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2012
5
Aug

Nikon AFs 50mm f1.8G

A welcome update of a classic Nikon lens


The Nikon AFs 50mm f1.8G is an update of the classic Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 lens which was one of the best and a good value-for-money lens from Nikon.

This lens surpasses the older Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 lens in every way. It is a welcome improvement over the older lens. The built in AFs motor also allows fast and silent focus with cheaper cameras which dont have in-body motor.

The addition of weather sealing and improved image quality makes this is very welcome update of a Nikon classic.

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2011
25
Oct

DxO Film Pack

Film look for your digital images at the click of your button


DxO film pack is a software which can be used on its own or as a plugin for DxO Optics Pro photo management software and Adobe Photoshop.

DxO Film Pack is used to make digital images look like scanned film images..

The ‘film look’ of images on film has an aesthetic quality which is different from a digital image. This ‘film look’ is appreciated and desired by many photographers.

DxO have leveraged the knowledge that Fuji/Kodak/Agfa/Illford have about films and aesthetics, and brought it into the digital world. DxO Film Pack allows the photographer to apply the film look to any digital image and achieve a result close to a film image with just a few clicks..

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2011
10
Oct

Nikon AFs 50mm f1.4G

A fast prime of good quality for a reasonable price


The Nikon AFs 50mm f1.4G is a thoroughly modern 50mm lens of good quality for a reasonable price.

It is a minor update of the older AF 50mm f1.4D lens with improved image quality, better build and the use of AFs motor.

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2011
28
Sep

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8

A lens of legendary optical quality


The Nikon AFS 14-24mm f2.8 ED is a lens of legendary optical quality.

The Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 was released in December 2007 and was appreciated by professionals and advanced amateurs alike. The Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 is significant because it was the first ultra-wide angle zoom lens with excellent optical quality. All the ultra wide zoom lenses preceding the Nikon 14-24mm were not that good.

The Nikon 14-24mm is also the first ultra zoom lens ever to have better image quality than most prime lenses in that focal range.

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2011
20
Sep

Post-processing of digital images

The absolute minimum you have to do to get the best out of your image


Post processing is complex topic and lots of myths have built up around it.

This article deals with post processing from a photographers point of view who would rather spend time taking pictures than tweaking them. This article explains the absolute minimum the photographer needs to do to get the best out of his camera and why does he needs to do that.

It is a lazy perfectionists guide to post processing.

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2011
20
Aug

Lens defects in modern lenses

With real world tests to detect lens defects in your lenses


Lens defects are increasingly being detected and reported by amateur photographers in high end professional grade lenses.

Professional photographers understand their equipment and know what to do to work-around the limitations and get the best out of their equipment. Now-a-days, it is the non-professional amateur photographers who take the equipment to its limits and then report on the limitations of the equipment.

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2011
3
July

Billingham camera bags

Unique bags of exceptional quality which last a lifetime


Billingham camera bags hold a very unique position in the world of photography.

They are hand made in England using old age natural materials – canvas, leather and brass.

The bag does not look like a camera bag but looks more like a high end travel bag. The materials, design and construction is first class. Everything feels very good to touch as the materials used are all high quality natural materials.

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2011
12
May

Contax G2

A compact high-end premium quality electronic rangefinder film camera


Contax G2 is compact high-end premium quality electronic rangefinder film camera with AF and Av mode. It is a beautifully made camera and the lenses look and feel more like jewels than photography tools.

It is a camera designed for the working professional and the discerning photographer. It is designed to be fast and easy to use. It also gives excellent results thanks to its advanced electronics and excellent Zeiss T* lenses.

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2011
27
Apr

Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS lens

A versatile lens with excellent image quality


The Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS lens review is a very versatile lens for the professional and serious amateur photographer.

It covers a very useful focal length from short telephoto to medium telephoto. Most professionals and serious photographers carry a 70-200 f2.8 lens. It is a great walkabout lens. It is a very easy lens to use. The f2.8 aperture gives a bright viewfinder image, the AF is fast and the image stabilizer reduces.

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2011
20
Mar

Shooting video with digital SLR's

Advantages and disadvantages


Almost all new digital SLRs now offer the ability to shoot video.

The technique to shoot video with digital SLRs is different from the technique used with a dedicated video camera. Most photographer try and shoot video with a digital SLR the same way as they shoot video with a video camera. They are not aware of the benefits of video from digital SLR and are not aware of the shortcomings either.

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2011
23
Feb

Canon EF 400mm f2.8L II

A lens of legendary optical quality


The Canon EF 400mm f2.8L II is a lens of legendary optical quality. In the pre-Nikon-AFs days, the Canon EF series of telephotos – 200mmf1.8L, 300mmf2.8L, 400mmf2.8L II and 600mmf4L – were known as the Four white lenses of the Apocalypse.

These lenses destroyed every other super telephoto from the competition with their fast and silent AF using Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and stunning optical quality.

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2011
18
Jan

Bokeh

For the connoisseurs


Bokeh is a Japanese word which roughly translated means 'quality of background blur' in a photograph.

Appreciating bokeh is what artists and connoisseurs do.

To really appreciate bokeh, compare a lens with average bokeh and another with excellent bokeh.

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