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Optical Filters You Still Need for Professional Digital Photographs

Yes, filters are still relevant. Here's why. Updated for Fall 2013.

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, August 8, 2013

Perhaps the single greatest thing about optical filters—those transparent, usually round, usually glass light modifiers that screw onto your lens—is that they allow you to add creative effects easily at the moment of exposure.

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TAGS: filter,  color,  soft focus,  polarizing,  optical 

What You Must Know About Optical Viewfinders for Compact APS Digital Cameras

Eye-Level Viewing Is A Necessity For New Serious Compacts

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, June 11, 2013

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A new generations of pocket-size APS sensor compact digital cameras is here. Here's the one gadget that will complete the picture.

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TAGS: optical,  optical viewfinder,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  system compact,  APS,  viewfinder,  Voigtlander,  Sigma DP1 Merrill,  Nikon Coolpix A,  Ricoh GR 

How To Use Image Stabilization

Find a stable approach

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Jason Schneider, October 8, 2007

Optical image stabilization or anti-shake works by moving the image to counteract the effects of handheld camera shake—some systems use a moving group of elements in the lens, others move the sensor itself, and some also set a higher ISO when motion is detected so the camera will select a higher shutter speed.

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TAGS: digital camera,  optical,  sharpness,  image stabilization 

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