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Off-Camera Flash Kit – List of items you need to buy. My interest in artificial light started with Sigma EF-500 DG ST ETTL II, fully automated low end flash which stoped working after I upgraded my camera to 50D (usuall compatibility issue with third party flashes).

Off-Camera Flash Kit – List of items you need to buy

Feeling let down by Sigma I decided to fork out significant amount of money and go directly for a canon flash. I set my eyes on 430 EX II, which seemed like a reasonable option, but still expensive on the student budget – especially in Europe (here we pay 30% more on photo equipment). So, I purchased flash from Honk Kong on ebay. Canon EOS 70-200mm L Lenses (Updated) You cannot be a professional photographer without a high-quality, high-speed telephoto zoom lens.

Canon EOS 70-200mm L Lenses (Updated)

Within the Canon EOS system, three such lenses are available: Untitled. YouTube - Обработка видео для рекламного ролика автосервиса. Photofocus. About Us. Welcome to the New Photofocus Photography is a beautiful medium.

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It allows people to capture moments in time for the purpose of keeping, documenting, sharing, protecting and story telling. Regardless of the type of photography you choose to focus on, Photofocus is here as a helpful and educational resource for the aspiring and professional photographer. Our goal is to assist in your success as an artist. This “blogazine” only provides content from the most accomplished photographers, unique artists and recognized business leaders in the photo industry. Photofocus also partners with some of the greatest vendors in the photography space to provide you with informative tools, gear and other products you need to succeed.

Product Reviews We love to provide our audience with reviews of photo and video related products. Due to the editorial space, we like to focus on products we see as a positive product for our readership. Tamron AF 18 200mm f 3 5 6 3 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras. Understanding Camera Lenses.

Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography.

Understanding Camera Lenses

Choosing the right lens for the task can become a complex trade-off between cost, size, weight, lens speed and image quality. This tutorial aims to improve understanding by providing an introductory overview of concepts relating to image quality, focal length, perspective, prime vs. zoom lenses and aperture or f-number. All but the simplest cameras contain lenses which are actually comprised of several "lens elements. " Each of these elements directs the path of light rays to recreate the image as accurately as possible on the digital sensor.

The goal is to minimize aberrations, while still utilizing the fewest and least expensive elements. Optical aberrations occur when points in the image do not translate back onto single points after passing through the lens — causing image blurring, reduced contrast or misalignment of colors (chromatic aberration). Original Image ZOOM LENSES vs.


How to increase your available light. Pro photo life professional photography blog - digital photography tips for amateur and aspiring professional photographers. Portraits. Macro photography. Rick Sammon's Top Ten Digital Photography Tips. DSLR Tips: Latest DSLR Workshops, Tips and Tutorials. DSLR Tips Workshop: How to blur water for a creative effect. DSLR Tips Workshop: How to blur water for a creative effect When it comes to photographing moving subjects, you’d naturally assume freezing the action would give the best result.

DSLR Tips Workshop: How to blur water for a creative effect

That’s certainly the case for some subjects, but others can end up looking static and lifeless. Waterfalls and rivers are classic examples which can take on a far more dramatic appearance when the water itself is blurred. In the photo above left, I’ve used the camera’s automatic settings, and a relatively quick exposure has frozen the water in its tracks – as a result it looks lifeless. In the photo above right, I’ve adjusted the shutter speed for a slower exposure which has blurred the water, giving both a dreamy appearance and a far greater impression of motion. DSLR Tips: DSLR Lens Buying Guide - focal length and coverage. DSLR Tips Lens buying guide The DSLR factor One crucial point to note is the above focal lengths and rules only apply to DSLRs with full-frame sensors, or older 35mm film models.

DSLR Tips: DSLR Lens Buying Guide - focal length and coverage

The vast majority of DSLRs however have physically smaller sensors which crop the field of view and effectively multiply the focal length by between 1.5 and two times. So-called ‘cropped’ models from Nikon, Sony and Pentax effectively multiply focal lengths by 1.5 times. Cropped models from Canon effectively multiply by 1.6x, while any DSLR based on the Four Thirds standard by Olympus or Panasonic, effectively multiply by two times. This is why digital photographers commonly talk about ‘effective’ focal lengths, where the actual lens focal length is multiplied by the DSLR’s ‘crop’ value.

DSLR Tips: DSLR Lens Buying Guide. Welcome to my guide to choosing your next camera lens!

DSLR Tips: DSLR Lens Buying Guide

If you're looking for recommendations for specific brands, feel free to jump straight to my guides on buying the best Canon lenses, best Nikon lenses and best Micro Four Thirds lenses. If you'd like to understand more about different types of lenses and how they're described, you're already on the right page. The joy of owning a DSLR or mirror-less system camera is the ability to change lenses.

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