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16 hours 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...
23 hours 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...
4 days 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...
5 days 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...
6 days 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...

1 week 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...
2 weeks ago
I have long had a penchant for small, high-performance cameras; especially small high-performance cameras with wider-angle lenses. I’ve wanted an X70 from the moment I first saw one. The Fujifilm X70, the company’s smallest and lightest X-series camera to date, features a fixed 28mm...
2 weeks ago
Panasonic has partnered with Leica to produce the new Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH POWER O.I.S. for Micro Four Thirds-format mirrorless cameras, perhaps the most audacious example of their collaborations to date. It offers an amazing 200-800mm-equivalent focal-length...
3 weeks ago
You have to give it to Sigma, the company is making some superb, unique lens options for all types of cameras. The 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art for Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA, Pentax K, and Sony A APS-C cameras is one of the oddest, with a fast constant aperture and a short telephoto to...
3 weeks ago
Note to fashion photographers everywhere: Pigeons make horrible models. Even with the snappy new Fujifilm X-Pro2 digital camera, I was constantly frustrated by the inability for even the most lethargic pigeon to hold his or her pose for more than a fraction of a second....
3 weeks ago
Virtual reality this and virtual reality that—everyone is throwing around the term virtual reality and VR as if they expect prosumers to know exactly what it means. But the reality of virtual reality is that VR is more than just a futuristic-looking headset and some catchy graphics. The work behind the scenes when creating VR content involves powerful computers, professional, specialized rigs,...

4 weeks ago
Join Rob Rives as he tests out the Sennheiser MKE-440, a directional stereo microphone for DSLRs designed to maximize the audio within your frame while rejecting ancillary, unwanted noise. Watch as B&H puts this microphone to the test—both inside the SuperStore and out. Please note:...
4 weeks ago
The Aston Origin microphone—a large diaphragm condenser running in a cardioid polar pattern—surprised me when I first took it home; it’s been surprising me since. Considering its low price, I was anticipating it to sound quite rough around the edges. Perhaps it...

1 month ago
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses how the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology can deliver crisp, clean, and interference-free audio in a busy UHF environment like Times Square. With all kinds of wireless activity such as cell phones, Bluetooth, TV signals, and who knows what else is going on, we also showcase the...
1 month ago
You can go birding literally almost anywhere on earth. But, if you want to photograph rare species and large birds of prey, Manhattan is probably not on your birding bucket list. Nevertheless, Central Park, in the middle of New York City’s Manhattan Island, is known as one of the nation’s top birding spots. Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp One thing Manhattan does offer that most places don’t is the...

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