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11 Apr Posted by Matt in News |

Digital Camera Beginner Update: eBay, Used DSLRs & Buyers Guides

Digital Camera Beginner Update: eBay, Used DSLRs & Buyers Guides

In the last couple of months a lot has been going on behind the scenes here at Digital Camera Beginner, and after a big push over the weekend we’re pleased to announce that our new Used DSLR section is now live. We realised a while ago that buying used is a great way to make...

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08 Apr Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon D5100 Preview

Nikon D5100 Preview

After discontinuing the Nikon D5000 at the end of last year, Nikon fans looking for an advanced consumer-level DSLR to compete with the Canon EOS 550D/T2i or 600D/T3i have been left wanting. Thankfully the wait is nearly over and the all-new Nikon D5100 is due to start shipping later this month, but is it enough...

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07 Apr Posted by Matt in News |

DSLR Support coming to Apple’s Final Cut Pro

DSLR Support coming to Apple’s Final Cut Pro

Apple’s Final Cut Studio, which includes the industry-standard video editing software Final Cut Pro, has suffered a lack of attention from the Cupertino computer giant in the last couple of years.  The current version of the software, Final Cut Pro 7, was released in July 2009, and a lot has moved on in the video...

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29 Mar Posted by Matt in News |

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i & Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Now Shipping

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i & Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Now Shipping

Despite concerns that the recent earthquake crisis in Japan could push back the release of Canon’s latest digital SLR cameras, the Canon EOS 600D and Canon EOS 1100D, stocks are available in Europe today as planned. Amazon.co.uk had been showing March 29th as the release date for some weeks, and it seems that despite all...

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20 Mar Posted by Matt in Guides |

10 Tips for Steady Photos without a Tripod

10 Tips for Steady Photos without a Tripod

If you’re a very serious photographer then taking a tripod wherever you go may be an inconvenience that you’re willing to stomach for the sake of photographic excellence. For the majority of people though lugging a bulky extra bit of equipment around isn’t always practical, and with stingy baggage allowances now the norm for most...

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02 Mar Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Apple iPad 2: A tool for Photographers

Apple iPad 2: A tool for Photographers

The Apple iPad has changed the way people do all sorts of things, some of them quite worthy and highbrow, others just for fun. At times when using one around the house I have wondered whether it can justify itself as anything more than just a handy device for browsing the internet on the sofa,...

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27 Feb Posted by Matt in News |

Sony ‘open-source’ E-mount: New Lenses on the way

Sony ‘open-source’ E-mount: New Lenses on the way

Sony have open-sourced their E-mount lenses, paving the way for Sigma & Tamron lenses on your NEX-3 or NEX-5 digital camera.

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18 Feb Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Preview

Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Preview

We have been stung by false rumours and reports of a new entry-level Canon Digital SLR several times, but the Canon EOS 1100D (or Rebel T3) is now definitely on its way. Originally we had thought the successor to the hugely popular but ageing EOS 1000D would arrive in the form of a 2000D, but 1100D...

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16 Feb Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i Preview

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i Preview

  The launch of a new range-topping consumer model in the Canon Digital SLR line-up was top of our Digital Camera Predictions for 2011, and something we predicted would be coming soon, so now the Canon EOS 600D has finally been announced (and is available to pre-order) does it live up to expectations? Canon EOS 600D/Rebel...

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14 Feb Posted by Matt in Guides, Stuff We Like |

Weekend Project: Create a Time Lapse

Weekend Project: Create a Time Lapse

Once you've got your head around still photography, and maybe dabbled in a bit of Digital SLR video, doing a time-lapse is a great project to try out.

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