Picasa Web Albums has been the best free sharing enabled cloud storage I have ever used. With large amounts of features with complete editing capabilities, Picasa offers a huge advantage over the more popular Flickr. Though relatively unknown to date, I expect Picasa to be widely adopted with the introduction of Google+ and will likely be a popular and increasingly updated method of storage and sharing.
Cloud storage is everywhere. From data backup, image sharing, music streaming, and even full operating systems, it is becoming difficult to find a company without it.
While the number of heavy users may be relatively small at the moment, expect this number to quickly increase with new music streaming options from heavy players like Google, Sony, and Apple, large increases in portable tablet sales, and even a push from Google for a completely cloud based OS.
There is an obvious lack of wide aperture lenses for Canon & Nikon’s 50mm equivalent focal length for cropped sensor cameras. While canon has some great L lenses in this category such as the 24mm f/1.4L and the 35mm 1.4L, these lenses are often over $1,500 placing them out of reach of most prosumer camera owners. Sigma has come to the rescue though offering quite a few lenses in this range, most notably though, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4.
Over the last several months, we have seen a number of DSLR cameras surface. What we have not seen is any movement on the prosumer/pro models of APS-C & Full frame cameras in recent years and as a result, there are quite a few rumors cerculating around on what to expect. Here are some basics of what to expect.
Regardless of your photographic abilities, we all have photos we need to store and share. Whether we are preserving memories, sharing new photos of our children or family, showing off some recent highlights, or demoing photographs for a client, we all have a need for networked storage.
Let’s face it, lenses get expensive. Great quality glass with a large maximum aperture does not come cheap, and purchasing a collection to cover a variety of focal lengths will quickly max out most budgets. Lets look at a couple tips to find lenses at a discount.
Panasonic has introduced an upgraded micro 4/3 interchangable lens camera. Replacing the DMC-GF2, the new model is 17% smaller and is also lighter than the previous model...
Sony has always been a major player in consumer electronics. However, when it comes to DSLR cameras, Sony has only recently entered the arena, and with only limited options. However, Sony wants to change all that with its new A77.
What to look for when buying a lens?
The two most popular reasons for shooting video with a DSLR camera are low light capabilities and depth of field. While the large format sensors of DSLRs help make this possible, it is really the lens that dictates whether these results may be achieved.
The Canon 60D is one of the newest cameras of the Canon line and one of the many using the Digic 4 Sensor. To judge the noise performance of the Digic 4 Sensor first hand, I conducted a test to demonstrate these effects.
Lenses are expensive and great lenses cost even more. While DSLR prices have fallen to the point where great cameras may be purchased under the $1000 threshold, professional glass prices begin at $1000. Even so, we have found several lenses for Canon APS-C cropped sensor cameras that achieve professional results for a discounted price.