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Nikon at Top, Leica at Bottom – Photography Article

The quality of a camera’s shutter sound probably isn’t high on the list of what any photographer considers when looking to buy a new body, but Lensrentals has just published a tongue-in-cheek review/comparison of shutter sounds anyway.“As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds,” the camera gear rental company says.…

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Nikon Takes the Crown, Sony G Master Needs Work – Photography Article

Roger Cicala at LensRentals is on a quest. A quest to MTF everything that moves… or in this case zooms. After putting off zoom lens comparisons as long as possible, Roger finally bit the bullet and published his 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF chart comparison. What’s an MTF Chart? For those of you who need a refresher, MTF charts measure a lens’ contrast and resolution from the center all the way out to the corners, putting hard numbers to a lens’ overall…

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Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM ‘Built Like a Tank’, Teardown Confirms – Photography Article

After crowning the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens “…the sharpest lens we’ve ever tested. Period.” LensRentals’ Roger Cicala got the chance to disassemble a copy of the new lens and see if the build quality matched the optical quality. Spoiler alert: it does. The opportunity to tear apart a brand new G Master lens came, troublingly enough, after the lens broke down on rental. Apparently, the lens had “performed flawlessly” before suddenly going “horribly soft” right in the…

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