Sony has just announced something that is probably revolutionary to the compact camera market, but when you think about it, seems like an obvious step… Read More »Is this the future of the compact camera? Sony’s new Cybershot QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras
If you’re buying your first serious 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’. Let me help you understand what your first multi-purpose lens should be able to do for you.Read More »The Best Walkabout Lenses
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 work exactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and they would fix it in a jiffy. The “Jiffy” turned into a 3 week ordeal that I will not describe here, but the Mac is back, and Oh! What a joy it is to have it back.Read More »Why You Should Know Your Equipment Better
Your Camera & Lenses are sensitive to moisture and dust. When it comes to humidity, sustained high levels of humidity (typically 65-70% or more) could damage your lenses and certain parts of your camera body. High humidity also allows fungal spores to grow and spread on camera lenses, damaging them permanently.
Here are some steps that you can take to make sure that your camera equipment is always stored in a humidity-controlled environment. This will prevent lens fungus growth.Read More »How to Protect Your Camera & Lens From Fungus Growth
Amazon.com is one of the internet’s most popular stores. Their comprehensive collection of just about anything you could want to be coupled with a great… Read More »Amazon’s Top Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses & Books for 2008
There’s a technical aspect to using a polarizing filer, but there’s a visual aspect that you really have to experience if you are a photographer. Have you experienced a Polarizing filter yet? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Do not delay.Read More »Polarizing Filters Make Magic Moments
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 simply because of the range of events that they may be called upon to cover – a conference one day, a riot the next, and a Nobel prize winner on yet another occasion.
However, photojournalists need certain common qualities in all their lenses, and these are a constant. Let’s discuss the features that the best lenses have, and list a few of the most popular and useful lenses for journalism.Read More »The Best Lenses for Photojournalism
by Ben McLeod If you want the sharpest pictures that your lens can give you, remember not to use its largest and smallest apertures. Most… Read More »Tiny Tips 8: Best Apertures for Sharpness
Selecting a lens for Macro Photography starts with the question: What is Macro Photography?
When objects in front of a lens are captured at almost the same size (1:1) on the camera’s sensor, that is Macro Photography. For this, special lenses are used. These lenses are typically able to focus very near the front element of the lens. Their design and clarity need to be exceptional in order to get pleasing results.
So, let’s look at what Macro Photography is, and which lenses are likely to suit your needs the best.Read More »Exceptional Lenses for Macro Photography