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  • Advice on macro lenses!

    by Sindorei | 15th of September, 2013

    Hello dreamstimers!! I am looking to buy myself a good macro lens for my Canon 700D body! I have read some info about the Tamron AF 60/2 Di-II LD lens which has a very good price and seems like a good lens, but I somehow, wouldn't like to go with my first pic, at least... More
  • lens stress

    by Kimdeadman | 9th of August, 2013

    Am I the only photographer who suffers from lens stress/envy/anxiety? I'm slowly nearing the 100 photos landmark with dreamstime and up until recently have made do with one lens; the tamron 17 -50 f2.8 (non IS) which has served me very well. I have always known I would... More
  • Lens cap!

    by Lenutaidi | 8th of August, 2013

    Hi! Today I want to bring to the knowledge about an object chopped but very important: LENS CAP! Yeah you read it right! I did not give much importance to this thing:lens cap.I covered the lens with a silk handkerchief and an elastic: So the last two weeks a lot of pictures... More
  • Polarizer filter, if you want stunning blue skies!

    by Nansaidh | 8th of July, 2013

    A lot of people ask me how I get the sky in my images to be so blue. While there are many variables involved in making the sky look natural, a polarizing filter can actually make the sky look more dramatic, and it's easy to learn how to use it properly. Basically, a polarizer... More
  • First accepted image from new lens bought from first payout

    by Neilmachin | 6th of June, 2013

    A short while ago my balance went over the magic $100 for the first time and I was able to request a payout. I put the money towards a lens I have been wanting for some time, a Sigma 10-20mm zoom. This is the first image from that lens to be accepted on Dreamstime.... More
  • I've lived the Legacy

    by Daddiomanottawa | 3rd of June, 2013

    I shoot micro four thirds. Unlike many, I'm not a DSLR to m4/3 convert. Although they fascinate me, especially full frame, I know little to nothing about cameras using APS-C,APS-H or full frame sensors except what I have read on the internet. My decision to go micro four... More
  • Test Jupiter 37A lens with Nikon

    by Cousy86 | 25th of May, 2013

    Hi all!!!I have a little story for you! So… When I just started to take photos, I was using old camera, which was made in USSR somewhere around 1980 called ZENIT, where you was using photo film inside! I think a lot of people remember these ones! And for last few months... More
  • Waterfall

    by Thammarsten | 22nd of May, 2013

    Felt I got a good picture last Sunday when I photographed waterfalls in bad weather. See examples what do you think? 10 second shutter speed and filters. See Article
  • Dust in Sensor

    by Vtr | 20th of May, 2013

    In one of my recent trips I have end up having some dust in my sensor and my attempts to clean this had caused more damage than help. I tried the local canon service center but they would not help as my EOS 350 D is too old and is no longer supported. The only option that... More
  • Gear vs Eye

    by Mangalika | 9th of May, 2013

    I often encounter a question. Well, I am so sure most of you must have answered such question. You upload a good shot in your public profile and the next question will be 'Which camera?' Might be the most irritating question for a true artist :) Well, better gears do help... More
  • It's all about the children

    by Tempestz | 8th of May, 2013

    As mentioned in a previous blog of mine, capturing the perfect images of children sometimes means letting kids behave naturally to catch some great candid shots. Think of children exploring a beach at low tide and the expressions on their faces as they find a starfish or... More
  • Need an upgrade ? Full Frame Camera ??? "L" Series Lens ???

    by Mudplucker | 28th of April, 2013

    Hi you all, and welcome to my second blog: Since i did my recent first ever photo shoot with a model (circa 6 weeks ago), i have stopped to reflect on what i produced in that shoot and comparing it with what i want to produce in the future. Looking back, i consider my... More
  • New photos of the Louvre Lens online, France

    by Astormfr | 5th of March, 2013

    Dear all, I told you about the new Louvre in Lens city inthe North of France in the article: http://blog.dreamstime.com/2013/02/06/new-louvre-museum-in-france_art38681 Here are now new photos of the museum. I hope you will like them. 1-... More
  • Harbour marina and the Sigma 24-70 f2.8

    by Miraclemoments | 23rd of February, 2013

    Well my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 came and I was super excited to put it through it's paces. I bought it second hand as the Canon 24-70 f2.8 is still a little above my fireplace. So...early early on a Sunday morning I got up and headed out to the marina after having to get... More
  • Aberrations

    by Leakeem | 21st of November, 2012

    Two days ago, I bought a lens adapter so I can use old Nikon Film lenses with my camera. But the night before that, I cleaned a 50mm prime lens myself. I disassembled it and reassembled. Yeah. I know about the do-not-disassenble-lenses-or-else-you-risk-getting-lens-elements-... More
  • Which 50mm should you buy?

    by Alvera | 23rd of October, 2012

    "A 50mm f/1.8 lens tends to cost in the $100-150 range—the same as a kit lens—while an f/1.4 lens costs at least twice as much. At their widest apertures, these lenses produce a very narrow depth of focus and create separation between subject and background (or foreground)... More
  • Carl Zeiss lenses review

    by Xalanx | 29th of September, 2012

    I was asked by the largest photo gear shop in Romania to do a review of several Carl Zeiss lenses. I accepted and the results is in the link below. Feel free to use Google translate, as the article is in Romanian language. http://www.f64.ro/blog/2012/09/18/zeiss-planar-... More
  • Russian lens BOKEH

    by Yellowind | 27th of September, 2012

    Hello, I've just tried russian lens JUPITER-9 and was amazed of it's specific beautiful bokeh. Now I want to try Hellios, this thing is also pretty much great. If you like to experiment, let's try this particular lens: Jupiter-9, Hellios and other old russian lens.... More
  • Going ultra wide - my new toy

    by Amilevin | 27th of August, 2012

    Hi, Like any other photography enthusiastic it was clear to me that my vacation in NY will include a trip to B&H (actually there were 3 of those trips :) ). Since the last lens I purchased was ~ 3 years ago I knew I won't be able to hold myself from buying a new one.... More
  • Diffraction on smaller aperture values TEST

    by Alvera | 14th of August, 2012

    This post was continued with some tests: http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_29668 Test finished (at least, a preview). http://alveraphoto.blogspot.ro/2012/08/diffraction-on-smaller-aperture-values.html Test subject: a small part of acrylic on canvas covered with varnish... More

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