Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II Hands-on

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II

This is a very brief hands-on test of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II. I am very fortunate to have this lens loaned to me for testing by my good friend Rajashekar Meti, who purchased it on my recommendation when it was introduced earlier this year. Many of my friends had asked me to … Read moreCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II Hands-on

Tips to Tack Sharp Photos

Brahminy Kite at f/8

In my Earlier blog I had briefly described how to get sharper photos for closeups. Many of you have asked me to give much more detailed tips to produce sharper photos. Here are few tips to get sharper photos. Use the sharpest aperture of your lens – All camera lenses have their sharpest result at … Read moreTips to Tack Sharp Photos

Understanding Camera Metering

Juvenile Oriental magpie-robin

Camera determines the shutter speed and aperture, based on its built in Metering. All in-camera light meters only measure reflected light. The problem with all reflective light meters, is that, the reading they suggest is influenced by two variables. The amount of light reflected from any scene or subject, which is determined by how much … Read moreUnderstanding Camera Metering

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Review

Sailboat Over Sharavathi at 150mm

As you can see from my gear list I am big sucker for lenses. When Tamron announced its SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens for approx 1069$ price tag, I fell for it and ordered one for myself. Fortunately due to my dealer’s enormous influence on the supplier (which is what really works in … Read moreTamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Review

Post Processing, A Necessary Evil For The Digital Age

Asian Brown Flycatcher Before PP

An important part of digital photography is post-processing. But to some, this is a somewhat controversial topic. Isn’t it cheating to use a photo editing software to modify your pictures? I would say no, it isn’t. It’s just a tool and It still takes a good photographer to create a good picture. But even during … Read morePost Processing, A Necessary Evil For The Digital Age

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Asian Brown Flycatcher

That Sunday evening in January 2013, I was hunting around for few birds with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM + Canon EF 2X III Extender. My hunt started in a relative hot sunlight of 2PM and went on till around 5:30 PM without any bird … Read moreAsian Brown Flycatcher

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