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Glass Encounters of the SLR Kind: Out-of-This-World Lenses for 2013

To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Read on to learn more about the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses.

Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Pursue your passion for exploration and adventure, and help family and friends do the same, with gear designed for all outdoor activities. Every fan of fresh air will appreciate a gift from B&H’s inventory of quality equipment, encompassing versatile, reliable tools for photography, nature observation, camping, and more.

Unveiled: Nikon’s D610 DSLR

Nikon has announced their latest FX-format DSLR: the D610 DSLR Camera. Using the D600 as its starting point, the D610 provides the stellar features of the D600 and brings with it a handful of upgrades that are certain to pique the interest of those looking for faster performance speeds as well as smoother, quieter operation.

B&H Pulse News Roundup: October 4, 2013

Recent news: GoPro announced HERO3+, the latest versions of their popular action cameras; Nikon released the rugged, weather-sealed 1 AW1 mirrorless camera; Leica came out with a new S-System Elmarit-S 45 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens; Lomography introduced a new Diana F+ medium format camera with an Instax back; and Native Instruments unveiled the new Maschine Studio.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 4, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon is the first lens in the new ultra high-grade 'Otus' line for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The 'bird' naming started with the Touit line (see Mirrorless Cameras for On-The-Go Shooting) and this convention continues with Otus, meaning the genus for owls.

Purchasing Your Next Lens

No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there’s always another one that we long for. There are so many options out there that choosing your next lens can be a confusing task. We're going to help you choose the best lens to fit your specific needs.

Prime Lens 101

Whether shooting a DSLR or mirrorless camera, interchangeable-lens cameras significantly broaden the photographer’s range of creative possibilities. There’s a good chance that the kit lens included with your camera was a zoom lens that offers a zoom range suitable for most of your initial photographic pursuits.

Fast Zoom Lenses for DSLR Cameras

Practically every manufacturer has its own lineup of fast zoom lenses. These lenses have apertures of f/2.8 or larger, making them useful even in low-light conditions. They also feature fixed apertures and will maintain their speed through the entire zoom range. In the photographer's hands, they have the potential for superb image quality in a variety of scenarios.

Cameras for Kids

We live in a digital age in which our mobile devices are capable of capturing high-quality images. But remember when a camera was just a camera? With all due respect to technology, let’s ensure that the children of today and tomorrow grow up understanding and appreciating cameras in their own right.

DSLR Cameras

DSLR cameras represent what are often considered the preeminent digital capture technology available today through their meshing of the highest image quality, speed, intuitiveness, and modular capabilities to suit nearly any type of photography imaginable.

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