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It may not be the biggest display at CP Plus, but it sure had the biggest buzz. Every time I passed the Lytro booth, there were numerous assistants in Lytro jackets helping out a multitude of people with the touchscreen on the back of the...
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With arguably the most successful full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market, Sony is planning to add four new lenses to the FE, full-frame-covering E-mount line. They include a  24–240mm f/3.5-6.3, a Zeiss-badged 35mm f/1.4, a high-quality Sony G 90mm f/2.8 macro, and a 28mm f/2.0 that has two add-on lens converters: a fisheye and a wide-angle converter....
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At the CP Plus 2015 Show, in Yokohama, Japan, both the Sigma and Tamron exhibitions were surprisingly large, and at Tamron I was offered the chance to shoot all the lenses with the company’s cameras or arrange to use my own Nikon. I went with the latter option and tried the new...
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Ditch your camera bag, and carry your camera using a new line of creative camera straps from miggo that transform seamlessly into protective cases. Made for hikers, street photographers, and explorers, the miggo Strap & Wraps meld the convenience of a strap and camera wrap into one innovative design. When you’re finished shooting, you just throw your miggo swiftly into your messenger bag or...
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Hands-on Review
Fujifilm was my favorite booth of the day, and not just because of the cameras and lenses, which were quite impressive. There were also props and motorcycles and models available to shoot, and the two reps who helped me knew their equipment inside and out and were very patient throughout our two-broken-language chat. The...
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After playing with the new Pentax K-S2 DSLR for a while on the show floor of CP Plus 2015, the camera kind of grew on me. Its color selection is diverse. I liked the Forest Green model, particularly. Like the K-3, it is weather resistant and durable,...
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The first great thing I handled at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show was the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens. Unfortunately, at this booth I wasn’t able to use my own SD card to show...
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At the CP+2015 Pentax booth, I found what was treated like a visitor from another planet… people gathered around and ooohed, some stumbled over, not sure what they were seeing but needing to see it. For Pentax shooters, was it only a mirage? Indeed, the prototype for the first Pentax full-frame DSLR was encased in glass. As the photo shows, it did not offer much in terms of specifics, but you get...
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At the CP Plus show, the new Nikon D5500 DSLR impressed me, because it seems to be the point where DSLR goes back to meet point-and shoot. I mean that in a good way, and I think the camera companies are happy to see the average shooter buy a DSLR like this rather than a $150 compact, although I saw some great versions of those....
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Having just written up the announcement post on nine new COOLPIX cameras for B&H Explora, I was looking forward to trying a few out. Writing from spec sheets makes most cameras sound the same, especially entry-level point-and-shoots, but...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a brief introduction to macro lenses, and talks about some of the determining characteristics of macro lenses that make them unique from other lens designs. The video begins with facts about the magnifications macro lenses are able to produce, as...
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Hands-on Review
So, you just bought a shiny, new, and maybe expensive, lens for your camera, and being the savvy consumer, you did your homework. You pored over customer reviews on the B&H Photo website, read online reviews splattered all over the Internet, grabbed a copy of every photo magazine that reviewed the lens, bookmarked dozens of websites, and now have the lens’s MTF curve charts burned into your...
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Beep, beep, beep... that's the sound of the Nikon truck backing up to the loading dock at B&H, delivering the wealth of new cameras that Nikon is introducing for the 2015 shooting season. In addition to a D810 DSLR specifically reëngineered for astrophotography and a D750 Filmmakers Kit, Nikon has also announced nine new COOLPIX point-and-shoot cameras that are sure to please every type of...
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Just in time for CP+, Sigma has revealed two new wide-angle additions to its product lineup: the 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens and the dp0 Quattro Digital Camera. Designed for full-frame DSLRs, the 24mm f/1.4 is a welcome addition...
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Looking very similar to its predecessor, the WG-4 GPS, the WG-5 GPS now comes in two new colors: Gunmetal and...
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