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Even with advances in technology, shooting with a multi-axis gimbal rig and a professional camera can wear you out over the course of a shooting day. However, the Tilta Armor Man rig from Ikan may just be the solution that many an achy camera operator is looking for. B&H Photo’s own Steven Gladstone dons the exo-skeleton rig and interviews Ikan’s Dariel Resendez, delivering you the info... READ MORE

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Hands-on Review
Tamron has recently released the first full-frame-compatible ultra-wide-angle zoom to have a fast f/2.8 constant aperture and built-in image stabilization, the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
Despite the seemingly endless grip of late winter upon New York City, I set out to test Nikon’s first DSLR of 2015 in the conditions they alluded to during its release. “I AM CONNECTED CREATIVITY,” screamed the introduction of the D5500, which was positioned next to marketing material highlighting a group of friends living it up on a summer day of relaxation and adventure. Without the scenic... READ MORE

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This week in the news: The Gear Roundup is back from another vacation and spring has arrived in New York City! For those of you keeping score at home, this week was the NAB Show in Las Vegas; the annual National Association of Broadcasters gathering that brought more than 100,000 attendees to the desert to see the latest in broadcasting gear and tech. B&H Photo was there, on the ground, and... READ MORE
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The XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is Fujifilm’s newest lens, bringing increased versatility and imaging potential to the X-Mount system with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 24mm and a bright, f/1.4 maximum aperture, which is adjustable in 1/3 EV steps. Together, these features provide excellent light-gathering ability during dusk, nighttime, or indoor shooting situations, along with an expansive... READ MORE
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5 days ago
Buying Guide
My lens came with a lens cap, so why do I need a filter? If you ask most consumer-camera owners why they keep a filter on their lens, a majority will most likely reply, “For protection.” Although filters do, in fact, protect the surface of your lens against dust, moisture and the occasional thumb print, the primary function of lens filters is really to improve the image quality of the pictures... READ MORE
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Buying Guide
Binoculars are two identical optical devices that use a series of lenses, elements, and prisms to magnify a view for more detail of distant people, places, or things. Observing with both eyes open is more comfortable and more natural compared to using a spotting scope or telescope, for which one eye has to be closed to see properly. Having both eyes open also provides you with a rich and... READ MORE
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6 days ago
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Characterized by sleek point-and-shoot form factors, yet also featuring expansive 30x optical zoom ranges, Sony's two newest Cyber-shots both offer slim styling, enhanced usability, and versatile imaging capabilities. The... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
In this video from B&H Photo, Allan Weitz introduces the new Lensbaby Velvet 56, a 56mm f/1.6 lens that provides soft-focus images, and can focus as close as 5" with a 1:2 reproduction ratio. Weitz describes the feel of the lens itself, and the look of the images that it produces. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you... READ MORE

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Manfrotto has announced the Digital Director, a new advanced tethering solution and real-time live view monitor for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. The Digital Director comprises an Apple-certified iPad holder and a downloadable software app that runs on a user-supplied iPad Air or Air... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
Since its arrival on the mirrorless scene a year ago, the Fujifilm XT-1, along with its contemporary mirrorless competition, has created quite a splash in the camera market. Mirrorless cameras are quickly catching up to the DSLR realm in terms of speed and performance. Today, the photographer entering the market is faced with a real dilemma when it comes to which interchangeable-lens path to... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
In the following video, Allan Weitz shares a useful range of tips to consider when photographing in cold weather. The video begins with a look at some common aspects of shooting that cold weather can affect the most, such as battery failure and mechanical malfunctions. From here, Weitz covers a variety of different protective options for working in cold and wet weather, such as rain covers and... READ MORE

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Composed of a rugged, all-weather compact camera along with a versatile, advanced retro-styled model, Olympus's newest updates to its Stylus series help to refine the handling and image quality of the company’s flagship point-and-shoots. Now featuring raw shooting abilities and the... READ MORE
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Dynamic Range is the difference between the brightest part of the scene and the darkest part. Our eyes can see 11 stops of difference between bright light and darkness; a camera can only see five stops. So what we see with our eyes we cannot always capture with a camera. Think of a scene shot from indoors with a window in the background. Invariably, either the window’s light looks nice while the... READ MORE

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2 weeks ago
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Just about a year after the release of the J4, Nikon has announced an update to its 1 line with the J5. Improving on its predecessor, the J5 has a 20.8MP back side illuminated CX-format CMOS sensor, up from 18.4MP, and a new... READ MORE
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