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Oppo F1s: The Selfie ExpertThe Oppo F1s smartphone is being marketed as a ‘Selfie Expert’. The reason is it has a higher resolution camera at the front compared to the one at the back. When the whole world of smartphones revolve around more powerful rear cameras Oppo has quietly gone on to oblige the selfie-shooter. The front camera (the one that... Read more »
Ever since the Northlight posted some blurry images which they claimed to be the rumored 5D Mark IV, the rumor mills are abuzz. It was rumored back in July that an official announcement can happen as early as this August. The date appears to be 27th. Canon has already scheduled a new event for that... Read more »
How to Use Backlighting to Isolate Your SubjectI love shooting with backlighting. Backlighting is one of those acquired tastes in photography that can give your work a completely new dimension. Reason? Because not too many photographers know how to use it, and certainly, not too many people know how to set it up correctly. Backlighting To begin using backlighting in your photography... Read more »
Essential Tips to Improve your PhotographyIf you have recently migrated from a compact point & shoot to a DSLR you no doubt will be very excited. Finally you are in a position to make ‘better’ photos with your bigger and more professional looking camera. But, there is a problem. Your ‘smarter’ camera somehow isn’t quite able to make better photos... Read more »
Canon could very well be working on a new design for a Wi-Fi adapter and that would be sitting inside your camera’s SD card slot. Yes. You read it right. Though there has not been an explicit implication that the new Wi-Fi adapter is going to look like a SD card or where it could... Read more »
Nikon Coolpix W100 AnnouncedThis is just in. Nikon has announced the new Coolpix W100 compact camera. This one is aimed at replacing the older S33 model. This is evidently a camera that is aimed at casual photographers, kids getting started in photography and for those who want a funky looking camera to pull out at events and get-togethers.... Read more »
It’s official! Nikon has officially announced the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens. This would be the auto-focusing iteration of the extremely popular 105mm focal length. Currently, Nikon sells two more versions in this focal length segment. One is the well-built AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D and the other one is the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8. The defocus... Read more »
Going by the recent updates and rumors, Tamron, it seems, have registered a new 20mm f/2 Di VC USD lens. The lens has very recently been registered in Japan. This lens is the latest among a series of other lenses that have been patent filed by Tamron. These include a 70-200mm f/4 VC, a SP... Read more »