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Screw-on Filters Vs. Square Filters. Which is best?

When building out a filter kit for your lenses, the inevitable question will arise; should I use screw-on filters or square filters? In this article I take an in-depth look at the pros and cons of both types, and discuss some reasons you might want to choose either one of these photographic filter types.

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How To Read An MTF Chart

Ever wondered what those weird charts are that lens manufacturers always show with their lenses? Learning how to read an MTF chart can help you make a decision when it’s time to buy a new lens. Find out which lenses are sharper and how the contrast varies across the image.

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The Ultimate Guide to Back Button Focus

The back button focus technique can be a real game changer for your photography if you’re ready for it! In this article I’ll explain what back button focus is, how to set it up with your camera and I’ll walk you through a huge range of situations where it can be helpful. Including examples for landscape, sports, wildlife, macro, event and portrait photography. Basically it can be helpful for everything if you use it correctly!

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These Animations Show 4 Reasons Why You Need a Polarizing Filter!

A polarizing filter is an essential part of a photographer’s kit because it’s one of the only filters that cannot be recreated with editing software. Instead of digging too much into the science of how they work, in this post I simply want to let the animations do most of the talking. I have been through some of my archives to find examples of just how much a polarizer can alter your image, and once you see them I feel certain that you’ll understand just how worthwhile it is to have one of these in your bag!

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