Category: Cameras

How to avoid dust on your DSLR’s sensor

| September 7, 2008 | Reply

Sensor dust is a real pain for many owners of a digital SLR camera. Most new DSLRs now have some form of sensor cleaning built in that has reduced the problem considerably. But none is a 100% solution and because of this it still makes sense to avoid getting dust on your sensor in the […]

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Why Mirror Lock-Up is an important feature of your digital SRL camera

| September 6, 2008 | 1 Reply

If you want to get the most sharpness out of your digital camera, you should use the mirror lock-up feature of your camera for longer shutter speeds. Most current digital SRL cameras (DSLRs) come with a feature called mirror lock-up. It’s used to reduce the vibrations caused the the mirror in the camera. After you […]

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Read your camera’s manual

| August 13, 2008 | Reply

After reading this post’s headline, you may think that reading the camera’s manual is the most natural thing to do when you get a new camera. Many people probably do that. But many don’t. About two month ago, I met a photographer who was trying to shoot birds in flight with his Canon EOS 40D […]

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Choosing a camera for bird photography

| August 11, 2008 | 1 Reply

UPDATE: There is a new version of this article which has been expanded and covers the currently available Nikon and Canon cameras. See here for the new version: Choosing a digital SRL for bird photography In this post, I want to give you some tips on how to choose the right camera for bird photography. […]

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The EOS 40D as an action camera

| July 19, 2008 | Reply

I love my EOS 40D as a camera for action shots. The 6.5 frames per second (or only 6 according to some tests) are a huge benefit when doing action shots. Take this shot for example: EOS 40D, EF 4/500L IS, 1.4x extender, tripod The wing beats of the duck (a female mallard) are very […]

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More megapixels are good

| July 19, 2008 | Reply

Are more megapixels good ? The camera manufacturers at least want you to believe this, as that would help them sell more cameras. As you probably know, many megapixels alone are not enough. Some point-and-shoot cameras have 10 or more megapixels on a very small chip. The small sensor does not deliver the same image […]

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