Holiday 2012

Holiday 2012: New Lenses

As camera technology continues to progress, lenses also continue to evolve. With improved sensor technology and greater resolution cameras, a lens's main progression is to keep up with the amount of data and image quality that can be resolved by an image sensor and processor.

Holiday 2012: M-Mount and M42 Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. The convenience of features such as autofocus and optical image stabilization are hard to dispute, but some of the best glass in the world can be found in manual focus lenses that contain no electronics whatsoever. Such is the case with M-mount and M42-mount lenses made by Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander.

Holiday 2012: Telephoto and Supertelephoto Lenses

Say the word “telephoto” and many photographers automatically think “Oh, telephotos bring things closer.” Now while this is true—particularly in the mind’s eye of newbies—the imaging abilities of telephoto lenses go well beyond “bringing things closer,” especially when you start shooting with progressively longer optics.

Holiday 2012: Camera Bags and Cases

A bag is usually just a bag—unless it's a stylish camera bag. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a special photographer, or if a new camera bag is necessary for your own holiday shoots, here are some suggestions for camera bags for any photographer.

Holiday 2012: New Mirrorless Lenses 2012

2012 has seen an in increase in all things mirrorless, that being a bit of an umbrella term for compact interchangeable-lens cameras, their lenses and adapters. Canon, for example, released its first mirrorless camera system in 2012 and most major manufacturers have added new cameras to their mirrorless lineups. Of course, a growing list of lenses for these cameras—of all focal lengths—is now available, too.

 

Holiday 2012: Bridge Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

Even with the dropping prices of DSLRs and the rising appeal of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the so called “bridge” camera is as popular as ever. “Bridge cameras” are big-bodied, big zoom point-and-shoot cameras that have the look and heft of a more expensive and feature-heavy camera but still maintain the simplicity of the standard and compact point-and-shoot cameras.

Holiday 2012: Wi-Fi Enabled Digital Cameras

Photography and technology have walked hand-in-hand through many photo shoots. Advancements in digital technology have been an asset to photographers in recent years, and will continue to be so for many more. But one of the most rapid developments has been in Wi-Fi technology.

Holiday 2012: Professional-Level DSLR Cameras

Professional-grade DSLRs are the most technologically advanced cameras in production and provide the highest-quality imagery possible, while realizing the tools necessary for photographers to gain complete control over their imagery.

Holiday 2012: Intermediate-Level DSLR Cameras

An intermediate DSLR is what its name implies, a camera that falls between entry-level and professional-level DSLRs. While this is generally true, it should not necessarily imply that an intermediate camera is unable to produce images similar in quality to professional cameras, or that it cannot be used to its maximum potential by a novice photographer.

Holiday 2012: An Overview of Tablet Computers

Mobility and versatility are the leading reasons to choose a tablet. With a size and weight factor between computer and smartphone and the ability to deliver entertainment and information with equal dexterity, today’s tablets are windowed panels on the world that millions of people now carry.

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