First Images Of Canon’s Mirrorless Camera And EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens

Finally Canon is coming to the mirrorless camera market. This is big. also we got to see the new EF-M 22mm f/2  STM lens.

Canon’s Mirrorless Camera And EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens

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Understanding Stops

Well we have a great topic today. “What is Stops? And how they relate to aperture values, shutter speeds and ISO values?”

Let’s talk about what stops mean. Stop is a relative measurement of light. It means twice as much light or half as much light and it can be applied to all kinds of things. So specifically when you’re talking about a aperture value a stop open means that you’re letting in twice as much light and a stop less means you’re letting in half as much light. With shutter speeds its the same thing, you can slow down the shutter by a stop that lets in twice as much light or speed your shutter up by a stop which means you are letting in half as much light. You can use it for lighting situations when you’re putting a speed dial on your camera. If you want twice as much light you adjusting it by a stop or half as much light saying with studio lights. You get the idea, its used to mix apple and oranges basically cause sometimes its hard to figure out the difference between an aperture value, the actual number and a shutter speed but its really simple to say I just want this to be one stop less and one stop more.

So to make this actually practical hands-on kind of a thing, we have a gray card set up and I’m just shooting it to this gray card to show you some exposure values.

Now on the right side of the screen image above you’ll see that there is a guide its says plus and minus. Now that’s the meter inside this Nikon and its giving us values and on that meter we’re seeing some short lines and those short lines are third stop increments and the long lines are full stop increments and so we can adjust everything either in full stops or third stops which is really nice.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III has finally arrived

Canon has officially revealed the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, bringing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor to the high-end digital camera party. Packing 61-point High Density Renticular Autofocus and up to 6fps continuous shooting, the EOS 5D Mark III also steps up its HD video game, capable of capturing 1080/24p, 25p and 30p as well as 720/60p half hour long clips with H.264 compression and a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, a first for an EOS model.

The new CMOS sensor is the star of Canon’s show here, the 22.3-megapixel resolution making the 5D Mark III the highest res model in the company’s DSLR history. Lower noise and higher sensitivity are promised from a gapless microlens design, with an eight channel readout doubling the speed the sensor can shuttle data to the imaging processor. The end result is better quality RAW, JPEG and movie output compared to the Mark II.

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A glimpse into the future, Canon 5D Mark III ?? [PICS]

Something just happened… I can now see into the future. Future of upcoming Canon DSLR Camera.

And its the New Canon 5D Mark III

This images looks like the real deal.. and just  been leaked. we are the first to get….

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What is Depth of Field?

Depth of Field or sometimes we photographers called it Bokeh. Bokeh is a Japanese word, meaning Blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image.

Many of you have questioned me before about depth of field, so here is a question from one of our readers.

“I have seen some great shots were the subject is in-focus but the background is out-of-focus. I think this is called depth of focus. How do you do that??” – Niaz

Well that’s a great question Niaz and you are on the right track, the proper term is actually depth of field and the specific look you’re talking about is called shallow depth of field. I have a few examples of shallow depth of field and they all have the same thing in common and that is that the subject is clearly in focus and the background is well out-of-focus and that’s a shallow depth of field is, it’s when you selectively focus on one thing in the image and let the rest of the image go out-of-focus.

 

Let’s take a look at how this works. here I am taking a few shots of my model Neesha when I focus on Neesha I can determine how much of the scene in focus by using the correct combination of settings.

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Flickr is getting new look on 28th February

Most popular photo-sharing site Flickr is getting a new redesigned look after many long years. New look will be live from 28th February 2012.

The New York Observer’s tech blog, BetaBeat interviewed Flickr’s ‘Head of Product’ Markus Spiering, during which he demoed a remarkably Google+-like gallery interface. He also appeared to rubbish the site’s clean but rather dated ‘small photos, lots of white space and information’ appearance. Yahoo says the improved gallery view will apply to the ‘From your Contacts’ page from the February 28th, with the uploader coming in March.

The redesign is bound to cause anger to long-time users (because redesigns tend to mean changing long-established ways of working), but is probably necessary if Flickr is to increase its appeal in an era when there are so many popular places that let you easily share images.

Click here to read the full article on BetaBeat

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Proper DSLR Camera Lens Cleaning Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will show you how to clean the front glass element of DSLR  or SLR camera lenses to keep them free of dust to deliver the ultimate image quality.  It is very important to do the cleaning procedure in a CLEAN environment that is free of dust and / or moisture. A strong light source is highly recommended to help youto find any dust, fingerprint smears, unknown oil materials, etc. on the front glass element of the DSLR / SLR camera lenses. We highly recommend an utility model of a light bulb that is clear (non-frosted white) and has at least 250W (watts), please use sunglass if your eyes are sensitive to strong light for your own safety.

The front lens cap must be cleaned first before doing the cleaning procedure to prevent dust from falling of the cap onto the glass element of the DSLR / SLR camera lenses.

 

We will now show the cleaning supplies…

 

First from the left is isopropyl rubbing alcohol, you can find it at any pharmacy stores or big supermarkets. Second is Rocket Blower, medium sized. Third is microfiber cloths, you can find it at any glass or camera stores. The last and forth one is synthetic brush, you can find it at any art supply or hardware stores.

 

Before going to procedure, put on non-latex rubber gloves.

Read More about this Tutorial Here in our PhotoUAE Community Forum

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What is a Lens Hood for?

What is Lens Hood?

Even wonder why you are suppose to be using a lens hood on your lens? Why do everyone recommend using it in all lens?

Lens hoods are designed to effectively resist the risk of surrounding light from entering the lens from the sides. This is also calles “spray light”. Spray light is where the surrounding light falls onto the exposed area of the lens’ front glass element, causing flare across the photograph. This flaring on the photograph is also completely irreparable.

Nano Crystal (N) coated glass elements in some recent lenses do not prevent the flaring from completely reaching the sensor.

The flaring is more noticeable when shooting in bright lighting conditions without a lens hood attached. An exception being where the light source is directly in front of the lens.

Using non-multicoated glass filter will deliver worse results; high quality Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) glass filters are recommended.

Read More about the Article Here

 

 

 

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes in the new year, and thanks for all your support for the site in 2011! We look forward to continue bringing you exciting features and content in the years to come.

See you next year!

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Nikon resumes DSLR shipments, full production expected by March 2012

4th Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand

December 1, 2011 - This is to advise you of the latest situations of Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., A consolidated manufacturing subsidiary of Nikon Corporation in the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya Province located in Central Thailand, which is suffering damages from the flood.


(Photo from http://www.dpmac.com before the flood)

Latest situations

Water pumping-out by the Rojana Industrial Park authority around Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Has completed on November 26. Following this development, we are putting all our energy into restoring infrastructure and production equipment of the factory aiming for some part of factory operation to resume from January 2012. Alternative and limited production at our partner factories in Thailand has started earlier than expected, and we have started shipment of certain digital SLR cameras and interchangeable lenses since November 30.

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