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Using Vintage Camera Lenses With Ease: 5 Simple Considerations

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A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, they aren’t easy to use at all. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ease it up a notch. Vintage lenses are being used out of nostalgia and (mostly) due to the fact that they are cheap (well most of them). Added bonus is that some of them are really sharp and others produce unique effects.

What to Do When There is Dust Inside Your Camera?

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If it’s the first time for you to see dust inside your camera or your lens, you need to relax and understand something – it’s normal. Let’s face it. Your camera is a dust magnet from the inside out whether it’s a DSLR, a mirrorless camera, or even a point and shoot. The only way you can truly avoid getting dust in your camera is to shoot inside an air tight-vacuumed room or put a protective suit on it. That sounds absurd but that’s just reality. And since it is normal, it is best to just live with the fact that getting rid of some dust will be a life-long activity as you continue doing photography.

The Best Black Friday Amazon Deals for Photographers

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Black Friday is here. Retailers far and wide have been relentlessly advertising everything from autos, fashion, jewelry and toys. And for photographers, we are definitely not an ignored bunch. If you need a little help making your own personal wish-list or finding gifts for your photographer-friends or relatives, we are here to help. In this post we bring you some great Black Friday photography deals from Amazon. Grab them while they last.

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

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What kind of a computer does a photographer need? Well, you can go ahead with almost any decent computer, but if it isn’t up to par, it will slow you down significantly. I won’t get into specific brands, as in whether you need a Kingston or Corsair solid state drives for the differences in product specifications. Photographers, as well as gamers need quite a lot of raw processing power in their computers. But that needs to be paired with so many different things that gamers will never need. Let’s look at how to buld the best PC for your photographic needs.

Full-Frame or Cropped Sensor: Which Will Work for You?

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There’s a large selection of camera brands, with various models combined with choices of full-frame, and cropped frame sensors. Searching for the right camera can be exciting, but it can also be time consuming and sometimes downright confusing. Cameras, lenses, gear and accessory costs can mount quickly. The information and images in this article are to assist you in making a decision that is right for you. There really isn’t a right or wrong but there probably is a ‘better option for you’ based on your goals.

Has the Age of Mirrorless Cameras Truly Arrived?

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Mirrorless is a bit of a misnomer. In fact virtually all non-DSLR cameras, by their very nature are mirrorless. However, the term generally refers to cameras with either or both, a micro 4/3rds sensor or bigger and an interchangeable lens system. However it is defined, 2014 has been a good year for the mirrorless class, they are one of the few growth areas within the photographic business. So are we in, or about to enter the golden age of mirrorless cameras?

What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

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All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have substituted the word animal for the word lens. You see in terms of what lenses do, they are all equal, their sole purpose is to focus the light from the scene in front of us onto the sensor or film inside our camera. Today, however, we will take a look at what makes some of these lenses more equal than others.

Nikon 50mm 1.8G Prime Lens: A Review of the Unlimited Photographic Opportunities it Offers

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You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been a point and shoot camera while for others, it may be have been the kit lens that came with your first camera. Starting as a bird and wildlife photographer, my passion for photography grew which expanded my horizons into macro, landscape and greater distance telephoto lenses. Along the way I listened with curiosity to photographers talk about how they enjoyed ‘walk around’ prime lenses. A completely different concept than toting cameras, lenses, tripod and other gear.