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Win a Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited from Pentax Forums!

Pentax Forums and B&H are giving away a DA-Limited 40mm F/2.8 lens—one of the most loved lenses, due to its quality and small pancake size. The giveaway is part of the World Pentax Day celebration, and entering to win is very simple.

Field of View: How Your Lens and Sensor Collaborate

"Get a 50mm lens." That is a statement that many photographers will tell you. But do they mean a 50mm lens or the equivalent of a 50mm lens on your camera? Make no mistake, a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens, but sensors have magnification and crop factors depending on your camera model.

How to Choose the Lens That's Right for You

A question we hear often at B&H is, "What lens should I buy?" We may follow up with, "What are you going to shoot with it?" The reason for this is because different lenses are meant for different shooting situations. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a lens (or lenses) for your camera system.

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You've Got a Little Bit More Time to Win a Nikon 35mm F/1.8 Lens.

For those of you that did not see the news on our Facebook newsfeed, Nikon Rumors is giving away a Nikon 35mm F/1.8 lens. Though the deadline for the giveaway was supposed to be today, it has been extended to May 1st.

The rules are simple:

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Breaking Tradition: Using the Olympus EPL-2's Art Filters To Shoot a Concert

Have you ever thought of embracing flaws instead of fighting them? We recently wrote about trying to correct discolored concert photos. While testing the Olympus EPL-2 at a Chiptunes Concert, I learned a valuable lesson: that to create better work, sometimes you need to break away from tradition and not take your work so seriously.

Projected Photography as a Means for Creating An Off-Broadway Set

When director Rick Mowat needed a quick and inexpensive solution for staging a play that involved multiple street locations and a hospital room, he turned to New York City photographer Stephen Andrus and a Panasonic projector. The nearly carpentry- and paint-free production of the new drama, Coda (For Freddie Blue) by Fred Crecca, can be seen June 10 - 13 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, 340 W. 47 St.

The DSLR Filmmaker's Guide to Zeiss Optics

High Definition Video recording has redefined the digital SLR and opened the door to an exciting new world of imaging possibilities. Journalists, wedding photographers, and other professionals have embraced this technology-expanding services and enjoying higher profit returns. Television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Dollhouse have employed video-enabled DSLRs for their unobtrusive form factor and unique imaging qualities. In the coming months, commercial spots, independent productions, and even feature films will showcase the amazing video of these powerful new cameras.

Tilt-Shift Lenses - A Primer for Image Control Freaks

When it comes to creative control, it's handy to be able to tinker with the laws of optics when the need arises, and that's what tilt-shift lenses enable you to do. By rotating, tilting, and/or shifting the forward section of the lens, tilt-shift optics enable you to selectively expand or reduce the plane-of-focus as well as reposition the subject within the frame from a fixed camera position.

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