Posts Tagged ‘glass’

Glass in the Path: Why Using Adapters May Hurt Your Image Quality

NOTE: This is a Geek Post. If you aren’t into geeky photo measurements, or into adapting lenses from one brand of camera to another, you’ll not be interested.


Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

A year or two ago, I wrote a blog post where I basically showed lenses shot on adapters on other cameras aren’t acceptable for testing. If you run them through Imatest the results aren’t accurate. I suggested that reviewers shouldn’t test lenses on adapters, although obviously adapters are a great way to use interesting lenses to take pictures. Read more…

Sigma Could Be Busy at Photokina, with 4 Potential Lenses on the Way

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Sigma has done nothing but impress over the course of the last year, one piece of quality glass at a time. But as impressive as their Art, Contemporary and Sports glass already is, the company isn’t anywhere near done yet. Read more…

DxOMark Reveals Which Lenses Perform Best on Nikon’s D800E

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It’s fairly well-known that, when it comes to capturing images, more important than almost any camera body is the glass being put in front of it. However, there are times when your camera body plays a vital role in determining the quality of the image rendered by said glass.

To prove this and also help show off what glass performs best with a particular body, DxOMark has published a series of articles that break down what the best lenses are for the Nikon D800E. Read more…

Video: Useful Tips for Buying Second-Hand Lenses

When it comes to buying glass, deciding what you want and how much you’re willing to spend can be difficult even in the best of conditions. So, naturally, when buying second-hand glass, an added layer of caution is needed to make sure you’re getting what you’re looking and paying for. Read more…

North Korea Revealed in Photos Captured on Google Glass

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While Google Glass user Kenny Zhu was in North Korea this past April, he took advantage of the small and comparatively inconspicuous size of the device on his head to snap what appear to be the first images taken in North Korea using the wearable tech. Read more…

Google Glass Becomes Available to the US Public for a Cool $1.5K

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If you’ve wanting to get your paws on a pair of Google Glass, your chances have been few and far between… until now. As of today, Google is opening up the sales of the Google Glass headset to all of the United States, assuming they’re in stock and you have $1.5k to burn. Read more…

Tutorial Shows You How to Convert Manual Still Lenses Into Cine Glass

When it comes to the type of glass used in still photography, versus the glass used in motion picture, there’s quite a dramatic difference in design, quality and price. Quite often, it’s the last of those differences that is the most inhibiting for photogs who want to dabble around in motion picture.

To help ease that transition, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has broken down a way in which you can convert still photography lenses into psuedo-cine lenses at minimal cost. Read more…

CNN iReport Invites Google Glass Owners to Become Citizen Journalists

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In a world where cell phone photography and videography is as prevalent as it is, CNN’s iReport has manage to become a fairly successful citizen journalism service, allowing users from across the globe to upload their eye-witness and breaking news. The service essentially crowdsources breaking news, but iReport is about to take it a step further than even the smartphone allows for. Read more…

This is What Photos Captured with a 50mm f/0.75 Lens Look Like

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You might think you have a fast lens if it tops f/1.2 or f/1.0, but that’s nothing compared to the De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75. It’s one of the fastest lenses in the world, and — compared to other super speedy lenses — isn’t that expensive.
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‘Master Glass’ Series by the Toronto Star Goes BTS with Its Photographers

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In the world of photojournalism, especially sports journalism, photographers must be able to shoot in all types of lighting and environments, oftentimes needing to seize mere seconds of a few hour event to capture what’s needed. Doing this is never an easy task, and throughout their careers many photographers find their own little tweaks and quirks to get their workflow up and running.

To give us a behind the scenes look at how some of their photojournalists do it, the Toronto Star has created an entire series of videos called the “Master Glass” series.
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