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With a newfound appreciation for older manual-focus glass through the use of adapters on contemporary cameras, users and manufacturers have been seeking ways to make focusing easier through a variety of different techniques. One of these techniques is focus peaking, an aid that has been very common with videographers and filmmakers, but is just now finding its way into photographers' hands. This...
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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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Camden Thrasher, based in the US Pacific Northwest, is a self-taught photographer with a passion for motorsports and an eye for dramatic lighting that he uses to illuminate his images of racecars and racecar drivers very effectively. He recently shared some of his insights with B&H Photo. How did you get started in motorsports and photography? First off, I guess I would say that since early...
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Moderated by Larry Becker, photographer Gregory Heisler and Canon Technical Advisor Rudy Winston have a live discussion about the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R digital cameras. These cameras have already created a year’s worth of buzz with their 50.6MP sensor, as well as anti-vibration and shutter design improvements. The...
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La Jolla, California, is the best place on the planet to photograph the spectacular Pacific race of Brown Pelican, along with a nice variety of other birds that frequent coastal California. In winter, the pelicans and several other species like Brandt’s and Double-crested Cormorants, are molting into their handsome breeding plumages. The pelicans sport their fire-engine-red bill pouches. Most...
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Dear Father-in-Law: At one point during all of our vacations and at every big family event, you ask me the same question, “How come my photos look awful, and yours look so good?” While there’s never been an easy way to explain it to you at those moments (and I do love seeing you put your eye up to the LCD monitor to compose) I have always felt that your frustrations don’t lie with your camera,...
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It is not often that we get to announce a new camera from a company that has never made a camera before, but this is what you are about to read. DxO, known for its pixel-splitting lens testing and post-processing software, has announced the...
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Welcome to FocusED, a series of short and entertaining videos on general photography topics from B&H Photo. In this series, we will cover specific areas of photography in an easy-to-understand, amusing fashion that is perfect for the beginner photographer just entering the world of photography, or for the seasoned shooter looking to brush up on the basics and have a few laughs on the way....
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In this week’s video, FocusEd is focused on the basics of aperture. You will be exposed to how aperture works, find out why aperture numbers are what they are, what aperture priority mode does, and how aperture settings affect your photographs, with some comedy sprinkled in for good measure! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...
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Sigma continues to add impressive lenses to its Global Vision line with the release of the full-frame 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens, which offers a constant f/2 maximum aperture and the zoom capability to cover oft-used wide-angle focal lengths. The lens is available in Nikon F,...
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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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In business for more than 40 years in New York City, B&H Photo is constantly expanding its product lines and remains at the forefront of the latest in electronics technology. To accommodate the influx of new items, our Web Content teams are growing. B&H Photo is looking for writers and editors to join our Web team! Writing for B&H is a lifelong dream for some. You have to be a skilled...
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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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Canon is welcoming a new member to its G-series line of premium compacts, with the release of the PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera. Sitting alongside the G1 X Mark II and G7 X, this model...
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Ricoh has announced the GR II Digital Camera, the long-awaited update to the company’s large-sensor GR Digital Camera. This refresh is a first for the GR series, as its principal improvement...
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