• July 27, 2017

Best Mirrorless Camera of 2017 for Beginners and Professionals and their Lenses

In the past few years, mirrorless have unquestionably been the cameras which have evolved the most: nowadays they offer many advantages, such as small size, constantly improving image quality as well as a continuously expanding range of available lenses. In this guide, we have selected the best currently available mirrorless cameras as well as their respective lenses for beginners and professionals.

Why buy a mirrorless camera?

A mirrorless camera (hybrid cameras) is basically a mirrorless compact camera with a large sensor (1 inch, 4/3, APS-C or Full Frame) and with interchangeable lenses.

In fact, these cameras are a cross between compact and DSLR cameras – and therein lies their appeal. They are more compact than reflex models – since they are mirrorless. They are also generally larger than compact cameras which makes them easier to hold and above all allows them to offer an image quality equivalent to that of DSLR cameras, due to their large sensors.

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  • July 6, 2017

Best Full Frame DSLR Camera 2017 Buying Guide (Cheapest and professional Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLR)

After having discussed the best models of APS-C DSLR cameras, here is our buyer’s guide for digital full frame models.

Full frame cameras have a 24×36 mm format sensor which provides superior image quality; they are also built to provide good long-term performance. This past year, no revolutionary technology has been released as far as full frame cameras are concerned, except for the fact that sensors without low-pass filters have become a standard feature. There is however a race going on, a race for increased performance and Nikon is currently offering no fewer than five full frame DSLR cameras! Competition is fierce and it is leading to the development of ever more powerful cameras.

Why buy a full frame DSLR camera?

Before presenting the different available models, let’s take another look at the characteristics that make full frame DSLR cameras so interesting.

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  • July 3, 2017

Best APS-C Camera 2017 Buying Guide(Entry-level, Mid-level and professional)

Are you in the market for a DSLR camera? This buyer’s guide is dedicated to the best entry-level, mid-level and professional APS-C DSLR cameras available at the moment.

Centerpiece of photography, the DSLR camera is the go-to camera for demanding photographers. These last few years, and despite the competition from hybrid cameras, digital DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by focusing on image quality and versatility, thanks to an ever increasing selection of available lenses.

Why buy a DSLR camera?

DSLR cameras are still the most well regarded cameras by any serious photographer because of the considerable advantages that they offer over other types of devices. Their continuous development over the last few years has transformed DSLR cameras into tried and true devices with better autonomy and longevity (this last factor varies depending on the product level).

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  • June 29, 2017

Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners 2017

If you are about to purchase your next digital reflex camera, then keep reading. In it I will present which, for me, are the best digital reflex cameras for beginners and hobbyists. This is a very important purchase decision, because it will determine if you’re going to have a satisfactory and loving relationship with photography or if you’re going to have one of hate, frustration and incomprehension.

While making this list, I took into account my own personal experience and opinions, after many years of being a photographer and after almost 7 years working at Blog del Fotógrafo, helping and giving recommendations about digital reflex cameras to readers of different levels, as well as several sources and comparison sites.

Before choosing a DSLR camera

Before choosing a reflex camera I need you to keep three very simple but important things in mind if you want to be successful:

  • First: There is no best camera. Each brand and each model offers different features. There are recommendable cameras and today I am going to mention the most recommended cameras from people who have used them, but it’s important for you to know that the best camera doesn’t exist.
  • Second: What do you want? What are you looking for? It’s important to know very well which features are important to you. Are you interested in a camera with a rotating screen? Must it have good video quality? Will you be taking many pictures at night? These questions will help you rule out certain models and keep the one that best suits your needs.
  • Third: Don’t be intimidated by the terminology and the technicalities. I recommend you keep this document open while you keep reading, since in it I explain, in a simplified way, all the terms and specifications about cameras that could possibly scare you.

The best digital reflex cameras for beginners

And I add the “for beginners” part because we could include more cameras, much more powerful ones, but a good reflex for beginners is a camera that must be simple and easy to use, easy to learn, without hassles. You need a simple camera which will make the task of taking amazing pictures easy, and not a complicated and cumbersome one which will you make you want to stop taking pictures. Also, it must be very affordable.

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  • June 19, 2017

Full Frame vs. APS-C: sensor size and the consequences it has for you

You will probably have read here and there (or even in the comments made on this site) the obscure terms “Full Frame” or “APS-C”, which apparently refer to different sensor sizes. Let’s take a look together at what these terms mean exactly and why it is useful to understand them. You will discover that they are really simple to understand!

Before digital photography, light was captured by a photosensitive surface, which was commonly called photographic film. This could also be done with other types of surfaces, but let’s not get into all that, since what we are interested in is digital photography. On digital cameras, the film has been replace by an electronic sensor which is sensitive to light.

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  • June 14, 2017

35mm vs. 50mm Lens? Which fixed focal length lens should you choose for the APS-C sensor

This is a question that I get asked a lot, and one, as is often the case, which does not have an easy answer. This is a question which is deserving of some attention and the following article will try to resolve it.

50 mm lens

Indeed, I am often asked if it is better to buy a 35 mm or a 50 mm f/1.8 for use with an APS-C sensor, since 35 mm corresponds to “human vision”. As usual, the answer is not a simple yes or no, but an “it depends”.

A question of sensor size

I will not be reiterating everything that I already mentioned in the article dealing with sensor size, but just to summarize, on a camera with an APS-C sensor (a reflex or hybrid by the way), a 35 mm lens is the equivalent of a 50 mm on a 24×36 film camera (real focal length), and a 50 mm is equivalent to an 85 mm on a 24×36 film camera.

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  • June 14, 2017

Best Camera Tripod 2017 Buying Guide (High-end, Mid-end and Budget tripod for DSLR)

Best camera tripod for DSLR, Travel: budget, mid-end and High end Choice

The choice of hardware is one of the major concerns for amateur photographers, especially given the vast multitude of available cameras and lenses. But some accessories can be equally hard to make up your mind about, this is all the more true when they cost several hundred dollars and are supposed to last for many years. This is the case of tripods, one of the first accessories that an amateur photographer will probably be interested in acquiring. That is why I wanted to write this detailed guide on the specific subject of tripods.

Why use a tripod?

I have already written an article on the reasons for using a tripod, but I think that a short reminder might be helpful. The tripod proves to be an indispensable accessory in several different situations:

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  • June 2, 2017

Canon EOS M10 vs. M3 vs. M5 vs. M6 – Comparing the Mirrorless Cameras with EF-M Lens Mount

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, Canon has long been in the race with one foot constantly on the brake. There was no flagship model, a very limited selection of lenses, and probably a lack of motivation on Canon’s side to really make an impression on the mirrorless-market.

Since the introduction of the EOS M5 however, these notions seemed to have been overcome. The camera is a worthy opponent to the it’s rivals by Sony, Fuji, and co.

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  • June 1, 2017

Best Compact cameras for Travel 2017 Recommendation

Compacts, are cameras with a non-interchangeable objective. Usually it’s a zoom objective, but there are some exceptions represented by compact cameras with fixed focal length. As their own name says, they have some pretty small dimensions and weight (even if there’s some exception), are easy to transport, even if, actually, the size can be pretty variable and there are very small ones and, at the same time, ones that are not really pocket-sized at all.

Until recently, it was easy to define compacts as cheap cameras, with small sensors and, consequently, with a low image quality, especially with poor light, but today it’s not like that anymore. Market has deeply changed and most of the people take pictures through smartphones they have in their pocket or bag, even those who never thought about taking pictures before. Nobody wants to buy a compact camera to take pictures anymore. This, made these cameras, that some brands don’t even have available anymore, actually disappear from the market.

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  • May 30, 2017

Reasons to Buy a SLR Camera

What advantages do SLR cameras have compared to other types of cameras? Is it worth buying a SLR camera?  Is a SLR the right choice for me?

NOTE 1: To give some context, this article is aimed at amateur photographers looking to make an improvement in the quality of their photos, which can be achieved in the technical part or in the artistic area. Many users start with a compact or bridge camera and they consider at some point to switch to a SLR, so we will focus more on the advantages of SLRs with respect to these types of cameras. But we must keep in mind that in the market are high-end compact cameras with incredible performance, at the level of a SLR.

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