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Field of View: How Your Lens and Sensor Collaborate

"Get a 50mm lens." That is a statement that many photographers will tell you. But do they mean a 50mm lens or the equivalent of a 50mm lens on your camera? Make no mistake, a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens, but sensors have magnification and crop factors depending on your camera model.

Want to Win an Olympus EPL-2?

We've got a great opportunity for you: You can win an Olympus EPL-2 with a 14-42mm lens in a contest we're hosting with the Micro Four Thirds User Group. To enter all you need to do is:

1) "Like" the Mu-43.com Facebook page

2) "Like" the B&H Photo Facebook Page

3) Go to Mu-43.com and leave a comment on this hyperlinked blogpost. If you're not yet a member, you'll have to register. You can do that here.

OR:

1) Follow Mu-43.com on Twitter

2) Follow B&H Photo on Twitter

3) Retweet this hyperlinked post (see "Tweet" button at the top of post or retweet this) making sure to include the #mu43 hashtag.

4) Go to Mu-43.com and leave a comment on this hyperlinked blogpost. If you're not yet a member, you'll have to register. You can do that here.

The contest ends on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at midnight GMT (8pm EST), at which time a winner will be randomly selected.

Read more about this contest and the rules—click this hyperlinked posting.

Calibrating the Diopter of Your Camera

Did you ever pick up your camera and think your eyes had suddenly gotten worse? In photography, there's good blur—and there's bad blur. When your diopter isn't calibrated correctly, it's bad blur. This can lead to your shooting photos that aren't in focus, because what you're seeing through the viewfinder is not exactly what the camera is seeing. Here are ways to remedy this problem.

My Photowalk: A Native's Guide For the Tourist Visiting New York City

Taking a trip to New York City this travel season? Tour guides and others will take you to the more, "touristy" areas of NYC but there is so much more to the city I've lived in my entire life. The best way to see it all is with a camera in your hand and on foot. For those of you who love photowalks, this is one that you'll enjoy on a nice day in Manhattan.


Puppy Portraits

 Create a fun portrait of your four-legged family member in just a few quick and easy steps.







Professional Images with a Point-and-Shoot

Like many of you, I don't always like to shoot with my DSLR, because of how bulky and heavy it can be. Sometimes, I just want a good point-and-shoot. But to get a really good photo, lighting is so important. I'm a big lover of strobist techniques, so using them with a point-and-shoot was always something that I wanted to test out a bit.

A Brief Introduction to ISO

You've probably heard of the term ISO before. But do you know what it means? If someone told you that you need to raise your ISO settings to compensate for the diminished light, would you know what they're talking about? If you don't know, here is a quick guide, straight from the EDU Advantage Team.





Nikon Announces the D5100 DSLR

Today, Nikon announced the new D5100 DSLR camera: the successor to the D5000. B&H will be stocking the camera with the 18-55mm kit lens as well as body only. See the official press release from B&H and a couple of prominent features after clicking the read and discuss button.



Who Knew? Is Your Camera a Dummy?

Have you ever looked into a surveillance camera and wondered who was watching you? Well, even if you haven't, you should know that the camera mounted to the ceiling may well be a dummy. In fact, we carry loads of dummy surveillance cameras designed to deter would-be intruders by giving the feeling that they are being watched. This is a great item for mom-and-pop stores on a budget, families with concerns about trespassers, schools with concerns about delinquent behavior, and more.

Who Knew is an ongoing weekly series featuring some of the items that you wouldn't typically find in your average camera store. But then again, we're not your typical camera store. 

Breaking Tradition: Using the Olympus EPL-2's Art Filters To Shoot a Concert

Have you ever thought of embracing flaws instead of fighting them? We recently wrote about trying to correct discolored concert photos. While testing the Olympus EPL-2 at a Chiptunes Concert, I learned a valuable lesson: that to create better work, sometimes you need to break away from tradition and not take your work so seriously.

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