What is Back Button Focus?
Back Button Focus is an alternative method of camera control that separates the functions of shutter release and focus from a single button to two buttons. The shutter release is used solely to activate the shutter and take a picture. The function of focus is transferred to a button on the back of a camera hence the name “Back Button Focus” or “Back Button Autofocus“. Continue ReadingBACK BUTTON FOCUS A GAME CHANGER→
Stuck Lens Filter Removal Tool Recently the little woman dropped her Nikon D7000 while it was safely (or so we thought) stored in it’s case. It wasn’t a hard fall so she wasn’t concerned in the least. Unfortunately later that day when she was removing the Nikon D7000 from it’s case she discovered that the protective lens filter was damaged and the glass was loose inside. While disappointed at the loss of a $90 77mm B&W filter she was grateful the Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens was not damaged. Upon attempting to replace the filter a bigger issue was revealed. The protection filter had become stuck to the $1000 Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Continue ReadingStuck Lens Filter Removal Tool→
Canon PowerShot s110 WiFi Setup The Canon PowerShot s110 WiFi Setup turned out to be a lot more difficult than I had expected. While connecting the Canon PowerShot s110 to my Samsung Galaxy S3 was a breeze connecting to my two computers turned out to be a royal battle. The Windows 8 attempt was a failure that you can read about here. Connecting to my Windows 7 notebook went a little easier with this pdf document which is also the image below. Click the image below. It will open in a new window, Due to the size of the image your browser may reduce the initial view to a little strip. Just click the image and your browser should resize the Continue ReadingCanon Powershot s110 Wifi Setup→
Canon PowerShot S110 WiFi and Windows 8 Recently I decided I needed to purchase a decent point and shoot camera for my bicycling and fishing adventures. I ended up purchasing the Canon PowerShot S110 here as it seemed like the right camera at the right price. One of the features that attracted me to the Canon PowerShot S110 was the built in WiFi. I like WiFi in a camera as I can just come in the house, initiate a transfer and walk away. Or so I thought. One small detail was lost on me. There was not mention of Windows 8 being a compatible operating system. So I spent my first evening with the Canon PowerShot S110 trying to get Continue ReadingCanon PowerShot S110 WiFi and Windows 8→
Recently I decided to get better control of the colors in my images by purchasing the X-RITE COLOR CHECKER PASSPORT. Upon reading the instructions I was a little mystified by the requirements for a .DNG or DIGITAL NEGATIVE FILE. So I set out and did what anyone else would do I went to YouTube. I found the answer numerous times as part of larger tutorials that were way beyond my memory capacity. I prefer baby steps. Below is the simple sequence for creating .DNG files in ADOBE CAMERA RAW. It’s important to note that the .DNG files can be created in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP and ADOBE BRIDGE (Probably other Adobe Applications as well). The process is quite simple: Double click a Continue ReadingHow to Create a DNG File in Adobe Camera Raw→