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The Negative Reaction to Nikons Noct Lens is a Symptom of a Much Larger Problem

In 2010, the world’s tallest skyscraper was completed in Dubai. Standing a staggering 2,722 feet tall, the Burj Khalifa towered over the next tallest building by over 700ft. It was a feat of engineering, and a beautiful and shining addition to one of the most impressive skylines in the world. But they didn’t consider one […] petapixel.com

2019-10-12 20:39

The world's largest optical lens has been delivered for a $168M, 3.2-gigapixel telescope camera

Farrin Abbott/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, the lab overseeing the design and fabrication of a 3. 2-gigapixel digital camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), has successfully received the shipment of what may be the world's largest high-performance optical lens. dpreview.com

2019-10-1 23:53

Lens Review: Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F2.8 S (Nikon Z Mount)

When it comes to zoom lenses, the 24-70mm focal range is considered by many working photographers to be one of the "holy trinity" focal ranges, and is often the first zoom lens that many opt to purchase due to its versatility of being suitable for a huge variety of subject matter ranging from landscapes, real estate, street, solo to group portraiture, and so much more. thephoblographer.com

2019-9-25 13:00

Sony's FX9 will offer oversampled 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, Dual Base ISO and more

Sony has unveiled the FX9, a new XDCAM camera that features a 6K full-frame sensor, a hybrid autofocus system and, most interestingly, an E-mount for attaching lenses. The camera is based around a newly-developed 6K Exmor R sensor that features over 15 stops of dynamic range, Dual Base ISO (ISO 800 and 4000 in S-Log 3) taken from Sonys Venice cameras and internal oversampled 4K 4:2:2 10-bit recording. dpreview.com

2019-9-14 23:01

What Are Aspherical Lens Elements?

When camera lens makers announce new lenses, one of the specs they always tout is how many aspherical elements the lens designs have. If you’re not sure what those elements are and what they do, here’s a short and helpful 4-minute video by Michael the Maven that’ll bring you up to speed. Aspheric lens elements […] petapixel.com

2019-9-8 19:32