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Third Party Lens User? You Are Not Alone

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Third party lenses have been around since the early days of photography. Canon’s very first cameras were sold with third party lenses made by company called Nippon Kogaku, who went on to become Nikon. In recent years however, there has been a rise in the number of manufacturers producing third party lenses. This is, in […]

4 Reasons to Go Ahead and Try a Zoom Lens!

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The topic of lenses seems to pose an ongoing dilemma for every photographer out there. Besides the fact that there are hundreds of designs, more than ten major lens manufacturers, and several different technologies, there are a few other factors that spice up the decision-making process when it comes to purchasing a new lens. The kind of lens […]

Double Up – A Brief Guide to Tele-Convertors

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Let’s face facts here, telephoto lenses are not cheap. In fact very long telephoto lenses of 300mm and above can be hideously expensive. The problem is, for a lot of types of photography, we need a good telephoto to get close to the action. You average wild deer is not going to allow you to […]

DSLR vs. Mirrorless: There is No Debate to Settle

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Anyone who has been involved in photography long enough should be familiar with the sometimes contentious debate about the differences, whether real or imagined, between film and digital. Which exhibits better dynamic range? Which has better resolution? How much better? The digital medium has established itself as the imaging standard, and most who still engage […]

The Mysterious Case of the Fake Nikons

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Buyer beware. It’s a mantra that serves us photographers very well. We spend significant sums of money on very hi-tech equipment. Most of us have our heads screwed on well enough to recognise a scam, a switch and bait or just a misused second hand camera. It would take a clever and cunning plan to fool […]