Month: March 2010

Prime Lens? What are they?

I’ve noticed that a lot of people especially beginners and amateurs like me are confuse about prime lenses. Often they refer to zoom lenses with fix aperture as prime lenses, and some refer to Canon L lenses as prime lenses, so I decided to do a little research myself. Prime lens is a lens that […]

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Motion

Colors-2, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Taken with my Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens, in Aperture Priority Mode set at F/5.6 at 43mm using ISO 100. With my Aperture set at F/5.6, the camera automatically set the Shutter Speed to 1/13 of a second, which cause […]

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New Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD for Canon, Nikon and Sony

March 9, 2010. Tamron announced the development of a new lens, the Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD for Canon, Nikon and Sony. The new lens features an Extra Low Dispersion (XLD)1 lens made from high-grade materials delivers best in class resolution. Tamron’s own Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)2 and Vibration Compensation (VC) make the […]

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Canon Lens Mugs. Wow. I want one!!!

Have you guys seen this? Canon Lens Mug??? From CanonMugs dot Com. The thing is I’m not so sure if this site is for real or a scam, there are no contact info whatsoever on the sellers site. The seems suspicios and there are no news about this Canon Lens Mugs on the canon usa […]

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EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM – Canon’s March 2010 Lens of The Month

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens – Canon’s March 2010 Lens of The Month. The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is an outstanding all-around zoom lens, and for many shooters the perfect standard lens. With full-frame cameras, it covers the range of ultra-wide to true portrait-length telephoto, in a fairly […]

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Canon EOS Rebel XS – 7th most popular Canon Camera in Flickr

tamron17-50mmF28VC-03090, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Canon EOS Rebel XS – 7th most popular Canon Camera in Flickr. Still in No. 1 Position is Canon Rebel XSi, followed by : 2. Canon Rebel XTi, 3. Canon EOS 40D 4. Canon EOS 5D MKII 5. Canon Rebel XT 6. Canon Rebel T1i 7. Canon Rebel XS 8. […]

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I Need Color

Colors, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. I’ve noticed that there is something missing from the photos I took recenly, and I realized, yeah, I need colors, luckily there are some hiding in my Lightroom library.

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Wildlife from the Backyard

Welcome Spring 2010-17, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Take a moment each day, relax and observed in your backyard. You don’t have to go anywhere to look for great subjects to photograph. Just grab your camera, a chair, a cup of coffee and wait, you’ll be surprise that there are lots of things going on.

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Too Late for Sunset – HDR

I was too late. In took me three minutes to setup, but the Sun is gone. Next time I’ll be ready. (^_^)

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Welcome Spring 2010

In the US and Canada, Spring 2010 started a week ago last March 20, 2010. Camera : Canon Rebel XS Lens : EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro Exposure: 1/100 Aperture: f/4 Focal Length: 210 mm ISO Speed: 200 Exposure Program: Aperture priority AE

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DIY DSLR Camera & Lens Rain Cover / Coat

I’m Glad I have Glad in the kitchen. During rainy season or any season, it’s always a good idea to have a ziplock or glad freezer bags in your camera bag. You can use it to cover your camera and lens from rain, just cut a hole on the other end, and you now have […]

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Update on my Canon EF 70-210mm F4

Read my first post about this lens here. It has been more than three months since I got this lens last december, and the more I use this lens, the more I like it. I mentioned before that I will replace it, when i have the money to upgrade, but now, I decided, I’ll keep […]

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A new way to look at things.

Photography taught me to look at life in a different way. I admit it, I’m hooked, photography gave me a new way to look at things. Day after day, I want to see more, I want to shoot more, and now I can see things that I would have not seen in the past. “Just […]

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Cheap Light Box

This is what I used for my test for my DIY Pop-up flash diffuser. The purpose of a Light Box is mainly to show details of an object, and to elliminate destruction around the object. With a good light and good background you can bring out the highlights and details of the object. The cheapest […]

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Light Illuminates, Shadows Define

In photography it is important to learn to use the available light, if we take time to learn to see the light and the direction of light we can create images in our own mind before we even take the picture. Taken with a Sony Point and Shoot DSC-T20 ISO : 80 Focal Length : […]

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DIY Pop-Up Flash Cup Diffuser – Homemade

Lately I’ve been using the built-in pop-up flash in my camera, primarily as a fill in flash, now I need a diffuser, but I can’t convince myself to buy those $20 pop-up flash diffuser available in the market, so I went to the kitchen to try to find if there’s something there that I can […]

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UV Filter for Lens Protection, What’s your take?

UV filters were invented to block UV light, but since there really isn’t a big amount of UV around us at sea level, we really don’t need the UV filter, however as you go to higher altitude, when you’re rock climbing or hiking or going up on a mountain, the amount of UV increases so […]

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My Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC exceeded expectations

I have an updated review of the lens here. You can read it when you're done here. Thanks. I Not really a thorough review, just my impression and experience with this great lens. I bought my Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) Zoom Lens for my Canon XS from Amazon […]

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