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When to Buy a Fisheye Lens

To fisheye or not to fisheye? After purchasing 2 or 3 lenses, amateur photographers will eventually ask

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How Achieve Critical Focus

What are the best ways to achieve critical focus. There are those who will argue that the best way to achieve critical focus is

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The Pros and Cons of a Monopod

Many believe that the only way to get a truly sharp image is to use a monopod (aka unipod). Unfortunately this is not true

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Understanding Chromatic Aberrations

Chromatic aberrations: what is it and what causes it? For a scientific answer we asked Dr. Rebecca Theilmann at the University of California San Diego.

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Camera Tip: Reformat Your Memory Card!

For many using a memory card is simply putting the card in your camera and then shooting away. If you

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Manual Mode Can Really SUCK!

Auto has always and continues to receive a lot of bad press but it's high time Manual got the same treatment.

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2 Ways To Keep Your Lenses Condensation Free

There are those who recommend that you must only operate your camera in comfortable climates. In other words if you

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Why Infinity Focus isn't Infinity Focus

Where is infinity on the barrel of your lens focus ring? If you look at the little window

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WTF? Don't Use Flash Indoors?

One of the worst photo tips floating around the internet is regarding the use of flash.

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3 Reasons Tripods Fail

So you finally splurged and bought yourself a really nice $200 tripod. But your pictures are still not as sharp as you hoped. Here are the three main reasons why...

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Choosing Between a Polarizing & Neutral Density Filters

Many people are investing lots of money into polarizing and Neutral Density filters without understanding the differences.

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How to Deal w/ Touchscreens in the Cold

When temperatures drop below freezing out it's hard to handle your camera as it is. Although touchscreens

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2 Battery Saving Tricks in Cold Weather

Are you about to visit a cold place with your camera? Or do you like just like being outdoors in sub

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Camera Tip: Choosing a Sling Strap

Now that we have established that it's probably a good idea to get a sling strap, it's time to discuss

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Camera Tip: Don't forget the Hand Strap

In the previous post we discussed sling straps as good alternatives to the traditional neck strap. This post is about

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Camera Tip: Get Into the Sling of it - Sling Straps

Before Black Rapid revolutionized photography with the invention of the R Strap, one would have thought

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Camera Tip: A Clear Picture of Filters

One of the most common questions asked on a safari is regarding the use of a protective filter.

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Camera Tip: Graduated Neutral Density Filters Uses & Cav…

What is the difference between a neutral density filter (aka ND) and a graduated neutral density filter (aka GND or Grad ND)?

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Camera Tip: Keep your Lens Hoods On

Although most lenses come with lens hoods it's amazing to see how few amateur photographers actually use their lens hood. Many think

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Camera Tip: Putting the Focus on Zoom Lenses

Many people believe that if you have a zoom lens the best way to focus is to zoom into the subject, focus manually and

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Camera Tip: Compounding Filters or Problems?

With the advent of digital photography, many photographers are venturing into long shutter speed photography. They are finding that

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Camera Tip: Making a Point About Star Filters

width="375px" /> As discussed in a previous post, one of the easiest ways to achieve a starburst is to close down your

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Camera Tip: Pro lenses - Worth the Price?

There are distinct differences between professional lenses and amateur lenses. First is obviously the price. Aside from the price,

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Camera Tip: Shining a Light on Stops

One of the most confusing photography terms is the word "stop". What is it?

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