nothing I enjoy more than doing meaningless tests just out of curiosity. I tend to not publish most of them because I figure nobody but me is really interested, but I’ll throw this one out there. We got our first batch of Canon G1X cameras in. I’ll be blunt: I […]

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Small Camera Overview

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For several years I’ve wanted a small second camera, easy to carry around, but with image quality that is close to that of an SLR. A camera to take pictures with when my primary purpose isn’t to take pictures. Five years ago such a thing didn’t exist and I made do with the better point-and-shoot […]

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