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Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Focusing speed and precision are key considerations when buying a new camera. Some models use a phase-detection autofocus (AF) system, while others use contrast-detection AF, and some offer the advantages of both.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2023  |  0 comments

It’s not uncommon for photographers to adopt a “set-it-and-forget it” mentality when configuring their cameras, thereby ending up with photographs that aren’t as good as possible. Whether you call this habit lazy or uninformed, there are times when the choice of a custom setting results in more creative images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers set their camera for Auto White Balance and never modify the setting regardless of the subject at hand. If that sounds like you it may explain why the colors in your photos don't accurately convey the colors in a scene.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2023  |  0 comments

The quick tutorial below from the Adorama TV YouTube channel is all about the basics of using ISO when selecting your camera settings, and when choosing the sensitivity setting should be the first thing you do. Then, depending upon light levels and the scene at hand, you can modify shutter speed and f/stop if need be.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced photographers turn up their noses at the Program exposure mode, preferring to shoot in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual. But as you'll see in this quick video from the Great Big Photography World channel, there are situations under which this "beginner" mode makes total sense—even if you have advanced skills.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  2 comments

As part of Nikon’s 100th Anniversary celebration stock photo company depositphotos has analyzed millions of files from its stock photo library and released some very interesting statistics regarding Nikon usage throughout the world. 

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 16, 2016  |  0 comments

While many if not most of our readers shoot images in Raw format most of the time, there are times when you want to shoot a JPEG file. For instance, when you shoot in Raw+JPEG mode. :-)

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture true-to-life photos so they look as great as possible straight out of the camera. That means paying close attention to exposure focus, and other key shooting variables, as well as choosing the proper camera settings for the specific task at hand.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments

To explore the old adage that great photography isn’t just about the gear, the folks at Mango Street put together this interesting and amusing challenge between a pro using an entry-level Canon Rebel T3i with a kit lens and an amateur armed with Canon’s high-end 5D Mark IV and pro-quality 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2023  |  0 comments

The history of photography and camera technology is littered with controversies about the “best” way to capture an image. For a while shooters questioned the value of autofocus, then there was a debate regarding the quality of digital images vs. those shot with film.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the first things many of us learned when first getting started is to always use the lowest ISO setting possible. While this rule may be true in certain situations, other times it can be detrimental to the images you make.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of you are familiar with the farcical notion that, “You’re not a real photographer unless you always use your camera’s Manual mode.” Well, the video below takes the opposite and equally controversial view.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

OK, we know this one is going to be controversial, but when Matt Granger speaks, people listen because he’s been a top pro for many years. And for someone known as “the Nikon Guy” for the past 15 years, a decision to sell all his high-end gear and move to another system is a really big deal.

Steve Meltzer  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Like the Olympus Pen, the Panasonic GX8 and the Fujifilm X-T10, the Df’s clean lines, sharp edges and large controls are reminiscent of the finest cameras of film’s glory days in the 1980s and 1990s. They are part of the “retro style” trend that, in the words of the inimitable Yogi Berra, is “déjà vu all over again.”

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and other top-tier camera and lens makers offer refurbished products directly to end users via special pages on their website. You can save some dough, but do you want to own a renewed product? Let's unpack this…

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