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DOF Preview Button: What it is and How to Use it

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On December - 6 - 2020

DOF preview button - 5D mk II

DOF preview button – 5D mk II



When mounting a lens to a DSLR camera body, then peer into the viewfinder, what you’ll see is the image in the lens’ widest aperture settings. Now what if you want to see the image when using the smallest aperture opening straight from the viewfinder in order to get an accurate image of how the results will turn out? Read the rest of this entry »

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White Box and Standard Box Canon Lens, What is the Difference?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On December - 2 - 2020
Standard and White Box lens

Standard and White Box lens

If you want to buy a lens for Canon DSLR, maybe you would be flustered to choose which version from two that you should buy. The first version is lens in standard box which printed an information about the lens on it. The second version is lens in white box, just plain white box without any printed character. So what’s the different between these two versions? Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Get the Star Effect in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On November - 13 - 2020

Star Effect Photography

Star Effect Photography



Generally, when people choose a lens, they seldom consider the amount of blades in the lens’ aperture. But in fact, the amount of blades is very very important if your photography interests include photographing elements of light or the sun and love achieving that star effect.

The difference in aperture settings doesn’t only affect the Depth of Field (DOF) alone. In both of the photos below I used the Aperture Priority settings with 200 ISO.

By using a narrow aperture (f/10), the photograph requires more time to absorb light. This results in star-shaped light images in stationary light sources and the light tracks of the rotating Ferris wheel appear long (long exposure).

The use of a wide aperture setting (f/3.5) allows short exposure time, which produces spherical glow in the stationary light sources and short light tracks on the rotating Ferris wheel (freezing).

To achieve a crisp star-effect on your stationary light source when in low lighting conditions (like at night, for example), you’ll most likely need a tripod because the star effect relies on the narrow aperture settings. This means slower shutter speeds in low light conditions, which means a tripod is needed to keep the camera steady for longer periods of time.

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5 Possible Reasons Your Camera’s Auto Focus isn’t Functioning Well

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 28 - 2020

How to avoid misfocus

How to avoid misfocus

Even though autofocus is a default feature in digital cameras, there are still times when you feel like it’s quite a challenge to get the accurate focus point or your lens takes quite a while to lock onto a focus point. Don’t worry just yet, this is quite the normal and not always due to a malfunction in your camera.

Usually, autofocus has difficulty focusing or is slow in finding a focus point because of one of the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tamron and Tokina Lens Codes and What They Mean

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On October - 21 - 2020

Tamron Lens Codes

Tamron Lens Codes



A short while ago, I’ve made a post explaining the meaning in different Sigma lens codes. Now, in this post, I’ll explain the meaning codes for Tamron and Tokina lenses. They are as follows:

Tamron Lenses

Di – Digitally Integrated. Lenses with this code has a coating optimized for digital cameras.

Di-II – This is similar to the Di. But these lenses can only be used with cameras with cropped sensors (APSC).

Di III – These lenses are specially designed for mirrorless cameras.

USD – Ultrasonic Silent, like the USM or SWM. These lenses has a fast and quiet autofocus. Read the rest of this entry »

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DOF Preview Button: What it is and How to Use it

When mounting a lens to a DSLR camera body, then peer into the viewfinder, what you’ll see is the image in the lens’ widest aperture settings. Now what if you want to see the image when using the smallest aperture opening straight from the viewfinder in order to get an accurate image of how the […]