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Lens softness: Why do lenses become softer at different apertures?

There is an unabated craze right now for shallow depth of field. But lenses are do not, generally, perform at their best when fully wide open. Why is this?

Why are lenses so large? The reasons may surprise you

There are 50mm f/1.4 lenses that fit inside a coffee cup, and 50mm f/1.4 lenses that take two hands to lift. So why are some lenses so large?

Five things all ‘real’ video cameras really need.

In 2020, we have access to incredible camera gear, much of which is perfectly capable of shooting an ambitious feature film. Taking...

Kinefinity MAVO Edge – 8K is great, but it makes 4K much better

The announcement yesterday of the full-frame Kinefinity MAVO Edge has understandably got people talking. The headline feature is that it produces full open gate 8K, but it’s the 4K capability that is potentially more interesting.

EOS R5: Modern cameras are incredible, but they aren’t a magic bullet

The announcements of the Canon EOS 300 Mark III and EOS R5 show us just how exceptional modern camera technology is. But...

Atomos Ninja V gets enhanced with new features

The new update adds features including frame guides, new false colour tools, and anamorphic de-squeeze.

Hybrid cameras are only the beginning

Camera technology is improving all the time. That sounds like the most obvious statement it's possible to make, doesn't it? But we often don't appreciate how far things have come until we look back only a few years, and the hybrid camera is a big part of this.

Video Assist 12G HDR gains new BRAW recording abilities

Blackmagic Design's flagship on-camera monitor/recorders have just been given BRAW recording abilities, opening up new possibilities with existing cameras.

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Lens softness: Why do lenses become softer at different apertures?

There is an unabated craze right now for shallow depth of field. But lenses are do not, generally, perform at their best when fully wide open. Why is this?
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