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What You Need to Know About Fisheye Lens

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On August - 10 - 2018
Nikon Fisheye 6mm

Nikon Fisheye 6mm

The term, fisheye, first mentioned in 1906 by a physician and inventor called Robert W. Wood based on the point of view of a fish inside the water. The practical use started in 1920 in the field of meteorology to study the formation of cloud which was called “whole-sky” lens. The angle from fisheye lens is commonly around 100 to 180 degree while the focal length depends of the film format or camera sensor being used.

The first fisheye lens for photographer produced widely in the early 1960. And commonly they were used because of their unique distortion view. For the 35mm format, the focal length is commonly around 8 to 10mm in circular fisheye and it is around 15 to 16mm for diagonal fisheye or full frame fisheye. Read the rest of this entry »

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Facts and Myths about Camera Lenses

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On August - 10 - 2018

Facts and Myths Camera Lenses

Facts and Myths Camera Lenses



Myth: Anti-Shake means the photos will always be sharp.

Image stabilizer, Vibration Reduction, SteadyShot and other less known titles are just different tags manufacturers use for one similar system: Vibration reducer. This system reduces vibration caused by shaky hands, providing you with sharp images. This feature can be deemed a must-have if you’re planning to use a telephoto lens with your camera, because any little vibration to a telephoto lens has a multiple shake effect. And all vibration reducer systems in cameras of different manufacturers work equally well.

However, you need to note that this feature doesn’t reduce movement of an object. Therefore, even with the advanced technology of an anti-shake system, it still won’t guarantee a sharp result if the object being photographed is constantly moving. You will still have to learn how to maximize the use of this feature to get maximum results. Buying a more expensive lens or camera body doesn’t guarantee more success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nikkor 105mm f/1.8Ais on EOS 1000D

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On July - 26 - 2018

Nikkor 105mm f1.8 on EOS 1000D

Nikkor 105mm f1.8 on EOS 1000D


This is a great chubby lens. The 105mm f/1.8 has a 9-bladed diaphragm, has a built-in telescoping hood, and takes 62mm filters.
It has five elements in five groups.
Close focus is 3 feet or 1m.
It is 3.1″ (78mm) around by 3.5″ (88mm) long and weighs 20 oz (580g).

The beauty of a great lens is that there isn’t much to write about here. If you want it, buy it. There aren’t any flaws to discuss.And finally, here’re some sample shots taken with the Nikkor 105mm f/1.8mm AIs, mounted in EOS 1000D DSLR. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beware of Condensation on your Camera or Lens

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On July - 24 - 2018

Condensation on your Camera Lens

Condensation on your Camera Lens



Have you ever find your camera lens fogged after being in a cold area? Like when you’re taking a trip to the mountains or when you get out of an air conditioned vehicle? This won’t be a problem for you if the fogging only occurs on the outside of the lens. But if the fogging occurs in the inside of the lens that’s difficult to access for a quick clean up, this is when it becomes problematic. The fog that’s covering the lens glass will make your photographs less sharp, and if left for too long it can cause molding.

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Fixed Lens vs Zoom Lens, Which One is Better?

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On July - 23 - 2018

Fixed Lens vs Zoom Lens, Which One is Better

DSLR Lens


A question most lens buyers face – Should I buy a zoom lens or one or more fixed focal length (prime) lenses?. Experienced photographers who have been around for a while, often prefer prime (fixed focal length) camera lenses over zoom models. Photography magazines always suggest the sharpness of fixed focal length lenses far outway the flexibility of zoom lenses.

Before looking at the advantages and disadvantages of both, we first need to know ‘what is a zoom lens or prime lens’. Read the rest of this entry »

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