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In this video from B&H Photo, Allan Weitz introduces the new Lensbaby Velvet 56, a 56mm f/1.6 lens that provides soft-focus images, and can focus as close as 5" with a 1:2 reproduction ratio. Weitz describes the feel of the lens itself, and the look of the images that it produces. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you... READ MORE

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Hands-on Review
Make no mistake: the Nikon COOLPIX P900 is a photo-taking telescope that you hold in your hand. The superzoom point-and-shoot camera has been around for years, albeit under the radar, as the point-and-shoot market has been waged in a war against two competing genres of cameras. On one end: the smartphone camera. On the other: the entry-level DSLR camera with its lower and lower price point. If... READ MORE
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Not that long ago, virtual reality was a science-fiction term for a novel photographic concept. Now, it's a tool visual professionals use every day. Without a doubt, VR is becoming one of modern day's most impressive and informative digital resources. The Swiss company, Seitz Phototechnik, has made this technology fast, seamless, and shockingly simple with its Roundshot VR Drive Metric Panoramic... READ MORE
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Camera Pouches Camera Holsters Shoulder Bags Sling Bags Waist Packs Backpacks Rolling Cases No matter what type, brand, or model your camera happens to be, you will inevitably need to find a way to store, protect, and carry it, along with all the other gear you may need.... READ MORE
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When an industry leader like Sekonic, with more than 85 meters under its belt and a winning streak reaching back to 1951 presents a new “color meter” at Photokina just after the company’s 64th birthday, the photographic world takes notice. This, of course, is the company that put the tiny, ubiquitous L-308 in... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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There are innumerable ways to produce aesthetically unique images, whether you’re using a filter on your smartphone, shooting on expired film, or using a specialty lens from Lensbaby on your DSLR camera. Lensbaby is a company known for optics that provide soft focus, selective focus, or other effects that most other lenses try to specifically avoid, hence the uniqueness of their optic systems.... READ MORE
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In the following video, Allan Weitz welcomes Fujifilm’s XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens to itsmirrorless lineup. The video covers the versatility of the 24-82.5mm equivalent focal length and constant f/2.8 aperture, as well as the benefits of aspherical and ED lens elements. The lens also features both High Transmittance Electron Beam and Nano-GI lens coatings for maximum control of ghosting and... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Wireless triggering is one of the easiest ways to streamline studio and on-location lighting. Photographers who finally ditch the sync cables in favor of a remote system usually can’t remember how they got by before they did. There are dozens of products out there that will do the trick,... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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In this B&H video review, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, walks us through the major features and capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens, an exceptionally fast 85mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This video features the... READ MORE

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Today’s scuba divers want to bring images home to show their families and friends the beauty of the underwater world. Simple cameras bring back acceptable snapshots, but to capture the splendor of the underwater environment, you need a camera with manual exposure control, a wide-angle lens with macro capabilities, and a large sensor for better image quality. The underwater image-maker could... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, takes a quick look at Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan: a new subscription option that pairs both Photoshop CC 2014 and Lightroom 5 into a convenient and affordable 1-year license. The Creative Cloud model ensures... READ MORE

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Sometimes, the most annoying thing about having an interchangeable-lens camera is the interchangeable-lens part. Prime lenses and short-range zoom lenses for full-frame cameras aren’t that big by themselves. But at some point, you realize that the five-lens kit you have is a bit of a drag to carry around with you everywhere, and you wish you could just take one lens with you that could replace... READ MORE
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In this video from KelbyOne Media, Larry Becker takes a quick look at the new Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens. He explains the benefits of the different coatings and lens elements, and discusses the lens and aperture construction. Becker also goes over the user-... READ MORE

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In the following video, B&H photo wiz Allan Weitz introduces the Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera and the LG-1 LED Macro Ring Light attachment. This video presents the rugged features of the 16-megapixel... READ MORE

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In the following video, KelbyOne Media’s Larry Becker presents an in-depth overview of the Fujifilm X100T, and covers its updated features, core technologies, and some optional accessories to complement its use. The video begins with a rundown of the Fujifilm X100T's primary specs, including its 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor... READ MORE

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