Modifying the sources of light around us is the primary job of all photographers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a daylight-only shooter or prefer a complicated, multi-light setup, it’s all about lighting your subjects and scene exactly as you want them. In this regard, there are loads of kits and light modifiers on the market
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Answering the question, ‘When Is It Time to Retire a Camera Lens?’ is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string? There are so many factors and variables that dictate if a camera lens is still usable or not. In theory, a camera lens that has been carefully stored and looked after
Prevention is better than cure, as they say. Performing basic camera maintenance on your bodies, lenses, and other pieces of kit goes a long way to keep your gear in tiptop shape. If you use your camera gear on a regular basis, it can be exposed to a lot of different conditions: smoky atmospheres, rain,
Focal length can be a strange concept when your first start out in photography. Those seemingly arbitrary numbers labeled on a lens, usually in millimeters. However, once you learn the principles behind focal length, the information can teach you on a number of levels from how wide-angle or zoomed in your image will look to
Cameras, cameras, cameras. There are so many to choose from, so when it’s time to upgrade your camera, which model is the best option? The first thing you need to decide is if an upgrade is needed. Is your current model worn out? Do you need newer facilities, or do you simply want an upgrade?
I have to admit, I was a late starter to the lens filter game. Back in the film days lens filters were the norm, but with the advent of digital it initially felt like all the tricks photo filters could perform could be done in software. Oh, how wrong. It took some time to get
In many ways the terms ‘waterproof’ and ‘camera’ are completely opposite in application. The majority of the time a camera and its owner will react to water like the Wicked witch of the West, but it doesn’t have to be this way with the right equipment (unless your into that green make-up thing.) Today’s waterproof
You may have top-notch lenses and camera bodies, but you still need quality lighting when you’re shooting video. Even if you have ideal lighting outside, you still need accessories to make sure your subjects are lit correctly, just like with stills where a little fill flash can always separate your subject. The problem is that
The type of camera kit you travel with can be completely different from equipment used for regular day-to-day photography work. Depending on the job, a variety of equipment from different cameras bodies, lenses and lighting gear lets you choose the appropriate items for shooting a certain subject in a certain scenario. However, when it comes
When deciding what’s the best glass to fit on the front of your camera, one of the main debates is always between prime and zoom lenses. Many times the debate centers around a quality issue. There may be other features to argue upon such as image stabilization, autofocus/manual focus, the different ways you use a
Canon makes fantastic telephoto lenses. Sharp, fast and built for everyday use. It’s no wonder they are seen so often out in the wild. In this guide, we will look at the best Canon lenses for wildlife photography at both ends of the price spectrum. General Needs I asked a photographer friend who shoots a
It may seem that smartphones have eaten up the compact camera market in recent years. However, a compact camera still has many advantages over the smart phone, especially if you want to step up in image quality. The compact camera still fits into the niche of those who want good image quality, but don’t want
I have to admit that the slightest thought of taking one of my lenses apart, even un-doing one of the screws, fills me with dread. In that regard, you have to give respect to the guys at LensRentals, especially Roger Cicala who pulls apart a Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L lens for our insight and enjoyment.
If you own a DSLR then you’ll eventually own a bunch of lenses. Which lenses you choose will come down to the subjects you shoot most often and your budget. The initial choices come down to if you own a crop sensor/APS-C or full-frame camera. The recent introduction of the EOS R range of mirrorless