Browsing all posts in January, 2008.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens Review

We first heard of this lens during one of our visits to our local Canon shop. We were just browsing through their list of lenses when we found the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. We were surprised that it cost just under $300 considering its maximum focal length and the fact that it had Image Stabilization. […]

The Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D

We interrupt this mini hiatus of ours with breaking news. Canon just released an announcement regarding its new upgrade on the Digital Rebel line – the EOS Rebel XSi / 450D. Here are the features: 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System 3.5 frames per second 3.0” LCD with Live View shooting 9-point […]

How to Create Bokeh in Your Photos

Bokeh is a photographic term used to describe a lens effect wherein the background of the photo is out of focus. This effect is used to blur out distracting backgrounds and give emphasis to the the primary subject of the photo. There are two ways to get bokeh when taking pictures. The first is by […]

How To Clean Your Camera’s Sensor

Slap on a telephoto lens, and take a shot of a plain white surface using a small aperture like f/16 at +1 stop over exposure, open the image in Photoshop, and apply Auto Levels. At 100% magnification, you should be able to see all the dirt sitting on top of your sensor. Sensor cleaning is […]

How To Clean Your Lens

No matter how careful you are, sooner or later, your lens will get dirty. The first time you contemplate cleaning your lens can be very daunting as we found out a few days ago. Hopefully this guide can help you with the different options you have in getting your lens back to its pristine condition. […]