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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens


Ask a bunch of photographers what their favorite lens is - and you will likely hear the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens mentioned. It is sharp, small, light, inexpensive and with an f1.4 aperture, fast.


The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens finds a home with many photographers - from pro to casual - for several reasons.


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The "lensbaby" is a simple, single element lens mounted in a flexible housing which allows it not only to be focused, but tilted as well. Yes, it's a tilt lens too.  The aperture can be varied from f2.8 to f8 via the use of a series of fixed aperture stops. You change stops by removing a rubber retaining ring, changing the stop (which looks like a washer) and replacing the rubber retaining ring.


Digital Camera Battery Life



“How to make it last longer.”


Digital camera battery life is one of the most important factors in your enjoyment of photography.

Neglect it and you run the risk of missing that important shot.

Here Ziv Haparnas, a technology veteran, tells us how to make digital camera battery life last as long as possible.


Article by Ziv Haparnas

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Canon ups-its-anti with the Optura Xi, a revised and refined take on the Optura 10. Sitting firmly on the high-end of the Optura line, the Xi is a 2-megapixel CCD camcorder with digital camera capabilities. The Optura Xi captures footage or stills to tape with an 11x optical zoom. A slew of well designed manual features and automatic settings that make it worthy competitor to higher priced camcorders. A flaw of this camcorder however is the lack of outstanding low-light performance.

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The Nikon D300 is a 12.3-megapixel professional[1] DX format digital single-lens reflex camera that Nikon Corporation announced on 23 August 2007 along with the Nikon D3 FX format camera. It replaced the D200 as Nikon's DX format flagship DSLR. The D300 was officially discontinued by Nikon on September 11, 2009, being succeeded by the Nikon D300S, which was released July 30, 2009.

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