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Cleaning a Vintage Fungus Infested Lens

Cleaning A Vintage Fungus-Infested Lens

We’ve discussed camera maintenance and fungus prevention many, many times. It’s a topic that comes up annually, especially when the weather is hot and humid, and we are worried about our expensive lenses. While modern lenses are less susceptible to fungus, they’re not immune, which is why we take care of them…

But what happens when we come across a beautiful vintage lens that you can buy second-hand, but that’s full of fungus? Well, you try to clean off the fungus and get it working as good as new, of course, and that’s what we see in this video.

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Choosing The Best Lenses for Still-life Photography

If you’re interested in still-life photography, you’ll need to choose the right lenses for the job. There are a few factors to consider, such as the size of your subject, the level of detail you want to capture, and the amount of space you have to work with.

The most popular lenses for still-life photography are macro lenses and telephoto lenses, but once you master these, you may want to explore tilt-shift lenses too. Macro lenses are great for close-up shots of small subjects, while telephoto lenses allow you to capture more detailed shots from a distance.

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How to maintain rubber parts on a camera body

How To Prevent Rubber From Becoming Sticky

Every camera starts to degrade after years of use. Among the many things that happen when cameras are stored away for a long time, is that the rubber parts start to degrade. Rubber degradation is inevitable. However, there are some concrete steps that you can take to preserve the rubber parts of your camera and other equipment around the house.

There isn’t a way to fully restore rubber that has already started to degrade, but there are ways to keep the rubber from degrading too quickly in the first place. This is especially important if you are in hot and humid climates. Let’s get started on understanding how and why rubber degrades, and how we can slow down that process.

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Canon RF Dual Fisheye Lens Announcement

Canon Launches RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens for VR & Stereographic Visuals

I woke up a couple of days ago to a strange-looking lens being featured by Canon USA on Instagram. This was a surprise announcement and launch of Canon’s rather peculiar-looking RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens that is tailor-made for the Canon R5 camera. There aren’t many sample images out in the wild as yet, so let’s see what information we can find out about it, shall we?

Update: A document from Canon Japan currently lists this unreleased lens as a product that is currently being affected by supply chain difficulties.

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The Best WalkAround Lenses for the Serious Amateur Photographer by Beyond Photo Tips

The Best Walk-About Lenses

If you’re buying your first serious camera, you are probably considering the purchase of a single lens that allows you to do ‘everything’ as you go about your daily life. This kind of lens is called a “walk about lens” or “walk around lens”. In this article, I’ll use those terms interchangeably… Now, let me help you understand what your first multi-purpose lens should be able to do for you, and why.

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The Best Lenses for Photojournalism

The Best Lenses for Photojournalism

Photojournalism calls for a wide range of skills, and a selection of lenses to match. Selecting the right lens at the right time is at the core of this discussion simply because of the range of events that they may be called upon to cover – a conference one day, a riot the next, and a Nobel prize winner on yet another occasion.

However, photojournalists need certain common qualities in all their lenses, and these are a constant. Let’s discuss the features that the best lenses have, and list a few of the most popular and useful lenses for journalism.

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The Beginner's Guide to Macro Lens Selection

Exceptional Lenses for Macro Photography

Selecting a lens for Macro Photography starts with the question: What is Macro Photography?

When objects in front of a lens are captured at almost the same size (1:1) on the camera’s sensor, that is Macro Photography. For this, special lenses are used. These lenses are typically able to focus very near the front element of the lens. Their design and clarity need to be exceptional in order to get pleasing results.

So, let’s look at what Macro Photography is, and which lenses are likely to suit your needs the best.

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