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How to Change the Lens Safely

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On March - 9 - 2017
How to Change the Lens Safely

How to Change the Lens Safely

One of the advantages of a DSLR is that the user can interchange different lenses on the camera body to achieve a variety of photographic effects. DSLR cameras have a release mechanism to change lenses quickly and easily so you don’t miss that perfect photo.

Here are some technique to change DSLR lenses. The advantage of this technique, is that it is so quick and easy, it minimizes your chance of getting dust on your camera’s sensor.

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What You Need to Know About Your Lens’ Image Stabilizer

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On March - 7 - 2017

Lens' Image Stabilizer Switch

Lens’ Image Stabilizer Switch



Image Stabilization (or Nikon’s Vibration Reduction) is a feature available in some Canon and Nikon DSLR lenses. By simply activating the Image Stabilization (IS), the photographer can take sharp photos in low light (hence low shutter speeds) without the aid of a tripod and the photos won’t turn out blurry.

Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction functions to lessen the effects from vibrations during shooting, making the lens more stable and consequentially creating sharper photographers. IS or VR is claimed to be able to capture sharp photographs even in conditions of exposure comprising of slower than 2 to 3 stops.
One thing that’s often asked by readers via e-mail is: “What happens if we photograph using a tripod while having the IS or VR on?” Read the rest of this entry »

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What You Should Keep In Mind About DSLR Camera’s Memory Cards

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On March - 5 - 2017
Photography Tips: What you need to know about DSLR camera's Memory Cards

Photography Tips: What you need to know about DSLR camera's Memory Cards

Do not blindly rely on a memory card based on its brand. I’ve once bought a highly recommended memory cards, and it broke two years after. The brands usually brag on its long life, but it’s better to focus on brands with convenient after-sale service from the memory card’s seller or producer because memory cards usually have a long warranty period. However great your memory card, the possibility of data loss will always be on the table. That is why you should always immediately back up your photograph files from your memory cards.

The following are several points you should keep in mind about DSLR camera’s memory cards:

– When buying a memory card, note the class and its mbps speed. This is absolutely more important than considering a purchase based on the brand. Another one of my posts explains what the “class” of a memory card means.

– The first thing you must immediately do once you are finished with a photo session is to back up the content of your memory card. There are so many worst-case scenarios that could happen, and taking a little bit of your time to back up your data can save you a lot of unwanted grief and regret because usually those photo session moments can’t be reproduced. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOS EF L series lens date codes

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On March - 4 - 2017
EOS EF L series lens date codes

EOS EF L series lens date codes

If we buy an L series lens from Canon, surely we will find a line of code on the back of the lens. The code is the code of the year and the place where the lens was made. Now, for buying lenses, especially the used lens .. this code can be very utilized in determining how old is from the lens. The meaning of these codes are as follows. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Nikon D300s vs Canon EOS 7D

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On March - 4 - 2017

Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D300s

Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D300s



When we talk about the feud between giant DSLR brands of the world, the focus of the discussion will surely not far from Canon vs. Nikon as the two top competitors. Both has had a long history in the world of photography and they both have a complete lens collection and DLSR classes of APS-C sensor and full-frame sensor. The DSLR with APS-C sensors are also known as the crop-sensor DSLR because of the crop factor the sensor has. Talking about APS-C DSLRs, we know that the most basic to the most advanced of DSLR range from 500 to 2000 USD. This time, I’ll review the specs of the two best-seller brands and their hottest release in the APS-C DSLR market.

The Nikon D300s may have only been an HD movie feature upgrade from its D300 predecessor, but the D300s still holds the title as Nikon’s most advanced APS-C DSLR. This semi-pro camera has superiority in its AF points with a maximum of 51 points, and the D300s is equipped with dual memory card slots. On the other hand, the Canon EOS 7D is a surprise release by Canon after deemed unsuccessful with their EOS 50D. The EOS 7D has become the APS-C DSLR with the highest resolution in history, with its 18 MP resolution (50% higher than the Nikon D300s’ 12 MP) and the EOS 7D fixed the main flaw of the 50D in its few amount of focus points (from 9 points to 19 auto focus points). Read the rest of this entry »

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