Tips & Techniques

 

Should I buy the very latest DSLR camera?

 •  April 1

It's time for me to trade up from a Nikon D70 to a more advanced camera. The D7000 sounds perfect but the older D90 is still available at a much...

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Is a 50-mm f/1.4 lens better than a 50-mm f/1.8 lens?

 •  March 2

I have two zooms with a maximum aperture of f/4.5-5.6 so I'm planning to buy a "fast" 50-mm lens for low light photography without a tripod. What is...

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Is HDR Mode better than the Dynamic Range Expansion function?

 •  March 2

Most digital SLRs seem to have a dynamic range expansion function but I noticed that some also offer a High Dynamic Range mode and it's listed as a...

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Should I buy a D SLR with the kit lens?

 •  February 1

"I’ll be getting my first digital SLR soon, maybe the EOS T1i, but I’m not sure yet. I was wondering if I should buy it with the 18-55 mm kit...

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Should I trade up to get a D SLR with more megapixels?

 •  January 3

"I’ve been shooting with an EOS Rebel T1i and I'm happy with it but like any photo hobbyist, I am constantly trying to get better pictures. Would...

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Why do cameras struggle to take a shot in dark locations?

 •  January 3

"I just got my first digital-SLR camera and I am having difficulties already. I was trying to take photos of my son's Birthday party in our ...

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How effective is an image stabilizer?

 •  December 1

"Is a tripod really necessary for a 70-200 mm zoom lens? One friend says yes and another claims that an image stabilizer makes a tripod unnecessary....

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What camera features are necessary for Raw photos?

 •  December 1

"My Nikon D90 has numerous features for modifying the colour saturation, contrast, sharpness, D-Lighting, Noise Reduction, etc. of images that I will...

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Are there studies that compare the quality and longevity of the aftermarket inks?

 •  November 1

"Replacement ink cartridges of the same brand as my photo printer seem very expensive, especially when compared with refills done by kiosks. Have...

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What is the best point-and-shoot pocket camera? Bonnie

 •  November 1

That's a pretty broad question, Bonnie, and the answer depends on your budget, expectations as to feature set and the size of your pocket. However,...

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