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Sony Lens Abbreviations and Acronyms (A Quick Guide)

Welcome to a guide on Sony lens abbreviations and acronyms. Sony is one of the younger players when it comes to manufacturing cameras. But interestingly, they are not new to the world of photography. For those who do not know, Sony actually manufactured camera sensors for other companies before launching their own production lines. So …

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Sigma Lens Abbreviations & Acronyms (A Quick Guide)

Welcome, to a guide and list of Sigma Lens Abbreviations and Acronyms. Sigma is a company that manufactures third-party lenses for Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Pentax cameras. But even though Sigma is a Greek word, please don’t be confused that they are some western company… Sigma is actually a Japanese company founded in 1961. With …

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Samyang Lens Abbreviations & Acronyms (A Quick Guide)

Welcome to a guide and list of Samyang Lens Abbreviations and Acronyms. Yes, that is Samyang Optics, we are not talking about noodles here. Let us walk through some of their technical lingoes in this guide – Read on!     PRODUCT LINES SamyangMF – Manual focus lenses. SamyangXP – Premium XPert, premium manual focus …

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Tokina Lens Abbreviations & Acronyms (A Simple Guide)

Welcome to a guide and list of Tokina Lens Abbreviations and Acronyms. Established in the 1950s, Tokina is an old name in the world of third-party lens manufacturers. But as some of you may have heard, Tokina lenses are actually made by a company called Kenko. Yep. Not to be confused, Tokina is something like …

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Tamron Lens Abbreviations & Acronyms (A Comprehensive Guide)

Welcome to a guide and list of Tamron lens abbreviations and acronyms. Tamron is a third-party lens maker that produces some mighty decent lenses. But just as with all other lens makers, their lenses are full of mysterious markings and codes. Fear not. Let us walk through all their lens abbreviations, help you to better …

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