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Comparison between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs: What are SMD 3528 and SMD 5050 LEDs?

Comparison between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs: What are SMD 3528 and SMD 5050 LEDs?

Here’s an easy-to-understand comparison between LED chip numbers and sizes.

(Hint: the numbers are only the size of the chip!)

New to LEDs? What are LED strip lights and what can they do?

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Lens selection for bird photography

Some expert discussions:

Bird and Wildlife Photography Equipment: Lenses, cameras, teleconverters, tripods, monopods

 

Canon 100-400 II vs Sigma 150-600 Sport & Tamron 150-600, Canon 400 f5.6 + Wildlife Photography Tips (by Tony Northrup)

 

Zoom Telephoto Field Review Tamron 150-600 vs Sigma Sport 150-600 vs Canon 100-400 with Canon 5D mark III and 7D mark II (by PhotoRec TV)

Brenizer Method to create more shalow DoF

In this tutorial video they will demonstrate how to prepare images in Lightroom for achieving the Brenizer method to enhance shallow depth of field, and how to finish off the merged image with stylized editing in Lightroom after the “heavy lifting” is done.

Click here for the full article: http://www.slrlounge.com/brenizer-met…

Sony RX100 Series Comparison (I, II, III, IV and V)

Articles from: https://photographylife.com/sony-rx100-series-comparison

Specification Sony RX100 I Sony RX100 II Sony RX100 III Sony RX100 IV Sony RX100 V
As expected, the latest generation Sony RX100 V obviously does have much richer feature-set and specifications compared to its predecessors. It has a superior Stacked CMOS sensor with excellent image quality that surpasses all the previous generation RX100 cameras, faster Bionz X processor with a front-end LSI capable of handling up to 24 fps shooting speed, 315 phase-detection autofocus points, 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and very respectable slow motion video recording capability up to 960 fps. It can handle shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 sec, has a very nice 2.36M electronic viewfinder (EVF), incredibly fast autofocus and a few other nice extras, such as anti distortion shutter and ability to set minimum shutter speed when shooting with Auto ISO enabled.
Announcement Date 06/06/2012 06/27/2013 05/28/2014 06/10/2015 10/06/2016
Sensor Type CMOS BSI CMOS BSI CMOS Stacked CMOS Stacked CMOS
Sensor Resolution 20.2 MP 20.2 MP 20.1 MP 20.1 MP 20.1 MP
Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″)
Native ISO Range 125-6400 160-12,800 125-12,800 125-12,800 125-12,800
Image Processor Bionz Bionz Bionz X Bionz X Bionz X
Phase Detection Autofocus No No No No Yes
Phase Detection Autofocus Points N/A N/A N/A N/A 315 AF Points
Lens Focal Length 10.4-37.1mm 10.4-37.1mm 8.8-25.7mm 8.8-25.7mm 8.8-25.7mm
Focal Length in 35mm Equiv 28-100mm 28-100mm 24-70mm 24-70mm 24-70mm
Lens Aperture f/1.8-f/4.9 f/1.8-f/4.9 f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.8-f/2.8
Integrated ND Filter No No Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/32000 sec 1/32000 sec
Startup Time 2.8 sec 2.8 sec 2.0 sec 2.0 sec 2.0 sec
Anti Distortion Shutter No No No Yes Yes
Auto ISO Min Shutter Speed No No No Yes Yes
EVF N/A Optional 1.44 Million Dot EVF 2.36 Million Dot EVF 2.36 Million Dot EVF
Flash Hotshoe No Yes No No No
Built-in Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 fps 10 fps 10 fps 16 fps 24 fps
Buffer Size 13 JPEG / 13 RAW 13 JPEG / 13 RAW 48 JPEG / 26 RAW 48 JPEG / 26 RAW 150 JPEG + RAW
LCD Screen 3.0″ Fixed 3.0″ Tilting, +90°/-40° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45°
Video Recording 1080p, up to 50 fps 1080p, up to 60 fps 1080p, up to 60 fps 4K, up to 30 fps 4K, up to 30 fps
S-Log2/S-Gamut No No No No Yes
Slow Motion Video N/A N/A Yes, Up to 120 fps Yes, Up to 960 fps Yes, Up to 960 fps
Slow Motion Video Duration N/A N/A 29 min 4 sec 8 sec
Built-in WiFi No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 330 shots 350 shots 320 shots 280 shots 220 shots
Weight 240g 281g 290g 298g 299g
Size 102×58×36mm 102×58×38mm 102×58×41mm 102x58x41mm 102x58x41mm
Current Price (as of 10/06/2016) $448 $598 $748 $998 $998

Why I don’t use Capture One Pro

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Why I don’t use Capture One Pro, even I seem to like it very much?

I have revisited to try Capture One Pro several times, but there were always some minor things that prevent me from using it at my very first stage of getting familiar with the software:

  • Not as popular as LightRoom and PhotoShop therefore there are less tip, technical, and presets sharing on the Internet for beginners.
  • Very slow update on supporting new lens and camera, especially when your lens or camera is not popular. For example, Fujifilm X70 was introduced in Jan 2016, sold in Mar 2016; I bought one in April 2016; but not until late of Sep 2016, Phase One release new version of Capture One Pro (version 9.3) to support this camera.
  • Cannot rename multiple image files while still retains a part of original file name. For example, it cannot change multiple files name: DCS0014, DCS0015, DCS0016 into A7X0014, A7X0015, A7X0016. It can use a new sequence in renaming file (e.g. 1, 2, 3,…), but cannot start from middle (e.g. 4, 5, 6,…).
  • Cannot automatically detect newly added sub-folders and import those folders with inside images into the catalog. You need to manually add new sub-folders or re-import all images (this process takes a lot of time). Maybe it’s actually not that bad, but

For a technical-oriented (not art-oriented) guy like me, it seems to be not so convenient to continue exploring Capture One. I may try to revisit C1 in the future.

 

Chọn kính thiên văn khúc xạ hay phản xạ?

Câu hỏi chọn kính thiên văn khúc xạ hay phản xạ thực chất là câu hỏi: ” Chọn thấu kính hay gương ? “

Đây là câu hỏi rất nhiều bạn thắc mắc khi có ý định mua hoặc tự làm một chiếc kính để phục vụ quan sát, thỏa mãn niềm đam mê của mình.

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