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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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