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About Photographic Lenses, Mostly Nikkors...

My SUBJECTIVE Lens Evaluations (Mostly Nikkors)
      (first appeared in 1996 - last revised 9/10/13)

Photos Taken With Panasonic MFT And LX7 Cameras
      (last revised 5/20/15)

Micro Four Thirds (MFT, M43, Micro 4/3, M4/3) Lens Reviews (Updated)
      (last revised 3/23/17, with more lenses and infrared added!)

Other Lens Review/Evaluation/Comparison/Test Site URLs


Comments On The Panasonic DMC-LX7 Pocket Camera
      (the good and the bad about a very able compact camera)

Comparing The Nikkor 17-35mm And 18-35mm Zooms
    With Some Non-Zoom Lenses

Review Of The Nikkor 28mm f1.4 AF


Review Of The Nikkor 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 Zoom


Nikkor 70-180mm f4.5-5.6 And 200mm f4 EDAF-D  
   
Micro-Nikkors, And The 80-200mm f2.8 EDAF-D 2-Ring Zoom
       (with comments by James MacDonald)

Nikkor TC20E Converter


On Ways To Check Lenses


On Lens Perspective Types
       (revised 4/13/08)

On Lens Angles Of View, Magnification, And Perspective


On Lens Distortion Types


On Lens Condition Ratings


On Checking Lens/Film-Plane Parallelism


MANY Useful Nikon-Related URLs Are Here


Other Interesting Photo-Video-Audio Related Sites Are Here


My Usenet Photo-Video Posts Mid 1995 Through End 2002
       Links to almost 14,000 posts, mostly about photography 
       and  video - but some other things are mentioned, like politics, 
       audio, and more! ;-) Unfortunately, this search engine does 
       not work well, but if you want to try your luck, go
here.
My Usenet Photo-Video Posts Beginning 2003 Through Mid 2004


There Were No Photo-Video Posts From Mid 2004 To Mid 2005
       (I wrote on other topics from mid 2004 through mid 2005...)

My Usenet Photo-Video Posts Mid 2005 Through Early 2009
       These posts appear as groups on nine separate pages.

My Usenet Photo-Video Posts From Early 2009 Through Mid 2011
       These posts appear as groups on seven separate pages, and include 
       posts on other subject areas that may be of interest.
 
(Recent)

       


About Video, Both HD (HDV) and SD...

Looking At Cameras That Can Shoot Video... (Recent)
      (comparing some still cameras that can also shoot video)


Canon HV20/HV30/HV40 HD (HDV) Camcorder Review
      (revised 11/21/09 to include comments on mics, with sound 
       samples, and photos of a compact hand-holding brace)
A Compact Folding Camcorder Hand-Holding Brace


Comments On Some HD (HDV) Editing Programs
      (revised 1/05/10, with comments on Vegas Pro 9 and Vegas MS 9)

Screen Grabs Of Some HDV Video Editing Programs


Basic Instructions For Using Some Sony Editing Programs
      (revised 8/16/09, also applicable to SD and to other programs, and 
       it includes a numbered reference image,
printable version, and PDF)

Screen Grabs Of Some Sample Sony Vegas Effects
      (Not that anyone would want to use these...;-)

Comparing The Rode Stereo VideoMic, Canon ZM-100, Sony 908C,
    Sony ZM-157, And Sennheiser MKE-300 Camcorder Microphones 

Frame Captures From Recent HDV HD Videos I've Produced
      (revised 9/25/08 to include 10 YouTube videos plus 3 videos in HD 
       and
7 videos in SD on Exposure Room)

On Using ProDAD Mercalli Image Stabilizer Plug-in


On Converting Mono Audio To Simulated Stereo


Comments On Converting Mini-DV To HDV


Comparing Some Sony, Panasonic, And Canon Mini-DV Camcorders
      (old, but still much read - revised 12/20/07)

Sony VX-2000/PD-150 Review
      (revised 3/12/07)

Comparing Some Wide-Angle Converters On The VX2000
      (revised 3/10/07)

VX2000 - VX2100 Odds And Ends
      (revised 4/13/03)

An Effective Home-Made VX-2000 - VX2100 Windscreen


Comparing The Sony Mini-DV Camcorder Imaging Types
      (old, but still much read - revised 4/17/03)

On Video Wide-Angle Lens Converter Distortion


On Mini-DV Video Image Characteristics And Faults
      (revised 5/10/02)

Diffraction Effects In Video Due To Aperture


Multi-Camera Video Editing
      (A six-camera edit, plus more - revised 10/20/02 and 4/15/08)

Some Interesting Photo-Video-Audio Related Sites Are Here


My Usenet Photo-Video Posts Mid 1995 Through End 2002
      (This page may be very slow-loading with dial-up service.)
       Links to almost 14,000 posts, mostly about photography 
       and  video - but some other things are mentioned, like politics, 
       audio, and more! ;-) Unfortunately, this search engine does 
       not work well, but if you want to try your luck, go
here.
My Usenet Photo-Video Posts Beginning 2003 Through Mid 2004


My Usenet Photo-Video Posts Mid 2005 Through Early 2009
       These posts appear as groups on nine separate pages (I wrote
       on other topics from mid 2004 through mid 2005...).
My Usenet Photo-Video Posts From Early 2009 Through Mid 2011
       These posts appear as groups on six separate pages, and include 
       posts on other subject areas that may be of interest.
 
(Recent)
       


About Seeing, and Seeing Well...

Four-Distance Glasses
      (revised 5/25/08)

On Seeing And Perspective
      (revised 7/6/07, with examples added)

On Brilliance, Contrast, And Signal Processing In Images



About Other Things...

My MIDI Nonsense
      (now converted to MP3s)

My Audio-Mania


Chayo Frank's Amertec Building


On Converting Audio File-Types Using Sony Vegas   


Some Interesting Photo-Video-Audio Related Sites


My Photo, Video, and Audio Items FOR SALE


An "Interesting" Restaurant Menu
      (Good for a few laughs, I hope...! ;-)


Thanks to Some People Who Have Helped Me


Links To Sites With "SLE(MN)"


Copyright Information

 

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SUBJECTIVE Lens Evaluations (Mostly Nikkors)
(sites where it is available)

 

My "SUBJECTIVE Lens Evaluations (Mostly Nikkors)", 
which includes a listing of all Nikon SLR lenses ever 
made  (with a *SUBJECTIVE* evaluation of many of them, 
a general description of Nikkor lens performance 
characteristics by lens-type groups, and comments on 
particular lenses when the general descriptions plus 
the subjective evaluation numbers are not sufficient 
to describe performance), is here -

-- David Ruether:
www.David-Ruether-Photography.com/slemn.html

A different version of it (comparing my lens ratings 
with those of Grover Larkins) can also be found at this 
site (although this one is now very out of date) -

-- Leo Verwoerd:
www.verwoerd.info/nikon

 

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Some Interesting Photo-Video-Audio Related Sites

 

MANY USEFUL NIKON-RELATED URLS ARE HERE

My web-page host-and-benefactor's photo sites (with many photo-related URLs):
www.donferrario.com
www.nikonlinks.com

A friend's photo site I like:
www.stephenlehmer.com

Bjorn Rorslett's wonderful web site (select "Lenses" for Nikkor evaluations) is at:
www.naturfotograf.com/index2.html

Jan-jaap's Aue's Nikon-related web site:
www.lighthunter.com

Achromat list, 3-D mailing list, etc.:
www.angelfire.com/ca/erker

Camcorder operating manuals can be obtained here:
www.henrys.com/manuals

Interesting video sites:
www.humanvalues.net/hdv (HD camcorders, with MUCH material!)
www.bealecorner.com/trv900/index.html

An excellent brief comparison of the many HD formats is here,
on the Videoguys web site

A comparison of 25 Mbps HDV and 17 Mbps AVCHD using the same 
sensor and lens is at:
 
www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Canon-HG10-Camcorder-Review-33146/Performance.htm#

Many surveillance video cameras (with output video examples) are listed here:
www.surveillance-video.com/video.html

A VERY interesting web page demonstrating the difference 
between visual dSLR eyepiece image DOF and recorded DOF:

http://www.dphotoexpert.com:80/2007/09/21/
live-view-versus-the-cheating-dslr-viewfinder

A web page explaining the operation of AF systems:
www.cambridgeincolour.com:80/tutorials/camera-autofocus.htm

A site correlating lens angles of view with focal lengths and sensor sizes:
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/newsLetter/Angles-of-View.jsp

Blue-red comb effects with different Photoshop JPG settings:
http://www.nezumi.demon.co.uk/photo/jpeg/combtest.htm

For effects of repeated JPG copying:
http://www.nezumi.demon.co.uk/photo/jpeg/2/jpeg2.htm

A site showing that if using two lenses front to front for macro, which lens is better to stop down:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8336

Some other web sites of interest:
http://nature.photoarticles.com
www.photo.net/philg/how-to-scan-photos.html
www.a1.nl/phomepag/markerink/mainpage.htm
http://photo.net/photo
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/illusions_demos.html

My Photo, Video, and Audio Items FOR SALE are listed here:
www.David-Ruether-Photography.com/fs.htm

Mostly Nikon-related (and some other) URLs are at: 
http://www.donferrario.com/Nikon-URLs.htm

I designed a couple of "transmission-line" sub-woofers, aDavid Ruether Photography And Video - With Articles On Photography, Video, Audio, Seeing, And Perspective couple of electronic crossovers, a preamp, and a couple of speakers back in my audiomania days (look here). The URL for a "reverse engineering" of my "AQA" commercial bass-box design is here: www.t-linespeakers.org/projects/nick/aqa.html.
Check out "The Audio Amateur" magazine 1978 back-issues 
CD for a giant sub-woofer design, "The Big Bass Box", I published there (as well as a very strange "Praying Mantis Tone Arm", 1976...). The CDs are available here:

www.audioxpress.com/magsdirx/backissues/BISAAM.htm

This site has nothing do do with anything else on this site (except maybe our "special" restaurant menu), but it is one heck of a lot of fun to read! This wonderful site is at:
www.stupid.com

More Links to Come..... 

 

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Copyright Information



Consider all of the above to be copyrighted material 
(1998 - 2008, David Ruether) which may be used freely 
for non-commercial purposes. If an article is reproduced, reproduce it as is and as a whole (unexcerpted), with a reference to my original URL, and add this paragraph - and please let me know where it appears.
Thanks.

"Hope This Helps"
David Ruether (d_ruether@hotmail.com)

 

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