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Lens Review: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS

I rented a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for my trip to Maine. Let me tell you, WHAT a beast this lens is! Attached to my Canon Digital Rebel XTi, with the lens hood, AND my battery grip, the whole setup certainly looked impressive. The lens by itself is 52.6 […]

Photography 101 – Battery Grip

I recently purchased an Opteka Battery Pack Grip / Vertical Shutter Release for my Canon Digital Rebel. The addition of this device greatly extends the battery life of the camera. It also has a vertical shutter release, which means when I am shooting in portrait mode I can hold the camera normally (i.e. with my […]

What To Do When You Outgrow Your Camera

So, you’ve reached the point where your handy point-and-shoot just isn’t giving you the flexibility and control that you’d really like to take your photography to the next level. Or, you have a beginner’s D-SLR and you’d like to progress to something that has more capabilities and features. Perhaps you’re ready to explore the vast […]

Stepping Up Your Gear

So, you have a camera that you’re happy and comfortable with. You have a small handful of lenses which accommodate nearly every photographic circumstance that you find yourself in. You’ve set yourself up with a few extra pieces of essential gear – a remote shutter release, a tripod, maybe some lens hoods or a couple […]

Happy Valentine’s Day, and Elsewhere

Hello, friends! First, let me wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day. I hope that you all will spend it in the exact way that will make you the happiest. Secondly, I wanted to share with you all some links of things that are being talked about in the realm of photography, elsewhere: – […]

Comparing Two Canon Lenses

I had the opportunity to try out, compare, and contrast two different lenses a couple of weeks ago: the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens, and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens. Both are considered among the best general purpose lenses available on the market today. With their somewhat similar focal length and […]

Lens Nomenclature Decoded

Have you ever looked at the text printed on the barrel or around the front element of your lens and wondered what all those numbers and letters and symbols meant? Some may be clear and obvious, some more obscure. Here’s a “decoder ring” of sorts, to help you sort it all out. Let’s take a […]

Poll – Your Next Lens

We’re taking a poll to find out what the hot new lens purchases for 2010 are going to be. Click Here for PollOnline Survey | Website Polls | Email Marketing | Crowdsourcing SoftwareView MicroPoll I want my next lens purchase to be a fast zoom lens, something along the lines of a Canon EF-S 17-55mm […]

Things to Consider When Buying Your First Camera

Here at Beyond Megapixels, we strive to provide a simple, unfettered look at the world of photography, and attempt to offer information geared toward beginners as well as more advanced photographers. In the hundreds of articles currently residing in Beyond Megapixels’ archives, there are posts focusing on such topics as technique, composition, recommended gear, and […]

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens

This post was submitted by Lance Bowen. After finally acquiring a full-frame camera I found that I had overlooked the fact that my only wide-angle zoom was an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. A great lens but not compatible with a full-frame. So I read and reread reviews, specs, etc., until I decided the EF […]