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I've been using the LensAlign MkII for a year now. In this time I've used it on about 20 lens-camera combinations, and on some combinations more than once. Here are my thoughts.
As I mentioned before I was a bit worried about t [...]
Anyone who has tried AF tuning will know that the paper at 45 degrees doesn't really work, and that the staggered blocks method is very imprecise.
LensAlign MkII fixes these problems by providing a method for perfect alignment and easy evaluation of [...]
Weird stuff they don't tell you at the camera shop.
Plastic lens mounts exist only on the cheapest Sony/Nikon/Canon lenses. These lenses are generally of low quality and may also use plastic or composite elements rather than groun [...]
Hotshoe flash. They're all the same right? Well not really. There are so many weird quirks with each brand, and sometimes it's not obvious that your brand doesn't work the same way as another brand. Physical differences are easy enough to spot [...]
Everything costs more in Australia. A $1000 lens in Australia will typically cost ~$700 in Hong Kong or USA. Even with postage you are likely to save a lot. In the past I've been asked by many people about what I thought of these savings. Here are [...]
Here is a brief how-to on setting up your camera for controlled and repeatable indoor flash shots at night - a common occurrence strangely not covered in camera manuals (you have read it cover-to-cover right?)
This is merely meant to be a quick refer [...]
If you have owned a DSLR for any amount of time, chances are there is some dust on the sensor. Most of the time the dust will be tiny, and won't affect your photos, won't even be noticable. The built-in dust cleaning systems of modern DSLRs also ef [...]
If you own a flash, chances are you have a bare bulb diffuser like the Stofen Omni-Bounce. Whether it came with the flash, you bought it, or you made one with a plastic container, this is perhaps the most common type of flash modifier around. After [...]