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Harbour marina and the Sigma 24-70 f2.8
posted 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... More...
Aberrations
posted 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-... More...
Which 50mm should you buy?
posted 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... More...
Carl Zeiss lenses review
posted 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:/... More...
Russian lens BOKEH
posted 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-... More...
Going ultra wide - my new toy
posted 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... More...
Diffraction on smaller aperture values TEST
posted 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... More...
Nikkor 18-300mm Lens Field Test Results
posted by mike2focus - 11th of august, 2012
I purchased the new Nikkor 18-300 mm (f/3.5-5.6) lens today and ran it through a bunch of test in various condition and the results are in… this is a great lens for $1,000 (US)! It maintains excellent sharpness even with shots done... More...
First upload with 7D
posted by artalis - 1st of august, 2012
Received my new 7D camera about a week ago now and I am using a sigma 50mm 1.4 lens on it at the moment. Saved a few hundred euros buying it online. Since I will be studying Film and Visual Image making soon, every saving counts. I... More...
Interior photography
posted by yellowind - 24th of july, 2012
Well this article is for a newbies. If you have some information to fill up, I would be thankful. So what you need to interior photography? First of all your camera :) Then it is helpful to have lens at about 10-20mm angle diapason.... More...
Review: 70-200 4L USM
posted by chanevy - 18th of july, 2012
I debated long and hard before buying this lense. It cost more than I had ever spent on glass before. And what I really wanted was the f2.8. But, if I went with the 2.8, I knew that I would need IS due to the weight of the lense... More...
Lesson number 2: The lens
posted by kimdeadman - 11th of july, 2012
Continuing on from my first post on camera bodies (camera bodies - lesson 1), here is a bit of extremely basic information on camera lenses, in plain, simple English. As before, I am writing this with novice photographers in mind; those... More...
New lens and hopefully some more pictures
posted by llareggub - 16th of may, 2012
I have been very quiet on the photography front for a few monhs, winter was brutal and cold and planting season is always very busy! However I have taken some of my macrostock earnings and invested in a couple of new lenses, the Tamron... More...
Fisheye Fun in Florida
posted by peanutroaster - 23rd of april, 2012
Before leaving on our spring break vacation to Florida, on kind of a whim after some of the Micro 4/3 banter on the Dreamstime blog, I bought myself a fisheye lens to bring along. Doesn't every photographer have... More...
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens review
posted by bradcalkins - 14th of april, 2012
I used to be seeking the perfect P&S - one that was good enough in quality to allow me to abandon the idea of carrying my dSLR for all but the most critical situations (naturally the dSLR is the first choice in the home or studio... More...
Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras
posted by peanutroaster - 4th of april, 2012
Micro four thirds is a camera standard or design created via a partnership between Olympus and Panasonic. The design does away with the mirror and prism system found on traditional DSLRs so the result are very compact cameras. Camera... More...
How to buy equipment for Stock Photography Part I
posted by dacky - 17th of february, 2012
I have some tutorial videos on YouTube and I got an email from a guy about something that comes up very often in message boards, forums and so on so I hope I will be able to clear it out in the next two articles. The email said something... More...
Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time
posted by m4rio1979 - 17th of february, 2012
When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time.... More...
Time for a new basic lense on my trip to Japan....
posted by dash76 - 3rd of february, 2012
Well, after years of using my 18-55 mm kit lens for my Canon 400D I have decided I need something new (upgrade)and with a trip to Kyoto next week I think there is an opportunity for a new lens and some new photos on DT. My question... More...
My first editorial sale!!! wooohooo...
posted by m4rio1979 - 28th of december, 2011
Today is a good day. First I have a 100 images online milestone from today, then DT aprooved 11 images with 0 rejected(better acceptance ratio), then my acceptance ratio is finally reached 50% also from today, I have buyed myself... More...
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