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diglloyd Advanced Photography

 

Recent DAP articles

You can also view the full Table of Contents or see Lloyd Chambers’ blog for the latest DAP news.

Jun 01
9 pages

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Ultra fast 200mm with gorgeous bokeh and high resolving power.

May 22
5 pages

Pentax smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens focusing to life size 1:1 in a normal lens.

May 20
5 pages

Pentax smc Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Macro lens focusing to life size 1:1.

Apr 08
6 pages

Nikon D5

High speed big brick shooter.

Feb 22
8 pages

Pentax K3 II (APS-C)

24-megapixel APS-C DSLR with SuperResolution true-color.

Feb 22
2 pages

Pentax 77mm f/1.8

Full frame medium telephoto.

Feb 22
3 pages

Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited

Full frame slightly wide normal lens, pancake form factor.

Feb 22
1 pages

Pentax 31mm f/1.8

Full frame moderate wide angle.

Feb 22
5 pages

Pentax HD FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Full frame ultra wide angle zoom.

Feb 22
25 pages

Pentax K-1

36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode.

Jan 30
4 pages

Pentax HD DA 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AW SR

Wide angle zoom for Pentax 645.

Jan 30
4 pages

Pentax HD 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF]

Moderate wide angle lens for Pentax 645.

Jan 12
5 pages

Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Relatively compact super-telephoto zoom.

Jan 09
3 pages

Lighting

LED Lighting, and lighting-related topics.

Dec 21, 2015
4 pages

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Versatile image-stabilized mid-range zoom.

Dec 18, 2015
8 pages

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G

Versatile autofocus wide angle.

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Going strong since 2006.

diglloyd Advanced Photography (DAP) is a huge and still growing collection of high quality, timely, impartial research and reports by Lloyd Chambers on topics of interest to professional and amateur photographers.

New articles and updates to old articles are added frequently. The work that produces this research is funded through low-cost annual subscriptions within the reach of any photographer.

A subscription enables access to all the content in DAP and any future content for the duration of the subscription (e.g., one year). Even without updates, the breadth and depth of existing content in DAP would fill several books—a tremendous value.

A photographer’s perspective

Making real images is the focus of the vast majority of the material in DAP, with the efforts focusing on image making and the qualities that matter.

Obvious issues include resolution, noise and color rendition, but great attention is paid to issues like bokeh: how a lens draws or renders on real-world subjects.

Consistent with this approach, the number, size, and quality of images used in presenting the material is extensive and exhaustive. In a few cases deemed relevant, even RAW files are provided.

Learning not just reviews

DAP doesn’t just review cameras and lenses, it teaches along the way. Every review has areas of general photographic interest.

Some articles, like those on focus shift, are independent of brand, and focus on photography problems applicable to any brand.

Others, like the must-read The Sharpest Image, explore sharpness in ways that affect every brand, every camera, and every lens, though a small portion of the analysis is brand-specific.

Canon, Nikon and other brands

Coverage focuses on Canon EOS and Nikon, but a variety of other brands are also included; Sony, Mamiya, Hartblei, Voigtlander, Sigma, Leica and Tamron for example.

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