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New (updated) Lenses

One of the mainstays in any collection of 35mm format lenses is the 70-200mm zoom. Decades ago zoom lenses weren’t considered as high-quality as primes at the same focal length, but optical improvements and undeniable convenience have won the day … Continue reading

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Canon’s New Ultra-Wide Zoom

Over the weekend I had the privilege of using Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.  As others have noted, it’s both large and heavy, contains very high-quality components, and the 11mm rectilinear experience is startling.  I’ve used Canon’s 15mm … Continue reading

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New Lens Foot

Among the many daily compromises for most photographers is maximizing equipment function and reducing weight.  After all, there’s only so much one can carry, and while it may seem that a few extra ounces wouldn’t make much difference, they do … Continue reading

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New Zoom

Canon has (finally) officially announced their new EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X zoom lens.  Hardly a secret, info has been floating around since February 2011 and the big questions have been when and how much.  Now you can … Continue reading

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Alternative Big Glass

I’ve long been a proponent of using the same brand of lenses as your camera body (or bodies), for both practical and aesthetic reasons.  But there are limits to this philosophy including availability of the lens you need for a … Continue reading

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Canon News

As Photokina gets closer, along with the inevitability of more product announcements, several events from Canon have kept the interest level up for those married to the EOS system including a new mirrorless offering and a major firmware update for … Continue reading

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True Black & White Capture

Until now, most digital black & white images have been processed from color captures.  Now Leica is offering a different approach—a new model of their classic M-series rangefinder called the M Monochrom which uses a full frame black & white … Continue reading

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Picking Lenses

Still photography is a complex blend of applied technology and artistic creativity.  Regardless of which direction one leans—and most photographers tend to lean at least a little bit in one direction or the other—it’s hard to make stand-out images without … Continue reading

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Canon Lens Technologies

Those of you who use Canon EOS camera bodies might be interested in a fairly extensive article on this company’s latest EF lens technologies.   Among the topics discussed are hybrid image stabilization (used in the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS … Continue reading

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Good News

All of us have sensed the disruptions caused by the disasters in Japan in one way or another.  Photo District News Online has an extensive article describing some of the photo related shortages and complications it is creating for some … Continue reading

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