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PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

Last year’s Pacific Northwest Lens Summit was hugely successful*, so they’re doing it again: a day-long open house at Koerner Camera in Portland, Oregon on…

Current thoughts on current lenses

Current thoughts on current lenses

Near perfect lenses are easy to find these days. The problem is… I don’t want them. I want lenses with character. A while back I wrote this…

Gallery: PNW Lens Summit 2017

Gallery: PNW Lens Summit 2017

On Saturday, May 13, Koerner Camera hosted the PNW Lens Summit 2017, gathering glass from all over in one place for our viewing pleasure. Lens-test charts were pulled from…

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Every lens has a feel and a purpose. Some reproduce the world perfectly, some imperfectly. They all have their place, but I have come to appreciate “imperfect” over…

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

Are we right in the middle of a cinema lens revolution? I am talking about cinema lenses priced for the owner/operator as well as lenses the local camera house…

Hasselblad lenses for Sony and Leica

Hasselblad lenses for Sony and Leica

With the Photokina next month, rumors and news do get a bit mixed. That’s why the rumor of a WiFi card from Canon appears along with the news of…

Panasonic 12mm/F1.4: precise focusing in 4K video

Panasonic 12mm/F1.4: precise focusing in 4K video

Equivalent to a 24mm on a 35mm format camera, the new Leica DG Summilux 12mm/F1.4 ASPH for Micro Four Thirds enables photographers and videographers to work indoor shooting…

The best REAL DSLRs for video in 2016

The best REAL DSLRs for video in 2016

Some say it was by mistake, but the truth is that Canon created the trend of using DSLRs for video. The launch of the EOS 5D MK II, in 2008…

A digest of last week’s photo and video news – Week 18

A digest of last week’s photo and video news – Week 18

A digest of last week’s news is a selection of some of the news from week 17 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering…

Two new Leica Cine lenses at NAB 2016

Two new Leica Cine lenses at NAB 2016

CW Sonderoptic, sister company to Leica Camera, will introduce two new lenses in the Leica Summicron-C cine lens family at NAB 2016: the highly anticipated 40mm T2.0 and…