How Much Blur? is now Part of Asklens.com

How much blur?

Some of you might know the website howmuchblur.com. We are proud to announce that this website has become a part of asklens.com. ‘How much blur?‘ is a calculator that allows you to compare the background blurring capacity of different lenses. Often when people are talking about a DOF calculator, such a background blur calculator is what they are actually looking for.

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All 29 Official Nikon 105mm F1.4 Sample Images

nikon 105mm f1.4 (14)

Nikon has released some sample images shot with the freshly announced Nikon 105mm F1.4 lens. This world first combination of focal length and aperture makes it the brightest 105mm lens ever. Earlier we have looked at the blurring capabilities of this lens, but now Nikon has released the sample images to prove it. In this post we list all 29 sample images found online, among which are 12 full size images.

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Amazon Prime Day 2016: All Camera Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2016

Prime Day is a one-day only global shopping event exclusively for Prime members. With 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, across nearly all departments and product categories, there will be something for everyone. In fact on the first annual Prime Day in 2015, worldwide members ordered 398 items per second, exceeding Black Friday records at the time.

Enough with the marketing talk. What we are interested in is if the camera deals are any good. Amazon Prime day 2016 will start at midnight Pacific Time, and we will update our post throughout the day. Not a Prime member?  Try Prime today, and if you don’t like it, you can cancel your membership for free after prime day.

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Canon 10-18 vs 10-22: Cheaper is Better?

Canon 10-18 vs 10-22

Two years ago Canon introduced a new cheap ultra wide angle lens, the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM. This lens is suitable for Canon’s APS-C crop camera offerings. Before that the only lens Canon had to offer in this segment was the proven Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM.

If you are interested to buy an ultra wide angle (UWA) lens for your Canon camera, and you want to know which lens to choose, you have come to the right place. We will break down the differences, and show you some great images along the way. Read on for the Canon 10-18 vs 10-22 shootout.

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Five Ways to Take Greats Portraits with Any Camera

You have probably all seen lots of beautiful portraits with people posing in front of soft, creamy, blurry backgrounds. For many people this is how professional portaits should be. And indeed, high levels of background blur and soft bokeh are reserved for the more expensive lenses and sensor formats. However,  it is also possible to make great portraits without the need for this effect. Portraits where the complete image is sharp, which can be taken with any camera. In this article we will give you five different ways to do this.

Beautiful bride in the outdoors - idyllic by Gergely Zsolnai on 500px.com

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Four Reasons to Buy the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Giovanna by Jan Mayer on 500px.com

So, you recently bought a DSLR in order to improve your photographic skills. Congratulations! It might be that you are still wondering how to achieve these typical portraits with blurred backgrounds. It could be that you are looking for new ways to master photography, to get creative. In this blog we present you the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, also known as the nifty fifty, and four reasons why we think you should buy it.

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