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 »
As a landscape photographer, you’re always looking for new places to shoot. With each new location comes a new set of challenges to overcome. How am I going to make this picture? Where can I shoot? One thing is knowing the basics of taking great photos of the landscape, and another to execute them to perfection. The more you know, the better your chances to grab some jewelry that you can use in your portfolio.
These quick tips are not essential to every landscape picture you take, but bearing them in mind and applying them judiciously will improve your picture-taking. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the last couple of years the term strobist has become increasingly popular in the world of amateur photography. A strobist is a photographer who uses off-camera flash (OCF) to take pictures. Instead of the usual pop-up flash or speedlight attached on top of the camera, strobists use OCF to achieve more pleasing and more dynamic photographs. This is a result of the placement of the light, since it is not limited to one direction, i.e. the top of the lens. With off-camera flashes, you can experiment to achieve better results. Read the rest of this entry »
Steven J. Sasson was born on July 4, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He’s an American electrical engineer and inventor of the digital camera. The invention process began in 1975. Steven Sasson received a grueling assignment from his Boss, Gareth A Lloyd, at the Eastment Kodak company. Sasson was to conduct a research answering whether or not it was possible to construct a camera using solid state electronics, solid state imagers, and an electronic sensor known as a charge coupled device (CCD) that gathers optical information
In 1972, Texas Instruments Inc has designed a filmless electronic camera but it wasn’t digital. It wasn’t an analog that uses electronics. After literature research on digital imaging seemed fruitless, Sasson turned his interests to what’s already available. Consisting of an adapted analog to digital converter from a Motoral component, Kodak camera film les and the small CCD chip was introduced by Fairchild Semiconductor minor in 1973. Read the rest of this entry »
Novices in the world of photography are filled with curiosity and wonder or they may be filled with a sense of inferiority from other more experienced photographers. What are some points new photographers should understand?
Don’t ignore the camera’s manual.
Many people new to photography wants instant gratification to the craft. They demand themselves to understand every feature of their camera as quickly as possible. One fatal mistake often made is ignoring the camera’s manual. Many quickly resort to seeking information in forums and only without first trying to figure the basics out on their own. Every basic information of your camera’s functionality is included in the manual. Asking such basic questions on the internet forums may annoy other forum goers. Like the saying goes: RTFM (read the F$%#ing! manual), dear readers!
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