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    Manual Focus Is Not Your Enemy

    Suggesting manual focusing is a great way to end a conversation with many photographers these days. After all, they’ve made a substantial investment in lenses that work with the AF systems on their DSLR cameras. It speeds up their shots. It eliminates the need to adjust the diopter. I could name a dozen more reasons […]

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Photographing the Milky Way

    Milky Way taken with Irix 15mm f/2.4 Lens

    For many photographers, including myself, there are few things more rewarding than capturing spectacular images of the night sky. In particular, photographing the view of our own galaxy from here on Earth is one of the most satisfying things you can do with your camera. What many people don’t know is that shots like that […]

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    Hyperfocal Distance, the DOF Scale and the Hyperfocal Scale

    Irix lens depth of field and hyperfocal scales

    One of the least understood terms among amateur photographers is “hyperfocal distance”. That’s unfortunate, because it’s one of the most important terms to know if you want to maximize the sharpness of photos with a lot of depth, such as landscape shots. This distance becomes very important for photos in which you want objects in […]

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    Comparison: Irix 15mm vs Samyang 14mm

    Irix 15mm vs Samyang 14mm

    Since the possibility of making a comparative test between these two lenses was suggested to me, I had the feeling that it was not going to be easy to write this article, as I have been very pleased with both lenses and have taken some magnificent photographs. Comparing “two good friends” is complicated, but I […]

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