Recent DAP articles
Improvements on the workhorse D800E.
Medium telephoto macro lens for Pentax 645 digital and film.
Ultra wide angle lens for Pentax 645.
High end image quality, but what about lenses?
50-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR with Live View
Canon’s compact image stabilized wide angle zoom.
Ultra compact pancake lens with nice bokeh
Medium telephoto tilt/shift macro focusing lens
General considerations with tilt shift lenses.
Basic tilt/shift lens concepts.
Medium telephoto tilt/shift lens
Normal lens with tilt/shift
Lens performance at 80 megapixels.
Nikon’s classic-design manual focus moderate wide angle.
Sigma’s fast high performance normal lens.
Relatively inexpensive alternative to the pro 35/1.4G.
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.
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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.
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