Tag Archives: lenses

Primes, zooms, landscapes and panos


THE question cropped up in a forum discussion of whether primes are better than zooms. This is a fairly common question amd my response is that the best modern zooms are very nearly as good as any prime. My 70-200 … Continue reading

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Stitching up wide-angle


EVER wanted a perfect, distortion free, 10mm lens with a camera that delivers 70MP images? Well, if you’ve got a half-decent DSLR and a reasonable standard or short telephoto lens, then you have all you need to replicate the results … Continue reading

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A very nice camera…


THE OLD story has a photographer congratulated on his work by the hostess of a dinner party, who remarks: “You must have a very nice camera to take such photos.” As he leaves, the photographer compliments his hostess, saying: “You … Continue reading

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Triplet vs Tessar


HERE IS the result of a quick test I carried out using an old East German Ludwig Meritar 50mm f2.9 triplet (three lenses in three groups) design and a Soviet era Industar 50mm f3.5 Tessar-design (four lenses in three groups). … Continue reading

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