Canon EOS-1D X Press Release

Here a press release about the new Canon EOS-1D X. I’m still sticking to my old and ageing Canon 30D. Being a hobbyist, I don’t really want to splurge and upgrade all the time. Mainly, if I can continue to take good photos with my existing photography equipment, there is no hurry to change unless my current equipment goes kaput such as my last couple of digital compact cameras.

Going for this pro DSLR, with its huge 18.1 megapixel full frame sensor, your photo size would be very large especially if you store them in RAW format. If you plan on doing serious photography or need really high quality photos for sale, then that is the way to go. For simple pleasures for your own hobby portfolio or family album, such huge sizes are overkill.

Still there are power photographers just as there are power users for digital gadgets and computers for those who want to squeeze out every bit of feature from their equipment. So this would be it I suppose! Read the rest of this entry »

Canon EOS 30D Battery

There are two Canon EOS 30D batteries which you have to take note. Although basically most of us would know and remember to charge up the main Lithium-Ion battery so that our photography equipment would be ever ready to catch that perfect shot, which consequently when the battery is brand new would yield about 500 photo shots. The less noted little button battery which is used for keeping the date and time on the Canon EOS 30D tend to be overlooked. And that’s what happened to me. Read the rest of this entry »

Buying reliable Photography Equipment

My friend sends me an article with the title “Study: Cheap Cameras Break More than Expensive Ones, and Panasonic Breaks Least”. Thinking back on my experience on photography equipment that I bought, I agree with the title. The article should read “Cheap Compact Cameras breaks more…” as the study only refers to compact cameras and not on DSLR because they didn’t have enough data for comparison of DSLR camera warranty claim. Read the rest of this entry »

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ7

I’ve decided to switch over to Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ7 compact camera instead of getting a brand new Canon compact camera. Panasonic Lumix range has some very good features lately and I noticed Canon has not been in keeping with some of the advances for point-and-shoot cameras. Canon is probably concentrating more on their EOS DSLR camera as they are pushing the Canon EOS 7D DSLR a lot lately.

I may have a Canon EOS DSLR 30D however it can’t be denied that a compact camera is very convenient to carry around. After all you won’t always be trying to capture some artistic shot all the time, perhaps a simple family gathering and you didn’t want to carry a large bulky photography equipment along, so carrying a point-and-shoot compact camera makes sense here. Read the rest of this entry »

Canon Shutter Button Problem

At first it happened to my brother-in-law’s Canon EOS 40D DSLR camera, and then now it was my Canon EOS 30D DSLR shutter button that was not working.

The Canon shutter button problem is rather irritating when it happens. You will still be able to get a focus lock, but upon further depressing the shutter button, the shutter would not release!

“What gives?” and you will be wondering what happened to your Canon DSLR camera. Read the rest of this entry »

Canon Picture Style – Extended Functions

If you find the photography basics picture style format is less than what you want, you could do more than just tweak the basic photography style settings by uploading additional Canon Picture Styles. For more choice of Canon Picture Styles you can download additional extended picture styles from Canon website for use with your Canon EOS DSLR camera. And in addition if you want to customize in detail or create your own original picture style you could do so too. But for now I’ll just stick to the ones available provided by Canon. Read the rest of this entry »

Canon Picture Style

Most of the modern photography equipment provides a simple way for how a basic photography will be processed. In the Canon DSLR they call it picture style setting which provide a certain amount of control over how the photo is processed. While most compacts will provide three simple settings called Neutral, Standard and Vivid, the Canon DSLR provide a much wider fine tuning.

The photography basics mode that comes pre-set with the camera body are: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome. An additional 3 user define settings where you can download additional picture style into your camera for additional choices of photographic expression. Read the rest of this entry »

Panasonic GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 released by Panasonic consumer electronics was introduced as its second Micro Four Thirds digital camera.

The new 12.1 megapixel camera features a compact body that is smaller than the standard DSLR digital cameras. The Panasonic GH1 comes with a few new improvements including a new Venus Engine HD inage sensor, which delivers better noise reduction performance and faster image processing speeds. Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Photography Tips

Recently, my cousin wanted some wedding photography tips and how to go about taking better wedding reception photos. I’m sure many would experience a lot of difficulties especially going for wedding night photos assignment for the first time. The wedding photography tips is based on my own experience and may not be the best way to go around doing it. After all each wedding photographer would find out by themselves what would be the best way to go about doing proper wedding reception photography.

Most of us are not super rich; we don’t have so much money to splurge on the best photography equipment! So we have to start with cheaper equipment and work our way up to better photography equipment later. Read the rest of this entry »

Flash Photography Equipment and Flash Digital Photography

When you don’t have enough light you need the use of flash photography equipment to help you with your photography basics picture taking. Any digital camera whether it is DSLR or compact or mobile camera works under the same principal. They all need good lighting condition for a good photo taking. Read the rest of this entry »

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