Orquid "Phoenix"

Orquid "Phoenix"

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Depends on the camera, adapter, and lens, but in my experience, if you are using a good simple ring adapter (no optical element) that holds the lens the correct distance away from the sensor, no. There is no image quality hit. Canon 5DMkII + adapated Contax/Yashica Zeiss Planar T* 100/2. Panasonic DMC-G3 (mft camera) + OM-mount Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.2 ...


Low light results in quantum mottle. Statistically, there are so few photons detected by each pixel that statistical probablilty begins to appear. Imagine a perfectly smooth homogenous 50% reflective gray surface perfectly aligned perpendicular to the central axis of the lense and parallel to the detector grid. Theorectically each pixel should be ...


Yes, there have been a ton of advances in image quality over the years... HOWEVER... those improvements don't only apply to lenses with a huge zoom range, but also apply to lenses with a short zoom range or no zoom at all (primes). While a modern 28-200 lens may still be better at some ranges than a cheap lens with a much shorter zoom range from 30 years ...


A greater zoom range means a more complex design at greatly increased cost. There are some excellent lenses make for broadcast with incredible zoom ranges, like the Fujinon 8-832mm (yes that's not a typo!), but you don't want to know the price. Designing a lens with a larger zoom range at a lower price does lead to compromises on quality. Finally lens ...

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