Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Canon 60D Video and review

Same sensor, same pixels, same video, Same iso abilities as the smaller cheaper Canon 550D

So do you want to buy it?
Oh and it is about £400 more expensive than the 550D

More details after the Break

Canon 5D (mark 1) review

This may seem like an odd video to do in 2010!

But you can actually get a canon 5d Mark 1 for around £1000  or sometimes a bit cheaper (check here Canon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)), but is it worth it?
Is the full frame 12mp 5  year old Canon camera worth forking out a grand when you can now get a Canon 60D or Nikon D7000 which have many more features and better iso abilities and video!

More insight after the break

Monday, 27 September 2010

Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 EF-S Sharpness test

Here are a couple of videos I meant to put up a while ago. Here I am testing the sharpness of the canon EF-S lens (meaning it wont fit on a full frame body) the 17-85mm f:4-5.6 lens.

Canon 75-300mm F/4.0-5.6 Canon EF USM mark 3 review

The Canon 75-300mm USM Mark 3 lens is a pretty long reaching telephoto lens and when attached to a cropped sensor camera it is a stonking great reach. The equivelent of 450mm+

Now that is a lot of reach and for a lens that is super cheap as well.
but it is missing a few things


details after the break

Canon 28mm f2.8 EF lens review and test images

The Canon prime lens the 28mm f2.8 is a fairly simple and small lens.  The old saying is that prime lenses are meant to be optically better then zoom….

Its quality is not so much based in its optical brilliance but its…

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Nikon 20mm f2.8 AIS manual focus lens Sharpness testing

The Nikon lens in this blog is not a new lens, it is super old and oldschool, it has no auto focus, no in camera aperture control,  no zoom or auto conformation.  Its not nearly as sharp as modern day lenses but for some reason I love it. 

explanation after the break

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fish eye lens sharpness test and links

The Nikon Fish eye lens is a bit crazy, its wide enough to capture your toes and the top of your head when you are taking the photo.  This shot was taken 14cm away from Kim (practically touching her nose and yet look at how much of her you can see!

More details after the break

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Dslr Lens Review + Sharpness test

This post looks closely at the sharpness of the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens. I use this lens a lot and I love it, but as you will see in the photos below it is not always the sharpest lens.


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 sharpness test and review… and everything you need to know

I love this lens, I use it all the time. I use it for property photos and for landscape photos, I also use it for panoramas and sometimes for parties.
Click me i get bigger!  more photos below

Close up photos and video after when you click below

In this blog post you will find details about its sharpness and also its ability to work on a full frame camera as well as DX.

Shoot through umbrella vs Bounce umbrella Photography example

Here I show you the difference in look and light dispersion you get from either doing a shooting into an umbrella (bouncing it) or shooting through an umbrella.

The shooting into the umbrella (bouncing) give a much more directional looking light and less is splashed around the room,


More details after the Jump

Saturday, 18 September 2010

How to make a composite image in photoshop or Gimp

 This blog post is about how I made the composite image where I put a model who I shot in 5 or 6 different locations within a frame of a picture and then stick them all together and also do some funky editing to them.

More details and video after the break:

Canon 100-400mm IS L f4.5-5.6 lens review and demonstration

Here is the video review of the canon massive telephoto zoom lens, The 100-400mm is lens

This lens is a monster and its Images stabelizing is pretty damn good

More details after the jump

Friday, 17 September 2010

Hello and welcome everyone

Hello and Welcome everyone please read this page first if you are new to Dom Bower Photo

This blog page is going to be the follow up text version and link help for all the new videos posted up on the youtube channel Dombowerphoto, the new photography only youtube channel.

here I will do my best to attach my videos and also links to any of the equipment I have used in the videos, be it software, cameras, tripods, bags, lenses or filters, Clicking on the links I provide will also help me to see where your most interested in and what is most demand driven part of the photography reviews and tips.

I hope you all enjoy the site and please feel free to email me from my website with any requests.



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