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Understanding Lens Features’ Abbreviations

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Every company has its own feature branding. It is confusing keeping this straight within your favorite brand, let alone when looking at other brands. This applies to understanding common lens features when comparing OEM lenses of independent manufacturers. The following enumerates some of these key lens features and identify the branding letters. I will focus…

Matching Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Desktop Images

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I was on Lightroom, today, comparing pictures sync’d from Lightroom on my iPad with RAW files  imported directly into Lightroom from an sd-card. Try as I might, I could not make adjustments to the RAW file match the settings of the one sync’d… until… (tl;dr, skip to the bottom) Workflow First, I should describe the…

Howto: Build a Cheap, Modular Off-camera dSLR eTTL Flash Extension

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I was going to help shoot my aunt and uncle’s 50th anniversary event. I didn’t really know what would be going on and I thought it might be an opportunity to augment ambient light via a my eTTL flash. I have a 2 ft. long, stretchy off-camera cable Pixel eTTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord (a $20+…

The Magic of Magic Lantern on a Canon dSLR

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I finally got to loading the Magic Lantern firmware onto my Canon T1i/500D and I am so excited! Magic Lantern is a firmware add-on for Canon dSLRs that enhances their use. It does not replace the camera’s built-in firmware, so you can use the camera as expected. It can be easily bypassed, too, so you…

Canon vs. Nikon (redux)

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Picking between Nikon and Canon camera systems is never quite clear. Here was how the deliberation went for one person getting into digital photography for the first time, seriously.

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