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Unveiled: Leica Silver Anodized APO-Summicron-M 50mm ASPH Lens

Recommended Cameras for Newborn and Baby Photography

Skill and patience aside, if you want to capture successful photographs of babies and newborns, it helps to have a camera with features that enable you to capture what are more often than not fleeting, unrepeatable moments in time.

10 Tools for the Luddite Photographer

In today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving world, it's tough to keep up with the latest photographic trends and gear options available. Many find it too overwhelming to do so and, instead, simply choose to relax in the comforts of tested, proven designs for photographic equipment. While they are not the latest and greatest by any means, here are ten tools or processes that hardly require any introduction due to their reputations as classics, or by how they defy consistently transforming technology.

Wista 810DX Cherry Wood Field Camera


Unveiled: Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

Leica Owners: M8, M9, Monochrom, and M-E Battery Statement

Classic Cameras: Photographing Floyd Bennett Field with the Leica M3

My father was an aviation buff. As a teenager in Coney Island, in the mid-1930s, he would often ride his bike to Floyd Bennett Field, a nearby naval base where he befriended many of the aircraft mechanics, while also learning a thing or two about fixing aircraft engines.

9 Tips for Selecting a Cinema Lens Package

Whether you’re assembling a personal lens kit or compiling the equipment-rental list for your next film, selecting a lens package is an important decision. It can also be a daunting one, especially if you’re new to the game. So what lenses should you get? A complete set of primes? A couple of zooms? Both? The answers aren’t always clear. Ask ten DPs what their favorite lenses and focal lengths are, and you’ll likely get about as many answers.

Unveiled: Leica Expands SL Series with Massive 90-280mm Lens

Macro Lens Buying Guide

It is probably safe to say that many of us photographers have, either with our cameras or smartphones, tried to capture a close-up image of an insect, flower, toy, or other object. We have an idea of what we want this photograph to look like as we prepare to capture the image. We have seen and admired beautiful close-up images before but, when we nose the camera lens up to the object, the camera balks—it cannot focus close enough to create the image we want to capture.

Introduction to Lens Mounts and Lens Adapters

You may be thinking, "What a boring subject for an article," and you would be right. However, as boring as the interface between your camera and lens might be, the significance of your camera's specific mount, along with which lenses can be used on your camera, which lenses can be adapted to your camera, and why some lenses work and others do not, can prove to be a more interesting subject that may even inform which camera or lens system you eventually buy.

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