How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals

How to Recharge Silica Gel

Silica Gel absorbs moisture in the air around your camera equipment (such a material is called an adsorbent). This ensures that the area is 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 moisture and actually start to give off some of that moisture later on? This could really mess up your equipment. I didn’t know this myself, until a few years ago.

Here’s how you can avoid this potentially huge problem, and recharge / reuse Silica Gel sachets or crystals that you use to keep your camera equipment safe from moisture.

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Hasselblad CFV-50c CMOS Sensor Digital Back for V-system

Hasselblad CFV-50c Digital Back on V Series Camera

The name Hasselblad is synonymous with high quality medium format photography. Over the years hundreds and thousands of medium format 120 film Hasselblad cameras have been made and sold. They eventually became unsuitable for most commercial photography (except that Phase One have kept them alive for a while now) work with the change of technology from film to digital photography. Now, Hasselblad fans can reclaimed the use of their classic cameras and lenses within the Hasselblad ecosystem, with Hasselblad’s latest 50 Megapixel CMOS Digital Back for V System Cameras, the Hasselblad CFV-50c. Take a peek at it in the pics below.

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A Brief, Interactive History of Photography

Have you ever wondered about the history of photography? About how today’s DSLRs evolved out of their analogue counterparts? Take a look at this interactive history, and scroll through the years. Early Days in the History of Photography Beginning around 500 BC, Chinese and Greek philosophers discovered and documented the use of optical devices. As … Read more

Memorable Photographs – How They Got That Way

A friend writes to me: I’m no photographer, and therefore I’ve never understood what makes a photograph amazing? Nationalist sentiments aside, what’s in the photo – “Heroes of Iwo Jima” that makes it so awesome and memorable? Also, the National Geographic Magazine picture – “Afghan Girl“, what’s so special about that? What’s special about those … Read more

Tiny Tips 18: How to get Great Bokeh from your Lens

Bokeh Illustration

What’s ‘Bokeh’? It’s a word of Japanese origin used to describe the aesthetic quality of the ‘out-of-focus’ area of a photograph. Typically referring to the more visible ‘circles of confusion’ that are visible in shallow depth of field photographs. To get the best bokeh possible, do this: Use a fast lens, with the aperture wide … Read more

A Compact Wedding

Back in May I finally treated myself to a Canon G12, a piece of kit that I’ve wanted since it was released the previous year, and I set myself a challenge: use it to photograph a friend’s wedding.

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