Why are camera lenses so expensive?

Have you wondered why camera lenses are so expensive? Aren’t they just pieces of glass? Pros and amateurs alike are often baffled by the prohibitive cost of high performance lenses which can easily cost several times more than the camera itself. Here’s a video that briefly takes you through the lens manufacturing process at Canon. […]

Choosing focal length for your DSLR

Choosing the right lens for your DSLR may turn out to be much more difficult – and more critical decision than buying the camera body itself. After all, a lens is a single most greatest factor that affects the picture quality.

Mega Wasted Pixels – The Digital Camera Myth

Digital camera market is full of advertising gibberish boasting high number of megapixel designed to lure consumer and beginner photographers into believing that more megapixel equals better picture and a better camera.

DIY Macro Photography

If you’re into photography, you’ll most likely want to experiment with macro photography sooner or later. It’s fun and exciting. However, proper macro lenses can get pretty expensive. Most novices and non-professional photo enthusiasts are not likely to shell out big cash for specialty lenses. Instead, most of them resort to DIY macro tricks.

Color correcting digital photos using Photoshop

No one and no camera’s auto AE program gets perfect exposure every time. In the film days, photographers were able to compensate for this imperfection in the development lab. During the film developing and print process, dodging, burning, and exposure duration can be used in combination to tweak the print. In digital, we don’t have […]

It’s a good time to get a digital Single Lens Reflex – Nikon D90

I’ve waited long enough. Time has come for me to get a DSLR. I have ran out of excuses not to get one. I can no longer justify using film or shoot pocket cam when a job at hand demands more. While full-frames still cost more than what I want to spend most decent pro-consumer […]