Mirror Lockup Is a Conspiracy (Sort of)

Mirror Lockup Test

I often hear photographers preaching the gospel of mirror lockup as a way to achieve sharper images.  In fact, when shooting at a popular landscape photography destination like Yellowstone, you’ll often hear most of the cameras using mirror lockup. Mirror lockup is a function available in most cameras (though not some of the entry level CONTINUE

What does it mean to zoom in to 100%?

Photographer capturing photo with professional camera

Telephoto lenses have become the workhorse for photographers. They offer the versatility of multiple focal lengths, the ability to get in close without intruding on your subject, and the capability of isolating elements. Zooming in on a subject gives the photographer a lot of options. A telephoto lens compresses the background, but it can also CONTINUE

What is an anti-aliasing filter?

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Anti-aliasing filters are used to blur the lines between repeating patterns in order to avoid wavy lines (often referred to as moire). But before we can fully understand what the anti-aliasing filter does for our cameras, we need to first have a basic understanding of what aliasing is in general. What is Aliasing? Aliasing is CONTINUE