Day: November 12, 2017

Sony FE 50mm f1.8 review so far

The Sony FE 50mm f1.8 is an affordable standard prime lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f1.8 focal ratio that’s ideal for delivering shallow depth-of-field effects. There’s lots of 50mm options for Sony’s cameras, but the FE 50mm f1.8 is by far the most affordable with autofocus.… The post Sony FE 50mm f1.8 […]

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Sony a7R III Pixel Shift lifts a veil off your landscapes

Sony’s replacement of its popular a7R II comes packed with new features, most of them aimed at performance, ergonomic and autofocus improvements. But there are image quality improvements as well, like more dynamic range, but also a new Pixel Shift feature that hasn’t yet been talked about much. Cameras with sensor-shift mechanisms are increasingly offering […]

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6 Tips for Mastering Your Lenses

Most photographers have a favorite lens (you can read about mine here), maybe even two or three. But do you know how to get the best out of that lens? I’ve used lots of lenses over the years. As a result, I know that it takes time to get to know a lens, and longer […]

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Why Leveling the Horizon Isn’t Easy

It might seem like one of the simplest parts of photography: leveling your horizon. Most photographers want their horizons to be straight, of course, but this isn’t an area of photography that gets too much attention. And why would it? Leveling the horizon is a very easy task — right? In practice, though, it requires […]

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Light Trail Photography Tutorial

Taking photos of light trails may seem difficult, but it’s easier than expected and is based on a lot of trial and error. Light trail photos are most commonly found with car headlights and tail lights, but you can also make light trails with stars (star trails) or any other light source in motion during […]

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