Photography is really about lighting, composition, and subject, but in this episode we throw the creative stuff to the wind and spend some time nerding out on photo gear.
What's in this episode
- Recommendations for low cost wide angle lenses for Canon
- What are the REAL differences between Canon and Nikon cameras?
- If Canon photographers should use the Magic Lantern firmware
- Information about choosing a tripod collar for your lens
- Suggestions on whether it's better to upgrade a camera or buy a new lens
- and more!
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Jim's doodad of the week: The Light Blaster (You'll be entered to win a Light Blaster just by leaving any comment below!)
- The new Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS USM lens which was announced this week (inexpensive wide angle lens for Canon full frame cameras)
- The new Canon 10-18mm lens which was announced this week (landscape lens for crop sensor cameras) at only $300!
- The Tokina 16-28mm lens is a great option for extremely sharp results for a wide angle lens. See the Canon version here and the Nikon version here.
- Join the Improve Photography Travel Group specific to the Oregon trip here, or join the group for the Iceland trip here. Photography workshops are really expensive, so I'm going on these trips with readers of Improve Photography all around the world to give you a workshop-like experience for free! It doesn't cost anything to go on a trip with the travel group–just pay for your own travel expenses and come join us.
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