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Tokina 300mm f/2.8 review

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An interesting discontinued lens from Tokina with f/2.8 brightness. It is a fairly sharp lens.

It can be used with teleconverters as well. With the 1.4x TC the results are quite good. The 2x TC is too much I think.

If someone lucky can have a copy for 500 USD. The downside of the lens is chromatic aberration and older autofocus motor.

Still can be very interesting because of the f/2.8 brightness, strong build quality and sharpness.

Tokina 300mm f/2.8 review

114+ Photography tips for Dslr cameras

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I use Dslr cameras the most. But at the beginning it is not as easy to get used to as you think. The results you get can be inferior what you get from the compact camera. This future article will help in many ways to be more effective with Dslr photography.

Currently most people use Canon and Nikon dslr cameras. I have both of them, with several lenses as well, and you can check my lens reviews in the lens reviews page in the main menu. There are other manufacturers as well, Pentax also has Dslr cameras, earlier Olympus and Minolta manufactured Dslr cameras, and there are other manufacturers as well like Leica, Mamiya (recently bought by Phase One), Hasselblad who made not so widespread super expensive Dslr cameras. Most of these cameras has a Middle format sensor and lenses.

114+ Photography tips for Dslr cameras

Birds

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Bird photography is one of my most loved activity. It is really relaxing to be in the nature and watch birds.

I collect here all kinds of information and pictures about birds, like bird webcams, bird species of Europe, best telescope for bird photography, baby birds and many others. Description about different species, photos about birds.

How to photograph birds, bird photography equipments, species like White tailed eagle, Golden oriole, Bee eater, Roller, Stone chat, Wheatear, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue tit, Winter wren, Yellow kinglet and many others.

See my best pictures and adventures at below link.
Birds

Quick bird photography tutorial

photography tips for beginners

You can learn about bird photography. What are the main factors here, and how to develop skills to make beautiful bird pictures. Bird photography is not easy but with some practice we can be more successful.

The most important skill is to learn the bird behaviour, in order to know what we can expect. Quick bird photography tips

ISO tips and tricks

isoISO is the most used adjustment on a Dslr camera.

The article explains how iso works in different types of photography, how to adjust what we can expect in different situations. If we use higher iso values, image quality can degrade. For sports and action high shutter speed is preferred. There are some iso tips and tricks as well.
ISO tricks and tips

Macro photography tips

Macro photography tipsIn macro photography we make magnified pictures of tiny things and creatures.
For this a specialized 1:1 macro lens is preferred. (Usually called close-up photography if we don’t use 1:1 macro lenses.)

In case we haven’t got a Macro lens we also can make nice macro (or close-up) images with different techniques. Macro photography tips

Paint with your camera

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How to paint with your camera ? The idea here to have full control over your picture taken as you do with a brush. It is not so easy as with the brush though, the skills need more time to develop.

In the article we list what we can change on the picture, and how, what are the tools we can use to create artistic pictures. Paint with your camera

Blur the borders of the picture

blurred bordersHow to blur the border of the picture to show motion ?

This kind of pictures are most common for example in car races but works very well in a number of different situations as well.

You can learn the technic from the article. Read more

Night photography tips

Night photography tips
Night photography is quite interesting. You can get some useful tips in this article regarding shutter speeds, exposure, how to think about your picture, and how to post process.

Night photography tips

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