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Zack Arias: Impact 60-Inch Umbrella

If  Zack Arias had to choose a single light modifier for the next six months of his life, what would it be? No question about it, according to Zack: The Impact  60-inch convertible umbrella from B&H.

Just Give Me the F-Stop

Many photographers try to break down the concept of flash photography into what they think are the understandable elements: the numerical values of the settings used. They want numbers, they want the f-stop. However, the scenarios we encounter as photographers vary so much that it becomes meaningless for anyone to “give you the f-stop.”

Zack Arias: Amateur versus Professional?

What's the difference between an amateur and professional photographer? In this short video from his recent creativeLIVE weekend workshop, Zack Arias addresses this question from an online viewer. If you're getting paid, are you a pro? If you still love photography, are you an amateur? And who enjoys photography more?

What's on the Menu, Presented by Canon

In these videos, Canon USA’s Rudy Winston will give you insight—not just a quick definition—of what every item on the EOS 7D camera’s menu does. Rudy will start with the first shooting menu and proceed through each one from there.

DAZ QUICK TIPZ #1: Who Says On-Camera Flash Needs to Point Straight Ahead?

What a kick to be invited to be part of B&H's new B&H Insights blog. If you're reading this, you know that this is a great place to stop for the latest, greatest news about anything photo, video or sound related—tons of good information here. Since this is my first post for B&H Insights, let me give you just a bit of personal background.

3D-grees of Navigation

 The Space Pilot Pro 3D Mouse from 3Dconnexion is a professional three-dimensional controller, with its own LCD screen, for your computer. You can pan and zoom or rotate images and change the scrolling speed, among other navigational adjustments, even while you use the LCD screen to check your Outlook e-mail, calendar or tasks. The color LCD is called the Workflow Assistant and it also launches RSS feeds.

Samsung TL500

Samsung's TL500 digital camera is a 10-megapixel point and shoot with an f1.8–2.4 Schneider-Kreuznach (35mm-equivalent) 24-72mm lens—one of the fastest and one of the widest lenses available on a point-and-shoot camera. It is also RAW capable.

Shooting with the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5

For the past few weeks I have been shooting with the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras with both of the available lenses for the system, the 16mm f/2.8 and the 18-55 kit zoom. I have to say that the first week with the cameras were a bit hit and miss.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W350

This is the Sony Cybershot W350. It features an extremely sensitive 14MP CCD sensor, an Optical Steady Shot stabilizer, immediate shutter response and a 4x Carl Zeiss zoom lens, which has a focal length of 26 to 105mm. This tiny camera also features 720 HD video.

Ears-on Review of the HP Envy Laptop with Dr. Dre's Beats Sound System

More than 84% of people between the ages of 18 to 24 listen to music on their computers, even though the sound quality they produce is hideous. An entire generation is missing the real impact of their tunes! To counter this disturbing trend, HP teamed up with Dr. Dre and Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine to design its Beats Sound System for Notebook computers, and audio quality was a top priority.

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