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18 Sep Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Budget Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR

Best Budget Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR

A zoom lens with a longer focal length than the kit lens is one of the most popular upgrades for new DSLR owners. The exact options available to you will depend on which brand of camera you have, with this guide being tailored towards Canon DSLR users. There are many options available when choosing a DSLR lens. Firstly, you...

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27 Jul Posted by Matt in Basics, News |

Memory Card Readers: It’s just a reader, right?

Memory Card Readers: It’s just a reader, right?

Before you dismiss this post with a sigh, mumbling under your breath that as long as your card fits you couldn’t care less about your memory card reader, let me share a brief experience. A week ago my thoughts on memory card readers were, at best, apathetic. Certainly I wouldn’t have predicted writing an article...

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02 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides |

Do you need a Flash Meter for Digital Studio Photography?

Do you need a Flash Meter for Digital Studio Photography?

Many photographers swear by using a flash meter to precisely set up their flashes whenever they are taking photos in a professional studio. But does that mean you need to use some kind of meter to take professional shots? Why use a Flash Meter at all? A flash meter is designed to help you get...

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01 Aug Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

What is a Compact System Camera? Compact system cameras are a relatively new type of camera that fill a gap between consumer point and shoot models and Digital SLRs.  They function much like DSLRs; they have interchangeable lenses, work well in low-light, and offer a much higher level of manual control than most traditional compact cameras. When...

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12 Jul Posted by Matt in Guides, News, Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Camera lost or stolen? Stolen Camera Finder could help

Camera lost or stolen? Stolen Camera Finder could help

We’ve covered Keeping your Digital Photos Safe in the past, but what about keeping your actual camera safe?  Short of following some obvious consumer advice about protecting your valuables you might think there’s not a lot you can do, but if you’ve ever lost or had your camera stolen, read on… What is Stolen Camera...

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06 Jul Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation is commonplace in nearly every digital camera these days, but have you ever wondered what this mystical technology is or how it goes about trying to make your shots less wobbly? There are actually two different ways that image stabilisation (which may be referred to as Anti-Shake, Vibration Reduction, or simply as IS...

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19 Apr Posted by Matt in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 3: 6 Tips for Cleaning your DSLR Lens

Basics – Part 3: 6 Tips for Cleaning your DSLR Lens

For part 3 of our Basics series we’re going off on a bit of a tangent – rather than talk about taking great shots, today we’re looking at six different ways you can safely clean your lens. Of course prevention is better than cure, so following our tips on How to Protect your DSLR Lens &...

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17 Apr Posted by Matt in Guides |

How to Protect your DSLR Lens & Image Sensor

How to Protect your DSLR Lens & Image Sensor

The lenses on DSLR and compact system cameras are bigger and generally more exposed than those on compact cameras, making them more likely to pick up dirt and dust.  Dirt can be a real problem on either your lens or your image sensor, resulting in patches and marks on your photos. Over time picking up...

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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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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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