Tag Archives: lens

Zeiss quality on the cheap: Baby Primes!

Just receive this press release from kelvinkamera.com about their new product. My career of digital cinematographer started long time ago (1983) and my first ambition was to have serious and creative optics on my analog video cameras. I convert so many lens to work with Betacam’s SP in tha way I was working before with my Bolexs and Arriflexs. My ... Read More »

SnapSort and LensHero to the rescue!

Being known as the camera guy, wherever I go, people ask me the same question: Which camera should I buy? Of course, they saw some of my pictures and don’t understand why theirs are not as good as mine. Their natural reaction is to blame the camera (of course), so they want to know more about my camera. Once they ... Read More »

From the readers: Should I sell my Canon 24-105L4IS?

From the readers is a new category of articles I am working on. As a blogger, I get daily emails about what gear one should buy or how to do X thing. Since the answer to these questions is generally of public interest, I have decided to turn them into articles. If you have any questions you would like answered, ... Read More »

Going wide: Wide angle for the 5DMrkII

After reading Dan post (a while ago) about wide angle lenses  with wide aperture, it got me thinking. While I have been happy with my 17-40L4, as it is wide enough for pretty much everything I do, going wider would open the door for more creative shots. Ex: having an even better separation of foreground and background objects. Also, Dan ... Read More »

Tips: buy camera gear with your credit card

This one might be obvious to many but it just saved me about 100$ so I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience. Two weeks ago, my 50mm f1.4 broke, the camera LCD displayed the dreaded ERR 1 message. I bought the lens about 15 months ago so it was out of Canon warranty (12 months). ... Read More »

70-200f4 vs 70-200f4IS vs 70-200f2.8 vs 70-200f2.8IS

Tired of always answering the same question in every forum I go to, I have decided to make a blog post about it… So you want to get a 70-200 lens but dont know which one to buy? Should it be the 70-200Lf4, the 70-200Lf4 IS, the 70-200f2.8L or the 70-200f2.8L IS ? To answer these questions, I would ask ... Read More »

Focal length and perspective

This is a repost from my old blog. It was one of the most visited page and since I keep seeing people asking the same question over and over again, I think it would be a good idea to forward them here. I have a few more of these posts that I will file under ‘learning the basics’. Using tools ... Read More »

Custom Function: Autofocus Micro adjustment

Unless you are very lucky, you have probably noticed that not all your lenses focus perfectly every time. Some might focus a little bit in front of the subject, others a bit behind it. These issues appear mostly when using a long and wide aperture lens such as the 50mm 1.8 (or 1.4) where the depth of field is less ... Read More »

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