Hardcore studies of photography technology
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Testing the AF sensor array
This technical study describes a method for checking if a camera's entire AF sensor array works as advertized. It can be used for almost any camera with a phase AF system, i.e., SLRs and SLTs. In fact, this paper contains examples for two Nikon and one Canon camera.
(2012, September 13) more...
The true reasons for a full frame camera – White Paper –
This paper tries to give general criteria to decide when a full frame camera would be the best option. As it turns out, there are a number of ambitious situations where full frame is indeed the most cost-efficient or only option.
(2012, June 27) more...
Nikon D800 AA filter vs. D800E – White Paper –
This white paper publishes a full laboratory measurement of the Nikon D800's Bayer-AA filter and provides a short discussion in terms of differences between a D800 and D800E.
(2012, May 9) more...
Nikon D800/E outer AF sensor accuracy – Technical Study –
This technical study evaluates the performance of the outer (towards the left and right edges) autofocus sensors (AF detectors aka AF focus points), esp. with respect to accuracy and with a wide angle lens. Applicable to the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E full frame SLR cameras.
(2012, May 8) more...
Camera equivalence – White Paper –
This White Paper tries to set common grounds when discussing various aspects of the effect of a change of the size of an imaging sensor in a digital camera system.
(2012, Feb 21) more...
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