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Underwater cameras test 2010

Underwater cameras test 2010

Originally posted 2010-05-26 on Optyczne.pl Our last year’s test of underwater cameras has been very popular. Small wonder we decided very quickly to conduct it this year too, especially that during the last 12 months we saw the next crop of waterproof point and shoot cameras hitting our shelves (we also invite You to read our \"Underwater cameras test 2011\").

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Leica X1 - camera review

Leica X1 - camera review

Originally posted 2009-12-16 on Optyczne.pl Even before the summer holidays of 2009 there had been rumors of a new product shown by Leica o n September the 9th, 2009. The number of nines in the date and hour of the premiere left us with basically no doubt; we were going to see a new digital rangefinder camera marked with an M9 symbol.

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A history of Sony Alpha - Minolta AF 85 mm f/1.4 G D versus Sony Zeiss Planar T* 85 mm f/1.4

A history of Sony Alpha - Minolta AF 85 mm f/1.4 G D versus Sony Zeiss Planar T* 85 mm f/1.4

Originally posted 2009-11-04 on Optyczne.pl If we look at the current offer of Sony lenses and compare it to the instruments Minolta used to sell to its customers we’ll find just one lens which firstly, has the same parameters and secondly is a contemporary version or a slightly modified model of an older construction.

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Interview with Mr. Lee - Director of Sales & Marekting Samyang Optics

Interview with Mr. Lee - Director of Sales & Marekting Samyang Optics

Ben Kim (right) - Manager of Sales & Marketing and Gold Lee (left) - Director of Sales & Marekting LensTip.com: Do you plan to introduce lenses with the 4/3 mount? Mr. Lee: We are currently adding this mount to 85mm and 8mm products.

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A history of Sony Alpha - Minolta AF 50 mm f/1.7 versus Sony DT 50 mm f/1.8 SAM

A history of Sony Alpha - Minolta AF 50 mm f/1.7 versus Sony DT 50 mm f/1.8 SAM

Originally posted 2009-10-28 on Optyczne.pl Our articles series about the 50th anniversary of the Nikon F mount and the 90th anniversary of the Olympus company were ended by duels between old and new lenses of a given manufacturer.

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UV filters test - supplement

UV filters test - supplement

While preparing our polarizing filters test supplement we decided to update also our UV filters test which lacked the Cokin company products. The Cokin filters system is very popular among more demanding users because it allows them more freedom of action when working with filters (especially gradiating filters).

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Polarizing filters test - supplement

Polarizing filters test - supplement

Originally posted 2009-04-27 on Optyczne.pl After publishing our polarizing filters test new Hoya HD filters found their way to Polish shops, which, apart from a very catchy media name, were supposed to be mechanically resistant.

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90 years of the Olympus company - Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8 versus Olympus ZD 50 mm f/2.0 Macro

90 years of the Olympus company - Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/1.8 versus Olympus ZD 50 mm f/2.0 Macro

Originally posted 2009-07-06 on Optyczne.pl As our first articles, comparing old lenses with their modern counterparts on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the F bayonet mount, have been very popular, both in Poland and abroad, we decided to present a similar comparison of the Olympus lenses.

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50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5 cm f/2 vs. Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D

50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5 cm f/2 vs. Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D

Originally posted 2009-04-23 on Optyczne.pl The second part of our duels of the oldest and the youngest lenses, equipped with an F bayonet mount, will still revolve around 50 mm focal lengths so those, which are the equivalent of a classic, full frame standard.

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Polarizing filters test

Polarizing filters test

Originally posted 2008-12-21 on Optyczne.pl In photographic practice, there often occurs a situation in which we’d like to take a picture through a pane of glass, eliminate reflections from some surfaces or raise the contrast of clouds by darkening the sky.

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Interview with Akira Watanabe Manager - the main Olympus E-P1 designer

Interview with Akira Watanabe Manager - the main Olympus E-P1 designer

Krzysztof Mularczyk: The 4/3 System first entered the scene in 1999. When did Olympus actually start developing the Micro 4/3? Akira Watanabe: We had an idea of designing a mirrorless system even before launching the 4/3 system.

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50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5.8 cm f/1.4 vs. Nikkor AF-S 50 mm f/1.4G

50 years of Nikon F-mount – Nikkor-S 5.8 cm f/1.4 vs. Nikkor AF-S 50 mm f/1.4G

Originally posted 2009-04-16 on Optyczne.pl The series of duels on the occasion of 50-year anniversary of the Nikon-F mount will be started by a clash of Nikkor-S 5.8 cm f/1.4 and Nikkor AF-S 50 mm f/1.

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UV filters test

UV filters test

Originally posted 2007-09-21 on Optyczne.pl When we buy a brand new camera we usually get very excited. We take pictures of everything: objects in motion, contemplative still shots, the tiniest of objects and the largest of objects, from far away and close-up.

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Field of View for DSLR Cameras

Field of View for DSLR Cameras

There is a slight confusion caused by the different detector sizes of digital cameras and therefore we sometimes have problems with stating the lens’s field of view at a particular focal length.

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How do we test the lenses?

How do we test the lenses?

The main part of a photography testing session is done by using the ISO 12233 test chart. This chart was designed by Stephen H. Westin from Cornell University and has been slightly modified to meet the needs of LensTip.

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