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The Photo Landscape, 2013

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.

The State of Mirrorless Glass

With mirrorless digital cameras continuously growing in both popularity and imaging capabilities, their respective lines of lenses are also consistently being multiplied, refined, and expanded in order to better suit the developing range of cameras. At the beginning, mirrorless cameras were considered an intermediary step between full-fledged DSLRs and compact point-and-shoots.

Cinema Zoom Lenses

People have been shooting HD video with DSLR cameras packing still lenses for years—mostly with fixed focal length lenses, which are often referred to as "prime" lenses in the film industry. In general, zoom lenses made for still photos are a poor fit for cinema production. You can use them, as many low-budget indie productions do, but they lack many necessary features.

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.

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.

What to Look for When Buying Binoculars

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.

B&H Pulse News Roundup: July 5, 2013

This week in the news: Canon announced the 70D; Zeiss and Pentax got their names changed; Adobe updated Lightroom 4; the Canon C100 got a firmware update; Metabones shipped their Speed Booster adapters for Nikon-G and Micro Four Thirds; and Netgear released a budget-friendly 802.11ac router.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 5, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

The Travel Series: Mirrorless Cameras for On-The-Go Shooting

Mirrorless cameras have a lot going for them. In reality, they have “little” going for them: they offer a compact and lightweight form factor, yet they produce very high image quality. Many DSLR users are finding mirrorless cameras to be a useful tool for serious photography, and some are even “switchers,” simply for the form factor.

Hands-On Review: the New Fast and Exacting Zeiss Touit Lenses

Zeiss has just released the first two lenses of its newly announced Touit line, which are designed specifically for mirrorless digital cameras that feature APS-C-sized image sensors. The aim of these lenses is to carry on the optical prowess of Zeiss’s DSLR and Ikon-series lenses.

Lens Selection for the Wedding Photographer

Many hobbyists reach a turning point in their craft when they decide to pursue wedding photography seriously. With the transition to pro comes the task of updating your lens kit accordingly, and most photographers would agree that investing in quality glass is essential.

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