May 10, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon DSLR Custom Functions Explained (CPN)


Custom Functions

Canon Professional Network published an article about the custom functions available on Canon DSLRs.

Most EOS digital cameras offer Custom Functions. These allow you to alter the way the camera operates to suit your own personal needs. Exposure, focusing and flash are just some of the areas covered by the functions. Each function has a factory-defined default setting, plus one or more alternative settings.

Custom Functions are set through the camera menu system. Find and select ‘Custom Functions’ and you will bring up a screen with each Custom Function number displayed. Select the appropriate number and you will be taken to a screen where you can select from the various options for that custom function.

Read the article at CPN –>

May 10, 2014
Posted in Tips

Photography Tips & Tricks Round-up

7 Simple, Cheap Photography Hacks You Should Try Out – Gizmodo


How to do Great Photography Even When Your Surroundings are Boring – Digital Photography School

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro – digitalcameraworld

Useful Photography Tip #83: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper – The Phoblographer

17 of the Greatest Camera Hacks of All Time – PetaPixel

The Ultimate Guide to Zone Focusing for Candid Street Photography – Digital Photography School

49 seriously good Canon DSLR tips, tricks, time savers and shortcuts – digitalcameraworld

What Does Art Look Like? – The Wall Street Journal

May 9, 2014
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New Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses Rumored For Photokina 2014

Photokina 2014Canon TS-E 45mm

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 (left) and TS-E 45mm f/2.8 (right)

Canon Rumors got word that Canon may announce new tilt-shift lenses for Photokina 2014.

Both the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 and TS-E 45mm f/2.8 are murmured to get replaced. And the possibility of a third tilt-shift lens (no hints here) is also in the air. The 90mm and 45mm are pretty old lenses, a replacement is not implausible. The lenses should be announced for Photokina 2014.

Some more speculation are going on about a Canon macro tilt-shift lens.

[via CR]

May 9, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Shot Portraits With A Tilt-Shift Lens (Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8)

Canon TS-E 45mm

Have you ever thought about shooting portraits with a tilt-shift lens? Sounds weird to you? Then check the article at Photofocus to see the creative possibilities that come with a tilt-shift lens. In the article the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 lens is discussed. From the incipit:

If you aren’t familiar with a Tilt-Shift lens, then you’re probably got a somewhat confused face going on as you read this. It is a special lens, mainly used for architectural photography, due to its ability to help correct perspective distortion and increase depth of field with the tilting action of the lens. Essentially the lens has a very precise bend in the middle that can be dialed in and angled.

But, one can use this tilting action to get just a nice slice or sliver of focus. These types of lenses create this specific kind of blur that is now highly mimicked in post processing applications and are now being integrated in many point and shoot cameras. Being a little bit of a bokeh and blur lover, I naturally thought that shooting portraits with this would be a rad experience!

[via Photofocus]

Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

May 8, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Fake A Professional Photographer (Video)

The video above comes from DigitalRev TV on YouTube. Don’t take it too seriously :-)

In the video they…

get one newbie photographer and have 1-week to train him up to fake it as a pro photographer, then he will face 1 real pro tog in a final challenge where a veteran pro photographer is the judge…will the judge find know which one is real and which one is fake?


May 8, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $679

Canon EF 24-105mm Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $678.99.

USA warranty, free shipping.

May 8, 2014
Posted in News

Want To Know How The Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS Lens Is Made? (Video)

The Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II lens sells for $10,500. Ever been curious how such lenses are manufactured? The 14 minutes video by petapixelcom on YouTube shows the whole process. Enjoy!

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

[via DIY Photography]

Specifications and description after the break.

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