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Thom Hogan's Nikon DSLR, Lens, Flash, and Book site

Thom Hogan's Nikon DSLR, Lens, Flash, and Book site
This page points to all recent articles published on,,, and, and is updated as new articles appear (most recent on top). For articles from previous months, check the Articles Index Archive. As usual when the site is inactive for a bit, it simply means that I’m so far out in the wilds that I don’t have Internet access. I noted in the Viewfinder Hours article that I’d be putting a few of those in, and I did just that, logging a bit over 80 viewfinder hours with four different cameras. I’ll have much more to say about that later in the month. April 16, 2014

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Not very impressed by 85mm 1.8G Just arrived a few days ago... This lens is a must have. Nikon has been on FIRE: 85mm f/1.8G 201205311572.jpg by D. Blog / Tutorial: Time Stack Today I’d like to introduce the brilliant Matt Molloy, photography enthusiast and budding professional. He’s the author of those amazing impressionist inspired photos. So many people have asked how to do this technique, and he’s been gracious enough to share it here with us! Please enjoy this Time Stack Tutorial. I've always been amazed by timelapse photography and the unique perspective of time it gives you.

DX Dream Team Lenses Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact The DX Dream Team © 2014 All rights reserved. Basics The Team Wide Normal Tele 18-200 28-300 Compare Gotchas This free website's biggest source of support is when you use any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you take a chance and buy elsewhere. I get no government hand-outs and run no pledge drives to support my research, so please always use any of these links to approved sources for the best prices, service and selection whenever you get anything.

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Stupid newbie tricks Lots of good advice above. Here's a little more: 1) Buy the best gear you can afford. Good gear stays with you, cheap gear either breaks or gets sold off at a huge loss after you replace it with something better. Getting started with 500px - Jason Waltman Photography by jason on | 50 Comments 500px is an online photo sharing community. It’s similar to the popular website flickr, but designed by photographers, for photographers to share only their best work. 500px has about 500 times fewer registered users than flickr—but in my opinion, that’s a good thing. The site has a unique rating system that’s time sensitive. This means that no matter how well known you are your photos’ “pulse” will go down over time; everyday new photos have a chance to make it to the top and be seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Nikon's 10 Best Lenses Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact Nikon's 10 Best Lenses © 2014 All rights reserved. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. DAK Engineering - Ace Converter This is an open-source freeware (under the GNU GPL) utility to convert two dimensional DXF files to g-code. Download ACE Converter v3.2 - (236 k) The source compiles with Borland C++ v5.02; or the v5.5 command line version. Look for directions to compile it inside the download. View the ACE Converter user's manual online

A Journey into the Insect Macro World with Craig Taylor Hello PxlEyes members, readers and visitors! Today we are going on a journey in the macro world, guided by Craig Taylor, an exceptional photographer who will unravel for us this amazingly detailed world of insects. We will stare into those…many many eyes of tiny spiders, we will observe a moth’s trunk and we’ll go “eeew” at the hairy bodies of other insects. All in all, it is fascinating to observe these little beings, and we’re grateful to Craig for his help with this: he combines the passion for photographic art with the scientific part (being an engineer for a living), achieving spectacular results: macros, as well as some light painting shots. But let’s see what he has to say about this, in the following exclusive interview.

Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography This article aims to address the question: how does your digital camera's sensor size influence different types of photography? Your choice of sensor size is analogous to choosing between 35 mm, medium format and large format film cameras — with a few notable differences unique to digital technology. Much confusion often arises on this topic because there are both so many different size options, and so many trade-offs relating to depth of field, image noise, diffraction, cost and size/weight.

MiniLathe Alignment * * Last Modified: 15 March 2014 04:48 MST This page is for those who fail to recognize that a Homier is not a Hardinge and insist on tweaking their mini-lathe for improved accuracy, especially if this accuracy is beyond anything actually needed in practice. stacker [Zerene Stacker] Download a free 30-day trial Or purchase a license now Zerene Stacker is “focus stacking” software designed specifically for challenging macro subjects and discerning photographers. Debunking the myth that focal length affects perspective + how to actually do it In this tutorial we show you how to take charge of perspective by using different viewpoints and camera angles to radically alter the look and feel of your images. It’s often said that lenses change the perspective of your shots, with wide-angle lenses exaggerating perspective and telephoto lenses compressing it. That’s not actually the case.

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