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Leica Lenses Sliced in Half For Science!

Pictured above is a Leica Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50mm lens cut neatly in half. Call it death of a lens. I call it an interesting display on the intricate mechanical workings of a camera lens.

These were actually made by Leica students as a graduation project and boxed as a “cutaway model” of the lens.

This also gives you a good mental image of what you can potentially break if/when you drop your lens.

Thanks for the link, David!

via PetaPixel

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May 18, 2011 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Photography, Science and Technology | , , , | 1 Comment

Lens Envy

Juza Nature Photography
The Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG is a monster lens. To hand-hold this 35 lb. monster is nuts. The photographer above was just proving that he could (though he admits that this isn’t the best way to take photos with this lens):

I always handhold my Canon 600 f/4 IS and some time ago I was asked if I can handhold the Sigma monster…yes, I can 🙂 but obviously it is just for fun; I can handhold it just for few minutes, and I need very fast SS to get sharp photos. The photos taken during the test had been taken on the sturdy Gitzo tripod.

Thanks for the link, Bernard!

via Juza Nature Photography via Gizmodo

April 19, 2009 Posted by | Oddities, Photography | , , , , , | Comments Off on Lens Envy