Wide angle lenses for cropped sensor (Nikon DX, Canon EF-S) DSLRs

Easy reading, Lenses, Tests

what wide angle lens should I get?Well, probably not the one above... (somewhat astronomically expensive) First things first: What are...
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Metering Light 104 – Testing your camera

A Bit More on..., Advanced, Concept, Tests, Video

How can I get the best results?Test your camera to get to know it's limits! As we've discussed in the...
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ND filters (part 2)

Advanced, Filters, Gear, Tests, Video

This is part 2 of the article on ND filters. Click here to read part 1 In the first part...
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ND filters (part 1)

Easy reading, Filters, Gear, Tests, Video

Neutral Density (ND) filters absorb light evenly throughout the entire visible spectrum. In other words, they appear grey (sometimes almost...
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Filters: The Polarizer

Easy reading, Filters, Gear, Tests

The polarizer is one of most universally useful filters. We could go into the science of how it works, but…

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Depth-of-field

Concept, Easy reading, Filters, Tests

Depth-of-field (DOF) depends on several variables, primarily on aperture and on your distance from your subject (physically and/or optically). Aperture…

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Exposure Compensation and Nighttime Photography

Concept, Easy reading, Tests

Regardless of what the scene in front of your camera is, the internal (evaluative or matrix) metering system will push the average brightness of the image towards the medium grey. A nighttime cityscape is, however, far from medium grey. It contain…

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Sensitivity (ISO) and Noise

Concept, Easy reading, Tests

When you change your shutter speed, you enter the realm of blur. (Wanted or unwanted.) The price you pay for longer shutter speeds is blur (motion blur and/or camera shake). When you change aperture, you enter the realm of depth-of-field. The pric…

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