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  • Nikkor 18-300mm Lens Field Test Results

    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 fully extended at 300mm, there is practically... More
  • First upload with 7D

    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 am trying to build a film making/photography... More
  • Interior photography

    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. If the room or hall is quite big, then... More
  • Review: 70-200 4L USM

    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 and that added significantly to the cost.... More
  • Lesson number 2: The lens

    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 who are new to the world of SLR and... More
  • New lens and hopefully some more pictures

    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 17-50mm f.8 and the Sigma 50mm f2.8... More
  • Fisheye Fun in Florida

    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 a secret wish to use a fisheye lens at somepoint? There... More
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens review

    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 as weight and size are not factors)... More
  • Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras

    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 mounts can be used to marry traditional... More
  • How to buy equipment for Stock Photography Part I

    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 like “I like the tutorial videos... More
  • Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time

    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. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty... More
  • Time for a new basic lense on my trip to Japan....

    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 is: Is a Canon 18-135 mm lens a good general... More
  • My first editorial sale!!! wooohooo...

    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 a new lenses, again today :), and for... More
  • Finally 100 images online...

    by M4rio1979 | 28th of December, 2011

    Here is my first 100 images finally online. My second goal was to bring my acceptance ratio above 50%. Since I have joined DT, my acceptance was about 33% in July, then 39% in August, 51% in September, 52% in October, up to 76% in November and 71% in December by monthly... More
  • Bird Photography: Equipment

    by Silasfirth | 7th of December, 2011

    A couple years ago, I decided I wanted to photograph birds. After playing with several different setups, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Canon Rebel XS and an EF 100-400mm L IS USM lens. Since then, I have come to enjoy photographing just about anything, but my... More
  • My cheap fish-eye lense :)

    by Julia161 | 21st of November, 2011

    Hello! A while ago I asked advise on this board from people using various fish-eye lenses, which of them was better, becuase I planned to buy a suspiciously cheap one from ebay. Here is the discussion . Now I can say that I made an experiment: my cheap (about 30$ including... More
  • My new lens

    by Laozhang | 11th of October, 2011

    Last month I bought a used lens in Canada: SONY 500mm F8 Reflex. After test shot, the performance of this lens is acceptable in a good light. The sharpness can be achieved reduced to 60%. By the way, my camera is a SONY a700. There is a feature of this lens: the highlight... More
  • Human eye lens

    by Arvacsaba | 12th of September, 2011

    If a human eye was a lens what kind would it be. I did some research about this. So I find on the net that an average human eye would have: f/8,3-f/2,1 from 17 to 24mm Minimal focus distance 7cm-infinity I find it interesting to know these. If you know more precise... More
  • What fish-eye do you use?

    by Julia161 | 24th of August, 2011

    Hi, Friends! I was searching today for something useful on auctions trying to spend my money from Moneybookers :)) And saw a lot of fisheye lenses with macro for Canon starting from 25$ up to 45. They were all with auto focus, but in my country this particular sort of cheap... More
  • Why I Chose The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L Over The EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L

    by Edayrit100 | 16th of August, 2011

    Money is no object so ... LOL; how I wish that were true :) But it DOES matter, and matter a whole lot, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the 24-105 is $300 less expensive (in the Philippines) than the 24-70 and is even the more appropriate lens for me. I didn'... More

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