Hunt for the ‘Detailer’

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Macro lenses for Nikon FX mount Macro subjects evoke lot of interest to all people alike. The lure could be in the details that otherwise escape our vision, or the colourful world of insects. A Macro lens is one that every photographer desires to add to his kitbag. Rarely do you choose a specialist lens first and scout for a D-SLR that can go with it. Hence for lens tests, … [Read more...]

The Flyweight Challenge!-Canon EOS 1200D Vs. Nikon D3300

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Canon and Nikon are evenly matched when it comes to the range of inventory. Also, the image quality depends on the camera-lens combination, rather than the body or lens taken separately. So a comparison of professional D-SLRs can throw up varying results depending on the lens-body combination. However, entry-level D-SLRs usually come bundled with their standard kit lenses and … [Read more...]

‘Normal’ Lens Shootout

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Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM Fujinon Super EBC 35mm F/1.4 AF S Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G AF S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AF S Nikkor 50mm F/1.4G Panasonic Lumix 20mm F/1.7 A ‘normal’ lens is one that has a focal length equal to (or close to) the diagonal of the format it is used with. To give an example, a 43mm lens is a true ‘normal’ lens on a full-frame (36x2 … [Read more...]

Tough Guys-Nikon Coolpix AW110 Vs. Olympus Stylus TG-2

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The word ‘Tough’ usually brings to our minds images of virtually indestructible armoured vehicles rolling through rough terrain. But for a compact camera, ‘tough’ implies that the camera is ‘reasonably’ water-proof, shock-proof, dust-proof, freeze proof, and crush proof up to a certain limit. These cameras can withstand a fair deal of rough handling compared to regular compacts. … [Read more...]

Battle of Strategies-Premium Compacts

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Premium compacts feature advanced technology and high-end optics to deliver professional quality results from their sturdy compact bodies. These cameras are aimed at advanced users who cannot afford to compromise on the quality of images. And of course, premium image quality comes at a premium price tag. So here we are, comparing six of the premium compacts in the Indian … [Read more...]