Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens

I love my Nikkor 70-200 f./2.8 VR2 but let’s face it, the lens takes up a lot of weight and space in the carry-on luggage when you are traveling.  On trips when photography is not the main objective or when traveling with a carry-on only, there is room for the camera with one lens attached […]

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Choosing a Tripod–The Manfrotto190 CXPRO4, 4 Section Carbon Fiber Pro

Sometimes I think that choosing a tripod and ballhead is more difficult and more confusing than choosing a camera. Tripods and ballheads can be as expensive as your camera and they come in all varieties, makes and price points. Until you get some experience using different ones it’s hard to decide what to buy. Let’s […]

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Peterson, Bryan; Understanding Shutter Speed, Amphoto Books, 2008

This is another beautifully illustrated book by Bryan Peterson that explains basic photographic concepts, this time about shutter speed, in an easily understandable way. It is the perfect companion to Understanding Exposure and makes a nice complement to that book. Understanding Shutter Speed is divided into five sections. The first section discusses the six correct […]

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