Amateur Photographer

Professor Newman on… The mechanics of optics

The fast prime Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras uses a voice-coil motor

‘Any lens design begins with a detailed assessment of the production engineering’

When photography enthusiasts discuss the advantages of one lens over another, they tend to concentrate on the optics. But, the truth is that the mechanical parts of a lens have as much influence over the design of a lens as

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