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Sunny 16

Sunny 16

I just found out a new technique! Such a simple easy to remember rule… When taking a picture in 100% sunshine you set your F-Stop=16 – ISO=100 and shutter speed=100. This will produce perfect exposure in the sun every time.

This picture was taken using Sunny 16 at an incredible fun maze right before Halloween this year. The maze was 1 mile of twists and turns which connected to a corn maze.  There was even a guy who maned the center just in case you found your self lost but really that is what you  hope will happen if you find yourself in a maze.

A few conditions to keep in mind when using Sunny 16

1. The sun  must be high enough to be bright

2. Subject must be in the sun

3. Make sure the sun isn’t behind a cloud must be full sunshine.

4. Conditions should be average meaning no snow or sand etc.

Interesting Fact: Shade is about 3 stops darker than sun (8x’s darker) When using Sunny 16 with some shade in the picture you can decide what you want to do either zoom in on your subject so there is no shade or maybe open up 1 stop and see what happens your shadows might look better and the subject would probably be o.k.

If you have a starting point in the sunshine you can edit and play!

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon EF-S 60mm f2/8 Macro

The Canon EF-S 60mm lens has great reviews. The thing I liked about the reviews  was it seemed to be popular not just macro, but also portrait.

The price isn’t really all that bad considering what you get… right now Amazon is selling it for $429.00 + Free Shipping. Buy.com is a little less at $409.00 + Free Shipping. Dell is selling it for $419.00 + Free Shipping as well.

Here is the official Product Description:

Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 60mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 60mm lens offers an angle of view that’s equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, along with a floating optical system that can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification. The inner focusing system, meanwhile, is driven by a silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), meaning the lens’s overall length never changes during focus. Ultimately, the multi-purpose lens is equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits, or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S lenses, this lens is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel, and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras.
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:2.8
  • Lens construction: 12 elements in 8 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 25 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Manual
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.65 feet
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter, 2.8 inches long
  • Weight: 11.8 ounces

EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens with 35mm equivalent of 96mm * compatible with Canon APS-C sensor digital SLR cameras only * USM (ultra sonic motor) for fast, silent focusing * auto focus system allows full-time manual focus override with lens still in AF mode * ideal for close-up, portrait, and available light shooting * working distance: 3-1/2″ from front of lens to subject at life-size (1:1) magnification *

Technical Details:

  • 60mm macro lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras
  • 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera
  • Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification
  • Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing
  • Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty

Here is a video showing what the Canon 60mm f/2.8 lens looks like:


I just got an amazing deal! Canon XSi and 55-250mm lens $637.50

Got a killer deal at Amazon for this camera and a telephoto lens $637.50. No Shipping!!!

Canon Rebel XSi with 18-55mm lens and
EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens

This is how you do it – go to the Canon Rebel XSi page first on the bottom there is a Link that says “save $200 instantly when you purchase these two items together”. You need to add both items to your cart, discount only shows up at checkout time. Offer good until November 21st. This is a an amazing deal seeing how the XSi original price is $699.99 and the original price on the telephoto lens is $299.99

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Tamron AF 18-270mm for Canon DSLR Cameras

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

Right now the price is $549.00 which includes $100.00 rebate! 

Tamron always seems to have some sort of rebate going on!

Official Product Description:

The acclaimed Tamron 18-270mm VC ultra zoom for APS-C format DSLRs has reached an astonishing new level of compactness, performance, and speed Tamron lenses at Amazon.comwith the addition of PZD (Piezo Drive), an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design. The result is a lens that’s considerably lighter, and noticeably shorter and slimmer (filter diameter: 62mm) than any previous lens in its class, and provides faster, quieter auto-focusing.

Signature features that have made this amazingly versatile lens the world standard in its class have been retained. They include a 28-419mm equivalent (15X) zoom range, an improved, lightweight, compact Vibration Compensation (VC) system, macro focusing to 0.49m (19.3 inches) throughout, and, of course, superlative imaging performance.

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS 10 MP Digital Camera

I like Canon digital cameras, when you hear the name Canon you automatically think solid digital camera.

The Canon PowerShot DS1200 IS gets excellent reviews. 10.0 Megapixel resolution, the resolution is so good you can print up to 13×19 inch photos. It has a 3x optical zoom. Which is good personally I would like to see it zoom a little further, but I like using a zoom when taking pictures. This camera makes it so easy to use with the Smart Auto that selects the proper settings.

The Canon PwerShot offers Digic 4-Image Processor, iSAPS Technology, a face detection self-timer, intelligent contrast correction, red-eye correction and so much more…

Official Product Description:

When a camera puts a smile on your face the moment you hold it, imagine how great you’ll feel when you see your first pictures! The PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH has everything going for it – exuberant color, the sculptured style of Canon’s famed ELPH series – and the innovative know-how that takes you to a whole new level of picture-taking accomplishment. Plus, you’ve got an advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology and the Face Detection Self-timer for extraordinary control and performance. This technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you’re ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed. Just set the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images.   Focal Length –  6.2-18.6mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent –  35-105mm)   LCD Monitor –  2.5-inch TFT color LCD, Approx. 230,000 pixels   ISO Sensitivity –  Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent    Continuous Shooting –  Approx. 1.4 fps    Storage Media –  SD/SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card   Number of Recording Pixels –  Still Image –  up to 3648 x 2736 (Large); Movie –  Standard Definition –  up to 640 x 480 (30 fps)   Video Output –  NTSC/PAL   Dimensions –  3.48 (W) x 2.16 (H) x 0.86 (D)   Weight –  4.23 ounces