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Lenses lie…  It’s a simple truth. Do you want to xinsure that your photos are as accurate as possible?  You should realize that all lenses distort images (at least a small amount). This is why you should take the extra step to remove lens distortion.  The technology is built right into Adobe Camera Raw so you […]

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2014-09-20 15mm LE

A couple of months ago one of my Photofocus posts Fifteen MM Fisheye Fun touched on how versatile this seemingly special purpose lens is. Here’s more. What is a Fisheye lens? Fisheye lenses come in two flavors, curvilinear and circular. A circular fisheye lens shows the photograph as a circle. All lenses project a circle […]

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A good, solid zoom lens is always nice to have in the bag. I’m fairly new to Fuji, but I’m pretty much in the mind-set of switching over to Fuji as soon as possible. The thing is, there are a few lenses I’m still waiting on to be released before I can fully commit to the new […]

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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis photographed from the Mississippi side.

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis photographed from the Mississippi riverside. “Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one. I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at less than twelve ounces. This […]

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Nifty LeviSim-5

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy one thing and it would make you a better photographer? Yet, as I read forums I always see comments like, “You can’t buy your way to better photos” or “There are no magic lenses that make you better.” Well, I’m telling you right now, no strings attached, […]

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Factor model Alexa Johns

Normal is defined as conforming to a standard, the usual, the typical or the expected. When it comes to photography, normal most often refers to the standard focal length lens on a camera. A normal lens sees about the same angle of view as the human eye. Let’s delve into what normal means and why […]

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Whenever I do any type of travel, whether it’s domestic or overseas, I always joke that it’s difficult for photographers to not look like traveling hoarders. After all, along with the standard luggage (for me, that’s one normal-sized suitcase and a small carry-on), we also have our camera gear to deal with, which is one […]

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