A new Canon full frame sensor is capable of recording faint stars and capturing images in extreme low light.
Your digital camera does a lot more work to turn what you see in the viewfinder into a finished image than you probably give it credit for. Understanding a little of what goes on deep inside your digital camera’s circuitry will help you understand some of the many options that you have to play with. Our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates the sophisticated process your camera goes through to transform captured light into an image on your screen.
SLR manufacturers use different mounts, so you must check the lens you’re buying. But checking the mount doesn’t guarantee compatibility. You also need to ensure it offers the right degree of coverage.
All lenses create a circular image, and the sensor simply records a rectangular portion of this. Some lenses project a large image circle – big enough to cover a full-frame sensor. But when used with a camera with a small sensor, these create a tighter crop – called crop factor.
Your EOS camera is a picture-taking tool that’s been designed to capture tens of thousands of photos without any problems – and your lenses should provide a lifetime of service, too. But, like all tools, it needs to be looked after properly if it’s to keep running smoothly. By far your biggest concern will be dust, and the tutorial inside will show you a simple Canon sensor cleaning technique to keep your EOS camera running smoothly.
Does the bigger sensor inside a full frame DSLR like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or new Nikon D800 give you better pictures? We investigate the pros and cons of going full frame.
Dust on your D-SLR’s sensor can ruin your image. Watch this video to find out how to use Photoshop’s dust removal tools to get blemish free shots. No matter how careful you are, dust always seems to end up in the inner workings of your D-SLR. This is most problematic in landscape photography as shooting [...]