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Considerations for buying a canon dSLR

Considerations for buying a canon dSLR

My photography students often ask me which camera they should buy. The truth is that no one can tell you what camera to buy, but if you understand the commonalities and differences among Canon’s dSLRs, then you can make informed decisions when it’s time to buy a new camera, upgrade your existing camera, buy a [...]

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Choosing the gear that’s right for you

Choosing the gear that’s right for you

While no one can tell you what is exactly right for you, you can evaluate your shooting history and preferences to better determine the photography system components that work for you. While reading over the list of Canon photography system components, you may have the overwhelming urge to buy one or two new lenses or [...]

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Building your photography system

Building your photography system

Buying a new camera body or a backup body requires careful consideration of what your current photography system lacks and how to balance those needs with your budget. Lenses, especially Canon’s high-end L-series professional lenses and specialized lenses such as for macro photography, are expensive, and it’s often difficult to decide which lens or system [...]

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Personal photography systems

Personal photography systems

Whether you started with an entry-level camera such as the Digital Rebel XTi, shown in 1-4, or went with a professional dSLR, from a photographer’s point of view, a photography “system” includes the camera gear that you currently own. And in a larger sense, a digital photography system also includes the components of your studio [...]

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Canon system overview

Canon system overview

From the broad view, Canon offers a complete range of cameras, lenses, Speedlite flashes, and accessories. There are so many options, in fact, that choosing among them is a challenge. Throughout this blog, you get detailed information on individual components of the Canon photography system as well as help in choosing components based on your [...]

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What is a photography system?

What is a photography system?

From a broad point of view, a photography system includes all the components that are offered by the camera manufacturer and third-party companies and that are compatible with your camera. From this perspective, a system includes the camera body, lenses, flash units, battery chargers, extension tubes, interface cables, and so on. In other words, the [...]

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