Photography News June 7, 2021
Quote: “If you will just give me two minutes, fully committed, we can get a great photo.” – Paul Elledge talking to Willie Nelson
D-Day in Photos: Heroes of a More Certain Time
7 Steps to Master Forest Photography – Mads Peter Iversen 22m
Sunset Photography Tips – Digital Photo Magazine
Learn ALL About Your Camera’s Focusing Modes & Focusing Areas 8m
Telephoto Minimalist Photography 11m
Minimalist Photography with Judy Hancock Holland 37m
Thought for the day: When will your lenses be too old?
If not damaged by dropping, fungus, sticky aperture and focus, lenses can be used forever. A related question is how long can your current lenses match your current sensors?
Current very high end high-resolution Mirrorless Camera sensors (Canon, Nikon, Sony, others) are in the 40-60megapixel range. Next generation will push this to 80megapixels, maybe this year (2021). 100megapixels will soon follow. But will these super high-resolution sensors get all the optical data they need from the lenses you have?
The lenses released by the leading camera vendors in the past few years work well in the 40-60megapixel range. The newer, more expensive lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sony (GM for Sony) are, I think, designed for camera sensors that have 100 or more megapixels.
Roger Cicala, owner and chief optical geek of LensRentals, does optical MTF testing of lenses for fun. He publishes the results in https://www.lensrentals.com/
Most of the time your camera body/sensor will be good for a few years. But your lenses may be useful for decades. Try to match these so neither is crippling the other in generation of your images.
Artist of the Week/Portfolio: Bill Brandt
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