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Kyk na julle oe.

Dit is baie belangrik dat fotograwe na hulle oe moet kyk. Baie van ons spandeer  lang periodes tyd  buite in die son en dit kan  n negatiewe uit werking op jou oe  he. Volgens my oogarts begin  mense in Suid Afrika al 20 jaar voor mense in  Engeland bril dra . Die rede DIE SON .

So sit maar die GOEIE sonbril op.

Added by Susan Pretorius on February 11, 2013 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

Polarized Filter Question

Ek het onlangs die volgende in ‘n artikel gelees en hy gee ‘n verduideliking hoekom dit sy fotografie uitkyk verander het. Kan iemand vir my se of daar regtig ‘n groot verskil in hierdie filter teenoor die circular polarized filter is?


“The purchase of a nine stop neutral density…


Added by Jan du Toit on February 3, 2013 at 10:53 — 3 Comments

Fishing eagles – the love affair

Like every true South African bush lover, I have always loved fish eagles. Their distinctive calls are widely accepted as the trademark call of the African bush. Where we live we often hear these calls and if you are lucky you can see them circling high above the house.  However it was not until mid 2009 when visiting my daughter in Vancouver, Canada that this love affair with the fish eating eagles really took off. We were fishing from a boat near Bird point retreat when we noticed a Bald…


Added by Pietman Muller on February 3, 2013 at 8:00 — 16 Comments

Versekering op kameratoerusting

Is daar enige iemand wat dalk 'n voorstel het van waar om kamera toerusting te verseker?  Ek het huidiglik versekering maar wil hoor of daar nie dalk ander plekke is wat versekering bied teen beter pryse nie?  Enige voorstelle?


I am looking for insurance for my camera gear.  Any suggestions who I might use? 


Thank you

Added by Corne Lourens on February 1, 2013 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Vloede in die noorde van die Krugerwildtuin

Die noorde van Limpopo het geweldig baie reen gehad die afgelope week. Ons het 700mm vir die week op die plaas gemeet. die gevolg was dat riviere in vloed groot skade in die wildtuin veroorsaak het. Ek en Alma hetverlede week gaan kyk en die riviere was baie sterk in vloed en paaiegesluit. Lees meer daaroor hier:…


Added by Pietman Muller on January 22, 2013 at 19:00 — 4 Comments

Extreme Temperatures

A question, can anybody tell me if the temperature will damage a camera, the lens, etc. or not as the summer temperature ranges between 40 and 52 degrees Celsius? If so what precautions would be recommended?

Added by Jan du Toit on January 14, 2013 at 8:42 — 1 Comment

Nikon lenses for sale

Does anyone know of a good place to purchase lenses?

Added by LJ on January 11, 2013 at 10:21 — No Comments

Ambush Street Studio

Have a look at the video, what an awesome idea... for those who dare I…


Added by Edward van der Vyver on January 9, 2013 at 13:51 — 1 Comment

Sigma 120-400 mm F4.5 - 5.6 HSM APO DG OS

Hallo to All.


I would like to post this the following.

One of my fellow friends from the hunting association would like to sell a lens, Sigma 120-400 mm F4.5 - 5.6 HSM APO DG OS for Nikon. The Price is R7,500.00. (Please see photo's of the lens)


Should any one be interrested please don't Hesitate to contact Eunice Venter Winlow 0826350651.


Thank you.




Added by Chris Watkins on December 10, 2012 at 19:39 — 1 Comment

Levitation Photography

Now that I've moved to the desert here in the Middle East, I'm not exposed to the beautiful sea and landscapes of South Africa. So now I have to turn my direction to new ideas and resources, which in the end, have turned out to be pretty fun and challenging at the same time.


Last week I saw some images online of people floating or "levitating" or even flying in their images and it intrigued me so much that I just had to find out how they managed to get it right. So I searched…


Added by Gustav on November 27, 2012 at 13:49 — 3 Comments

Studying Spotted eagle owls at the nest

Spotted eagle owls are our most common owl and are found in the whole of South Africa. They adapted well to human presence and are often found in gardens, even in the city! 

Spotted eagle owls will normally nest in a scraped hollow on the ground but will sometimes also make use of a fork in a large tree as in this instance. This site was used by this pair in 2010 but was not used last year.  I keep a record of all nest sites of the different owl species in our area…


Added by Pietman Muller on October 28, 2012 at 5:57 — 10 Comments

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II Hands-on Review

Another hands on review by the guys from DigitalRev.

Not so sure if you have a 24-70 that you would want to upgrade due to cost.


Ormsdirect R 22…


Added by Edward van der Vyver on September 13, 2012 at 8:30 — 3 Comments

Agter - Padda loer

Dit was my idee om die twee padda's te gebruik vir 'n setup, ek het die twee padda's by Leon gekry een grote en 'n baie kleiner paddatjie, wel my idee was reg "ready to click" - so net na 4 die middag het ek my setup in die tuin reg gehad - groen en bruin agtergrond, struike, blare ens... wel het die…


Added by Lize Hill on September 10, 2012 at 18:30 — 8 Comments

Canon 1Dx Hands on Review

A light hearted hands on review at what I think is a very powerful(in my personal view only) camera.




Added by Edward van der Vyver on August 21, 2012 at 10:39 — 3 Comments

Canon M

Canon's mirror-less version, looks quite good.

Added by Edward van der Vyver on August 10, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

A sample as to how I made Almighty


Took the 3 different photos, but of the same place, just different wave breaks and blended them together into 1 image in Photoshop, by masking in the different water areas, then with the 1 image after being flatened, I changed its exposures by using levels to create my own 3 exposures.

Then from there, I placed them into Photomatix, created my HDR, and then back into Photoshop to add the finishing touches:

1. levels to make sure my…


Added by Gustav on August 3, 2012 at 13:42 — 1 Comment

Pentax Dust and Weather Sealing in Afghanistan

Check this out for EXTREME Testing conditions!!

Added by Glenn Parker on July 10, 2012 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

Why I do Photocritic?

I have a passion.

We'll, I need to rephrase this - I am a passionate human being. I do what I do because I have a passion and I am passionate about what I do. Without the passion, whatever is done is mechanical or it quickly becomes achievement driven. When I do what I do with the constant expectation that I will be rewarded in some applicable or relevant way, I might as well just stop doing what I am doing. It is the peace, the happiness, the joy, that realizes in me - when I…


Added by Deon M van Heerden on June 19, 2012 at 14:06 — 9 Comments

A Lens package worthy of the iPhone.

Hi Guys,


As you will find there are a number of gadgets out for the iPhone at the moment and a variety of cheap attachment lenses......


I have found a real cool one you may just like to give you that creative edge!


About the iPro Lens System

All of the components of the iPro Lens System are designed to work together. Both the Wide Angle and the Fisheye Lenses use a bayonet mount to securely fasten onto the iPhone case. The iPhone…


Added by Glenn Parker on April 6, 2012 at 16:39 — No Comments

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