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Getting Started in Deep Space and Astrophotography

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It is sometimes said that astrophotography is one of the most challenging types of photography out there. There are numerous technical problems to overcome, substantial initial investments, and a considerable chance of getting burnt out if you get too frustrated. Luckily enough people have attempted astrophotography to form a general idea about what the best […]

C-4 Fisheye Lens

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Assembling the C-4 Optics 4.9mm f3.5 Hyperfisheye Prototype

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You guys have watched us gut a lot of lenses and cameras over the years. So I thought it would be fun for you to see us put one together from scratch. Compared to many of the lenses we’ve taken apart, this is all mechanical lens is rather simple: no focus motors, image stabilizers, etc. […]

Best Compact Cameras

Equipment

What to Look at to Find the Best Compact Camera for You

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Why Point and Shoot Cameras? Well, duh, because I wanted to use one. I go to the beach once a month. I wanted something that took better pictures than my cell phone, doesn’t involve carrying a bunch of gear, and doesn’t include changing lenses in blowing sand. Since I don’t use this type of camera often, I […]

Image Stabilization How To What Is

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How Image Stabilization Works In Camera and In Lens

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Image Stabilization comes in a variety of different names and types. Whether it’s called O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), VC (Vibration Compensation), VR (Vibration Reduction), IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization) or just IS (Image Stabilization), it all foundationally does the same thing – controls the effects of camera shake to produce sharper images. With the recent years, […]

Equipment

The Nikon P1000 is the Most Fun I’ve Had with a New Camera in Years

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With over ten years as a professional photographer, I don’t really get the ‘GAS’ (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) like I used to. I’ve become pretty content with the gear I’ve acquired over the years, and so new purchases have become more about the marginal upgrades and business expense than the excitement waiting for the FedEx delivery […]

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