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Have Camera, Will Photograph Stars @ BobAtkins

Wed February 8, 2012

Have a good DSLR and have always wanted to photograph the stars? Here’s a tutorial from Bob Atkins on just how to go about doing it with your camera, a sturdy tripod and a telephoto lens. It covers focusing, exposure, image stacking, shutter speed to use, and how to photograph the Moon (how we all start), star trails, the Sun (yikes, but beautiful) and the planets.

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Samsung HZ30W / WB600 Review @ BobAtkins

Wed December 28, 2011

Samsung HZ30W / WB600

Samsung HZ30W / WB600

The Samsung HZ30W also meets my requirements for manual control, long shutter speeds, optical stabilization and has a pretty good Schneider-Kreuznach 3.9-58.5/3.2-5.8 lens (24-360mm 35mm equivalent).

We’ve added a new Samsung HZ30W / WB600 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

BobAtkins has published their review of the Samsung HZ30W / WB600, an ultra zoom with its 12MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CCD image sensor), 15x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-360mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Smart Auto, PASM, Scene modes, Smart Face Recognition, Perfect Portrait System, Smart Filter, Beauty Mode, and HD Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps with stereo sound.

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SAMSUNG HZ30W / WB600 REVIEWS
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2011-12-28 Samsung HZ30W / WB600 BobAtkins
2011-05-02 Samsung HZ30W / WB600 DigiCamReview
2011-02-01 Samsung HZ30W / WB600 Trusted Reviews
2010-05-31 Samsung HZ30W / WB600 PhotographyBLOG

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Pentax Q Review @ BobAtkins

Fri December 16, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

The Pentax Q is something of a mixed bag. There’s no denying it has a huge appeal to anyone who loves gadgets.

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BobAtkins has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Review @ BobAtkins

Mon June 13, 2011

Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D

Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D

The [Canon] T3i would be a good buy for the novice user who wants a camera that they can “grow into” with time.

We’ve added a new Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

BobAtkins has published their review of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D digital SLR camera with 18MP resolution on a large APS-C CMOS image sensor, a large 3.0-in. high resolution (1.04 million dots) Vari-angle LCD display screen, ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), and Full HD Movie 1920×1080 at 24fps. It is targeted to Families, as well as beginner and serious amateur photographers.

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Understanding High-Speed Sync Flash

Mon February 14, 2011

Bob Atkins has written a tutorial explaining how a DSLR camera’s shutter speed curtain works and how this limits the highest flash sync speed possible to about 1/200 sec.

It can get a bit technical but what you should retain from it is that if you want to be able to use flash in bright daylight, your camera needs to support high-speed sync flash. Why would you ever want to use high-speed sync flash in daylight? To fill-in your subject using flash. But if you also want to use a large aperture to blur the background, you now have a problem because a large aperture means that you need to use a fast shutter speed, usually at around 1/2000 sec., much faster than the 1/120 sec. a normal sync is. Hence the need for high-speed sync.

If you want the whole technical treatise on the subject, be sure to read the tutorial at: Bob Atkins.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review @ Bob Atkins

Thu July 15, 2010

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 1D MkIV is a remarkable camera, [...] delivering images of outstanding quality under adverse conditions.

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Bob Atkins has published their review of the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR, with 16MP resolution (27.9 x 18.6 mm CMOS), 45-Point Autofocus System, Fast 10 fps Continuous Shooting, ISO sensitivity to ISO 102400, 3.0-in. LCD (920K dots), EOS Integrated Cleaning System, full EF and EX Speedlite compatibility, weather-proof magnesium-alloy body, and Full HD (1080p) Video.

You can read the full Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Review at: Bob Atkins.

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CANON EOS 1D MARK IV REVIEWS
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2010-10-25 Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Imaging Resource
2010-07-15 Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Bob Atkins
2010-03-05 Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DigitalCameraReview
2010-02-22 Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DPReview
2009-12-28 Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Jens Dresling

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Review @ Bob Atkins

Mon May 24, 2010

Canon EOS T2i / 550D

Canon EOS T2i / 550D

It’s quite clearly the best Digital Rebel yet. In fact it’s the first Digital Rebel I’ve tested that I’d seriously think about buying for myself.

We’ve added a new Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D [Specs] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

Bob Atkins has published their review of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D digital SLR camera with 18MP resolution on a large APS-C CMOS image sensor, a large 3.0-in. high resolution (1.04 million dots) LCD display screen, ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), and Full HD Movie 1920×1080 at 30fps. It is targeted to Families, as well as beginner and serious amateur photographers.

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Copyright for Photographers

Thu March 11, 2010

Did you know that any photograph you take is automatically copyrighted to you? So when is a copyright notice needed?

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Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 SP XR Di II Lens Review @ BobAtkins

Fri February 19, 2010

Bob Atkins has published their review of the Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 SP XR Di II, an image stabilized 3x optical zoom lens (26-75mm equiv.) for APS-C digital SLR cameras. It is priced about US $630, US $400 less than its nearest competitor, the Canon EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS USM, and comes with a 6 year warranty.

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