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14 Recommended Lighting Kits for Photography

The holidays have always seemed like a season of lights, so what better time to point out some of the great lighting kits available at B&H as gifts or for those gifting themselves? It's a very broad field and the items suggested here represent a fraction of 1% of the many kits we carry, so we'll take it one category at a time.

Best of 2015: Mirrorless Cameras

It seems mirrorless camera technology has finally come of age, with new cameras in this segment dominating headlines over their heftier older sibling, the DSLR. Many of these cameras feature some incredible or even revolutionary features that potentially put them at the top of the pack once dominated by larger cameras. So, let’s just jump right in and take a look at fifteen of the latest and most impressive releases from the past year.

Quick Look Video: The Vanguard Veo

In the following video, John McQuiston introduces us to the Vanguard VEO CM-264, a versatile carbon fiber monopod that can help support your camera—or you—during a hike. The monopod’s construction makes it sturdy yet light, with a weight of just 1 lb and a load capacity of 13.2 lb, for most DSLR and lens combinations. Also, McQuiston walks us through features of the four-section leg, with flip locks for adjusting from the maximum height of 63" to the minimum of just 21.25".

Best of 2015: Canon Lenses

Canon was fairly busy this year with the groundbreaking 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs, a pair of Rebels, a plethora of point-and-shoots, and a couple of mirrorless options, but one of the highlights was the half dozen lenses that further advanced the company’s already outstanding lens lineup. Among this was a trio of EF-mount lenses for Canon’s well-regarded DSLRs, including updates for some beloved focal lengths and the introduction of the widest rectilinear zoom currently available for full-frame cameras.

The Pentax 645Z, in the Eyes of Five Working Photographers

Rarely does a camera come along that piques the interest of such a broad variety of photographers. Often, cameras are targeted solely at the professional reportage shooter, or the street photographer, the hobbyist, or even the collector. Cameras have a way of generating an identity based on, of course, their specifications, as well as numerous other qualities including legacy, design, and intended use. These factors alone can isolate cameras, or even genres of cameras, and generate a stigma surrounding a certain type of camera.

Podcast Episode 2: Are You Down with Drones?

Drones are definitely a hot-button topic and not only for photographers! Despite the controversy and legal conundrums, aerial photography is entering an incredible exciting era with the proliferation of drones. Director and photographer, Randy Slavin, founder of Yeah Drones and the New York City Drone Film Festival, provides his enthusiastic input, with product specialist Dan Campo, to a conversation about the use and misuse of drones.

Recommended Printers for Photography

Printing has become rarer these days as online albums have replaced physical ones, but there is something special about holding a physical photograph in your hand after a day of shooting. Photo albums filled with Polaroids and your drug store 4 x 6s always seem to hold a place in people’s hearts as they reminisce about old times. Now, with technological improvements in the printing world and the digital revolution, setting up a print lab at home is quite simple.

Best of 2015: Nikon Lenses

Nikon's lens releases from 2015 tended to focus on telephoto designs, going against the grain this year. With the exception of one wide-angle prime, each of the eight lens announcements, along with one unique point-and-shoot was, in some way, characterized by focal lengths that are longer than normal.


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