Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    | Accessories, Reviews | 17/09/2013 00:01am
    Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    Getting stability and freedom of movement when using large, heavy lenses is paramount. In our latest group test we’ve taken six of the top gimbal heads and alternatives on the market to find out which offers the best stability.

    Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

    | Lenses, Reviews | 15/09/2013 14:00pm
    Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

    The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x costs a small fortune, but look at all you get for 12 grand. Find out how we rate it in our Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS review

    What is a macro lens? Magnification and minimum focus distance explained

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 23/08/2013 10:38am
    Using macro lenses: how much magnification do you need?

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we answer the question ‘What is a macro lens?’. In our infographic we explain some of the finer points of using macro lenses and illustrate the effects different magnifications can produce with your subjects.

    Camera lenses explained: how to get sharp photos using macro lenses

    | Photography Tips | 19/08/2013 00:01am
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    In the fifth and final part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how to explore the close-up potential of macro lenses and discover a whole new world in almost any and every photo location.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using fisheye lenses

    | Photography Tips | 05/08/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using fisheye lenses

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we how to embrace the extreme distortion created by fisheye lenses and get really striking results.

    Sigma Mount Conversion Service: switch cameras but keep using your old lenses!

    | News | 01/08/2013 11:27am
    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: first-ever zoom lens with wide constant aperture unveiled

    Sigma has introduced a new Mount Conversion Service that will allow photographers to swap their lenses over to a new camera system should they decide to switch brands – whether you shoot with DSLR or a CSC.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

    | Photography Tips | 29/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how extending the reach of your photography with a telephoto lens can help 
you capture scenes that are beyond the scope of other optics.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

    | Photography Tips | 22/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

    In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we turn our attention to prime lenses. In this post we explain why you might wish to swap the convenience of a zoom lens for the speed and quality of a prime lens to drastically improve the quality of your photos.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos with any type of lens

    | Photography Tips | 15/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos with whatever lens you've got

    Our latest Shoot Like A Pro series aims to help you understand how to get the sharpest photos possible with your lenses. All the camera lenses explained in this series are common optics used by most photographers. Over the next several weeks we’ll explain how to get sharp photos with all types of camera lenses, from prime lenses, telephoto lenses, fisheyes to macro lenses. This week we start with wide-angle lenses.

    Lens distortion correction: improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/07/2013 11:00am
    Lens distortion correction: how to improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

    Not all of us can afford expensive lenses, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with poor quality images. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to make simple in-camera adjustments to fine-tune your lens’ performance and help eliminate imperfections like colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.

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