The Complete Canon Lens Abbreviations Glossary

WHAT THE CANON? Welcome to the world of photography, where geeky scientists make great lens… and use all their secret codes to confuse consumers. Fret not, this guide will explain those EF-S, STM Canon lens acronyms and abbreviations to you, and a small history lesson to help you better understand.     MOUNTS Unlike Nikon which has stuck to their “F-mount” for a long time, Canon has a history of changing their mount systems. 1930s to 1950s : Canon adopted Leica’s Screw Mount (LTM) system. 1959 : R Mount 1964 :…

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Singapore Cosplay, Anime and Game Events 2017

  FEB 11 Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore Note : This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay! Time : 1600 Venue : Merlion Park Admission : Free FEB  17 TO FEB 20 Cosfest Sea : Beyond the Great Horizons Time : To be on board the Mariner of the Sears from 11am to 3pm, set sail at 5pm Venue : Mariner of the Seas (Cruise from Singapore to Penang, then back to Singapore) Admission : $495 per pax for interior stateroom, $567 for ocean view room MAR 5 Kurate Gakuen Cosplay Gathering Time : 1300 Venue : Scape…

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Singapore Photography Places – The Ultimate Guide

INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO THE LITTLE RED DOT Welcome to the ultimate guide for the best photography places in Singapore. While Singapore may be a “little red dot”, a little exploration on the island state will surprise you with it’s multi-culture and many secret scenic photography spots. This is a compilation of the many locations in Singapore that I have been to over the past years, and not just the “tourist worthy” photography spots that is. The main purpose of this post is to move people away from posting more “common” photos of the Marina…

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Free Lightroom Presets, Plugins and Goodies

Hey guys, following up with my Photoshop freebies and goodies post (link below), I figured to do another one for you guys. This time round, I compiled a list of good stuff for Lightroom. Surprisingly, free Lightroom presets are hard to find and most of them are paid options… but I still managed to dig up a (hopefully) decent list, enjoy. LIGHTROOM PRESETS 1) PresetLove : This is probably my number one site for finding Lightroom presets, and it has a lot of it. All for free. 2) FreeLightroomPresets.co : A set…

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Photoshop VS Lightroom. Which is better?

  THE AGE OLD QUESTION Aliens versus Predator, Marvel versus Capcom, and the age old question, Photoshop versus Lightroom. Putting the other apps aside, I guess this is also the first question people who are interested in post processing will ask. Which is the better app for post processing, Photoshop or Lightroom? What is the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom? I know, there are already a lot of these “difference” articles out there. So I shall do something a little more than the rest. Apart from an apple orange comparison, I shall add a bit of history and my personal experiences…

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Free Download Photoshop Brushes, Plugins, Textures and Goodies

DOWNLOADS GALORE BUT BEWARE OF “FREE” Howdy people, in one of my older post, I gave a long list of where to download free stock photos (link at the bottom of this post). So now, I figured to make another post on where to download free Photoshop brushes, free Photoshop Plugins, free textures and goodies for you fellow Photoshoppers. Yep, just as my previous post, this is a small note before you go on a download frenzy – Some of these “free resources” may be free for your personal projects,…

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The Complete Samyang Lens Abbreviations Glossary

THE MANY FACES Samyang, some may have heard of it as the Korean noodle. But the Korean Lens Maker has been around since the 1970s and manufacturing all sorts of optics. Not many may have heard of the Samyang brand, but maybe Vivitar, Falcon, Rokinon, Walimex, Bower, Opteka, Bell & Howell, Polar, and Pro-Optic will ring a bell. Yep, Samyang manufactures lens for all these brand names. So when you are buying any of those, think Samyang. Each brand may have their abbreviations slightly different, but the technology should be the same.…

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Websites To Download Free Stock Photos That Don’t Suck

FREE STOCK PHOTOS FOR DOWNLOAD, NOT REALLY FREE FOR EVERYTHING Digital artist, blogger, publisher or whichever, you probably need stock photos for your works. But as this world works, not every photo you find on the Internet is free. You might have heard of “copyright”, where you cannot publish the works without permission. Then, there’s “copyleft” or creative commons. Which, allows you to use the works with some strings attached. But take note, you might still land in trouble even if it is a copyleft photo. You see, not all copyleft photos are “totally…

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