Buying guides / Photography

Before talking about a number of tools, tables, and accessories that will improve your tethered photography, let’s just be clear about what we mean by “tethered” photography. Of course, like so many things, it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Tethered photography is simply shooting with your camera linked to your computer, so the images bypass the camera’s memory storage and go directly to...
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B & H Photo isn’t a bookstore, but we carry more than 500 titles of photography books and tutorials. If you are like me, photo books can be an endless source of information to help you learn the technical ins-and-outs of the art, and can be a well of inspiration to help you develop your craft and encourage you to try new techniques, travel to new locations, and experiment with your gear. Here...
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After our earlier piece recommending five full-frame DSLR lenses for travel photography, we would be remiss not to also suggest five lenses for APS-C-format cameras. DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors are normally more compact and lighter than full-frame DSLRs and, therefore, advantageous when traveling. Remember, however, that the lightweight design often indicates a design containing less metal that...
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When it comes to choosing a main go-to camera, most pros and serious enthusiasts still gravitate to full-frame, pro-caliber DSLRs. But when you’re traveling, hiking, or simply enjoying your vacation, the prospect of toting a top-tier DSLR outfit can be daunting. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue and there is now a wide variety of more compact, lightweight, travel-friendly cameras...
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You’ve been studying star charts for weeks. You’ve read “Tips for Buying a Telescope,” picked out, and purchased your first telescope. You can hardly contain your enthusiasm while setting up your new scope. Finally, the moment arrives—you take your...
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An ideal lens for travel photography needs to be compact and versatile. For example, the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens that is made by several manufacturers is a stalwart for pros and enthusiasts alike, and certainly fits into the versatile category, but these lenses are far from compact so they will be left out of this particular discussion. Also left out will be “fast lenses,” which is shorthand for a...
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Traveling and photography go hand in hand; the desire to record the places you’ve visited and share your memories with others is an endless fascination that never gets old. The main problem with travel photography is that it’s impractical, if not impossible, to bring all your gear with you, especially if air travel is involved. Most airlines now charge extra to check bags and they typically allow...
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Ever dreamt of using some of the gadgets your favorite fictional secret agent always had conveniently in their jacket pocket? Well, with scanner technology advancing and shrinking, products like a pen that can translate and read text aloud to you are no longer limited to just the latest and greatest movie spies. IRIS is one company that has delved headfirst into portable scanning for individuals...
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I have some odds and ends in my camera bag; stuff I think is useful and necessary. I wondered what other photographers around B&H carried in their well-worn camera bags, and surveyed the crowd. Photographers at B&H span many genres of the art and, as such, what I got from each one was different. I got some great food for thought and added some items to my B&H wish list!
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    Seven by fifty. That is all you need to know. Almost. The classic size of binoculars for marine use is 7x50. This means that they have 7x magnification and the objective lenses are 50mm in diameter. There are three characteristics of the 7x50 binoculars that make them attractive for marine use: conservative...
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    Pentax recently released an exciting new lineup of sport optics, which includes 34 binoculars. Knowing how diverse the applications of binoculars are, the company created four different series to accommodate any niche. These new models range from full-sized pieces that are designed to take advantage of the faintest hints of ambient light, to small and lightweight go-anywhere models that would be...
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    What makes a camera specifically well suited for street photography? Good question. In a genre that appreciates the gritty, the spontaneous, the accidental, the mistake, you can pretty much use whatever works for you. If you are comfortable with a camera and can operate it with acuity, the resolution, ISO sensitivity, dynamic range, and all the relentlessly discussed quantifiable factors are much...
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    When the phrase “camera support” is mentioned, most of us think of the tried-and-trusty tripod, and for good reason—the tripod is the single best way to steady your camera for long shutter-speed exposures, group photos including the photographer, or just for minimizing camera movement to maximize image sharpness. However, there are definite shortcomings to the tripod and it is not always...
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    Most of us know that the iPad is a powerful photographic tool. Whether you are using it for post-processing, image sharing, camera control, storage, live view monitoring, or just for taking photos, the iPad is finding a home in the camera bags of many photographers. If it has one shortcoming, however, it may be the fixed focal-length lens that only features digital zoom. But, if you consider the...
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    Buying an underwater housing is just the beginning. There are many accessories that are helpful or necessary for taking photos underwater. An external flash, also called a strobe, is your most important accessory. Photography is the art of creating images with light, and while the control of available and artificial light is important for all photography, it is especially crucial when shooting...
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