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How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – a how to time lapse guide.

How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – a how to time lapse guide.

This is a how to instructions guide for making timelapse photography with Nikon D5. Hence the title, how to time lapse with Nikon D5. 😉

Timelapse photography allows us to see processes that would normally appear very subtle to the human eye, but when captured, enables us to see that process much more pronounced – such as a beautiful sunset, a blossoming flower, or melting ice. Below is an example, capturing the sunset in Norway. If you would like to try a timelapse, please read on – it is very easy to do once you know how to, and very impressive to your audience! – Nicole Lisa Photography

 

How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – Example:

How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – time lapse example. Timelapse Settings: 15 sec intervals / 1403 pictures (using a aputure timer – see below)
Edited in Adobe Premiere (click here to learn more about Adobe Premiere Pro.)

Music: Morcheeba – Public Displays of Affection

 

“Beauty is in the details. Often unseen, nonetheless beautiful.”

Alexander Van Dorph (author of Cognitive Disturbance)

 

– Keen to try it out yourself? YES! If so, you will need:

 

A SHUTTER TIMER REMOTE CONTROL (for automatic photos):

 

SHUTTER TIMER remote control:

– The only MUST-HAVE in this tutorial, although a tripod is quite essential as well. This will allow you to set preferred intervals, which will automatically take pictures – allowing you to create the perfect timelapse. This one is wireless and especially suited for this Nikon model. CLICK THE LINK OR IMAGE to learn more about timers or to order it.

This timer works with Nikon D5, D500, D4s, D4, D3, D3x, D3s, D810A, D810, D800, D800E, D2, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D200, D300, D300x, D300s, D700

 

A TRIPOD:

Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag

– Stability is king when it comes to creating timelapses, even the smallest gust of wind will ruin your timelapse. This tripod is well priced, very stable, and is very easy to use – making a timelapse look professional. Click on the image or link to see more tripods.

 

A DSLR camera:

Nikon D5 is the professional’s choice.
– The power of a 20.8 MP Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor in a compact, streamlined HD-SLR body. Create brilliant full-frame images and 4K UHD videos. Capture every detail in stunning clarity with Nikon’s superior 153-point AF system. Empower your inner filmmaker with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Click on the image or here to learn more.

 

ACCESSORIES – NIKON BATTERY:

Nikon Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery – Nothing more annoying than running out of battery in the middle of a timelapse or astrophotography session. Make sure to always bring an extra battery. Click on the image or here to get one.

 

ACCESSORIES – HIGH CAPACITY MEMORY CARD:

Transcend 64 GB High Speed Memory Card: To do long-lasting timelapses you need a high speed, high capacity memory card. This will ensure that your camera does not run out of memory at that crucial time – ruining your whole timelapse. Believe me, it happens… and it is incredibly annoying when it does (although rarely) occur. Personally, I use this memory card, but there are many others that will do the trick. Click on the image or here to learn more about this type of memory card and to see other models.

 

What do you need to make a timelapse

These days all high-quality tv-programmes and documentaries are riddled with amazing timelapse photography. This article “How to time lapse with Nikon D3200”, a how to guide, lets you understand just how they do it – and even teaches you how to have a go at it yourself. Here is a description of the items you will need to create your own timelapse.

 

1. A DSLR camera

2. A timer device (available from the link above, for your make of camera). My camera is a Nikon D600 (click this link to learn more about the Nikon cameras – opens in a new window), and so I use the timer displayed above. This timer, which works perfectly and is very easy to use.

Alternatively; you can use the software CD that came with your camera, which usually has timing software on it. However, this mean you always need to have a laptop with you, as opposed to the timer, which you can take anywhere.

3. A tripod (available from the link above). It is very important to keep the camera completely still throughout the timelapse, any movement of the camera will effectively ruin the timelapse, you will see an example of this later)

4. A good location: choose a location where changes in the environment are occuring – this can be places where there are many people, a sunset/sunrise, changing tides, moving clouds etc)

How to set up your camera

  • Once you have chosen a suitable location, mount your camera on the tripod (or a stable area).
  • Auto focus on the image you will be taking. Once you have achieved focus, turn off autofocus if you are timelapsing a landscape, or a low light picture. This will save battery on your camera, and prevent shots from not being taken (due to failure of autofocus). However, if you are doing a timelapse of people it is best to leave autofocus on, as your camera will always have something to focus on.
  • For changing light conditions: use AV mode (or shutter priority), as your camera will automatically adjust to the changing light – such as in sunset timelapses.
  • Make sure your camera is not set to auto white balance, as this can create flickering.
  • To save battery – you can also turn of “image review” on your camera. Alternatively, you can use a Canon external power source cord to avoid running out of battery.

Another timelapse example – How to time lapse with Nikon D5:

Setting the timer

You will notice once you have your timer (or any timer) that there are four main settings:

  1. Delay – This is the delay between each shot. You can leave this at 0, unless you have a long shutter speed (night photography)
  2. Long – This is for the shutter speed, for example if you are doing a time-lapse of the stars, and you need a shutter speed longer than 30 seconds.
  3. Interval – This is how often you would like to take a picture, for a fast changing environment (sunset), a good starting point is every 15 seconds.
  4. Number of shots – this is as it says – for the number of pictures you would like to take. You can set this, but it is easier to leave the setting at (—-). This will mean the camera will just carry on taking pictures until another limiting factor means no more pictures can be taken; for example expired, empty battery or unavailable space on the memory card.
How to time lapse with Nikon D5: Timelapse of the stars, with the pictures put together in a so-called starlapse (also known as astrophotography):
Starlapse
Starlapse, one of the things you can with a time lapse. How to time lapse with Nikon D5.

General Tips

  • Shutter Speeds: pick a shutter speed which best suits the environment you are timelapsing, for example if you are timelapsing the stars, you will need a long exposure, to capture as much light as possible
  • Interval Times: For a fast changing enviroment, it is best to use minimal interval times, such as 15 seconds (sunrise/sunset). For a slow enviroment (timelapsing the construction of a building) you can use much greater interval times (perhaps 1 shot every 20 minutes)
  • Battery Power: Once you start timelapsing, you will find that your battery will last longer if you are shooting with quick shutter speeds, as opposed to those with long exposures. You can purchase an extra battery for your camera, but it may be hard to change the battery whilst not moving the tripod. A much better option for longer timelapses, is using an AC power adapter for your camera (available from amazon). One battery should last about 6 hours on an interval of 15 seconds, in daylight.
  • Image Settings: Set your camera to shoot in JPG, rather than RAW, as processing of each image will take much longer with RAW shooting (and use up the battery much quicker)

 

The most important aspect to time-lapse photography is the stability of the camera. Do not allow the camera to move at all. Hope you enjoyed this article, if you have any questions on how to time lapse with Nikon D5, be sure to let us know via our Facebook page. We will help you out. Guaranteed.

 

ENJOY!

 

A inspirational timelapse compilation:


– Article – How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – instructions and settings – provided by Nicole Lisa Photography for Superstoked Surfing Magazine. Mahalo, Nicole!

 

/// Facebook page: Nicole Lisa Photography

/// Official website: NicoleLisaPhotography.com

/// Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D5


 

Timelapse tutorials for other NIKON models:

 

Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D5

 

Do you have any comments or questions regarding how to time lapse with Nikon D5? Be sure to let us know on our FB page, and we will help you out. 100% answer guarantee. Be sure to use ‘how to time lapse with Nikon D5’ or similar as the subject to the conversation. Thank you!

 

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – a how to time lapse guide.

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – a how to time lapse guide.

This is a how to instructions guide for making timelapse photography with Nikon D500. Hence the title, how to time lapse with Nikon D500. 😉

Timelapse photography allows us to see processes that would normally appear very subtle to the human eye, but when captured, enables us to see that process much more pronounced – such as a beautiful sunset, a blossoming flower, or melting ice. Below is an example, capturing the sunset in Norway. If you would like to try a timelapse, please read on – it is very easy to do once you know how to, and very impressive to your audience! – Nicole Lisa Photography

 

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – Example:

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – time lapse example. Timelapse Settings: 15 sec intervals / 1403 pictures (using a aputure timer – see below)
Edited in Adobe Premiere (click here to learn more about Adobe Premiere Pro.)

Music: Morcheeba – Public Displays of Affection

 

“Beauty is in the details. Often unseen, nonetheless beautiful.”

Alexander Van Dorph (author of Cognitive Disturbance)

 

– Keen to try it out yourself? YES! If so, you will need:

 

A SHUTTER TIMER REMOTE CONTROL (for automatic photos):

 

SHUTTER TIMER remote control:

– The only MUST-HAVE in this tutorial, although a tripod is quite essential as well. This will allow you to set preferred intervals, which will automatically take pictures – allowing you to create the perfect timelapse. This one is wireless and especially suited for this Nikon model. CLICK THE LINK OR IMAGE to learn more about timers or to order it.

This timer works with Nikon D500, D750, D7100, D7200, D7000, D600, D610, D5500, D3300, D3200 D3100 D5300 D5200 D5300

 

A TRIPOD:

Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag

– Stability is king when it comes to creating timelapses, even the smallest gust of wind will ruin your timelapse. This tripod is well priced, very stable, and is very easy to use – making a timelapse look professional. Click on the image or link to see more tripods.

 

A DSLR camera:

Nikon D500 is the professional’s choice.
– The power of a 20.9 MP Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor in a compact, streamlined HD-SLR body. Create brilliant full-frame images and 4K UHD videos. Capture every detail in stunning clarity with Nikon’s superior 153-point AF system. Empower your inner filmmaker with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Click on the image or here to learn more.

 

ACCESSORIES – NIKON BATTERY:

Nikon Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery – Nothing more annoying than running out of battery in the middle of a timelapse or astrophotography session. Make sure to always bring an extra battery. Click on the image or here to get one.

 

ACCESSORIES – HIGH CAPACITY MEMORY CARD:

Transcend 64 GB High Speed Memory Card: To do long-lasting timelapses you need a high speed, high capacity memory card. This will ensure that your camera does not run out of memory at that crucial time – ruining your whole timelapse. Believe me, it happens… and it is incredibly annoying when it does (although rarely) occur. Personally, I use this memory card, but there are many others that will do the trick. Click on the image or here to learn more about this type of memory card and to see other models.

 

What do you need to make a timelapse

These days all high-quality tv-programmes and documentaries are riddled with amazing timelapse photography. This article “How to time lapse with Nikon D3200”, a how to guide, lets you understand just how they do it – and even teaches you how to have a go at it yourself. Here is a description of the items you will need to create your own timelapse.

 

1. A DSLR camera

2. A timer device (available from the link above, for your make of camera). My camera is a Nikon D600 (click this link to learn more about the Nikon cameras – opens in a new window), and so I use the timer displayed above. This timer, which works perfectly and is very easy to use.

Alternatively; you can use the software CD that came with your camera, which usually has timing software on it. However, this mean you always need to have a laptop with you, as opposed to the timer, which you can take anywhere.

3. A tripod (available from the link above). It is very important to keep the camera completely still throughout the timelapse, any movement of the camera will effectively ruin the timelapse, you will see an example of this later)

4. A good location: choose a location where changes in the environment are occuring – this can be places where there are many people, a sunset/sunrise, changing tides, moving clouds etc)

How to set up your camera

  • Once you have chosen a suitable location, mount your camera on the tripod (or a stable area).
  • Auto focus on the image you will be taking. Once you have achieved focus, turn off autofocus if you are timelapsing a landscape, or a low light picture. This will save battery on your camera, and prevent shots from not being taken (due to failure of autofocus). However, if you are doing a timelapse of people it is best to leave autofocus on, as your camera will always have something to focus on.
  • For changing light conditions: use AV mode (or shutter priority), as your camera will automatically adjust to the changing light – such as in sunset timelapses.
  • Make sure your camera is not set to auto white balance, as this can create flickering.
  • To save battery – you can also turn of “image review” on your camera. Alternatively, you can use a Canon external power source cord to avoid running out of battery.

Another timelapse example – How to time lapse with Nikon D500:

Setting the timer

You will notice once you have your timer (or any timer) that there are four main settings:

  1. Delay – This is the delay between each shot. You can leave this at 0, unless you have a long shutter speed (night photography)
  2. Long – This is for the shutter speed, for example if you are doing a time-lapse of the stars, and you need a shutter speed longer than 30 seconds.
  3. Interval – This is how often you would like to take a picture, for a fast changing environment (sunset), a good starting point is every 15 seconds.
  4. Number of shots – this is as it says – for the number of pictures you would like to take. You can set this, but it is easier to leave the setting at (—-). This will mean the camera will just carry on taking pictures until another limiting factor means no more pictures can be taken; for example expired, empty battery or unavailable space on the memory card.
How to time lapse with Nikon D500: Timelapse of the stars, with the pictures put together in a so-called starlapse (also known as astrophotography):
Starlapse
Starlapse, one of the things you can with a time lapse. How to time lapse with Nikon D500.

General Tips

  • Shutter Speeds: pick a shutter speed which best suits the environment you are timelapsing, for example if you are timelapsing the stars, you will need a long exposure, to capture as much light as possible
  • Interval Times: For a fast changing enviroment, it is best to use minimal interval times, such as 15 seconds (sunrise/sunset). For a slow enviroment (timelapsing the construction of a building) you can use much greater interval times (perhaps 1 shot every 20 minutes)
  • Battery Power: Once you start timelapsing, you will find that your battery will last longer if you are shooting with quick shutter speeds, as opposed to those with long exposures. You can purchase an extra battery for your camera, but it may be hard to change the battery whilst not moving the tripod. A much better option for longer timelapses, is using an AC power adapter for your camera (available from amazon). One battery should last about 6 hours on an interval of 15 seconds, in daylight.
  • Image Settings: Set your camera to shoot in JPG, rather than RAW, as processing of each image will take much longer with RAW shooting (and use up the battery much quicker)

 

The most important aspect to time-lapse photography is the stability of the camera. Do not allow the camera to move at all. Hope you enjoyed this article, if you have any questions on how to time lapse with Nikon D500, be sure to let us know via our Facebook page. We will help you out. Guaranteed.

 

ENJOY!

 

A inspirational timelapse compilation:


– Article – How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – instructions and settings – provided by Nicole Lisa Photography for Superstoked Surfing Magazine. Mahalo, Nicole!

 

/// Facebook page: Nicole Lisa Photography

/// Official website: NicoleLisaPhotography.com

/// Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D500


 

Timelapse tutorials for other NIKON models:

 

Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D500

 

Do you have any comments or questions regarding how to time lapse with Nikon D500? Be sure to let us know on our FB page, and we will help you out. 100% answer guarantee. Be sure to use ‘how to time lapse with Nikon D500’ or similar as the subject to the conversation. Thank you!

 

How to repair GoPro HERO 4 camera – replacement parts.

How to repair GoPro HERO 4 camera – replacement parts.

 

This is a repair guide for the GoPro HERO 4 camera – a how to tutorial aiming to show you how to fix and repair your GoPro4, by showcasing the solutions to some of the more common problems seen with the GoPro series.

 

Amongst these repair issues are replacing certain parts of the GoPro, such as the GoPro housing, the GoPro clip mount at the bottom or other attachments. Other common problems that require fixing are water damage, collision / impact damage and similar. We will mainly be looking at prevention of these latter issues. Please see list of content below.

 

The ‘How to repair GoPro HERO 4 camera – replacement parts fix guide’ has aimed to cover as many frequently asked questions and problems as possible, but if your problem isn’t resolved here, then be sure to let us know via the FORUM and we’ll try to answer within 24 hours (!).

 

This article will cover:

 

– Understanding the newest GoPro camera series – how are the cameras built?

# The GoPro Hero 3+
# The GoPro Hero 4

 

– Common problems that require fixing / repairs

# Broken GoPro camera housing – how to replace it?

– User question: “How to repair my GoPro Hero4?” (Updated 27.06.2014)
– User question: “I need to find a GoPro Hero4 repair shop.” (Updated 27.06.2014)

# Broken GoPro protective case – how to replace it? (User question)
# Cracked GoPro case – how to replace it? (User question)
# How to attach GoPro to my car dashboard or windshield?
# How to do aerial photography with GoPro using a remote controlled quadcopter drone?
# How to make GoPro float in water?
# How to mount GoPro on a surfboard?
# How to mount GoPro on a snowboard?
# How to mount GoPro on my scubamask for diving?
# How to prevent fogging inside my GoPro camera?

– User question: “How to prevent moisture and fogging on gopro when snorkeling?”

# How to transport GoPro camera? Protective GoPro transport case?
# Replacing the bottom clip mount attachment

– User question: “GoPro case latch broken – how to repair or replace it?” (Updated 29.06.2014)

– User question: “My GoPro clip-on attachment broke, how to find replacement?” (Updated 24.06.2014)

– User question: “Where to buy spare GoPro cover parts?” (Updated 25.06.2014)

# Replacing the latch clip for the GoPro4 camera?

– User question: “Can you buy just a gopro 3+ clip for the waterproof case?” (Updated 15.08.2014)

# Water damage

 

Official GoPro HERO4 video:


 

The newest GoPro models:

PS – In this list we have excluded the models that were released before the Hero 3+, but if you need a fix guide for these models you can find that right HERE.

 

1. GoPro HERO3+

GoPro HD HERO3+ Black - Photo by Wikimedia Commons
GoPro HD HERO3+ Black edition – Photo by Wikimedia Commons

The GoPro HERO3+ was launched October 2013 – in two versions; black edition and silver edition. The GoPro HERO3+ was a substantial upgrade to the HERO3. First and foremost, the capabilites for shooting in low light conditions have been dramatically improved. Secondly, the housing is 20% lighter and 15% smaller – and the camera itself has a 20% decreased in size compared with the GoPro HERO3.  This camera also addressed the problem with GoPro audio suffering from wind noise – and has now applied a wind rejection filter of some sort.

  • Black Edition: ‘Video modes of 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 as well as 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 and can shoot 12MP stills at up to 30 frames per second. Along with the increased resolution, the HERO3+ Black Edition also features a function in firmware (called “SuperView”) which additionally increases the field of view, and its activation is optional. It has additional “enterprise” functions, such as dynamic low light situation adjustment, professional recording modes (higher bitrates, no white balance applied, etc.) etc. The Black Edition continues to include a Wifi Remote.’ (Wikipedia)
  • Silver edition: ‘Video modes of 1080p60 and 720p120 and can shoot 10MP stills at up to 10 frames per second. Contrary to the Black Edition, the Silver Edition can record at 25/30 FPS (or higher) in all supported resolutions. Hero3+ Silver Edition also has about 25%-50% longer battery runtime during recording than Hero3+ Black Edition (they both use the same batteries).’ (Wikipedia)
Read more: GoPro HERO3+

 

2. GoPro HERO4

GoPro HERO4 - Photo Wikimedia
GoPro HERO4 – Photo Wikimedia

The GoPro HERO4 was launched in September 2014 in two different versions; black edition and silver edition. A major upgrade in the HERO4 is that it packs a processor which is supposed to be twice as fast (which is supposed to allow for a doubling of frames in most picture resolutions). It also has bluetooth connectivity and wifi. The only major difference between the silver and black edition, is that the silver edition has a touch screen.  The HERO4 Black Edition can record 4K video at a frame rate of 24, 25 and 30 fps.

  • Silver edition – ‘Practically the same as the black edition, but with a touch screen’ (Wikimedia).
  • Black edition – See description above.
Read more: GoPro HERO4

 

 

FAQ:

How to replace broken GoPro HERO4 camera housing?

First, you have to be certain of which GoPro model you have – you don’t want to make a hurried choice only to find out you’ve ordered the wrong part. Then you simply order the replacement HERE.

Related question: My GoPro protective case broke – how to replace it?

See instructions above under section  ‘how to replace broken GoPro camera housing’.

 

Related question: Cracked GoPro case – how to replace it?

See instructions above under section  ‘how to replace broken GoPro camera housing’.

 

Related user question: How to repair my GoPro Hero 4?

See instructions above under section  ‘how to replace broken GoPro camera housing’ or the section below that deals with replacing the various mounts and other GoPro parts.

 

Related user question: I need to find  a GoPro Hero 4 repair shop?

Not necessarily, that depends on the extent of the damage. Perhaps you only need to replace certain parts? See instructions above under section  ‘how to replace broken GoPro camera housing’ or the section below that deals with replacing the various mounts and other GoPro parts.

 

How to attach GoPro to my car dashboard or windshield?

Simples. Use a suction Cup Windshield & Dash Car Mount. This won’t leave any permanent marks and works like a charm.

 

How to do aerial photography with GoPro using a remote controlled quadcopter drone?

You might have seen some amazing aerial photography and wondered how it’s done, well, it’s all about the equipment. Meet the Phantom 2 Quadcopter(click here to view the drone quadcopter). If you need video inspiration, we recommend watching this.

 

Description:

‘Complete quad copter and remote transmitter, pre-tuned by the factory and ready in minutes! Just charge the included battery, attach the propellers and add 4 AA batteries to the remote and you’re flying. Fun flying by itself or even better with a GoPro to record the action. Tested with Hero3 and Hero3+ models, sold separately. Note: Wi-Fi streaming from a camera is not possible because it may interfere with the Phantom’s remote control.’

How to make the GoPro float in water?

It is possible to make the GoPro buyoant by replacing the back door of the camera housing with a GoPro Floaty Back Door. Please take note that there are different versions of these depending upon your GoPro model. This accessory is very handy for scubadivers, surfers and other watersport enthusiasts.

 

How to mount GoPro securely on a surfboard?

It is essential that you use mounts that were designed specifically for this task. If you don’t, you’ll find yourself with a sunken GoPro camera – and needless to say, that ain’t much fun. So, please use the official GoPro Surf HERO surfboard mount and make sure you let the glue dry thoroughly before you bring it into the water.

 

How to mount GoPro securely on a snowboard?

Same rules apply. So, please use the official GoPro Surf HERO surfboard mount and make sure you let the glue dry thoroughly before you bring it into the snow.

 

How to mount GoPro on my scubamask for diving?

This is a tough nut to crack – but we’ll recommend that you invest in a GoPro Hero 3+ Compatible Scuba Mask. (Compatible with all GoPro Hero versions).

 

Related question: Which GoPro camera housing to use for deep depth scubadiving?

When diving at depths you will need a specially construction GoPro camera housing that can withstand the increased pressure.

The GoPro Camera HERO3+ Dive Housing (Clear) is ultra durable and waterproof  to 197 feet / 60 meters. Ideal for deep sea diving. Be sure to use color filters, GoPro HERO3 / HERO3+ Dive Filters (2 pack: BG+SW) Red / Diving / Underwater Color Correction, to prevent color loss during photography in the sea – this is due to different colors being lost as you get deeper into the sea. You can read more about this phenomenon in our article about “underwater photography with iPhone 5S”.

 

How to prevent fogging inside my GoPro camera?

Water condensation fog fogging up the inside of your GoPro camera housing? Ruining your best shots? Fogging was and is a major problem inside of the protective case with GoPros. The solution is as simple as it is genius. Anti-fog Inserts. You simply attach them on the inside of your camera housing – and off you go.  Be very careful that anti fog pads don’t get caught between the seal and the housing when closing camera – as this will lead to a leak in the housing, and a flood of tears (yours).

Read more: GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts
GoPro anti-fog inserts
GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts

 

– Related user question: “How to prevent moisture and fogging on gopro when snorkeling?”

Reaching the surface after a great snorkeling or scuba session, only to see that all your photos are blurry due to fog inside the GoPro housing… is there anything more annoying than that? We would recommend the beforementioned GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts. They are very clever things. There are other similar products available via the link.

 

How to transport GoPro camera? Protective GoPro transport case?

Instead of wrapping your GoPro in a pair of socks (you know you do that) and trusting that it’ll stay in one piece, stick it in this GoPro edition POV case (photo below) when you’re traveling. The hard nylon shell is full of soft foam, with velour-lined cutouts to hold your camera, BacPac, batteries, remote, extra cables, and all sorts of accessories. You can click the link to read more about the product.

 

GoPro transport case - Photo SP
GoPro edition transport case

Replacing the latch case clip for the GoPro4 camera?

Related user question: “Can you buy just a gopro 4+ clip for the waterproof case?”

Yes, you can use this link to find what you are looking for: GoPro Replacement Rear Snap Latch Waterproof Housing Lock for Hero 4+ Camera (they should be the same for 3+ and 4).

Waterproof housing lock latch for Hero 3+ - Photo GoPro
Waterproof housing lock latch for Hero 3+ – Photo GoPro

Photo: This is what the main latch looks like for the Hero 3+.

Replacing the bottom clip mount attachment. How to replace the bottom clip mount attachment?

The GoPro bottom clip can occasionally break if it subjected to high force, such as a crashing wave or a heavy fall on your snowboard. When that happens (and if you are a frequent user of your GoPro, it is likely to happen) you should have your spare-parts in order. This GoPro Grab Bag of Mounts features all the 7 parts you’ll need. 2x bottom clip, the security rope thingy, 2x 3M mounts, camera holder and the screw. 20 bucks will buy you peace of mind, as there is no worse feeling than losing one of these parts on the first trip down the slopes or in the water. Be smart – get the extras you might need, before you actually need them.

Read more: GoPro Grab Bag of Mounts
GoPro - Replacement parts
GoPro – Replacement parts

 

Related user question: GoPro case latch broken, how to repair or replace it?

See instructions above under the above section ‘How to replace the bottom clip mount attachment’.

 

Related user questions: How to find gopro housing latch replacement?

You can find a replacement latch here: Main latch. The link will show you  the different latches for the various GoPro cameras, so make sure you get the right one. Best of luck.

 

Related user question: My GoPro clip-on attachment broke, how to find replacement?

See instructions above under section ‘How to replace the bottom clip mount attachment’. If you have any further questions, please let us know in the Superstoked surfing and photography forum and we’ll do our best to help you with an answer within 24 hours.

 

Related user question: Where to buy GoPro cover parts?

See instructions above under section ‘How to replace the bottom clip mount attachment’ – and use the links provided there.

 

Water damaged GoPro camera after deep diving?

Like mentioned in the beginning, this article will deal mostly with prevention of damages, such as water damage. To ensure you prevent water damage when diving in deep water we therefore recommend the GoPro Dive Housing which is waterproof down to 60 meters. But if you want general tips for water damage, ask these questions in our FORUM – we’ll help you as best we can.

 

General tips: Place the GoPro in rice, this will help draw out water. Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner to extract water from the electronial components of  the GoPro – as quickly as possible. Do not use a hairdryer, as this extreme heat might damage the GoPro.

Read more: GoPro Dive Housing for HERO Cameras

 

Superstoked GoPro surfing video (shot with GoPro2):

“EstĂĄ bem!” (Portugal 2012 – Sept/Oct)(720p HD) from Alexander Van Dorph on Vimeo.

 

Got any other questions? Please ask them in our FORUM. 100% answer guarantee, and we’ll update the article with your question. Thank you.

 

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Q: How to do go pro repair?
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Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS Rebel T5.

Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS Rebel T5.

This is a wide angle lens photography photo tutorial for Canon EOS Rebel T5. Includes best wide angle lens for Canon EOS Rebel T5, review, recommended camera settings.

What is wide angle photography?

Wide angle photography refers to pictures taken with a lens which has a focal length much smaller than that of a normal lens. In other words, more of the scene can be captured in the whole photo, often producing spectacular photos.

 

Wide angle photography is particularly useful for photographing landscapes, interiors or architecture where the photographer may not be able to move further away from the scene to capture the whole beauty of it.

 

Another extremely useful aspect of wide angle photography is the fact that one can use this technique in order to emphasise the difference in both size and/or distance between object which lie in the foreground as opposed to those in the background. The foreground object will appear larger whilst those in the background appear very far away, and because of this, images will appear not only wider, but also very beautifully unique.

 

Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example - Photo credit Lumoi
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II lens example – Photo credit Lumoi

 

 

What do I need in order to do wide angle photography?

 

Camera – DSLR

A DSLR camera is not only perfect for wide angle photography, but a range of other versatile and exciting photography techniques. If you are reading this article, you are surely interested in photography, and if you have a DSLR – the world is your oyster. A DSLR offers lens versatility, allowing you to capture objects very close up (macro photography), action or sports photos, long exposure photos and much much more. DSLR cameras also offer better autofocus and manual focus, better image quality, and a much faster power up and response time. Additionally a DSLR camera can last you a lifetime if correct care is taken. You won’t ever look back after buying a DSLR camera.

 

Photo of Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS 1200D with 55-250mm lens - Photo Wikimedia
Canon EOS Rebel T5 (aka 1200D) with 55-250mm lens – Photo Wikimedia

 

Technical specs for Canon EOS Rebel T5

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS 22.2 x 14.7 mm
  • Max resolution: 18.0 megapixels
  • Lens system: EF, EF-S
  • Shutter system: Focal-plane
  • Shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/4000 s
  • ISO range: 100 – 6400
  • Weight: 480 grams

Read more about the Canon EOS Rebel T5 via the link below:

– Canon EOS Rebel T5 aka 1200D 18MP EF-S Body Full HD 1080p Video Digital SLR Camera

 

 

 

A Canon wide angle lens

One of the best additional lenses you can have in your kit, producing brilliant photos in many different circumstances, namely when shooting landscapes, sports, architecture, portraits and a great deal more. Just by studying the impressive pictures in this article will give you a glimpse into the impressive photos you can take with a wide angle lens.

 

Our recommendation: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Read on to find out more about the types of wide angle lens available for Canon.

 

A good quality tripod

A tripod is especially useful in all types of photography, so it is always worth investing in a well made sturdy, and easy to use tripod. Believe me, ease of use is important. If every time you want to adjust the position of your camera, you have unscrew bits here and there, it can be extremely frustrating. The manfrotto tripod is one of the best you can buy, and the only one you will need to buy your whole life.

 

You’ll need to use a tripod when shooting low light, timelapse and sports photography, each of which is even more spectacular with a wide angle lens.

 

Read more here: Ravelli APGL4 New Professional 70″ Tripod with Adjustable Pistol Grip Head and Heavy Duty Carry Bag

 

A Remote Control timer for Canon EOS Rebel T5

This smart timer allows you to really master photography. It allows you to take photos without even touching your camera. You may be wondering why you wouldn’t touch your camera in order to take a picture. Well, here’s why:
– In timelapse photography for example, you can programme this timer to take photos at any interval you wish (for example every 15 seconds, or every 50 seconds). You can also do a timelapse at night, in which case you can programme your timer to take an exposure for 45 seconds, with a 15 second interval after each exposure.
In long exposure photography – you’ll need this timer to in order to take an exposure longer than 30 seconds, as your camera can usually only do a 30 second exposure, without a remote-timer. With a remote timer, you could have take a photo with an exposure time of 8hours, 24 hours even!

 

Read more here: Aputure Timer for Canon

 

In HDR photography – you will need to take 3 photos with different exposure, without moving your camera. This can be tricky, but with the remote timer, you can programme 3 different exposures, and automatically take them using the timer.

 

These techniques are even more impressive with a wide angle lens and there are many more uses for this timer, which will surely become your best friend, your side kick on your quest to become the best photographer you can be!

 

Landscape photo with Canon EF 14mm - Credit Planted5D
Landscape photo with Canon EF 14mm – Credit Planted5D

 

What does wide angle photography actually mean? The focal length explained.

There are a range of wide angle lenses available on the market. As discussed before, the wide angle lens allows you to fit a large area (a family portrait, building or landscape) into a small frame.

 

Wide angle lenses are ideal for those situations when you literally cannot step back further in order to fit more into your picture. Most basic lenses, for example the standard 18-55mm lens allows a focal length of 18. The focal length is simply a property of a lens expressed in millimeters.

 

The wider the angle of the lens, the smaller the focal length – the smaller the number, the wider the lens.

 

Telephoto zoom lenses always have a large focal length – such as 250mm or 300mm, in contrast to a wide angle lens where you would find a focal length of around 10-20mm.

 

The smaller number, demonstrating focal length, always comes first in the description of a lens, and this is how you can differentiate the wide angle capability of different lenses.

 

Lets look at some examples:

  • 18-55mm standard lens– has a focal length of 18, and this is it’s widest angle. The larger number represents it’s maximum focal length – It has the cability to zoom appoximately 3.05x – 18 times 3.05 equals 55.
  • 35-105mm lens– here the widest angle that can be achieved is 35mm. It has the capability to zoom 3x this amount – 35 x 3 equals 105mm.
  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens– is a good wide angle lens. It has a focal length of 10mm which is Perfect for capturing as much as possible into one frame.

 

There are different types of wide angle lenses available, and depending on how much of a wide angle effect you want, will depend on the type of wide angle lens that you buy. Below is a comparison of different types of wide angle lens with example pictures, so that you can make an informed choice before you buy.

 

Wide angle lens photography with Canon 500D - Photo credit K Cooper
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example – Photo credit K Cooper

 

What wide angle lens should I buy for a Canon EOS Rebel T5?

There are, as explained, different categories of wide angle lens available. Simply, you can find normal wide angle lenses, and ultra wide angle zoom lenses, each with their own unique properties.

 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens

This lens has quite a substantial wide angle capacity, with a focal lenght of 10mm (remember – the smaller the number – the wider the angle). It could even be classed as ultra wide angle, and is perfect for all types of wide angle photography.

 

The image quality is superb, the lens is lightweight and portable, and the f/3.5 means this lens is exeptional for shooting in low light conditions.

 

The lens also has an internal focusing system driven by a ring-type USM drive offering extremely fast and near-silent autofocus operations.

 

Read more here: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs

 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Specifications:

  • Focal length: 10.22mm
  • Maximum aperture: 3.5
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 24cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 8.4cm in diameter, 9.0cm long
  • Weight: 0.38kg

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Widen your perspective this EF 17-40mm lens which boasts great quality but for an affordable price, making it one of canons best selling lenses . It is optimal for both film and DSLR cameras.

It is classed as an ultra wide lens, depsite its small size and weight, and it will work on both full frame bodies and on a cropped body. The 4.0 aperture is constant, and the focusing is both quick and quiet. In addition, the lens has the ability to focus as Close as 0.28mm.

 

Read more here: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Specifications:

  • Focal length: 17-40mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:4
  • Diagonal angle of view: 104 to 57 degrees (at 30 feet)
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 28cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 8.4cm in diameter, 9.7cm long
  • Weight: 0.5kg

 

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

 

This is Canon’s best and widest “ultra wide angle” lens, and is designed specifically for landscape and architectural photographers – although it is very diverse and can be used for many different types of photography.

 

Its primary advantage is that is offers ultra wide angle photographs to be taken without any distortion of a fisheye – providing spectacular results.It has a 114-degree diagonal angle of view and delivers extremely fast autofocus with significantly higher image quality – including the quality at the peripheral ends of the image.

 

Other features include optimal lens positioning, which prevents flaring (from the sun or other light Sources), as well as improved dust and water resistance (from rain). It is compatible with EOS digital SLR cameras, including cropped body designs.

 

With the highly superior image quality, you won’t look back after buying this lens, and if you treat it correctly, it will last you a lifetime.

 

Read more here: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Specifications for Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

  • Focal length: 14mm
  • Maximum aperture: 2.8
  • Diagonal angle of view: 114 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 20cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Dimensions: 8.0cm in diameter, 9.4cm long
  • Weight: 0.65kg

 

Example picture with Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

 

Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example - Photo credit 35 Photo
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example – Photo credit 35 Photo

 

 

What settings do I need for wide angle photography with a Canon EOS Rebel T5?

 

A wide depth of field setting on your camera can help you achieve and even greater wide angle effect. The depth of field is controlled by the aperture of f-stop (f-number). The narrower the aperature (f ) the greater the depth of field.

 

If you are shooting in a relatively well lit area, then you can use a bigger f-stop, for a smaller aperture and can therefore achieve greater depth of field.

 

You will need to control the ISO settings too. If the aperture is too small, not enough light will be able to enter, and your picture will therefore appear darker. You will then need to increase the ISO if your picture is too dark, but increasing your ISO too much will result in “noise” – or a grainy resulting picture.

 

Generally for landscape photography, using a wide angle lens, it would be a good idea to start at a mid-range aperture, f-11 or above with a low ISO of about 100 or 200. Experiment with your photography, if the pictures are too dark, you either need to increase the aperture or increase the ISO.

 

If you are shooting low light landscape photography, then an ideal lens for you would be the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens – (link above) – which as a low f-stop of 2.8, ensuring that a lot of light can enter your lens, allowing you to have the ISO setting as low as possible to prevent noise or agrainy low quality image.

 

How to do wide angle photography in low light?

It would be extremely useful to invest in 2 pieces of equipment when shooting low light photography in any situation.

 

1 – a remote control timer

This timer allows you to set off the shutter (or take a picture) without even touching the camera. The key to taking professional wide angle photos, especially in low light, is by keeping the camera still whilst taking photos. If you are doing a long exposure this becomes even more important, because even if your camera moves by 1mm, your picture will be ruined.

By using a timer, you can not only take the picture with the remote, but you programme the remote to take several exposures, a timelapse or even an exposure longer than 30 minutes. It is extremely versatile, and will allow you to progress much faster with your photography skills.

 

Read more here: Aputure Timer for Canon

 

2 – a tripod

As stated above, the importance of keeping your camera still during a low light exposure, if paramount. If you do not want to carry a full sized tripod around with you, there are travel sized tripods available.

 

Recommended tripod: Ravelli APGL4 New Professional 70″ Tripod (with Adjustable Pistol Grip Head and Heavy Duty Carry Bag)

 

You’ll also need a tripod and a remote timer for many other photography techniques, including HDR photography, timelapse and macro photography.

 

Article: Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS Rebel T5.

By: Alexander Van Dorph and Nicole Lisa Photography

Questions? Please register in our forum and ask them there.

 

Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS 1200D.

Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS 1200D.

This is a wide angle lens photography photo tutorial for Canon EOS 1200D. Includes best wide angle lens for Canon EOS 1200D, review, recommended camera settings.

What is wide angle photography?

Wide angle photography refers to pictures taken with a lens which has a focal length much smaller than that of a normal lens. In other words, more of the scene can be captured in the whole photo, often producing spectacular photos.

 

Wide angle photography is particularly useful for photographing landscapes, interiors or architecture where the photographer may not be able to move further away from the scene to capture the whole beauty of it.

 

Another extremely useful aspect of wide angle photography is the fact that one can use this technique in order to emphasise the difference in both size and/or distance between object which lie in the foreground as opposed to those in the background. The foreground object will appear larger whilst those in the background appear very far away, and because of this, images will appear not only wider, but also very beautifully unique.

 

Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example - Photo credit Lumoi
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II lens example – Photo credit Lumoi

 

 

What do I need in order to do wide angle photography?

 

Camera – DSLR

A DSLR camera is not only perfect for wide angle photography, but a range of other versatile and exciting photography techniques. If you are reading this article, you are surely interested in photography, and if you have a DSLR – the world is your oyster. A DSLR offers lens versatility, allowing you to capture objects very close up (macro photography), action or sports photos, long exposure photos and much much more. DSLR cameras also offer better autofocus and manual focus, better image quality, and a much faster power up and response time. Additionally a DSLR camera can last you a lifetime if correct care is taken. You won’t ever look back after buying a DSLR camera.

 

Photo of Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D with 55-250mm lens - Photo Wikimedia
Canon EOS 1200D with 55-250mm lens – Photo Wikimedia

 

Technical specs for Canon EOS 1200D

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS 22.2 x 14.7 mm
  • Max resolution: 18.0 megapixels
  • Lens system: EF, EF-S
  • Shutter system: Focal-plane
  • Shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/4000 s
  • ISO range: 100 – 6400
  • Weight: 480 grams

Read more about the Canon EOS 1200D via the link below:

– Canon EOS Rebel T5 aka 1200D 18MP EF-S Body Full HD 1080p Video Digital SLR Camera

 

 

 

A Canon wide angle lens

One of the best additional lenses you can have in your kit, producing brilliant photos in many different circumstances, namely when shooting landscapes, sports, architecture, portraits and a great deal more. Just by studying the impressive pictures in this article will give you a glimpse into the impressive photos you can take with a wide angle lens.

 

Our recommendation: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Read on to find out more about the types of wide angle lens available for Canon.

 

A good quality tripod

A tripod is especially useful in all types of photography, so it is always worth investing in a well made sturdy, and easy to use tripod. Believe me, ease of use is important. If every time you want to adjust the position of your camera, you have unscrew bits here and there, it can be extremely frustrating. The manfrotto tripod is one of the best you can buy, and the only one you will need to buy your whole life.

 

You’ll need to use a tripod when shooting low light, timelapse and sports photography, each of which is even more spectacular with a wide angle lens.

 

Read more here: Ravelli APGL4 New Professional 70″ Tripod with Adjustable Pistol Grip Head and Heavy Duty Carry Bag

 

A Remote Control timer for Canon EOS 1200D

This smart timer allows you to really master photography. It allows you to take photos without even touching your camera. You may be wondering why you wouldn’t touch your camera in order to take a picture. Well, here’s why:
– In timelapse photography for example, you can programme this timer to take photos at any interval you wish (for example every 15 seconds, or every 50 seconds). You can also do a timelapse at night, in which case you can programme your timer to take an exposure for 45 seconds, with a 15 second interval after each exposure.
In long exposure photography – you’ll need this timer to in order to take an exposure longer than 30 seconds, as your camera can usually only do a 30 second exposure, without a remote-timer. With a remote timer, you could have take a photo with an exposure time of 8hours, 24 hours even!

 

Read more here: Aputure Timer for Canon

 

In HDR photography – you will need to take 3 photos with different exposure, without moving your camera. This can be tricky, but with the remote timer, you can programme 3 different exposures, and automatically take them using the timer.

 

These techniques are even more impressive with a wide angle lens and there are many more uses for this timer, which will surely become your best friend, your side kick on your quest to become the best photographer you can be!

 

Landscape photo with Canon EF 14mm - Credit Planted5D
Landscape photo with Canon EF 14mm – Credit Planted5D

 

What does wide angle photography actually mean? The focal length explained.

There are a range of wide angle lenses available on the market. As discussed before, the wide angle lens allows you to fit a large area (a family portrait, building or landscape) into a small frame.

 

Wide angle lenses are ideal for those situations when you literally cannot step back further in order to fit more into your picture. Most basic lenses, for example the standard 18-55mm lens allows a focal length of 18. The focal length is simply a property of a lens expressed in millimeters.

 

The wider the angle of the lens, the smaller the focal length – the smaller the number, the wider the lens.

 

Telephoto zoom lenses always have a large focal length – such as 250mm or 300mm, in contrast to a wide angle lens where you would find a focal length of around 10-20mm.

 

The smaller number, demonstrating focal length, always comes first in the description of a lens, and this is how you can differentiate the wide angle capability of different lenses.

 

Lets look at some examples:

  • 18-55mm standard lens– has a focal length of 18, and this is it’s widest angle. The larger number represents it’s maximum focal length – It has the cability to zoom appoximately 3.05x – 18 times 3.05 equals 55.
  • 35-105mm lens– here the widest angle that can be achieved is 35mm. It has the capability to zoom 3x this amount – 35 x 3 equals 105mm.
  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens– is a good wide angle lens. It has a focal length of 10mm which is Perfect for capturing as much as possible into one frame.

 

There are different types of wide angle lenses available, and depending on how much of a wide angle effect you want, will depend on the type of wide angle lens that you buy. Below is a comparison of different types of wide angle lens with example pictures, so that you can make an informed choice before you buy.

 

Wide angle lens photography with Canon 500D - Photo credit K Cooper
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example – Photo credit K Cooper

 

What wide angle lens should I buy for a Canon EOS 1200D?

There are, as explained, different categories of wide angle lens available. Simply, you can find normal wide angle lenses, and ultra wide angle zoom lenses, each with their own unique properties.

 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens

This lens has quite a substantial wide angle capacity, with a focal lenght of 10mm (remember – the smaller the number – the wider the angle). It could even be classed as ultra wide angle, and is perfect for all types of wide angle photography.

 

The image quality is superb, the lens is lightweight and portable, and the f/3.5 means this lens is exeptional for shooting in low light conditions.

 

The lens also has an internal focusing system driven by a ring-type USM drive offering extremely fast and near-silent autofocus operations.

 

Read more here: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs

 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Specifications:

  • Focal length: 10.22mm
  • Maximum aperture: 3.5
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 24cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 8.4cm in diameter, 9.0cm long
  • Weight: 0.38kg

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Widen your perspective this EF 17-40mm lens which boasts great quality but for an affordable price, making it one of canons best selling lenses . It is optimal for both film and DSLR cameras.

It is classed as an ultra wide lens, depsite its small size and weight, and it will work on both full frame bodies and on a cropped body. The 4.0 aperture is constant, and the focusing is both quick and quiet. In addition, the lens has the ability to focus as Close as 0.28mm.

 

Read more here: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Specifications:

  • Focal length: 17-40mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:4
  • Diagonal angle of view: 104 to 57 degrees (at 30 feet)
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 28cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 8.4cm in diameter, 9.7cm long
  • Weight: 0.5kg

 

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

 

This is Canon’s best and widest “ultra wide angle” lens, and is designed specifically for landscape and architectural photographers – although it is very diverse and can be used for many different types of photography.

 

Its primary advantage is that is offers ultra wide angle photographs to be taken without any distortion of a fisheye – providing spectacular results.It has a 114-degree diagonal angle of view and delivers extremely fast autofocus with significantly higher image quality – including the quality at the peripheral ends of the image.

 

Other features include optimal lens positioning, which prevents flaring (from the sun or other light Sources), as well as improved dust and water resistance (from rain). It is compatible with EOS digital SLR cameras, including cropped body designs.

 

With the highly superior image quality, you won’t look back after buying this lens, and if you treat it correctly, it will last you a lifetime.

 

Read more here: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Specifications for Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

  • Focal length: 14mm
  • Maximum aperture: 2.8
  • Diagonal angle of view: 114 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 20cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Dimensions: 8.0cm in diameter, 9.4cm long
  • Weight: 0.65kg

 

Example picture with Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

 

Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example - Photo credit 35 Photo
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example – Photo credit 35 Photo

 

 

What settings do I need for wide angle photography with a Canon EOS 1200D?

 

A wide depth of field setting on your camera can help you achieve and even greater wide angle effect. The depth of field is controlled by the aperture of f-stop (f-number). The narrower the aperature (f ) the greater the depth of field.

 

If you are shooting in a relatively well lit area, then you can use a bigger f-stop, for a smaller aperture and can therefore achieve greater depth of field.

 

You will need to control the ISO settings too. If the aperture is too small, not enough light will be able to enter, and your picture will therefore appear darker. You will then need to increase the ISO if your picture is too dark, but increasing your ISO too much will result in “noise” – or a grainy resulting picture.

 

Generally for landscape photography, using a wide angle lens, it would be a good idea to start at a mid-range aperture, f-11 or above with a low ISO of about 100 or 200. Experiment with your photography, if the pictures are too dark, you either need to increase the aperture or increase the ISO.

 

If you are shooting low light landscape photography, then an ideal lens for you would be the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens – (link above) – which as a low f-stop of 2.8, ensuring that a lot of light can enter your lens, allowing you to have the ISO setting as low as possible to prevent noise or agrainy low quality image.

 

How to do wide angle photography in low light?

It would be extremely useful to invest in 2 pieces of equipment when shooting low light photography in any situation.

 

1 – a remote control timer

This timer allows you to set off the shutter (or take a picture) without even touching the camera. The key to taking professional wide angle photos, especially in low light, is by keeping the camera still whilst taking photos. If you are doing a long exposure this becomes even more important, because even if your camera moves by 1mm, your picture will be ruined.

By using a timer, you can not only take the picture with the remote, but you programme the remote to take several exposures, a timelapse or even an exposure longer than 30 minutes. It is extremely versatile, and will allow you to progress much faster with your photography skills.

 

Read more here: Aputure Timer for Canon

 

2 – a tripod

As stated above, the importance of keeping your camera still during a low light exposure, if paramount. If you do not want to carry a full sized tripod around with you, there are travel sized tripods available.

 

Recommended tripod: Ravelli APGL4 New Professional 70″ Tripod (with Adjustable Pistol Grip Head and Heavy Duty Carry Bag)

 

You’ll also need a tripod and a remote timer for many other photography techniques, including HDR photography, timelapse and macro photography.

 

Article: Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS 1200D.

By: Alexander Van Dorph and Nicole Lisa Photography

Questions? Please register in our forum and ask them there.

 

Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS 60D.

Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS 60D.

This is a wide angle lens photography photo tutorial for Canon EOS 60D. Includes best wide angle lens for Canon EOS 60D, review, recommended camera settings.

What is wide angle photography?

Wide angle photography refers to pictures taken with a lens which has a focal length much smaller than that of a normal lens. In other words, more of the scene can be captured in the whole photo, often producing spectacular photos.

 

Wide angle photography is particularly useful for photographing landscapes, interiors or architecture where the photographer may not be able to move further away from the scene to capture the whole beauty of it.

 

Another extremely useful aspect of wide angle photography is the fact that one can use this technique in order to emphasise the difference in both size and/or distance between object which lie in the foreground as opposed to those in the background. The foreground object will appear larger whilst those in the background appear very far away, and because of this, images will appear not only wider, but also very beautifully unique.

 

Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example - Photo credit Lumoi
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II lens example – Photo credit Lumoi

 

 

What do I need in order to do wide angle photography?

 

Camera – DSLR

A DSLR camera is not only perfect for wide angle photography, but a range of other versatile and exciting photography techniques. If you are reading this article, you are surely interested in photography, and if you have a DSLR – the world is your oyster. A DSLR offers lens versatility, allowing you to capture objects very close up (macro photography), action or sports photos, long exposure photos and much much more. DSLR cameras also offer better autofocus and manual focus, better image quality, and a much faster power up and response time. Additionally a DSLR camera can last you a lifetime if correct care is taken. You won’t ever look back after buying a DSLR camera.

 

Photo of Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D - Photo Wikimedia
Canon EOS 60D – Photo Wikimedia

 

Technical specs for Canon EOS 60D

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS 22.3 x 14.9 mm
  • Max resolution: 17.9 megapixels
  • Lens system: EF, EF-S
  • Shutter system: Focal-plane
  • Shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/8000 s
  • ISO range: 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • Weight: 755 grams (body only)

Read more about the Canon EOS 60D via the link below:

– Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera

 

 

 

A Canon wide angle lens

One of the best additional lenses you can have in your kit, producing brilliant photos in many different circumstances, namely when shooting landscapes, sports, architecture, portraits and a great deal more. Just by studying the impressive pictures in this article will give you a glimpse into the impressive photos you can take with a wide angle lens.

 

Our recommendation: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Read on to find out more about the types of wide angle lens available for Canon.

 

A good quality tripod

A tripod is especially useful in all types of photography, so it is always worth investing in a well made sturdy, and easy to use tripod. Believe me, ease of use is important. If every time you want to adjust the position of your camera, you have unscrew bits here and there, it can be extremely frustrating. The manfrotto tripod is one of the best you can buy, and the only one you will need to buy your whole life.

 

You’ll need to use a tripod when shooting low light, timelapse and sports photography, each of which is even more spectacular with a wide angle lens.

 

Read more here: Ravelli APGL4 New Professional 70″ Tripod with Adjustable Pistol Grip Head and Heavy Duty Carry Bag

 

A Remote Control timer for Canon EOS 60D

This smart timer allows you to really master photography. It allows you to take photos without even touching your camera. You may be wondering why you wouldn’t touch your camera in order to take a picture. Well, here’s why:
– In timelapse photography for example, you can programme this timer to take photos at any interval you wish (for example every 15 seconds, or every 50 seconds). You can also do a timelapse at night, in which case you can programme your timer to take an exposure for 45 seconds, with a 15 second interval after each exposure.
In long exposure photography – you’ll need this timer to in order to take an exposure longer than 30 seconds, as your camera can usually only do a 30 second exposure, without a remote-timer. With a remote timer, you could have take a photo with an exposure time of 8hours, 24 hours even!

 

Read more here: Aputure Timer for Canon

 

In HDR photography – you will need to take 3 photos with different exposure, without moving your camera. This can be tricky, but with the remote timer, you can programme 3 different exposures, and automatically take them using the timer.

 

These techniques are even more impressive with a wide angle lens and there are many more uses for this timer, which will surely become your best friend, your side kick on your quest to become the best photographer you can be!

 

Landscape photo with Canon EF 14mm - Credit Planted5D
Landscape photo with Canon EF 14mm – Credit Planted5D

 

What does wide angle photography actually mean? The focal length explained.

There are a range of wide angle lenses available on the market. As discussed before, the wide angle lens allows you to fit a large area (a family portrait, building or landscape) into a small frame.

 

Wide angle lenses are ideal for those situations when you literally cannot step back further in order to fit more into your picture. Most basic lenses, for example the standard 18-55mm lens allows a focal length of 18. The focal length is simply a property of a lens expressed in millimeters.

 

The wider the angle of the lens, the smaller the focal length – the smaller the number, the wider the lens.

 

Telephoto zoom lenses always have a large focal length – such as 250mm or 300mm, in contrast to a wide angle lens where you would find a focal length of around 10-20mm.

 

The smaller number, demonstrating focal length, always comes first in the description of a lens, and this is how you can differentiate the wide angle capability of different lenses.

 

Lets look at some examples:

  • 18-55mm standard lens– has a focal length of 18, and this is it’s widest angle. The larger number represents it’s maximum focal length – It has the cability to zoom appoximately 3.05x – 18 times 3.05 equals 55.
  • 35-105mm lens– here the widest angle that can be achieved is 35mm. It has the capability to zoom 3x this amount – 35 x 3 equals 105mm.
  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens– is a good wide angle lens. It has a focal length of 10mm which is Perfect for capturing as much as possible into one frame.

 

There are different types of wide angle lenses available, and depending on how much of a wide angle effect you want, will depend on the type of wide angle lens that you buy. Below is a comparison of different types of wide angle lens with example pictures, so that you can make an informed choice before you buy.

 

Wide angle lens photography with Canon 500D - Photo credit K Cooper
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example – Photo credit K Cooper

 

What wide angle lens should I buy for a Canon EOS 60D?

There are, as explained, different categories of wide angle lens available. Simply, you can find normal wide angle lenses, and ultra wide angle zoom lenses, each with their own unique properties.

 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens

This lens has quite a substantial wide angle capacity, with a focal lenght of 10mm (remember – the smaller the number – the wider the angle). It could even be classed as ultra wide angle, and is perfect for all types of wide angle photography.

 

The image quality is superb, the lens is lightweight and portable, and the f/3.5 means this lens is exeptional for shooting in low light conditions.

 

The lens also has an internal focusing system driven by a ring-type USM drive offering extremely fast and near-silent autofocus operations.

 

Read more here: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs

 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Specifications:

  • Focal length: 10.22mm
  • Maximum aperture: 3.5
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 24cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 8.4cm in diameter, 9.0cm long
  • Weight: 0.38kg

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Widen your perspective this EF 17-40mm lens which boasts great quality but for an affordable price, making it one of canons best selling lenses . It is optimal for both film and DSLR cameras.

It is classed as an ultra wide lens, depsite its small size and weight, and it will work on both full frame bodies and on a cropped body. The 4.0 aperture is constant, and the focusing is both quick and quiet. In addition, the lens has the ability to focus as Close as 0.28mm.

 

Read more here: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Specifications:

  • Focal length: 17-40mm
  • Maximum aperture: 1:4
  • Diagonal angle of view: 104 to 57 degrees (at 30 feet)
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 28cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 8.4cm in diameter, 9.7cm long
  • Weight: 0.5kg

 

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

 

This is Canon’s best and widest “ultra wide angle” lens, and is designed specifically for landscape and architectural photographers – although it is very diverse and can be used for many different types of photography.

 

Its primary advantage is that is offers ultra wide angle photographs to be taken without any distortion of a fisheye – providing spectacular results.It has a 114-degree diagonal angle of view and delivers extremely fast autofocus with significantly higher image quality – including the quality at the peripheral ends of the image.

 

Other features include optimal lens positioning, which prevents flaring (from the sun or other light Sources), as well as improved dust and water resistance (from rain). It is compatible with EOS digital SLR cameras, including cropped body designs.

 

With the highly superior image quality, you won’t look back after buying this lens, and if you treat it correctly, it will last you a lifetime.

 

Read more here: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

 

Specifications for Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens

  • Focal length: 14mm
  • Maximum aperture: 2.8
  • Diagonal angle of view: 114 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Automatic inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 20cm
  • Zoom system: Rotating type lens
  • Dimensions: 8.0cm in diameter, 9.4cm long
  • Weight: 0.65kg

 

Example picture with Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

 

Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example - Photo credit 35 Photo
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens example – Photo credit 35 Photo

 

 

What settings do I need for wide angle photography with a Canon EOS 60D?

 

A wide depth of field setting on your camera can help you achieve and even greater wide angle effect. The depth of field is controlled by the aperture of f-stop (f-number). The narrower the aperature (f ) the greater the depth of field.

 

If you are shooting in a relatively well lit area, then you can use a bigger f-stop, for a smaller aperture and can therefore achieve greater depth of field.

 

You will need to control the ISO settings too. If the aperture is too small, not enough light will be able to enter, and your picture will therefore appear darker. You will then need to increase the ISO if your picture is too dark, but increasing your ISO too much will result in “noise” – or a grainy resulting picture.

 

Generally for landscape photography, using a wide angle lens, it would be a good idea to start at a mid-range aperture, f-11 or above with a low ISO of about 100 or 200. Experiment with your photography, if the pictures are too dark, you either need to increase the aperture or increase the ISO.

 

If you are shooting low light landscape photography, then an ideal lens for you would be the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens – (link above) – which as a low f-stop of 2.8, ensuring that a lot of light can enter your lens, allowing you to have the ISO setting as low as possible to prevent noise or agrainy low quality image.

 

How to do wide angle photography in low light?

It would be extremely useful to invest in 2 pieces of equipment when shooting low light photography in any situation.

 

1 – a remote control timer

This timer allows you to set off the shutter (or take a picture) without even touching the camera. The key to taking professional wide angle photos, especially in low light, is by keeping the camera still whilst taking photos. If you are doing a long exposure this becomes even more important, because even if your camera moves by 1mm, your picture will be ruined.

By using a timer, you can not only take the picture with the remote, but you programme the remote to take several exposures, a timelapse or even an exposure longer than 30 minutes. It is extremely versatile, and will allow you to progress much faster with your photography skills.

 

Read more here: Aputure Timer for Canon

 

2 – a tripod

As stated above, the importance of keeping your camera still during a low light exposure, if paramount. If you do not want to carry a full sized tripod around with you, there are travel sized tripods available.

 

Recommended tripod: Ravelli APGL4 New Professional 70″ Tripod (with Adjustable Pistol Grip Head and Heavy Duty Carry Bag)

 

You’ll also need a tripod and a remote timer for many other photography techniques, including HDR photography, timelapse and macro photography.

 

Article: Wide angle lens photography with Canon EOS 60D.

By: Alexander Van Dorph and Nicole Lisa Photography

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