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Did you say Macro? Here’s a lil’ something about them macro lenses…

After I made the last post on insect photography, one of our readers sent me an email saying that he’s not getting ‘that magnification’ with his Canon 60mm macro lens, and how should he go about trying to achieve it. This I realized is a doubt in many people’s minds, so with today’s post, I […]

Lens Hood

The day that my Nikon D40x was delivered by Fedex I opened up the box, took out the lens, attached it to the body of the camera and then I had this extra piece.  I didn’t know what the extra piece was and I had a new camera so I didn’t really care.  A year […]

Nikon D300 – My week to review

Thanks to the very fantastic ProPhotoRental for accommodating my ever shifting schedule while I reviewed the Nikon D300.  I mentioned that my reviews will not be the traditional compare and contrast so if you would like to know more about my experience take it to the comments.   If you’re looking for the traditional I checked out […]

Renting Camera Equipment

I’m in the market for a Digital SLR, what should I buy?   THAT is the #1 most frequently asked question these days.  Everyone wants to know.  WHAT SHOULD I BUY?  No really, what should I buy.  Don’t hold back.  Just tell me. TELL ME.  Here’s the thing about getting started with Digital Photography you […]

Spatial Relationships and Distortion

We all know that the main difference between a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens is the angle of view. Compared to a wide angle lens, telephoto lenses have a much smaller or tighter field of view which means that it can only capture a small part of a scene. Another difference between the […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers, All Under $100

It’s that time of the year again. I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy Christmas shopping as much this year what with the state of my wallet Oh, who am I kidding. I live for this shit. Below are relatively cheap gift ideas for your photography-inclined loved ones. Nikon Lens Pen Pro Kit$19.21We love […]

No Longer a Rumor: Canon 50D and the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

You can now pre-order these items. The Canon 50D retails at $1,400 at Amazon, body only. You can also choose to purchase it with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens as a bundled kit for $2,099.99. Get ready to weep. Canon just issued a press release announcing the Canon 50D. At first glance […]

Macro Photography 101, Part 2

In Part 1 of Macro Photography 101, we discussed what a true macro lens is. In Part 2, we will be discussing depth of field, lighting, and specialist lens in Macro Photography. DEPTH OF FIELD We all know that when you use a wide open aperture then you will get a shallow depth of field […]

Macro Photography 101

Macro photography can be a confusing topic for many beginners. For one thing, almost all the lenses nowadays have the word macro printed on the barrel. Does this mean that it’s automatically a macro lens? What is a true macro lens? These are some of the topics that we will tackle in this article. MAGNIFICATION […]

Latest News In Photography, 06/09/08

PENTAX ANNOUNCES THE 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM LENSGOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This standard lens with extra zoom offers outstanding, well-balanced handling, and covers the most frequently used focal lengths between […]