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A short explanation of how we test lenses.
A summary of all the best bits at Focus 2006
ePHOTOzine has reviewed a lot of lenses this year - here are ePHOTOzine's Best Lenses Of 2011!
David Clapp explains why the Scheimpflug effect can change your approach to imagery.
A guide to using Tamron's 24-70mm VC lens for interior photography.
We round-up some of the most popular camera gear on display at Photokina 2012 this year.
Here is a round up of just some of the top bird photographing talent found on ePHOTOzine.
Flower photography is something anyone can attempt, and here's why the Pentax K20D makes the experience much easier.
Essential list of kit for a landscape photographer.
Ian Andrews offers some advice on what to shoot in July and where to go to shoot it.
A woman who has loved photography for well over twenty years, also has another passion, her horses. But oddly it wasn't until rather recently that she decided to combine both loves and create a business which she really enjoys.
For the fifth beginners landscape photography article in this series, Martin Pettinger observes how having the best equipment may not lead to taking the best photographs
Atlas Moth, taken today in the ENMAX Conservatory.
Forum: Olympus Cameras
Sanity check: has anybody done something like this, or thinking along similar lines? CB even sold his 5D2 and went for M43. Indeed, I made the change. I will leave others to comment about the sanity aspect! :D Currently have the Olympus Pen E-PL2 but that will probably be disposed of, when my next M4/3 camera arrives............. the Olympus OM-D EM-5. Would you get the Oly 12-50...
Forum: Digital cameras
And you in turn have made unsubstantiated assertions that the EP3 system is inherently better (by unsubstantiated I mean reference to articles that support it). Call it quits, eh? Crikey, this is a prickly forum. The fact that the mirror-less cameras determine focus at the sensor is "inherently better" because that's where the final image is being recorded - pretty uncontroversial...
Forum: Digital cameras
The Sigma 100-300 f4 Mozzy....A very sharp lens but a tad over your budget:( Oh bummer:( I've just had a look around and it is one mighty big lens at 13". One on the bay in mint for £500. Mozzy
I made it somewhere between 2 and 3 so good enough for me. I did have portrait as well, but it looses the aspect of it lying at rest, well that is my excuse, never said I was a decent photographer :-) any way off to play with some of the others, I was trying to catch them moving past some autumnal trees, and I ought to sort out at least one from his attempt at getting near a female.
Forum: Digital cameras
On your camera, being a DX format camera the 50mm will be a short telephoto, just like the 55mm setting on your existing lenses. The advantages are that it will give better image quality than your existing lenses, and having a maximum aperture of f1.8 means you can do very shallow depth of field Something that a lot of people never talk about on here is the fact that irrespective of what eve...
Er, a 70-200 is nowhere near being an ultra-wide or a fisheye - or are you wondering if you can save some dosh on a telezoom to put towards a wide? Yes basically, but not at the expense of bot getting a decent 70-200, The Tamron and Sigma do look fairly competitive, wondered how they faired in real world useage, if anyone first hand experience of different versions(tele-zooms).
At a risk of resurrecting a long dead topic, I just thought I'd let you know that in my reviews specification, I will be listing the dots and pixels of the screen as per the manufacturers policy. For example, I am currently reviewing the 1Ds MkIII, it says a screen resolution of 230,000. I have listed it as dots and bracketed 76,000 pixels as per the email I received from them. Nb, I know...
Forum: Digital cameras
I totally agree with Sooty, I've been doing photography for about 18 months now.....you don't need to have top of the range kit to have fun and get great shots.....yes it would be nice to have it but we all need to start somewhere. My mate been doing this for over 20 years and he said to me lern to use what you can afford........I think this was good advice. I save watch for deals and buy a lit...
Forum: Beginner Photographers
ATTENTION EVERYONE ! Those of you who helped and advised me on which of the two lens to go for, Thank You very much! I decided to buy the 24-70 f2.8 .brand new sealed. Now, I need a wide screen lens!! Any Idea's boys and girls? hehehe..
I picked up a cheap rubber bellows hood of ebay for my canon 17-85 Works well, as it just pops into 3 positions (wide, zoom, and some where in the middle) But i then seem to spend too much time checking for vignetting if i'm zooming in and out for a variety of subjects. So often i get flair on the final shot before remembering to put the hood on - doh to late !
"I spent 4 grand on a new camera because I can" Well, it helps to keep the makers in business, so that if I need a new camera in the future they might still be there! :D
Forum: Digital cameras
OK, I'm going to lock this now as it will just end up in a James bashing session (if it hasn't already).
I can list my lenses, but it will be very difficult for me to tell why i got them for each lens, also i have different formats, so that may take pages too, but i will talk about some of what i have, for me i can add later when requested. Canon DSLR lenses: EF 50mm f1.8 and 1.4USM: i bought the first as it was cheap, but didn't like the design, so i bought the second as an upgrade mostly. ...
The K10d is indeed fabulous, I love mine. I bought it after much deliberation about 15 months ago, and I haven't been disappointed. That said I've not invested in any lenses as my dad has plenty of (old) K-mount glass I can borrow, and now I find myself wondering if this wouldn't be a good time to jump ship, with no lens investment to protect. I look at Nikon and see a huge array of Ni...
Forum: Pentax Cameras
Sigma have announced three new lens ranges, Contemporary, Art and Sport, to help photographers choose the right lens for them.
Olympus announce full details of the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens.
New standard lens offering extremely fine control over depth-of-field and consummate low available light performance. It is expected to be popular amongst wedding and portrait photographers, as well as professional photojournalists.
New wide aperture fixed-focal length 50mm f/1.4 G lens from Nikon.
Photographers who are branching out into video should take a look at Carl Zeiss' new suitcase of goodies.
Introducing the new range of Olympus PEN cameras, lenses and accessories.
Tamron introduces the worlds lightest, smallest 15x travel zoom with Piezo AF motor.
Pentax announce the new Pentax Q compact system camera with new Q-Mount interchangeable lenses, and 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor.
Get up, close and personal with the new 85mm Micro lens from Nikon
Introducing Nikon's new fast, wide-angle 28mm f/1.8G FX-format lens.
Samyang is launching a new ultra wide angle lens.
Voigtlander has launched a new micro four thirds lens, the third one to date.
The magic of photography hooked me when I was a teenager who had borrowed his father's 35mm Rolleiflex camera. It was in my makeshift darkroom that I watched, fascinated, as images I had first seen in my mind's eye, then photographed, slowly came to perma
Daniel Bell goes shooting with the full set of Pentax Q lenses and the Q10 mirrorless camera.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS prime lens for Sony NEX cameras.
John Riley reviews the SMC Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited lens.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new version of Nikon's 50mm prime lens, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the prime, wide-angle Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
This manual focus wide angle lens, offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for a budget price of around £480, Gary Wolstenholme reviews.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens.
We go hands-on with the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC lens - the brightest zoom lens available.
We test this new Micro Four Thirds and NEX lens from Jackar, the SnapShooter 34mm with a bright f/1.8 aperture.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new version of Nikon's 35mm prime lens, the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the premium Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R lens with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.
David Clapp shows us how The Nikon 14-24 Lens on a Canon 1DsIII can be used for landscapes.
Gary Wolstenholme explains why he thinks there is no "best" equipment when it comes to taking pictures at concerts.
Anyone can take a picture of a person but to take a really great picture of someone takes practice, patience and a little bit of know how. We spoke to three professional portrait photographers to see what tips they have for taking better portraits. Here's part one.
David Clapp swaps people for plants as he puts the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 to the test as a macro lens.
Winter's on the way which means the football season is well under way. Frank Reid and Sam Furlong give us their tips for capturing perfect match photographs.
Here are 10 tips you need to read before you begin taking photos at someone's big day.
David Clapp tells us why our old equipment shouldn't be put at the back of the cupboard just yet.
This guide shows you how to make someone look great without them going under the knife!
In this technique, ePHOTOzine gets to grips with zero gravity photography.
Tips on producing great gig images in low light.
Bird of prey photography advice from ePz member Linda Wright(bzbee).
How to shoot portraits with blurry, out of focus backgrounds.
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