If you have been on a photo safari with any of our photographers you would have heard that the rule of thirds is more of a guideline than a rule. And that painting by
There is a widely held belief that a full frame camera is "better" than a DX (also known as APS-C) one. To put it plainly, it isn't generally. So what are the differences? A full frame sensor is
Very often when a camera manufacturer gives a focal length specification for a lens they also indicate the "35mm equivalent". But many consumers have
What is spotting?
In the days of prints from film, very often there was dust on the film which left white spots on your print. To get rid of these white spots you had to take a small paint brush dipped with special ink and brushed them out of the print by hand. This was called Spotting.
What is a prime lens?
In the old days (you know last year), before digital, lenses that you could not zoom were referred to ask "fixed focal length lenses". A 50mm lens for instance is a fixed focal length lens. Sometime with in the last ten years or so the common vernacular has been to refer to these lenses as "Prime Lenses" perhaps be cause it's shorter? or perhaps because it just sounds sexier. But in the end they are the same. Our friends at Nikon are using the term "Single-Focal Length". Same thing.