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Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens Review

Basic Rundown: List Price: $2,499 Filter Size: 77mm Weight: ~3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) The Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens is the cream of the 70-200mm Canon crop.  Canon actually makes 4 L lenses of the 70-200 mm focal range variety, but this one tops the line.  The other models are either a full stop […]

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Macro Photography And Using Macro Extension Tubes

Macro photography is cool, really cool.  Any photograph that makes the subject appear larger than life captures our attention.  Think: insects that look giant, photography of flowers or leaf petals.  Unfortunately, macro photography requires special macro lenses.  Macro lenses are designed to have a closer focusing distance than your regular lens.  To really zoom in […]

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A Step By Step Guide To Using A 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter

The 10-Stop neutral density filter is incredible.  It filters out 99.9% of light!  Without smudging your fingerprints on the filter itself, hold it up to the brightest light you can find.  You probably will not be able to see anything through it.  And yet, with a correctly calculated exposure time, your image will look completely […]

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Tips For Taking Long Exposures

Long exposure photography is useful for creating a blur effect with movement (think waterfalls and cityscapes with cars) and necessary in low light such as with night photography.  Of course your shutter speed, which may vary from a few seconds to minutes, will vary based on the amount of ambient light, and use of a […]

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Digital SLRs vs. Compact Camera Systems

Maybe you’ve stumbled across this site before you’ve purchased a dSLR camera.  Maybe you’re wondering if you should buy a compact camera system instead.  Before you decide, this article may help!  Compact camera systems vs dslr cameras is certainly a topic of debate.  If you’ve already purchased your dSLR, don’t worry, I think you’ve made the […]

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Choosing Lenses

Chances are your digital SLR camera came with a lens (“kit lens”) and chances are when you’ve poked around with that lens you loved it more than any point-and-shoot you’ve ever used.  You’ve noticed that the “zoom” ability is greater, and that you can fill the frame with more subject if you desire.  That’s fantastic.  […]