Lenses & Accessories

Two New Fast Olympus Pen Prime Lenses

In addition to the new E-P3 Digital Pen, Olympus has also introduced a pair of fast prime lenses that should appeal to low-light and street photographers alike. On the wide side, Olympus has unveiled a new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0, which offers the equivalent AOV of a 24mm lens on a full-frame 35mm DSLR.

Essential Gear for the Working Pro

As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera.

New World-Class Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4

If you own a Panasonic G-series Lumix camera and have been waiting for a fast, world-class normal lens to round out your lens arsenal, your wait is over.  

People, Get Ready! Pre-Ceremony Photos

Making pictures of the bride as she prepares for the wedding requires spontaneity while catching the decisive moment with a tactful attitude. A wedding day generates tensions on all sides—and as a neutral third party you should be an understanding, positive force for the duration.

Capturing the Main Event

You’re about to enter the arena: the wedding ceremony. Everyone is properly dressed, coiffed and mentally prepared (keep your fingers crossed). The coming aftermath of dining, dancing and escape to blissful marriage shimmers in the hazy future. This Is It. Just be certain that you’re ready. Have a plan, and follow it.

New Glass from Leica: Super Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH

Leica has announced the release of a Super Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH, which is an update of one of the more popular wide-angle optics available for Leica M-series film and digital cameras. 

Photographing the Reception Hall: Perspective and Light

Before a swarm of guests descends on the reception hall and disrupts the carefully arranged environment, be sure you’ve captured it in its exquisite perfection.  Most halls are tastefully appointed and designed with visual impact in mind. With the exception of the occasional fluorescent-lit VFW hall, the reception venue is best shot in available light.

The Reception: Where The Action Is

The wedding reception is where you win your battle stars. Events unfold quickly and sometimes simultaneously. You have to be very organized to stay on top of the action here. Enter the arena armed with cameras, lenses and battery-powered, on-camera or handle-mounted flashes.

Choosing Your Camera: Know What You Need

In the days when film was king, medium format was the camera of choice for wedding photographers because the larger negative produced a better image, and cropping a large negative didn’t really degrade anything.

Event-Ready Bags and Cases

Even among the likeminded, you’ll find those who prefer standard-issue shoulder bags, and others who go for photo backpacks, sling and holster-style bags or hard cases.

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