“The best wide-angle lens? Take two steps backward, look for the ‘ah-ha’.” —Ernst Haas
Notwithstanding Mr. Haas’ very astute comment, I have always loved wide-angle lenses. Well, more accurately, I love the inclusive, often distorted, sometimes messy perspectives they create; those of the street photographer, the documentarian, the artist. It is often noted that a 50mm lens is closest to the... READ MORE
Happy Halloween! It felt like a spooky week, as the camera world was fairly quiet when it came to new product announcements. The calm before the holiday storm? Regardless, there is some cool new stuff out on the market for you to check out!
This week in the news:
PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2014
The Photo District News PhotoPlus Expo is under way this week and weekend in New York City (just a few... READ MORE
In the realm of super-zoom point-and-shoot cameras, one of the self-referential hallmarks of this genre is "how long can you go?" With manufacturers consistently pushing the... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker discusses the Pentax K-3 DSLR and presents an overview of some of its most desirable assets and unique features. The video explores all aspects of the camera at a glance, including the sensor and low-light performance, high-speed shooting capabilities, HD movie-... READ MORE
As the successor to the popular and distinctive WG-3 “tough” camera, the new Ricoh WG-4 Digital Camera takes things up a notch with a new image processing engine, updated shooting modes, and enhanced waterproof construction. In addition, two of the four new models come equipped with a sophisticated GPS module... READ MORE
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.... READ MORE
Over the course of 2013, the photographic-technology landscape has certainly held its fair share of innovations, updates, new releases, and refinements, with manufacturers pushing to meet certain contemporary image-making goals as well as working to draft the blueprint of what to expect in subsequent years.
Beyond the expected updates to camera and lens lines, new features and imaging assets... READ MORE
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. Among the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses are a budget-friendly wide-angle zoom intended for full-frame shooters, telephoto... READ MORE
The gift-giving season is upon us. Chances are you’re one of the millions of people shopping for a new digital camera this year. Whether for a friend, a loved one, or you’re simply spoiling yourself, tackling the ever-changing and expanding market can be daunting.
So where to start? There’s no overly specific technical formula for buying a camera. Be sure to do thorough research and ensure that... READ MORE
I love tough cameras. Nowadays so much sophisticated, high-tech finery is protected by a thin plastic casing and when that casing breaks—and it will—the whole system risks collapse. “Tough" cameras fly in the face of adversity and have earned a category unto themselves with a simple and befitting name to match. Sure, these cameras share core features—underwater capability, shock and cold... READ MORE
Here at B&H, we're steeped in the latest camera technology and products. With the holidays quickly approaching, we have culled many of our favorites to save you the time it would take to pore over dozens of pages of specs and features. Our commitment to provide you with the best in customer service has produced lists of suggestions like the one that follows.
Premium Compact Cameras
Canon... READ MORE
Every year a series of "revolutionary" and "game-changing" cameras are released into the market. They included amazing high-resolution sensors, new professional-grade cameras, and slim new mirrorless designs in 2012. So what could possibly change in just one year?
Hover over and click on the cameras below for more information:
To start, we saw a variety of new tech from Canon. They... READ MORE
A thoughtful and useful gift for the nature enthusiast or season-ticket holder on your holiday shopping list is a set of binoculars. As opposed to certain tech gadgets, binoculars can provide the recipient with years of service and are likely to reveal undiscovered details just beyond the view of unaided eyes.
Purchasing binoculars for that seasoned birder probably means upgrading their existing... READ MORE