LG Optimus 2X

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You can start saving hard cash for a new  LG Optimus 2X smartphone. It has recently  made its debut on the market . Here are some of the reasons why you should replace your old Nokia or Samsung phone.  The LG Optimus 2X is the first Tegra2-powered GSM smartphone. It comes with a dual-core Cortex A9  and the NVIDIA SoC, which enables Full HD (1080p) playback and recording via the 8MP primary camera. The LG Optimus 2X HDMI port can output Full HD video, which can be played  on a TV without a cable. Another interesting spec is a a microSD card slot, a four-inch WVGA screen, a secondary 1.3MP video-call camera, eight  gigs HD, and a 1,500mAh battery. The LG Optimus 2X runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo OS. In terms of design, there’s plenty to love about its slick and shiny design.  The LG Optimus 2X measures 63 by 124 by 11mm, which certainly gives it a slender  appearance. A very characteristic is a silver strip on the back of the phone, which proudly displays the Google logo.  The overall look and functionality is a must have. The LG Optimus 2X can be bought at a number of stores nationwide.

Lens types

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Wide-Angle Lenses
Wide-angle lenses cover an angle of view greater than 60, capturing scenes that are wider than normal. The wide-angle focal lengths also have the ability to expand the space between objects that are in the foreground and those in the background, making the whole scene seem bigger. » Read more: Lens types

Prime vs. Zoom Lenses

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Lenses come in two types: prime lenses and zoom lenses. Prime lenses have only one focal length, and are sometimes called fixed focal length lenses. The two names are interchangeable. Prime lenses are easier to make because they have to be sharp only at one focal length, making the optics a whole lot simpler than their zoom counterparts. Zoom lenses cover a range of focal lengths, » Read more: Prime vs. Zoom Lenses

Canon Vixia HF20

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Canon Vixia HF20 is a high definition camcorder with built-in 32GB flash memory, very solid design and plenty of image effects. » Read more: Canon Vixia HF20

Canon SD780 IS

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Canon SD780 IS features 3x optical zoom, image stabilization, face detection and much, much more in its tiny body. » Read more: Canon SD780 IS

Sony Ericsson C903

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Sony Ericsson C903 is a 5 megapixel cameraphone with built-in GPS receiver, swift and elegant UI, large and bright display and much, much more. » Read more: Sony Ericsson C903

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is a remarkably good compact point and shoot digital camera with some features that even professional should appreciate. » Read more: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Accessories to Control Light

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Sometimes you can’t wait for the perfect light, and the only option is to modify the existing light. There are two excellent tools which every photographer may use to modify light: diffusers and reflectors. » Read more: Accessories to Control Light

BlackBerry 9500 Storm

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BlackBerry 9500 Storm is a powerful business device and a quite nice multimedia performer with touchscreen and built-in GPS. » Read more: BlackBerry 9500 Storm

Photography and light

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Supplemental Light
Supplemental light is the light which you bring to the scene. Using supplemental light may give you an amazing control over the photographs. When using supplemental light, you can control the color, direction, intensity, and diffusion of the light. The two main examples of supplemental light are the small dedicated flash units and studio lights. » Read more: Photography and light

Red eye and Red-eye reduction

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Red eye is a phenomenon that has affected every photographer at some time or another. It is the glowing red eyes caused when the light from a flash is reflected off the blood vessels in your subjects’ retina. Red eye may ruin even the best photo. The closer the flash is to the lens, the more likely there will be red eye (which is why red eye is a very common problem on point and shoot cameras). As the distance between the flash and the lens increases, the chance of red eye decreases. » Read more: Red eye and Red-eye reduction

Light types

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Available Light
Available light is any light that exists in the scene naturally. This can be the sun in the sky or a neon sign. Just think of it as light that is already there, that you are not likely to be able to do anything to change. » Read more: Light types

The Diffusion of Light

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When the light rays are scattered by being reflected or by passing through a translucent material that light is diffused. Diffused light provides a more even light and softens shadows in your photograph. You can diffuse artificial light using utensils such as reflectors, diffusers, umbrellas, and softboxes. You can also use diffusers and reflectors to help soften natural light. However, for natural light, the best diffuser is a strong cloud cover, which lessens the intensity of the sunlight as it reaches your subject. » Read more: The Diffusion of Light