Latest Hands-on Review

1 week ago
Join B&H’s Robert Rives as he discusses how to improve the sound of your guitars, vocals, and combinations thereof for YouTube videos captured on iOS devices. In this video, Rives employs the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Focusrite iTrack Pocket and the...
1 week ago
Building a personal camera rig is no easy task. Well, it may seem easy from the outset; however, there are so many things to take into consideration. One of those things is power. Now, it is pretty easy to get away without having a unified power solution for your setup, but once you start running more than just a camera, or your camera just eats through batteries (like my Sony α7S) things can get...
1 week ago
Flowers are like sunsets, in that if you can compose and expose the frame properly, it’s pretty much a slam-dunk that you’re going to be walking away with good, if not very good, photographs. Not long ago, my wife brought home a basket of white azaleas. Although I’ve seen azaleas umpteen times in the past, something caught my eye this time around. Maybe it was the late afternoon light, maybe the...
2 weeks ago
There are some cameras that you can’t help but be impressed with, and as Nikon’s latest flagship it should come as no surprise that the D5 is one of those cameras. Disclaimer: Although this is an article about photography, the views on vaping expressed in this video are those of the individuals...
2 weeks ago
That’s a great idea!” exclaimed my manager as he went over the pitch-sheet for this article. “But—and don’t hate me for this—you’re way too old to write it.” Running a hand through my thinning brown hair, I replied, “whatever do you mean?” "In the time since you've graduated," he said, "you could've gone to college again. Twice." Here he suspended two fingers in the air. “Twice.” He was right....
1 month ago
There are certain combinations that just work well together—peanut butter and jelly for instance—so it should come as no surprise that a complementary pair of lenses isn't too hard to come by. In this case, we are talking about the classic Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and the respected...
1 month ago
We live in a technological age in which advancements in entertainment and technology are not as impactful as they once were. This is evidenced by how blasé we are when we see something new and exciting. 3D TV? Meh. We stopped buying those a while ago. Smaller, lighter, more powerful smartphones? Yawn. A new one comes out every week, we’ll wait and see. Unfortunately for the naysayers, there is...
1 month ago
Riding your bike to work is good for the environment, reduces congestion on the roads, decreases crowding on public transportation (yes, that is an issue in New York City), and is a great way to exercise. But because of the time that cyclists spend breathing heavily in close proximity to motor-vehicle exhaust, is commuting by bike in New York City as healthy as we would like it to be? A team of...
1 month ago
As a photographer, there are few genres of photography in which I haven’t dabbled. I’ve shot portraiture, products, and sports, and I even took a camera out at a wedding once. But if you ask what my favorite type of photography is, it is this: maritime industrial subjects at night. With a bit of luck, I now have access to a working shipyard seven minutes (by bike) from my apartment in Brooklyn!...
1 month ago
The new Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f5.6 ASPH lens for Sony E-mount cameras isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s not that it will wrestle you to the ground or throw you like a bull in a rodeo; rather, it challenges your skills as a photographer. Speaking as someone who...
1 month ago
I love my iPad Mini, I love my iPad Mini, I love my iPad Mini. I have to repeat things like this to myself every time I get ready to test-drive something new. This helps me to remember that it's OK to flirt with other devices—not only is it my job to try new stuff (best job ever), but my 1st-generation iPad Mini has been serving me quite admirably over the past three years and, frankly, it works...
2 months ago
It's hard to call a camera “unique” and really mean it. With a camera like the Contax G1, however, it does sport a truly unique feature set and design that separates it from all other 35mm rangefinders, as well as all other 35mm cameras, in general. Developed in 1994, the G1 was positioned as a competitor to the Leica M6—a legend in its own right—but it was competing on pretty unfair and very...
2 months ago
Over the past few years, many cameras have been marketed as fashion accessories. Many point-and-shoots, not to mention high-end compacts and consumer DSLRs, have been available in a choice of colors—designed to match one’s wardrobe. Novel and bold as this might appear, the concept is far from new. In the 1920s, around the time F. Scott Fitzgerald was publishing The Great Gatsby, Eastman Kodak...
2 months ago
The Nikon N6006 is not a legendary camera. If a famous photo was taken with it, I do not know about it. But, the Nikon N6006 was my first “real” camera (sincere apologies to the Kodak 110 Instamatic 30 camera handed down from my Grandma). Photographs ©Todd Vorenkamp As high-school graduation approached, I was accepted to the US Merchant Marine Academy. Knowing I would be travelling the world...

2 months ago
Join B&H’s own Robert Rives, as he discusses new features of the H4n Pro Handy Recorder from Zoom, including its stereo microphone, built-in preamps, and onboard effects processing. In this video, Rives engages the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Zoom H4n on acoustic...

Pages

Close

Close

Close