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Lifehacker: Take Impressive Macro Photographs with Your Point-and-Shoot and CHDK

This sounds awesome. I’m gonna have to pull out my SD450 and give this a shot…pun intended. ;-) Remember the Canon Hacker’s Development Kit, aka CHDK—the open-source firmware that turns your point-and-shoot into a super-camera? Here’s how bug enthusiast Tim

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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

Wow. Features: Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (protective glass and drop-in filter included) Diagonal angle of view: 2°-5° Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM Closest focusing distance: 14m / 46ft Filter size: 48mm rear drop in Canon’s

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JSTN – Please, Canon

He’s got an excellent point – I’d love if I could set up my camera the way he’s described… Please, Canon Let me set my own lower limit for shutter speed with auto ISO. I want to shoot wide open,

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Nifty Fifty! (Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Review)

I just picked up the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, and so far, I’m quite impressed – much more than I thought I’d be! Until yesterday, when I purchased the 50mm f/1.8, I had been shooting almost exclusively with

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Canon Dial 35 – Camerapedia.org

Fascinating camera from the 1960’s… The Canon Dial 35 was an unconventional half-frame 35mm camera with clockwork automatic film advance. It was made in Japan by Canon from November 1963. The Dial 35 was also sold as the Bell &

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E18 Error Fixed! (Canon PowerShot SD450)

Huzzah! I finally fixed the E18 error I’ve been experiencing on my Canon PowerShot SD450, which prevented my lens from extending when the power was turned on, and the fix wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had expected. I’ve even

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BobAtkins.com: Manual focus lenses on Canon EOS bodies

I found this excellent post below from BobAtkins.com about using manual focus lenses on Canon EOS bodies via this great article at Photojojo: Better Lenses for Less Money: How To Use Vintage Lenses with Your DSLR Using Manual Focus Lenses

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Focal DT-5000 + Canon EOS 30D?

Over the weekend, I found a great deal on a flash for my Canon EOS 30D at a thrift store, but I can’t find any information on this particular flash unit to determine whether or not it’s safe to use

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Canon 5200mm f/14 lens

…really looks like a cannon. ;-) This is the most mammoth camera lens I’ve ever seen, and has almost unbelievable specifications: From CanonFD.com: Focal Length: 5150mm Exposure Control: Light quantity is controlled with the use of built-in ND filters, corresponding

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PC Fastlane: Most Expensive Camera Lenses Ever

This list is awesome, but it leaves out the most expensive and largest camera lens I’ve seen, the Canon 5200mm f/14 lens, which is currently for sale on eBay… From PC Fastlane: Price: $11,999.00 Product Page Weight: 10 lbs Expect

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Canon 5D Mark II Released!

Wow! These specs are even better than I’d hoped for! According to digital Photography School: Here’s what Canon DSLR fans have been waiting for – the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. This 21 megapixel DSLR (CMOS full frame

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New Teaser Ad for Canon 5D Mark II, 50D compared.

Update! Release info and specs available here: http://blog.wolffmyren.com/2008/09/17/canon-5d-mark-ii-released/

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Canon EOS 50D SLR

It’s a bit surprising to me how quickly Canon is skipping over the 40D; I purchased a 30D at the end of its sales life (and was able to get the nicer 28-135mm lens shown below as part of the

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Canon E18 Error (Lens Problem)

Update! I’ve fixed the E18 Error on my PowerShot SD450 and posted the steps here: E18 Error Fixed! (Canon PowerShot SD450) Found this site when I began to research the error which mysteriously began appearing on my Canon PowerShot SD450

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dPS: Prime vs. Zoom Lenses

Yet another excellent article from dPS, this time about lenses: What is a Prime Lens? A prime lens is a lens that has one focal length only. They come in all focal lengths ranging from wide angle ones through to

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II…my next camera.

Update: New post, new information available here: New Teaser Ad for Canon 5D Mark II, 50D compared. From Gizmodo: The calendar tells us that the 5D, Canon’s second best DSLR range, is due for a refresh. It comes from a message

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YouTube – How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras

YouTube – How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens

I’m tempted to invest in this as my next lens, but many people have recommended to me to get a prime lens next. Any thoughts? Amazon.com: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens

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How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras

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