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Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Sony NEX-6: Why I picked…

May 6, 2013
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… the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Before I explain why I went with the OM-D E-M5, which I will just call OMD EM5 from now on, first let me give a little background story. I used to be a Nikon DSLR shooter (I still am, but I never use my Nikon gear anymore, so it will […]

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Top 12 Gadgets I Want For Christmas – And Maybe You Would Too? [2012]

December 2, 2012
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Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas, folks! Welcome to another edition of the “Top 10 12 gadgets I want for Christmas – and maybe you would too?”. Now that we’re in 2012 I would like to start this article out by highlighting some of the gadgets that were on the Christmas gadgets list for 2011. First up […]

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When zoom camera lenses creep – who do you call? Lensband!

May 6, 2012
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Are you a DSLR shooter and do you own a super zoom lens? If you can answer yes to that double-question, then you’ve probably already heard about “lens creep”, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself, on your own lens(es), maybe even quite often. If you answered “no” to the double-question, but you’re considering buying a […]

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Tamron 18-270mm PZD review – well, kinda, it’s just my impressions!

February 26, 2012
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The thing about opinions is that they change from time to time. Just one year ago, I was on about “lens quality” and “pixel sharpness” etc., I was shooting with expensive, good quality glass on my D7000. I even published a blog post comparing the expensive Nikon 24-120mm F4 VR lens with the cheaper superzoom […]

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Nikon: Why in-lens stabilization (VR) is better than in-camera [video]

July 26, 2011
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Nikon published in a recent article four reasons why in-lens stabilization (Vibration Reduction) is better than in-camera stabilization: Corrected finder image makes photo composition easy. Each lens is optimally tuned to achieve reliable correction. Image information captured by the AF and metering sensors is corrected with in-lens VR. Patterns of image blur are not the […]

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Nikkor 24-120mm f4 (vs Nikkor 18-200mm VR in quick lens sharpness comparison test)

June 6, 2011
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I’ve been a happy user of Nikon’s 1st generation Nikkor 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6 DX lens since I got it for my Nikon D5000 shortly after I purchased the D5000. However, I quickly learned that a fast prime was a must so I also purchased the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-S, which is an amazing (and cheap) […]

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Nikon 70-200mm lens thermos bottle [review]

May 16, 2011
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Last year I reviewed the Nikon 24-70mm lens thermo cup, which I think was pretty cool (and I still use it sometimes when I’m out and about). This time I got something even better to review;  a Nikon 70-200mm thermos lens bottle from LensMug.net, a 1:1 model of the real Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Specifications: […]

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Nikon’s “Nano Coating” – an interesting video…

May 10, 2011
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When I first decided to buy my Nikon 24-120mm f4 lens, I had no idea what Nikon’s “Nano coating” was, but everybody seemed to love it and I figured it was better to have it, than not to have it. After watching this video, I now know more about “nano coating” and what it does. […]

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Photo of the week: Cow tongue, or, why you need a lens hood…

April 21, 2011
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It’s time for another Photo of the Week and this time I’m going to show one reason why it’s a good idea to always use a lens hood on your lens for extra protection… This was shot with a wide angle, Tokina 12-24mm, a really great lens for the price, I think. And yes, the […]

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Review: Kata “Reflex-C” Camera Strap

February 15, 2011
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You’d be surprised how hard it is to review a camera strap. I mean, it’s a strap. It holds your camera. What else is there? Actually, there’s more to it than that, and if you’re still shooting with your branded original camera strap, I’ll let you in on a secret: It sucks and it was […]

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Photo of the week: Flying Seagull (I think?)

February 4, 2011
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For this photo of the week I decided to go with a lucky shot I captured the other day. I think it’s a seagull, but to be honest, I was never really good at recognizing animals, especially those I don’t see too often. I was walking along the waterfront with my Nikon D7000 in aperture […]

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Photo of the week: Naxxar Parish Church in Malta

January 24, 2011
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I think it’s been a few weeks since the last photo of the week, so I thought it was time to post another recent photograph. The photo below is the top of the local parish church here in Naxxar, Malta. The chuch itself was built some 400 years ago and it’s a stunning looking church. […]

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Photo of the week: Rainbow over Malta

January 6, 2011
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Here’s another photo of the week where it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. I can’t remember the last time I saw a rainbow in Malta – in fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw a rainbow anywhere and I had a camera handy. Needless to say, I […]

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Photo of the week: Sunset (and your opinion needed!)

December 17, 2010
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Another week went by since the last photo of the week update and I haven’t really been out shooting since, except for this snapshot below I caught a few days ago. And that’s exactly what it is, just a snapshot. I really had no intentions of making this photo a 5-star photo to begin with […]

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Nikon: New cameras & lenses in 2010

December 15, 2010
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We probably shouldn’t expect any more product announcements from Nikon this year as we’re closing in on 2011, so here’s a list of the camera-related products released/announced by Nikon in 2010: Click on the pictures below to enlarge! DSLR & Speedlight Nikon D3100 ($647 with 18-55mm kit lens) Nikon D7000 ($1,199 body only) SB-700 Speedlight […]

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Photo of the week: Snowy tree

December 9, 2010
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Let’s be honest, this shot isn’t going to win any prizes, I know that 🙂 Why publish this shot as photo of the week, you’re wondering? Well, I’ve headed up north to where my family lives to spend Christmas and there’s snow and cold here. I like how it looks outside, so bright and white […]

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How sturdy are entry-level DSLR’s plastic bodies? [Video]

December 7, 2010
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Have you ever wondered how much a beating your DSLR camera will handle before it stops working? Most (if not all) entry-level DSLR cameras are plastic bodies only and may not hold up as well as some semi-pro/pro cameras, which are based on a magnesium alloy body that not only weighs more, but is also […]

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Photo of the week: Birds (pigeons?)

December 6, 2010
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I forgot to put this one up yesterday, so even though I’m posting it this week it’s actually a picture for last week 🙂 Anyway – time’s not important. I didn’t get to shoot much last week but this is probably the one I like the most. I’m a complete newbiew when it comes to […]

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Video: Comparing autofocus motor noise on camera lenses

November 28, 2010
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One of the reasons I picked the Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM II over Tamron’s 70-200/2.8 was because of the faster – and quieter autofocus motor – in the Sigma, so I decided to throw together a quick video to demonstrate the differences in autofocus motor noise on the following lenses: Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM II Nikkor 18-200mm […]

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Photo of the week: Chillin’ in the sea

November 17, 2010
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This photo was actually shot Sunday, so depending on what part of the world you live in, Sunday is this week – but that’s a minor technicality. The point is, the photo I’ve decided for this week’s Photo of the Week, is this one… Chillin’ in the sea This one was shot at around 5pm […]

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Top 10 Gadgets I Want For Christmas – And Maybe You Would Too? [2010]

November 12, 2010
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Christmas is closing in on us, but according to the stores and malls it kinda looks like it’s Christmas already. It’s amazing how they manage to make everything look Christmassy sooner and sooner almost every year. Anywho, what’s a tech blog without a top 10 list of some of the greatest gadgets that most of […]

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RAW vs JPEG – Yes, that battle again… and I Shoot RAW!

November 11, 2010
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I recently became a regular reader of Jared Polin’s FroKnowsPhoto.com photography blog. He he has a ton of great videos and publishes quite often, ranging from a weekly post processing edit of readers’ RAW files to video reviews of camera gear to unboxing of new cool stuff. Oh, and his grandmother Lil often appears as […]

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Review: Nikon Lens Cup (24-70mm, 1:1, zoomable)

November 8, 2010
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Hmm, a lens cup. How to review a lens cup. Well, it’s a cup. You can keep hot or cold drinks in it as well as drink from it. I guess that’s about it. But if you want more information… Canon lens cups have been around for quite some time now, though I doubt they […]

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Amazon lowers Nikon D7000 price for UK

October 19, 2010
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Amazon UK just lowered the price on Nikon D7000 (body only) from £1,099 to £972. If you already pre-ordered at the old price, I assume Amazon will just charge your creditcard less or issue a refund automatically. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, Amazon expects it to ship on October 29th, though there’s no mention of […]

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