Samyang 8mm f/3.5 CS II Fisheye Lens Review

THE OVERVIEW Website : Samyang 8mm F3.5 UMC Fish Eye CS II Get from eBay : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 250 for new (as of Feb 2017) Build Feels rugged, but rather plastic. Not weather sealed. Optics Decently good optical quality at around f/8. Mechanics Not much moving parts that can break. Value Cheap ok-good lens! Usefulness For a few super ultra wide landscape and unique shots. Overall Cheap interesting lens, why not? SOMETHING LOOKS FISHY Looking to do something…

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7 Ways On How To Remove Stuck Lens Filter

REMOVING A STUCK LENS FILTER Help, my lens filter is stuck! Fear not. You are not alone, and this has been a common pain among photographers since the ancient days. To help you remove a stuck lens filter, I have compiled a few methods on how to remove stuck lens filter in this guide. Some of them I have tried and worked really well… and a few of them are just plain dumb. Try it at your own risk. 😛 Before we start with the methods officially, I have a confession to make….

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Step-by-Step Guide On How To Do HDR Photography

THE KNOWN BUT UNKNOWN FEATURE? HDR is everywhere these days. You might have seen a “HDR mode” on smartphones and certain cameras, maybe even heard people say “try to use HDR, it is better”. But, just what is HDR!? Why are people using it, but not even knowing what it is? This is the very reason why I wrote this guide – to walk you right through the mysteries of how to do HDR photography. A) DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF HDR Rocket science alert… not really. HDR is the abbreviation for “high dynamic range”. Sounds…

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How to Do IR Photography That Don’t Suck

WELCOME TO INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY Bored of the “regular photography”? Looking to do some interesting alternate photography instead? Then you should totally learn how to do IR photography (infrared photography). If you are unsure how it looks like, here are a few good examples from Flickr. White trees, white grass and a surreal landscape, those are the characteristics of IR Photograph. These are the secrets of the unseen world. But you will need some understanding, and have quite a bit of work to capture this surreal beauty. Which is why I have written this not-so-secret guide to walk you through on…

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How to Do Light Trail Photography

LIGHT TRAIL PHOTOGRAPHY IS FASCINATING Welcome to my humble guide on how to do light trail photography. Back when I started photography, light trail is one of the first subjects that fascinated me. To me, traditional photography has always been capturing “a frame of time” in a photograph… Then came along a “mysterious” photo with long silky light streaks. I had my moment of “how is this possible”, “that is an amazing photo”, and I never knew that photography could do something so interesting. I then started to dig around for more information…

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[Review] Haida 10 Stops Neutral Density Filter

THE OVERVIEW Website : Haida ND3.0, 1000X Optical Glass Neutral Density Filter Get from eBay : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 90 Build Excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Landscape staple. Value   Decently priced. Average Mighty decent ND filter, well priced. THE BLACK GLASS ND filters have always been a staple to landscape photographers. While the “usual suspects” have always been 1 to 3 stops ND filters, some use a very dark ND filter of 10 stops and above for long exposures,…

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