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Dust in Sensor
posted 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... More...
Tips for shooting on windy days
posted by psmpics - 28th of june, 2012
Taking photographs on blustery days presents a number of challenges, including: - Getting a sharp image - Getting a clean image - Protecting your gear - Protecting yourself Getting a sharp image Here are... More...
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review
posted by bradcalkins - 22nd of june, 2012
If you follow my blogs and forum posts, you know I've long been a fan of the Micro Four Thirds system. I'm a firm believer that for most photos or end uses we have reached a point where full frame cameras are an unnecessary expense... More...
Lesson number 1: how to buy a camera body
posted by kimdeadman - 21st of june, 2012
When I bought my first SLR camera, I had absolutely no idea how it really worked and what to do with it. I soon worked out that just pointing an expensive lens at something and pressing a button did not automatically generate a work... More...
Sensor size
posted by bradcalkins - 3rd of april, 2012
Some of us pay more attention to aspect ratio than others. Some prefer to shoot at the camera's native aspect ratio and crop later while others prefer to compose in the final aspect ratio. At least that is what we have been telling... More...
Is the lowest ISO the best?
posted by bradcalkins - 16th of march, 2011
I have to admit that when it comes to ISO, I've always assumed that the base ISO was going to have the cleanest output. I had read articles on how some models of cameras were noisier at the 'in-between' ISOs (ISO 125 and 160) than... More...
Maximize your sensor
posted by bradcalkins - 29th of october, 2009
I've posted a blog on making the best use of the sensor when taking closeups for isolation. Let me know what you think - I think I get visibly more detail when using this method. It only works for long skinny objects, though!... More...
How to check your camera sensor for the presense of dust.
posted by pardeep08 - 6th of march, 2009
My technique to check my camera sensor for the presence of dust. Pre-requisites 1. A white paper sheet. Steps 1. Set the white sheet on a table. 2. Mark a black spot(with a marker) on the sheet. 3. Fix the camera on the... More...
Clean that dust! Google isn't your excuse.
posted by petarneychev - 3rd of december, 2008
As an editor there is one thing that drives me crazy when it comes to refusing otherwise good images. Sensor dust - it can make a perfectly good landscape look ugly. Studio shots are not insured against it either. It has one of the... More...
Diffraction Limited?
posted by bradcalkins - 20th of november, 2008
I've been looking into a new body and have decided not to go with the latest Canon 50D. I'm turned off by the high file size, but also because we seem to be getting into territory where more megapixels are making some things worse.... More...
Lightroom Vibrancy
posted by espion - 15th of september, 2007
Vibrancy is a nifty little image processing utility that is available, as far as I know, only in Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Lightroom(R). This image would not be possible without it. It is an image of a stained glass door of a shop.... More...
My favourite sensor dust technique
posted by doctor_bass - 31st of july, 2007
I only clean my DSLR sensor when I am at home. Sometimes, when I'm on a long trip and I change lenses very often and there can be some irritating sensor spots on my photos. At home, it takes some time to find all the sensor spots... More...
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