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Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On September - 21 - 2017

Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

One thing that is now often found on new generation digital cameras is the “Image Stabilizer.” Panasonic names this feature with the term “Mega OIS,” Canon with the term “Image Stabilizer/IS,” Pentax with “Anti Shake/AS,” Nikon with “Vibration Reduction/VR,” and Sony with “Super Steady Shot.” Other brands such as Olympus, Kodak, and Fuji soon follow this trend by equipping their cameras with stabilizers. How important is the stabilizing feature in digital photography? Let’s find out more about this feature.

In the beginning, the stabilizer feature was developed due to the amount of consumer disappointment in encountering blurs when shooting at low speeds or at long focal lengths. A photography theory states that blur-free photos can only be obtained by using shutter speeds of at least one over focal length (1/x with x= focal length). So when shooting at a focal length of 80mm, the shutter needs to be at least 1/80 seconds. The problem is when there’s inadequate lighting, camera speeds will decrease (to 1/20 seconds for instance) and the risk of blurry photos is increased from the affects of shaky hands. With the stabilizer, the camera is expected to be able to be used at shutter speeds of 3 to 4 stops lower than when not using a stabilizer. Of course when we use a tripod, this risk of blurriness is eliminated. But not everyone carries a tripod everywhere they go. From this dilemma came the idea of making a the stabilizer feature available on the camera, with the concept of a shake-detection technology (using gyro sensor) and compensates those vibrations (mechanically) resulting in sharp photos. Read the rest of this entry »


Magic Lantern 2.3 Provides Awesome Features for Canon DSLR Cameras

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On September - 18 - 2017
Magic Lantern for DSLR

Magic Lantern for DSLR

For all those who own a Canon DSLR, there’s a custom firmware called Magic Lantern for selected Canon DSLR types. Started out as having functions tailored for videographers, the newer versions of Magic Lantern also has features useful for photographers. It’s an addon/plugin for your camera’s firmware and is installed in the memory card. It’s a simple install, and uninstalling only takes formatting the memory card. Read the rest of this entry »


The Advantages of the Full Frame Sensor on a DSLR Camera

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On September - 15 - 2017

The Benefits of the Full Frame Sensor on a DSLR Camera

The Benefits of the Full Frame Sensor on a DSLR Camera

You who may be a newbie in the world of photography may be wondering: “Why do professional photographers, especially studio and fashion photographers, spend big bucks on expensive full-framed cameras?” Or maybe if there are full-framed DSLR users amongst the readers please feel free to comment below.

The following are some of the benefits of full frame FX sensors compared to DX (APS-C / APS-H) sensors:

– Drastically less Noise in high ISOs. Although ordinary DSLRs are capable of producing good photos at higher ISOs, this does mean that they are without noise. Take the Nikon DX classes for comparisons. The highest (Nikon D300) and lowest (Nikon D40) of that class uses the same sized sensors meaning noise level at high ISOs are the same. The case may be that the D300 uses a better noise reduction approach at high-level ISOs, making it seem cleaner than in the D40. But when compared to the D700, for example, the D300 clearly fails in comparison. The professionals do not compromise when it comes to noise. Read the rest of this entry »


Drown For Two Years Long, This Memory Card Survived!

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On September - 14 - 2017

Drowned Camera

Drowned Camera

If a camera digital which is not designed to be water-resistant fell into the sea, what could possibly happen? The hugest possibility is the images saved inside the camera would be damaged.

Maybe that’s exactly what Paul Burgoyne thought when his camera (Panasonic Lumix) was drowning to the sea, together with the ship he was on in 2012. The ship named Bootlegger sank when Burgoyne went on a journey of 500 kilometer from Vancouver to Tahsis, British Columbia.

The Burgoyne’s camera was found two years ago by Isabelle M. Cote. She was a professor from Simon Fraser University who did a research in Aguilar Point, British Columbia.

The camera found in the 12 meters deep was already in awful condition. Even sea creatures used it as their nest. The memory card featured on the camera was the Lexar platinum II with 8 GB memory capacity, and when he connected the card to her computer, the photos inside it were still saved well. Read the rest of this entry »


Understanding the Codes on Canon Lens

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On September - 13 - 2017
Canon Lens Code

Canon Lens Code

As a rookie photographer who just learn about photography those codes written on the lens of your camera can be very confusing. There are some explanations on those written codes on canon lens here.

EF here stands for “Electro focus”, while the S stands for “Small Image Circle”. It is called so because this lens has its own motor electronic to find focus automatically while the small image circle is there because the image which is transferred to the sensor is smaller than the image size on the EF lens. EF-S lens is specially designed for a non full-frame canon camera (the sensor size is smaller) and cannot be used for full frame camera. Apart from that, EF-S lens is usually used for low-end class lenses.

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