Showing posts from July, 2012

Pentax K-30 Digital SLR Camera Features & Technical Specs

NEVER TAKE A RAINCHECK. Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn’t matter. Whether it’s a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.

Estimated Retail Price
$899.95 Type Digital SLR
Sensor Type: CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C) Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.3 MP (16.5 MP) Dust Removal: Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter Pixel mapping: Yes
Lens Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or …

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens Features & Technical Specs

Designed to exceed expectations and ideal for video and still images alike, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM marks a new standard for EF-S lenses. It features a refined Image Stabilization system that delivers up to four equivalent stops of shake correction throughout the zoom range; and offers a maximum magnification of 0.28x at the telephoto end, while remaining even more compact in size. This EF-S lens supports the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR's Movie Servo AF feature for smooth and quiet continuous AF during movie shooting by utilizing a new six-group zoom system and the adoption of a stepping motor and focus mechanism. High-speed autofocus is achieved thanks to an Inner focusing system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm. Appearing for the first time in a Canon lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video while shooting when walking. Whether shooting movies or stills, image quality is …

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens Features & Technical Specs

Covering a range from 29mm-216mm in 35mm format, Canon's new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS offers a winning combination of size, range and features and is a perfect complement to APS-C cameras. With high-quality optics, dedicated image stabilization and more, this new lens promises to be a favorite for EOS users.

Estimated Retail Price
$499.99 Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
74° 20' - 11° 30' Focus Adjustment
Inner focusing system Closest Focusing Distance
1.5 ft./0.45m Filter Size
67mm Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.0 x 4.0 in./75.4 x 101mm, 16.0 oz./455g

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Prime Lens Features & Technical Specs

A unique and indispensable addition to Canon's series of EF lenses, the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design. Incredibly compact in size, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM delivers high image quality from the center to the periphery thanks to its advanced lens configuration including an aspherical element, a bright 2.8 aperture, and optimized coatings that minimize ghosting and flare while providing exceptional color balance. The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM's unobtrusive design helps the photographer avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations with no compromise in performance. Its diminutive design is complemented by features such as a newly developed stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF while capturing video with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR, a circular aperture (7 blades) for beautiful soft-focus backgrounds, and a short minimum focusing distance of only 0.98 ft./0.30 m.

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Lightning Shots from Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines

These are shots that I took from Alaminos, Pangasinan here in our country the Philippines.  It was raining that night and some thunderstorms so I taught it's an opportunity that I cannot miss since you really never know when lightning occurs. So i grabbed my D7000, my tripod, together with my 18-105mm V lens. There's a little bit of rain so I went out on the open undo my shirt to cover my camera. It's was scary out there especially seeing those lightning, it might end up anywhere but luckily my spot was far away from where the lightning strikes the ground.
So here's my settings:
ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 15 to 30 seconds (I started with 15 then went as far as 30 seconds to hopefully capture the shot since no one really knew when or when the lightning's going to strike.)  Aperture: f/11 Focus point was set to manual since it was really dark and I was just guessing here where to focus. Composition wise, I just tried to frame my shot to where the lightning almost strikes …