How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals

Silica Gel absorbs moisture in the air around your camera equipment (such a material is called an adsorbent). This ensures that the area┬áis not friendly for fungus to grow inside your camera lenses. But did you know that if you leave silica gel inside your camera bag for too long it can get saturated with…

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The Best Walkabout Lenses

  If you’re buying your first dSLR camera, you are probably considering the purchase of a single lens that allows you to do ‘everything’ as you take a walk, a ‘walkabout lens’. Granted, this may not be the best quality lens around, but at least you won’t have to feel like your brand new dSLR…

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Filter Care & Use

So you’re using a filter on your lens, maybe to protect it from dust or finger smears or maybe for an effect that you want, what can you do to ensure that it does not degrade the quality of your expensive lens? Here are some pointers: DOs: Buy a good filter. A bad filter can…

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It Pays to Know Your Equipment

Three weeks ago, my MacBook Pro crashed. It had seen a year of good service, and because it was my first ever Mac, I’d just about set it up to workexactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and…

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Tiny Tips 16: Always Use a UV Filter

A UV Filter is an important part of every photographer’s kit. This may seem like a no-brainer to any sufficiently advanced photographer reading this post, but to the beginners: take note: this is a very important part of your equipment. Or should be. Why Should you ‘Always’ use a Ultra Violet filter on your lens?…

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Polarizing Filters make Magic Moments

Have you experienced a Polarizing filter? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Yesterday I was contemplating stuff … you know, looking through my memory bank of photographic experiences, when I suddenly stumbled upon a gem! The first time I looked through a telephoto lens with a polarizing filter at the other…

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Canon 5D mkII

You can tell that I’m excited, can’t you? Canon’s gone on a rampage and released some cameras that are truly brilliant. The recent EOS 50D, and now this… The Canon EOS 5D mkII. To avoid looking like a Canon loony (which I’m sure I must look like to some), I’m just going to list some…

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Canon’s New EOS 50D

Canon’s Advanced Amateur range of cameras just got updated with their new EOS 50D. The next-in-line after the extremely popular Canon EOS 40D. Estimated to come in to the market at around the $1,399 (US) mark, this camera has a host of features that would make even owners of the semi-professional EOS 5D feel envious….

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The Best Lenses for Photojournalism

Photojournalism calls for a wide range of skills, and a selection of lenses to match. Selecting the right lens at the right time is at the core of this discussion. However, photojournalists need certain common qualities in all their lenses. We will discuss them too. So, Which is The Best Lens For Photojournalism? There is no…

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Canon today announced their replacement for the 1Ds MkII, the 21.1 megapixel EOS 1Ds MkIII. The news of the USD 7,999 camera was splashed across amazon.com pages for a while before some details went offline. However, engadget managed to get some screen shots. Apparently the EOS 40D has been announced too. Go to dpreview.com for…

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