Super Zoom on Safari

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In 1998, a wannabe wildlife photographer’s dream came true when Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened. I’ve always wanted to bring a super zoom telephoto lens to this park and I did just that during Mousefest 2008. There were three specific locations at Animal Kingdom I wanted to try my super zoom lens, Nikon’s 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED … Continue reading "Super Zoom on Safari"
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Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!

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No, it’s not the name of a new ballroom dance craze. Bokeh is used to describe a certain camera lens characteristic. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzzy. Sounds like a strange characteristic for a lens to have, doesn’t it? Bokeh describes how the background looks when shooting with the lens at … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!"
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Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture

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To get the sharpest images possible with your lens, it’s best not to use the widest or smallest apertures. Most lenses are optimized in the f/5.6 – f/11 aperture range and give their best performance when stopped down a couple of f-stops from the widest aperture. If you have a 50mm f/1.8 lens, it’s best … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture"
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