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An Introduction To Studio Lighting & Equipment

Are you planning to put up a small home studio or are getting serious about extending your lighting kit? At one point of time or other you will have to go in for it with your hard earned money. It is quite overwhelming to get involved in buying the appropriate lighting equipment; especially when you… Read more

Photokina 2012 had it all to impress the photography enthusiasts. Be it a line-up of full frame cameras or talk about the surprising compacts, Photokina 2012 introduced some of the most interesting cameras of the time. While Nikon (with D600), Canon (with EOS 6D) and Sony (for Alpha SLT A99) had made way for a… Read more

Compacts vs DSLRs: What To Use?

Ever since my Nikon D80 went kaput, I’ve been pondering over the thought of going for an upgrade. While Nikon D600 sounds good, I’ve been eying the Nikon D800E (not the megapixel story but the absence of the moire filter) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. So far I’ve just lived my photography passion… Read more

Why Would You Not Want Nikon’s Latest FX Camera — Nikon D600?

Nikon D600 rumors have finally turned into a reality. Nikon D600 premiers as the first ever Nikon FX line up which happens to be in prosumer range. If you have been waiting for a professional camera like Nikon D800 and the budget was a constraint, Nikon D600 is surely one to look up at. This… Read more

Rumors — Nikon D600 Coming Soon

If we heard it right, Nikon may be about to release it’s first entry-level FX anytime now. I looked it up when my D80 went kaput a few days back because of moisture. I had already convinced my wife for a new camera when it magically came back to life and diluted my chances of… Read more

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Digital SLR Could Do

How long have you been using a DSLR? Are you well acquainted with the various features, controls and settings it offers? You might be well conversant with the various auto modes, shutter speed settings, aperture f-stops, metering modes and the likes. There is still a lot to explore. One quick example I can cite here… Read more

DSLR Picks — Top 5 Secondary Digital SLRs For Pros

Are you looking for a secondary camera? A camera that you can use as a backup camera while on a photography assignment or simply for replacing your high-end gear for the times when you don’t feel like hauling your bulky equipment with you. The secondary cameras are quite common these days; with your camera phones… Read more

Featured Camera — Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark II was remarkable for its high ISO performance and Canon 5D Mark III is designed to carry forward this legacy; but with some smart moves and additional features. Canon EOS 5D Mark III was announced on 2 March 2012 to mark the 25th anniversary of the first camera in the EOS line… Read more

Recently I came across an article on various camera systems. Among the other cameras, like DSLRs, micro-thirds, mirrorless and point and shoot types, what caught my attention was the mention of the rangefinder cameras. The rangefinder cameras were quite common from 1930s to 1970s, which were gradually taken over by more advanced, automated and simplified… Read more

What Is A Rangefinder Camera?

A rangefinder camera has a range-finding focusing mechanism allowing the photographer to measure the subject distance and take photographs that are in sharp focus. This is what makes the rangefinder cameras popular among the passionate photographers — the focusing mechanism. The viewfinder of the rangefinder camera shows two images of the subject and as you… Read more

Neutral Density Filter — 3 Classic Uses Of ND Filters

Filters are the photographer’s friend. Sometimes they act as lens protectors (a simple UV filter) and at other times they help you in intensifying some colors (intesifier filters for instance) or allow some specific wavelengths while blocking the others as is the case with infrared filters. Likewise, neutral density filters find a special mention among… Read more