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Photography Ideas during Covid-19

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Since the first of the year, we have to struggle on pandemic. It is caused by a new virus is coming. Their spreading is faster than we guess. Furthermore, we still don’t know when it is over ?. So, many government have to make new rules for everybody to stay at home and work from home. Some people are very challenging, especially photographers who love to take a shoot in an outdoor environment. We mostly call them outdoor photographer! If you are one of them, so let follow our suggestion to start taking a picture from your home. And we would help you to get some photography ideas during COVID-19. Some of these ideas require the technical skill to get closer images. You can read about it on our previous article.

1. Food Photography.


There are many topics you can start to do food photography. First, you can see how food photography expert do execution for their photo. Start here, you probably will analyze what is the angle they use and other technical skills.

You can take a corner of the kitchen set. You also possible to take your daily meal as your photo. Some ingredients are always interest to take their shoot. Every detail of their positions has an interesting part. For instance, some fruit. Choose some colorful fruit and slice them in a very thin slice. Then, soak them! You have a chance to take the slash when you are soaking them. After that, take the fruit and grab every detail of the drop of the water.

2. Pet Photography.

There is no difference between pets and other animals. If you usually take an animal picture in the desert or zoo. So, you can implement your outdoor technicals photography but, not all of technics are match. You must be careful. We will discuss it later so, keep update our article!

3. Interior Design Photography.

Take a shoot some corner of the room in your home such as family room, dining room, or small library room. Probably you could change their positions and give some idea how to set up the room for your audience or customer J, just like us. We give you the idea to take a picture in indoor. You also can give this idea to your customer!

4. Fashion Photography.


There are some pictures you can shoot, for instance: the material of cloth and some the whole clothes. You can give ideas to your customer on how to mix and match some clothes for summer session or winter session. It will be very useful for them after the pandemic.

The material of cloth is interesting also. You should take the detail of the cloth. Take a closer shoot to do it. You can read in our article about how to get a close image, so you will get some technique to create the best photo from the closer length.

Do you get the valuable insight now? If it is yes, let share this article to your friend by sending the link of this article to them. So, both of you have photography ideas during COVID-19.

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Choose the right bag and box for your camera lens

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At the previous news, we have talked about how to maintain your camera lens. One way to keep your camera lens well is put it on good bag. So, now we will talk about what is good bag for my camera lens ? What is kind of bag and box should I buy for my photography tools ? And here is the requirement for good bag and box for all of your photography tools. You must consider it before you buy.

1. Water Resistant and Waterproof.

Some of photography activities are outdoor area, such as central park and desert. You maybe also sometimes take picture in the high moisture area, example : by the river or lake, near to the waterfall. When you bring your case to those areas, there is possibility for your case get some drops of water suddenly. Therefore, it is very important to have water resistant and waterproof bag/box for your camera. The purpose is prevent all of things are inside of the bag/box from these drops well.

2. Easy to clean.

Outdoor photography has high risk for your bag and case get dirty. It is the same thing when you open and close it many times to take and put your photography equipment. This action give chance for dust and bacteri to come to inside of your bag and case easily. Hence, you need to clean your camera lens routinely. But, if you don't have much time to do it by yourself, you could bring your camera lens to Tamron Service Center.

3. Elastic.


When you want to buy, you need check what are they from ?. What is kind of material used for bag/box ?. Most of camera lens bag is made by combination of nylon and cordura. But, there are also some bags and boxes are made by raincoat stuff. This stuff is suit for make a photography equipment's bag. You must have this bag !. Furthermore, EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) is famous as heat resistant and elastic.

Have you remembered crocs slippers ?. Yes, EVA is the basic material to produce them. EVA is used to produce storage box Zipit also. Zipit has award The Best Softshell Design many times in Europe. They have some storage box types for you. One of their types is Wildings Storage Box Hitam Invisible Zipper. This storage box has invisible zipper. So, not only thief who will confuse to open the box. Water also will confuse how to come in there 🙂

What is good bag for my photography equipment ? I have the answer now and hope you get it too. Let's shop !

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How to get close image

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Get very close picture is the most interesting picture but, it is very challenge for some photographer. You need to keep your eyes on and focus to the object. Beside that, there are a lot of technique to have close picture result. Here is some of important technique you should understand before you take picture to get close image:

1. Try to get new angle to get unique photo.

Avoid to use eye level angle. It is common and standard technique. If you use this angle so, you will get the flat picture. But, it is very useful if you want to get close-up image or image for formal requirement, such ID Card, Certificate and so on.

You can try to use dutch, high or top level and low angle. Those are giving you the different image. For example, dutch, usually will help you to get sloping image. It has around 40 to 60 degrees on your eyes from the bottom of the object. But, high or top level is otherwise. It has around 40 to 60 degrees on your eyes from the top of the object. Low angle comes from the bottom of the object. For detail of these difference, you can see the below picture :

2. Choose the right and best camera lens.

It is the most important thing when you want to get close picture. You must select the right and suit camera to your purpose. When you want to close image, the best camera lens for support your goal is camera lens with aparture F/2.8 and size 15mm. The other choice is camera lens with aperture F/16, F/4, or F/22. They will help you to get sharp image.

3. Maximize your camera tool.

Diopter or composition on your camera is one of the tool you should maximize. Diopter is very helpful to get close picture. The other tool you should aware is flash and focus. Both can give most relevant impact to your image.

4. External factor.

Such as, weather, wind, moving and others.

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24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

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Show your distinctive, wide point of view

Spectacular F/2.8 wide-angle, fixed focal lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras

The 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F051) makes it possible to shoot up close with a wide-angle lens. This lens is your key to the exciting universe of wide-angle photography. The wide-angle field-of-view provided by the 24mm focal length devours expansive scenery, landscapes and urban scenes; it’s the perfect general-purpose wide-angle lens! This versatile lens suits many different shooting styles, including candid snapshots. Because it’s light weight and compact, it’s easy to carry—and that’s a huge benefit when you have to pack light or for all-day shooting adventures. The MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is only 0.12m (4.7 in) so you can move in close and capture one-of-a-kind shots. The F/2.8 helps you to create unique close-ups with the lens’s impressively beautiful bokeh in the background. In addition to the F/2.8 aperture, the Model F051 is constructed using special glass materials including LD (Low Dispersion) and GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements effectively arranged to quash aberrations. The Model F051 provides outstanding optical performance across the entire frame, and delivers a sharp image, right down to the texture of the subject. With Moisture-Resistant Construction and dirt-resistant Fluorine Coating, photographers can shoot confidently outdoors. This lens opens a whole new, fascinating world of expression.

Get closer to your subject. As close as 0.12m

One of the key features that makes this lens so exciting is its amazing ability to shoot close-ups. With this lens, you can get closer to an object than you’d ever imagined. At the 0.12m (4.7 in) MOD, the lens achieves its maximum magnification ratio of 1:2. You’ll never again be frustrated because you cannot get close to an object while shooting. This remarkable performance allows users to create compositions that exploit dramatic perspective (closer subjects are larger, and distant ones are smaller) and that are unique to wide-angle lenses. By getting close to an object, you can produce a one-of-a-kind photo and leverage the beautifully blurred background bokeh.

The extreme portability enhances the limitless versatility of the lens

Take it with you anywhere. This lens travels as well as it performs. And because it’s matched to lightweight full-frame mirrorless cameras, your entire system becomes light, fast and nimble. It has a very compact body, weighing just 215g (7.6 oz) and an overall length of 64mm (2.5 in). It’s comfortably portable, highly maneuverable and amazingly easy to use and compose. Because the overall length does not change when focusing, you can get as close to an object as you need to without fear of accidentally bumping the front element. The lens has the same 67mm filter diameter as the other members of the series of Tamron high-speed lenses for Sony E-mount cameras. So you can swap filters (like polarizers), lens caps and other accessories for convenience. Who says great things can’t come in small packages?

Superb image quality in an extra-wide-angle

This lens provides outstanding optical performance and overall image quality, characteristics relentlessly demanded from a prime, fixed focal lens. The expert arrangement of the LD and GM specialized glass elements greatly controls aberrations, including chromatic aberrations. Tamron’s proprietary BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating reduces ghosting and flare, which can otherwise occur when taking a photo against the sun. Moreover, leveraging your camera body’s features* it delivers, throughout the frame, high resolution performance that maximizes the benefits of the latest high-megapixel cameras. Whether shooting on the street, full-scale landscapes or architectural photography, this lens delivers exceptionally crisp, colorful and beautiful images and helps you fulfill your creative ambitions.

*When shooting with the camera’s lens correction function enabled.

Compatible with main camera-specific features and functions

- Fast Hybrid AF
- Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
- Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
* As of September, 2019.

Technical Information


Model F051
Focal Length 24mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View
84°04'(for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 10 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.12m (4.7 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ73mm
Length* 64mm (2.5 in)
Weight 215g (7.6 oz)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minumum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

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100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

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Telephoto Zoom Lenses Tamron is Heavyweight performance in a lightweight lens
Mobility meets precision with the Model A035 ultra-telephoto lens

eBAND Coating delivers sharp, clear photos

The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) is a highly portable, ultra-telephoto zoom lens with AF precision for shooting in-the-moment action clearly and easily. 3 LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used and effectively positioned to take away aberrations that are known to occur with a telephoto lens. And TamronĘĽs proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating prevents reflections, giving you clearer, more vivid images. With a lens barrel made primarily of magnesium at selected area, the Model A035 is the lightest zoom in the ultra-telephoto category*, making it ideal for handheld shooting over long periods of time. Plus, Moisture-Resistant construction and a Fluorine-Coating on the front element provide additional protection when shooting outdoors.

* Among 100-400mm interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras (As of October, 2017: Tamron)

* Similar products

Excellent AF performance meets enhanced VC

Precise AF tracking and VC (Vibration Compensation) are essential for ultra-telephoto lens performance. Thatʼs where Tamronʼs Dual MPU high-speed control system comes in. It features an MPU (micro-processing unit) with a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for superior signal processing, plus a separate MPU dedicated exclusively to vibration compensation. With enhanced AF response speed and VC, you can accurately shoot fast-moving subjects with stability and ease—even in low-light.

Precise, responsive AF performance

A built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) on the MPU delivers highspeed processing of digital signals, while ensuring excellent AF responsiveness. This improvement allows you to track subjects moving at high speeds, even more accurately. The AF drive system also uses a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for outstanding performance and fast, precise focusing.

Keep it steady with enhanced VC

WeĘĽve fine-tuned our original VC (Vibration Compensation) system with an enhanced control algorithm and an independent MPU dedicated to VC. Together, they meet a CIPA image stabilization performance level of 4 stops. While most ultra-telephoto lenses are prone to camera shake, the Model A035 delivers excellent stability for reliable, stress-free handheld shooting.

Optional tripod mount expands your shooting style

Using a tripod is as easy as shooting handheld with the Model A035. A thoughtfully designed grip makes it easy to handle. Plus Arca-Swiss release compatibility and an easily detachable tripod mount improve speed and flexibility. An optional tripod lets you choose the most suitable way to shoot the subject and help to express your creativity.

Better bokeh, Greater stability

With a minimum object distance of 1.5m (59 in) and a maximum image magnification of 1:3.6, the Model A035 can zoom in on a subject smoothly, resulting in close-up shooting with a soft, blurred effect.

Technical Information


Model A035
Focal Length 100-400mm
Maximum Aperture F/4.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 24°24' - 6°12' (for full-frame format) 
15°54' - 4°01' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m (59 in)
Maximum. Magnification Ratio 1:3.6
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ86.2mm (3.4 in)
Length* 199mm (7.8 in) Canon
196.5mm (7.7 in) Nikon
Weight 1,135g (40 oz) Canon
1,115g (39.3 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F/32-45
Image Stabilization Performance 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Release Date 
November 16, 2017 (Canon, Nikon)


Optical Construction (17 elements in 11 groups)

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17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD

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A lens as luminous as your creative vision

Large aperture F/2.8 ultra wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless

Step out of the normal lens zone and into the wilds of wide-angle. The 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) is a large aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount that was designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras and provides unrivalled portability and superb image quality. It’s the smallest and lightest weight zoom lens in its class. The dramatic 17-28mm zoom range adds new dimensions to photographing landscapes, cityscapes, mountains and scenic vistas—as well as groups and building interiors. Despite its compact size, it offers outstanding optical performance. Strategically deployed LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) lens elements thoroughly suppress chromatic aberration. The combination of ultra wide-angle focal length and an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide-angle end encourages richly expressive and creative photography. The new 17-28mm zoom’s AF drive system is powered by the RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit that enables it to deliver high-speed, high-precision operation. In addition, the new zoom lens features Moisture-Resistant Construction and a hydrophobic Fluorine Coating that repels fingerprints and dirt. This compact but powerful tool will boost your mobility and drive your vision of capturing subjects in new ways.

Compact size you can take anywhere—and everywhere

Tamron makes large aperture ultra wide-angle photography more exciting, and for this lens we focused on usability. The 17-28mm zoom range was carefully selected; that paved the way for a surprisingly small size—just 99mm (3.9 in) long, weighing but 420g (14.8 oz). The overall length of the lens does not change during zooming, thereby offering consistent handling and stable shooting operations. In addition, the Φ67mm filter size is small for a large aperture ultra wide-angle zoom lens. Plus, it shares the same filter diameter as the high-speed standard zoom lens in the series, the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036). This means the same filters such as PL (Polarizer), lens caps and other accessories may be used for both models.

Beautifully capture every scene and vista

The 17-28mm zoom provides magnificent image quality without compromise despite its compactness. Two LD lens elements and one XLD element (which has properties close to fluorite) are precisely located to quash chromatic and other aberrations. In addition, the BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating applied to lens surfaces reduces ghosting and flare that are otherwise likely to occur when shooting against the sunset’s glow and other backlit situations. Leveraging camera functions*, it provides excellent optical performance matching the latest high resolution image sensors from edge-to-edge throughout the entire zoom range. The 17-28mm zoom invites you into the breathtaking world of ultra wide-angle photography.
* When shooting with the camera’s lens correction function enabled.

Superior close-up shooting performance empowers creativity

The 17-28mm zoom features an MOD of 0.19m (7.5 in) at the wide 17mm end, rendering a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.2. At the tele end, the MOD is 0.26m (10.2 in) and the maximum magnification ratio is 1:6. In short, you can easily get close enough for a powerful shot. Your images can emphasize the perspective unique to ultra wide-angle lenses, and you can produce soft expressions with a shallow depth of field distinctive to large aperture lenses by opening the aperture and getting close to the subject. Versatile, functional and sensational—all at the same time.

High performance autofocus system means you'll own every shooting opportunity

The AF drive on the 17-28mm zoom includes an RXD motor unit to help you stay focused on the action. RXD uses an actuator to precisely control the rotational angle of the motor, allowing it to directly drive the focusing lens without passing through a reduction gear. A sensor that accurately detects the position of the lens enables high-speed and precise AF, which is ideal when shooting continually moving subjects or recording video. Perfect for street shooting and grab shots of groups of friends. And with a focusing system that is both smooth and quiet, the new 17-28mm zoom lets you shoot a video without worrying about picking up ambient drive sounds.

Built with Mirrorless in Mind

Tamron’s new 17-28mm zoom is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to mirrorless cameras. This includes:
- Fast Hybrid AF
- Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
- Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
*As of May, 2019

Technical Information


Model A046
Focal Length 17-28mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 103°41'-75°23' (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 13 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.19m (7.5 in) (WIDE) /
0.26m (10.2 in) (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:5.2 (WIDE) / 1:6 (TELE)
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ73mm
Length* 99mm (3.9 in)
Weight 420g (14.8 oz)
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Sony E-mount

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

Release Date
July 25th, 2019

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The function of Macro Switchover

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There is an special button on SP AF 70 – 300 mm F/4 – 5.6 Di VC USD. It will help you take shoot easily, you can change your lens mode from normal to macro or otherwise on a second. Macro lens is very useful for small subjects at very close distances. They can focus much nearer than normal lenses, allowing you to fill the frame with your subject and capture more detail.

We call this button “Macro Selector Switch”. It is in under of Focus Distance Scale. It has maximum magnification ratio 1:2 (f = 300 mm, 0.95m). The significant concern is their zoom should be aligned to 180-300 mm when switching the macro selector switch from Normal to Macro and the focus ring should be aligned to 1.5 m to infinity to switch from Macro to Normal.

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macro switchover button

You should give extra attention  to the procedur to use Macro Selector Switch or Macro Switchover. These are turn the zoom ring to align the zoom between 180 and 300mm as the first step. Next, slide the button from the Normal to the Macro position. Now, the lens is macro photography mode. When the macro mode is implemented, the focus ring rotates continuously from infinity to the minimum focus distance of 0.95m and the magnification ratio reaches a maximum when the focus distance is 0.95 m at 300 mm. The magnification ratio at this time is 1:2. But,  the zoom ring can only be rotated over the range of 180mm and 300mm and angle of view can only be adjusted over the range of 180mm to 300mm.

There is an exception. It is unable operate when the zoom ring is between 180mm and 300mm. Always make sure to align the zoom ring between 180mm and 300mm before operating the macro selector switch.

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Maintain your favorite lens

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Camera lenses are big investments because you need to throw some money on them. And it is not cheap. So, maintain your favorite lens properly is important thing because it can gives you longer and perform better. Before we go far to tips to caring your camera lenses, you should three main enemies of your lens. They are : dust, condensation and fungus.

Don’t clean your lens use shirt, napkins, paper tower/any fabric products are nor specifically made for optical glass. Those material have chance to damage your sensitive optical coating. It can scratch the glass. The best way to eliminate dust is use lens tissue, microfiber cloth. You can use a specialty brush made for cleaning lenses or an air blower. But, not compressed air. Don't touch lens with your finger !. It is the most basic simple important notice.

The most sensitive area to get dusty is sensor. Beside that, sensor also has sensitivity to debris and light. When you’re using interchangeable lens camera, there are much possibilities the sensor get dirty. The easiest ways to keep your sensor safe is to maintain a lens mounted to the camera. If you need remove it to pack or store the camera more efficiently. Then, make sure to use the body cap to keep the sensor is protected. When you need to change a lens on the fly. First, keep the opening of the camera face downwards as you do. So, there is less of chance the dirt, debris and moisture to come into sensor. It is also the best idea to preserve an air blower on-hand.

The other thing you should remember when you would buy camera and its lens is bag to save them. Bag is your investment also to get longer camera lens because it supports you to maintain your favorite lens. Buy a bag suit to your necessary to put your lens and make sure to clean it routinely. You can adopt the way to clean lens when you clean bag and you perhaps could put sillica gel on your camera bag to protect it from moisture.  And don’t forget to replace it when it can’t hold and remove moisture.

The simple thing you should pay attention is put each piece of it based on the separator is provided on you bag. Don’t throw your lens away to your camera backpack. Be sure to keep the front and rear caps on your lenses, as well as the body cap on your camera itself. If there’s no lens attached, make sure you always keep your bag is clean, cool and dry to put your lens with good condition all the time.

If you need to clean your favorite camera lens easily you can bring your tamron camera lens to our service center.

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The best way to find right crop factor

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Before you know how to find right crop factor, you need to know the definion of crop factor. It is common defined as the difference size between a 35mm film frame and your camera’s sensor.

The most common trick to find crop factor is converting the focal length to the full frame equivalent so, you can get the conversion of crop factor you need.

Another way is calculating the diagonal using Phtahgorean Theorem (a² + b² = c²), then divide the number by the diagonal of the crop sensor.

Here is the common focal length and crop factors, by resulting equivalent focal length :

1.5x 1.6x 2.0x 2.7x
14mm 21mm 22.4mm 28mm 37.8mm
18mm 27mm 28.8mm 36mm 48.6mm
24mm 36mm 38.4mm 48mm 64.8mm
35mm 52.5mm 56mm 70mm 94.5mm
50mm 75mm 80mm 100mm 135mm
85mm 127.5mm 136mm 170mm 229.5mm
105mm 157.5mm 168mm 210mm 283.5mm
200mm 300mm 320mm 400mm 540mm


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Image Stabilization for sharp images

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It is an technology that enable you to capture under lighting conditions so, there is possibility for you to get sharp images. Depending on the make, model, and vintage of your IS-enabled camera or lens, image stabilization allows you to capture sharp pictures at shutter speeds three, four, or five times slower than previously possible.

Lens-based stabilization uses a floating lens element, which is electronically controlled and shifted opposite to any camera shake recorded by the camera.

The worst misconception about stabilization that you can “freeze” fast-moving objects at slower shutter speeds if you have stabilization.

Actually, it only gives you opportunity to take sharp images of static subjects at slower speed. Moving objects will be equally blurry or streaky—and in some cases blurrier or shakier with the IS turned on.

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image stabilization

The most important rule for capturing sharp is you shouldn’t handhold a camera at shutter speeds slower than the equivalent focal length of the lens. This means a 500mm lens shouldn’t be handheld at speeds slower than 1/500-second, a 300mm lens slower than 1/300-second, a 50mm lens slower than 1/50-second, and a 20mm lens slower than 1/20-second.

Add image stabilization into the mix and suddenly you can capture sharp images of still objects with a 500mm lens at speeds down to 1/60-second, a 300mm lens at speeds down to 1/30-second, and a 20mm lens at speeds down to 1/2-second.

There are two types of image stabilization (IS): lens based and in camera. In this article, we are only talking about lens based. For deep understanding about stabilization in camera, you can check through this link.

Manufacturers have different name for this function :

  • Nikon – VR
  • Canon – IS
  • Pentax – Image stabilization in the cameras
  • Sony – Image stabilization in the cameras
  • Sigma – OS
  • Tamron – VC

The advantages of in-lens image stabilization include smoother performance when using longer focal length lenses. The downside of lens-based image stabilization is that it’s not available as an option for all lenses and it adds to the cost of the lens. Then again, if you don’t need IS, you often have the option of purchasing a non-IS version of the lens, or at least something similar.

You must keep your tripod away from you when you use image stabilization because if you use it and tripod together so, you will get counterproductive and creating a feedback loop. Here, the camera detects its own vibrations. It will start moving to counteract them, even when the camera is completely still.

And last, you must remember to should turn off your stabilization system is battery life. Having it on, especially when you aren’t using it, will eat up your battery like cake at a kids party. This is especially true of larger lenses and larger sensors. Moving them around requires more energy.