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Believe it or not, there are still many owners of digital cameras that still do not understand the basic settings of their cameras. In result, they only rely on the Auto mode when shooting and accept what they come up with as adequate. Yet we know that the camera has a lot of settings and an error in setting may result in a disappointing picture. This may affect the willingness of some people to experiment various settings on their cameras. True, the Auto mode on cameras these days are quite smart in making a safe photograph result. But still, aren’t you curious in what your camera can optimally do? At the least we should familiarize ourselves and at least have tried every basic settings on our cameras so we’ll know what needs resetting when faced with different situations.
Though it may seem trivial, the following settings will aid you in getting better photo results if set correctly. For a more detailed explanation, consult your camera’s manual because what I’m posting here is more general in nature: Read the rest of this entry » .
Each lens are made in accordance with the features and functions that it has. And the following are codes on Sigma lenses and the meaning to each one.
EX – EX Lenses are premium lenses in the Sigma lens product line, like the L Series of Canon lenses. It’s no surprise that EX coded lenses are usually relatively expensive.
DC – DC Lenses are lenses designed specifically for cameras with a
DG – DG lenses are Sigma lenses designed for both the full-frame and cropped sensors.
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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 » .
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 ».
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 » .
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Besides the camera, a memory card is one of the vital component in photographing. That’s why it’s important to be careful in your handling of your memory card to ensure the safety of your data and memory card chip. The following are a few tips to care for and keep your memory cards healthy and […]
Many beginners often ask: “How do I make the background of my photograph look blurry?” It is actually quite easy to achieve and it can be done in three easy steps. First of all, you will need a DSLR type camera because DSLRs have large sensors and the lenses are interchangeable. You can, however, try […]
Photographing a lightning is a dangerous hobby. What most people do not understand, is that lightnings are unpredictable and they could strike down any time, anywhere. At the same time, taking a picture of a lightning storm can be very rewarding, especially if the lightning pattern is unique or the picture is taken at an […]
Snorkeling and deep-sea diving has become more and more popular and most anyone can now participate in this sport, especially for those living besides coastal lines, islands, or those vacationing to places like these. With the rapid advancement of digital camera technology, underwater photography can be a new hobby for those diving enthusiasts. Here are […]
This video will help you set up and understand the different settings in your Nikon D7000. I walk you through each step of the way while interjecting how I would set up the menu if I owned the camera. If you have a Nikon D90 this video will also help you set up your camera […]
Here are a lot of very technical descriptions going around on how to take great silhouette shots that you might want to look up but let me attempt to run through some basic steps that should get you the results you’re after. In essence what we’re trying to do is make your camera think that […]
Scenario: The light metering of your analogue camera is defective, but the camera itself still works well. What should you do to ensure you still get the results you want? There is a savior of a guide for such a predicament: the “sunny sixteen.” This guide states: when shooting in an outdoor setting, with the […]