Getting Professional Quality Photos From a Compact With Good Lighting

You don't need to have a big, professional DSLR to get wonderfully publishable shots: you just need great lighting! A photographer with extensive knowledge of lighting can capture great images with anything you can throw at them. Here are a couple of tips on how you can too!  

Announcing the B&H Interactive HDSLR Guide

Finding the right HDSLR and learning how to use it can be a daunting process. That's why B&H is launching a dynamic and comprehensive online guide to help you choose an HDSLR—and get great results once it's in your hands.

Recommended Gear for Concert Photography

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Want to turn your passion for music into chances at getting some cash? Besides knowledge of composition, aperture, exposure and ISOs, you'll have an easier time scoring that wonderful shot if you've acquired the right gear. Here's a listing of cameras and lenses that you may want to get your hands on.

Which One: Nikon P7000 vs Panasonic LX-5 vs Canon S95

With today's announcement of the Nikon P7000, amateurs and enthusiasts have a wide range of premium point and shoots potentially to choose from. The P7000 has its own strengths while the Panasonic LX-5 and the Canon S95 cater to a similar but different audience. So which one is for you?

Looking to Upgrade? Should you go Full Frame for your next D-SLR?

With the advent of full frame D-SLRs a few years ago many pros and amateurs alike were excited to be able to go back to the familiar "35mm" perspective and focal lengths on their lenses. Long limited by technology to APS-C size (about 2/3 the size of 35mm) sensors digital was finally able to go toe to toe with film. But the initial cameras cost nearly $8,000, putting them out of the range of most photographers. But the newest crop of full frame models have brought the costs down to a fraction of that. So should you go back to full frame with your next camera purchase? We'll take a look at some of the models and pros and cons...

Seeing Food

Photography provides the perfect excuse for enjoying sumptuous, delectable meals without remorse. The joy of sampling local delicacies while traveling is a great reason for dismissing your stringent diet. After all, passing up French cheese in Paris or Teppanyaki in Japan would be unjust and wrong.

Sigma 17-50mm/f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for Canon and Nikon

If you own a Canon or Nikon APS-C format compact DSLR and you're looking for a reasonably-priced, fast wide-to-short-telephoto lens to go along with your camera, you should take a look at the Sigma 17-50mm/f2.8 EX DC OS HSM zoom lens.

Adaptimax Lens Adapters for Using Nikon and Canon Optics on Video Camcorders

There's no shortage of lens adapters out on the market, designed to adapt still-camera lenses for use on video camcorders and film cameras, and some are better than others. Adaptimax is one of the better ones. Engineered and manufactured of anodized aluminum alloy with chrome-plated brass lens mounts, Adaptimax lens adapters are designed for precise optical alignment of Nikon and Canon lenses on select video camcorders.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Whether you’re a budding a photographer or filmmaker, the Rebel's got something great for you. Compact and capable, this incredible camera gives you pro-grade photos and video without unwanted bulk and weight. With an 18.0-megapixel APS-C sensor and RAW and JPEG capture, the T2i will win raves from enthusiasts and pros alike.

Add a Viewfinder: The Canon 7D Spacer Plate

HDSLRs shoot great video, but as video cameras, their body shape is not optimal for shooting smooth, steady footage. When shooting video, you often want to press your eye to the viewfinder to see that your shot is in focus and to have better control over the camera's movement, but with HDSLRs, smooshing your face up to the tiny viewfinder can be uncomfortable and can make getting smooth, fluid video difficult. 


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