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Yep you read that title right. I am going to be using the new Canon 7D MK II as my primary camera. For most of the last three years, I’ve mainly relied on Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. They are inexpensive, super easy to carry and offer amazing image quality. In the case […]

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fubar

When you first start out trying to learn any subject, you don’t know – what you don’t know. While this post may be very old hat to most of you, every day a brand new photographer visits Photofocus for the first time and I want to make sure everyone can get something valuable from the […]

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graymarket

Canon recently published a press release about gray market Canon products being sold in the USA. For those of our readers who live in the U.S., it is important to know what gray market stands for and what it means to you. Keep in mind, this affects all camera brand and manufacturers. I know many […]

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fiesta

Why do people still constrain the images they shoot to certain formats like 8×10 or 16×9? Why do frames also come in those sizes? Why do we differentiate between monochromatic and color? Why do digital cameras look like old film cameras? Why why why why? Why Are There Boundaries? The incremental, evolutionary funnel creates boundaries […]

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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

I hope you have a few minutes. I am going to compile one of my longest blog posts ever. It’s about photographing birds. I could write 10 books on this subject and still not cover everything. So this post won’t either. But hopefully there’s enough here to get anyone who’s seriously interested off to a […]

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Booksphotogs

Tis the season as they say and I can think of nothing better than a great photography book as a way to make the photographer in your home (even if that’s you) happy. All three of these books I list here are good enough that I can see myself reading them over and over. All […]

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7d

A few months back Canon made what I considered to be a startling announcement. The $1799 Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera was coming and it would not only be a major upgrade to the 7D, but it would in fact be a mini 1DX. Those are my words, not Canon’s but that is […]

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