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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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14 Jul Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Sony NEX-C3: Small but perfectly formed?

Sony NEX-C3: Small but perfectly formed?

The Sony NEX-C3 is the latest in Sony’s line of NEX cameras, following on from the NEX-3 and NEX-5 that were released a year ago. The C, apparently, stands for compact, and in the accompanying press material the NEX-C3 is described as the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with APS-C sized sensor. That’s actually quite...

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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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12 Apr Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Pentax Optio RS1500: DC Super Heroes Edition

Pentax Optio RS1500: DC Super Heroes Edition

Digital camera manufacturer Pentax and film production giants Warner Bros have teamed up to create a new special edition camera-pack based around the recently launched Pentax Optio RS1500. The special edition packs will co-incide with the release of Warner Bros upcoming action-adventure film, Green Lantern, and will include seven different front faceplate skins, a 4Gb SD...

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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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04 Nov Posted by Mark in Guides, Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Christmas Gift Ideas – Digital Camera Accessories

Christmas Gift Ideas – Digital Camera Accessories

It’s that time of year again, and if your stuck for gift ideas for the photographer in your life (or yourself then Digital Camera Beginner can help! In the run up to christmas here are some suggested ideas for christmas gifts for photographers. Of course they’ll work for birthdays too!

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31 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Budget Digital SLR Camera for Beginners

Best Budget Digital SLR Camera for Beginners

A question we often get asked here at Digital Camera Beginner is what's the best budget digital SLR for beginners? These days there is more choice than ever at the entry-level end of the market, but which camera cuts above the crowd when it comes to offering a strong feature-set, great value, and excellent usability?

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31 Oct Posted by Mark in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 1: Composition

Basics – Part 1: Composition

We’re kicking off a new series of posts on the basic skills of photography with something that can be used by every digital photographer, whether you have a top of the line digital SLR or the camera on your mobile phone: composition, or how you ‘layout’ your photo.

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17 Sep Posted by Mark in Guides |

Keeping your Digital Photos Safe

Keeping your Digital Photos Safe

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about sharing your photos online so your friends and family could enjoy them. But how do you make sure those digital photos are safe for the future? You’ll probably want to see those photos of your children again one day, and how about the ones of that...

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