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2014 Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers

by 25 Gift Ideas for Photographers For those of you brainstorming ideas for a family member or a friend who loves photography, I put together a list of photography related gift ideas for photographers. I spent quite sometime thinking about what I actually use and find useful as well as what I might enjoy receiving. So I hope this […]

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Canon Lens Instant Rebates

by If you’re on the market for some gear you can save through current Canon Instant Rebates. I also want to bring your attention to a lens that I love and is a great value – Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. Before I talk about the lens I want to remind you about my thoughts […]

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best camera lenses under $500

Camera lenses under $500

by Are you looking for a lens to buy? Here’s a list of DSLR camera lenses under $500 that I’d recommend for anyone starting out in digital photography. 1. Let me start out with the kit lens. By kit lens, I mean the lens that is usually included when you purchase a camera. It’s typically […]

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Aperture : F-stop

by Aperture refers to the opening of the lens where light passes through to the camera sensor. Aperture is measured in “f-stops”. You’ll notice numbers like f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2.0, f/2.8, f/4.0….f/16, f/22 etc. The lower the f-stop number the larger the aperture. A larger opening for more light to travel into the camera. And the […]

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Ditch the kit lens!

by When I say “kit lens” I mean the 18-55mm lens that comes with the camera. I have a good reason for saying this, so bear with me. If you read my previous posts or watched my videos, you know I preach, “Equipment doesn’t make you a better photographer”. But I do believe having the […]

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35mm lens review

by [UPDATE 2013] I’ve been using this lens for several months now, and I love it. [UPDATE 2014]: I’m so bummed that the affordable Canon 35mm f/2.0 lens is no longer available. Canon instead came out with a newer 35mm f/2.0 lens with an Image Stabilization(IS). I personally don’t see a reason why a short […]

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50mm 1.8 lens review

by 50mm 1.8 lens is probably one of the most popular lenses out in the market. The main reason is you get the benefit of a wide 1.8 aperture at an affordable price. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a first lens I recommend to any beginner. Especially if you’re a Canon user this is […]

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