Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Review

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens was introduced back in June 1993. It is an old lens but many photographers still like it included me. It is sharp, light, and fast. It contains two high-refraction lens elements and one Gaussian optics. It becomes 80mm equivalent with attach to 1.6x crop SLR camera with APS-C sensor like Canon EOS 400D Digital or his brother Canon EOS 40D Digital. It is a wonderful portrait lens.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Enjoy SLR Lens Blur mode with new Google Camera

Yahoo… Android 4.4 KitKat users rejoice. You can enjoy the latest Google Camera on your Android phone and tablet. What are the new features? Lens Blur mode for SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field is the one that interest me the most. You do have Photo Spheres for immersive 360º views and Panorama mode with high resolution too. Photos took by Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) will never be the same with Lens Blur mode.

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SLR alike photo with shallow depth of field

Digital Image Mover (DIM)

Hmm… What is this?
Based on the name, you should know a little bit that it has something to do with images. DIM handles the copying of images from your digital camera’s memory card to your computer.

DIM only does one thing. It copies files from your camera’s memory card to a destination directory. In addition, the file can be renamed while it is copied to a more “useful” name than your camera might have provided. However, DIM does not provide for browsing, viewing, modifying, adjusting, printing or any of the other functions of the many fine image browsing and processing programs that are available.

Why do I use DIM?
Due to the slowness of Canon EOS 400D Digital USB 2.0 via EOS Utility (WIA). I use a generic USB 2.0 memory card reader to copy images from memory card to computer. It is hard to copy images manually. Therefore, a tool like DIM helps me a lot. After configured DIM properly, all I need to launch DIM and press one button in order to copy images to computer. It is just as simple as ABC. 🙂

Where can I get DIM?
DIM can be downloaded at DIM website.

Download Canon Digital Photo Professional DPP 3.10.1 for Windows & Mac OS X

Canon Digital Photo Professional DPP 3.10.1 is here for you to download. Hurry, Canon fans. Download the latest Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.10.1 Updater now. Hmm… I am not sure about this Install Canon Digital Photo Professional Updater directly patch still work or not. I already have previous version Canon Digital Photo Professional installed. So I did not test it this time. Anyway, click here to download Digital Photo Professional 3.10.1 for Windows and here for Mac OS X.

Mennon Gray Cards review

Does gray card a necessary tool in photography? Do you have any gray card with you? I do. I have Mennon Gray Cards. However, I did not use it much since I bought it. 😛

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Mennon Gray Cards

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