Photography

Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head

The Jobu Design Pro2 gimbal head is the latest flagship of Jobu’s well-regarded Black Widow line of gimbal heads, which are crucial for supporting extremely heavy, long lenses. This Pro2 version is lighter than its predecessor by a couple of ounces, and it’s also quite a bit stiffer and stronger.

Nasty Clamps Squeeze You into Tight Spaces

I can think of more than a few instances where a Zylight Nasty Clamp could have made taking pictures in ridiculously tight and tangled environments a whole lot easier. 

Pancake Lenses that are Small, Light and Visually Succinct

Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common of late, and for several reasons. 

Zacuto DSLR Rigs Episode 1: DSLR Rig Basics

Our three-part series on Zacuto DSLR rigs opens with an informative primer on handheld support rigs for DSLR cameras, detailing their basic operation and their benefits. 

Zacuto DSLR Rigs Episode 2: Part by Part

Each Zacuto DSLR rig is modular, meaning it’s made up of discrete parts that can be added to expand its functionality—or subtracted to make a rig more compact and lightweight. These interchangeable parts all serve specific purposes.

Zacuto DSLR Rigs Episode 3: Complete Systems

Zacuto DSLR rigs are each the sum of several individual parts, but for convenience’s sake the company offers several pre-designed rigs that serve specific shooting needs. Of course, these full systems can be further customized almost without limitation.

How to Capture Sharper Images with Super-Zoom Point and Shoots

When it comes to handholding telephoto lenses, the generally recognized rule is that you should never handhold any lens at a shutter speed slower than the equivalent focal length of the lens. 

Giottos New VGR Tripods Convert to Monopods

Construction aside, one of the key attributes to be taken into consideration when shopping for a tripod is the degree of flexibility the tripod offers when it's used in an environment that is not ideal. 

Discerning the Differences between the Nikon D800 and D800E

With the announcement of the Nikon D800 and the D800E, you might wonder which camera is best for you. This article is intended to highlight the crucial differences between the two cameras and ultimately help you decide which camera better suits your needs.

35mm Film Scanner Roundup

If you began your love affair with photography back in the days of film, raise your hand. OK. Now raise your hand if you still have a darkroom in which you still print your slides and negatives. I thought so*.

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