Category: Camera

DSLR Lens primer

This is a three-part series that lays out the basics of lenses. In this part of the Lens Primer, we explore concepts such as aperture, image stabilization or vibration reduction, and zooms vs. primes. The 2nd in a 3 part…

Fine Tune Autofocus on Your DSLR

Something we are doing at our meetup group. I have seen various bad lenses that could be exchanged after we did a calibration round. So if you think your images are not in focus the way it should be, check…

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The secrets are out, read it here:

Our dof previewfriends over at DigitalCameraWorld.com did a great article about your Canon EOS camera. An article to go over once in a while so your really know where all those buttons and options are for. It helps when you know your camera so you can concentrate on what you are shooting instead  of searching for it in the middle of a shoot that might be a miss or a hit because well…. You were to late while searching for that one option!

Do you know what this button is for?

Find out in tip number 31

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/09/25/canon-eos-cameras-100-things-you-never-knew-they-could-do/

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back buton focusThe camera usually focuses when the shutter button is pressed half way down, and then the photographer takes the picture when the button is pressed in fully.  Back button auto-focus makes it so the shutter button doesn’t control the focus activation at all, but instead assigns another button on the back of the camera (hence the name) to activate focusing on the camera

Read this article to why you should use it and how to set it up.

http://improvephotography.com/4552/back-button-focusing/

Start shooting in manual [Udemy]

Udemy.com is a valuable source for any education. They have a lot of free and paid courses. One of the free photography courses is named “Ditch Auto, start shooting in manual” video course from Jerad Hill. Sign up for free…

Shutter count

The lifetime of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera’s shutter is typically rated by number of actuation’s. This is an important number to have for various reasons, but especially important to know when buying a used SLR camera. CANON…