7 Essential Accessories For Your DSLR Camera

pOkay, so you now have a new SLR camera, carrying SLR everywhere you go and photograph a variety of objects, from the face of the people around until meatballs subscription. Along with the increased flight hours, sooner or later you will start thinking to add photographic accessories to complement your DSLR camera and lenses.
To balance the contents of your wallet, it is necessary for you to make spending priorities accessories. So, actually, what the hell photographic accessories are the most useful (and most popular) for DSLR owners? I chose the following seven accessories for you:
Camera Bags
A wide variety of camera bags on the market, just select the appropriate taste: from the backpack, belt, sling-slide (sideways) to a similar suitcase. Its obvious camera bag to work here so that we can keep the camera and lens that we have for traveling safely. Do not fall, safe from impact and safe from water.
Cleaning Kit
To maintain the condition of the exterior and the camera lens to keep it clean, you need a lap microfibres and special cleaning fluid. Especially for the lens, as much as possible to protect your lens with a UV filter (see filter below), usually to just use a lens blower. Cleaning kit can be purchased at camera stores.
I do not recommend that you clean the interior of the camera (especially sensor), leave it to the experts: the camera store usually provide cleaning sensor. After all, most SLR now has a self-cleaning facilities are powerful enough to sweep the dust from the sensor. Read also how to detect the presence or absence of dirt on your camera sensor. Continue reading “7 Essential Accessories For Your DSLR Camera”

How to reset the SLR camera to its default factory settings

If you are playing around with the settings and the LCD menu in your SLR camera, there is a chance you will mess up some important settings that actually makes the camera “acting” unusual.
You want to restore (reset) the camera settings back to the way it was when we bought it? Can. Because almost all SLR camera manufacturers provide features reset to factory default on any SLR camera them. This feature is only one function: to make all the settings that we have brain-tweaking again like new. Just like you restore yourself back into the mother’s womb, and be born again (okay, that was excessive ..).
Are there any disadvantages if we do this step? Yes, because the brain-tweaking we’ve tried it all go away. So it helps you record multiple settings and profile modifications you have made to your try again later (and do not get messed up again huh …)
I will describe how to reset the camera settings to the factory settings for Nikon and Canon SLR brands. For other brands sorry, I do not have a camera that can be tried … Continue reading “How to reset the SLR camera to its default factory settings”

Nokia N8, Smartphone Nan Advanced Digital Cameras Simultaneously

If asked, what is the factor that most distinguishes the quality of a digital camera? I usually reply brief: the size of the sensor. The larger sensor size are what make the images SLR camera better than a pocket camera. And among fellow-SLR camera even bigger size of the sensor the better the image quality it produces (and the more expensive price). Large sensors absorb more light, so you get a more detailed picture, the color is “out” as well as more resistant to low-light conditions.
Unfortunately, I will not talk about the camera spesifisik in this article, I want to introduce a smartphone. But do not worry, I want to introduce smartphone is a smartphone that I think is designed from nature to indulge your photography hobby.
Recently launched Nokia N8, the latest smartphone generation of hers. With a handsome design and the reputation of a resilient mobile phones Nokia, the N8 has all the features that make it deserve to be called a smartphone upscale. Look at the row of its features: from Facebook, Twitter (and all social networks you know), the quality of High-Def Videos, Maps Navigation, MP3 Player, Browser, Email … plus you can download thousands of other applications to fit your needs from OVI Store. Whatever your expectations on a smartphone I think it will be fulfilled. But the last of a series of privileges, the most appealing to me is the ability to photograph. Why? Let us explore ..
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Tips on Buying a Tripod: Some Important Features for Consideration

Tripod is often a mandatory equipment in photography, in my previous articles have discussed 12 reasons why you should buy a tripod. Well in this article we will explore what features you need to evaluate before buying a tripod.

Weight Tripod
How heavy your tripod? Heavier tripod gives extra stability, but if it’s too heavy can also carry excruciating moment. If you only use the tripod at home or studio to shoot the heaviest tripod you can buy all you want, but when taken away to the beach or to the mountains, try to find a tripod with aluminum or carbon fiber is much lighter.
Load Capacity
Before buying a tripod try to count the weight of some of the tools you: the camera body, the lens is the heaviest you have, flash (if needed) and the tripod head (if you buy a tripod head does not have the default) then the total weight of these instruments. Now try to find a tripod with a load capacity specifications slightly above the total weight of your instrument before. Many tripods in the market are designed to withstand heavy loads, but if you only have light equipment why expend the extra money to buy a tripod whose capacity far exceeds your needs.
Tripod Head (Head) Built-in
If the tripod head to be purchased has defects, check the stability and robustness of the head. Tripod head are not good usually still “nod” bit though all locks are tightened. Continue reading “Tips on Buying a Tripod: Some Important Features for Consideration”

Choosing a Tripod Head: Ball head vs Pan Tilt Head

This time we will focus on the tripod head. If you decide to buy a tripod that does not have a head (tripod head) congenital, meaning you have to buy separately in addition to the tripod head itself. Tripod head there are two categories:

Ball Head

Type Ball Head tripod head movements using a simple mechanism of the ball and socket that allows the camera to move in any orientation. The main advantage is that type of ball head using a simple mechanism, it is usually very stable type of ball head. Once the position is locked, the camera is really calm and nodded again. Another advantage is, because it involves only a few moving parts, it will be more durable and relatively clean always.
The major drawback of this type is when we move the camera position. Because the mechanism of a ball, then when we loosen the lock he moves toward the two axes simultaneously, vertical-axis the horizontal axis – right and left). Suppose we want to tilt the camera, as we tilt the horizontal level apparently also changed.
Pan Tilt Head Continue reading “Choosing a Tripod Head: Ball head vs Pan Tilt Head”

Monopod, Purchased Important?

After a few belfot article discusses the tripod: 12 reasons to buy a tripod, tripod buying tips and tips on choosing a tripod head, several readers to send questions on a monopod. Outline roughly the same question, important to buy a monopod? What is the difference between the tripod and monopod?

Advantages Compared Tripod Monopod:
In general monopod will not replace a tripod. You will not be able to take pictures using a monopod bulb. But if you are looking for a tool to help stabilize the camera from shock, helping take pictures in dim light conditions or just want a sharper picture, there is some value monopod than a tripod, among others:
More Lightweight and Compact monopod, tripod can weigh three times heavier than the monopod. Not to mention quite a hassle sometimes we bring a tripod because of the thicker even though it was folded. Monopod fairly quick and easy to tuck in your camera bag.
Quickly assembled, with a monopod what we do is bide monopod, monopod mounting the camera to the ground and positioned before use. With a tripod you should spread his legs one by one, if you happen to be on the surface is not flat you have to balance the length of each leg. Continue reading “Monopod, Purchased Important?”

Understanding Neutral Density Filter – ND Filters

What Is a Neutral Density Filter?
Filter Neutral Density (ND) filter is a major for long exposure photos. ND filters are no different from the physical shape and fitted with a polarizing filter in front threaded lens, look at the photo below. ND stands for Neutral Density, Neutral said more or less because it does not change the direction and character of the light. While the word Density because it reduces the intensity of the light. So more or less could be interpreted as a useful filter to reduce the intensity of the light, but does not change its character.

ND Filter Ideal Concept
A perfect ND filter should cut the light evenly. This means that they will not change color. If you are photographing an object, fitted or not fitted with filters ND should have exactly the same color. In fact, the optical quality of a ND filter will affect the tonal and color. See photo below, after the ND filter fitted, color images tend to yellow than before the filter fitted.
Uses and How it Works ND Filters
The primary use of a neutral density filter is to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. Application filters in general is to take pictures in a long exposure time. Continue reading “Understanding Neutral Density Filter – ND Filters”

Macro Lens Reverse Ring With Festive Offers

After the two previous article we discussed about using alternate lenses macro close up filters and extension tubes, this time we will discuss how to get a macro lens of your kit lens using a reverse ring.

It seems strange, but when we put a 50mm prime lens or a standard zoom lens kit (18-55mm or 17-50mm) in reverse camera (the lens attached to the front end of the camera body) to use additional tools called reverse ring, we’ll get a macro lens High quality at affordable prices. We could use other lenses, but the 50mm prime lens and a standard zoom lens kit seems to be a popular choice because it is relatively cheap.
Lens with a focal length longer than 50mm magnification effect (magnification) is too little, while the wide lens magnification effect is too much.
Since most of the DSLR camera owners already have a kit zoom lens or a 50mm prime lens, the macro lens method with a reverse ring has become a very attractive option. Simply by buying a small ring at very cheap price, we already have a special macro lenses and can shoot pretty qualified small objects from very close range.
There are two ways to use the reverse ring: Continue reading “Macro Lens Reverse Ring With Festive Offers”

Know Your Lens Standard or Normal

In the world of photography, the normal lens or standard lens is a lens that has a range of view is similar to the human eye under normal conditions, hence the normal lens. Why is the standard? first because the point of view that is similar to the human eye so it is not distorted. Second, because the lens with a focal length
Shorter distortion effect whilst widening the lens has a focal length that is longer than a standard lens distortion effect compressed.

Lens with a focal length shorter than the standard lens called a wide angle lens (wide angle). While the lens with a focal length longer than a standard lens called a telephoto lens.

Focal Length Lens Film Camera Era Standard
Standard lens focal length is determined by the size of the camera sensor. A lens with a focal length equal to the diagonal size of the sensor (film) cameras usually called a standard lens. In the era of 35mm film cameras, lenses are all standard lenses with a focal length of 50mm. 50mm size is only approach, because in practice all lenses with a focal length ranges between 40-58 mm lens can be considered standard. Just because a pioneering Leica 35mm format film chooses to make a lens with a focal length of 50 mm that all camera manufacturers follow suit. Continue reading “Know Your Lens Standard or Normal”

What is Prime Lens? What are the advantages?

What is a prime lens or fixed lens? Prime lens is a lens that has only one focal length. Examples of prime lenses is the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens, Nikon 35mm f/1.4G, 20mm f/2.8 Canon EF 90mm f/2.8 or Tamron Macro lens.

All lenses have only one single focal length lenses are called prime or fixed, as opposed to a zoom lens that has a focal length of many points. If you only have one prime lens focal length zoom lens while having a lot of focal length, then what are its advantages?

Some Prime Lenses Features
Some properties below is a generalization, because there are certain prime lens may be defective or does not match the expectations of quality or more expensive. However, the majority of prime lenses bearing the following properties:
1. Size and Weight, prime lenses have a small physical size, lighter and more compact. With only one point focal length, the prime lens should not have the intricate mechanical construction so that the shape and size more efficiently.
2. Quality, prime lenses tend to have very good optical quality. Manufacturers make prime lenses and just had to focus how to produce the best image quality at the focal length.
3. Price, prime lenses are usually more affordable in price because it has a mechanism construction and simpler than zoom lenses. No need to move elements at zoom in zoom out.
4. Fast lenses, prime lenses usually have a very wide maximum aperture so as to gather a lot of light. Qualities that make prime lenses are called fast lenses because we can use a higher shutter speed while maximizing the aperture. Wide aperture also makes brighter viewfinder.
5. Bokeh. One of the most sought-after characteristics of the prime lens is the quality of the resulting bokeh this lens. Because it has a large maximum aperture, the quality of the bokeh will be more okay. Read tips to make bokeh photos here and here.
6. Zoom In legs, prime lens spur us to be creative. With no zoom feature, then we are forced to foot and think harder when composing a photograph. Many argue that this could spur our creativity when taking pictures.