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When Profoto rolls out a new product, you sit up and take notice, whether it’s an umbrella, reflector, or battery charger. So, when a new flash head became available for field testing, I was totally onboard.

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Practically every manufacturer has its own lineup of fast zoom lenses. These lenses have apertures of f/2.8 or larger, making them useful even in low-light conditions. They also feature fixed apertures and will maintain their speed through the entire zoom range. In the photographer's hands, they have the potential for superb image quality in a variety of scenarios. Mid-Range Zoom Lenses The... READ MORE
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The ubiquitous flashlight is such a part of the modern world that few give it much thought. Except for select professions such as law enforcement, the military, or certain trades, most people only think about flashlights when a storm is coming and they realize that the batteries are dead. That there are so many configurations, switches, and uses, makes this common tool an excellent gift choice.... READ MORE
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G  is Nikon’s highest-performing “normal” lens with an unusual design goal: particular attention has been given to bokeh (smoothness of blur) with the result that images of three-dimensional subjects, and especially those at closer and medium distances, have a... READ MORE
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The Pentax K-3 DSLR is getting a lot of praise for a camera that was only announced three weeks ago. Specifically, the first-of-its-kind selectable anti-aliasing simulator is garnering attention for an optional function that, prior to the K-3, required two separate cameras to achieve. But in my short time with this camera it became clear that it’s not just the anti-aliasing filter option that makes the K-3 a camera worth talking about.

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Underwater photography or videography lets you explore and capture parts of the world that are rarely seen. Just as it presents unique challenges, such as correcting for blue color cast, distortion, and minimized field of view, it also offers unique rewards: brilliant images of life and scenery that most photographers don't have in their portfolios.

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Adobe has recently released their newest versions of both Photoshop and Premiere Elements, both of which feature several upgrades and refinements designed to optimize control over editing both photos and videos, with additional support for sharing and exporting on and offline.

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In the following video, Larry Becker presents four wide-angle Distagon T* lenses from Zeiss. The video explores the 15mm f/2.8, 21mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2, and the 35mm f/1.4 lenses and touches on their practical optical performance, including commentary on their manual-focus design, build quality, and different mounts. Becker also showcases examples of how the lenses perform.

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Wolverine has announced their latest scanner, the PD20 Photo Digitizer. Handling prints up to 5 x 7”, it is ideal for people who have stacks of photos that they need digitized quickly. It scans extremely quickly and stores images on an SD card or internal memory.

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While digital cameras have largely replaced images being recorded on film, there still exists the need and desire to archive legacy film photos and to support creative endeavors when film still remains the ideal medium for photography.

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Join Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, as he presents the new Sony Alpha A3000 digital camera. Becker explores the unique DSLR-shaped mirrorless camera and its imaging and video capabilities, including low-light performance, shooting modes, and other creative and automated modes.

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Impact has introduced 26 new softboxes in multiple sizes with rectangular, square, strip, and octagonal form factors. The standard Luxbanx softboxes are intended for strobe use and feature white interiors and removable front and inner diffusers. The Luxbanx Duo softboxes feature silver interiors and a removable front diffuser; most models also have a removable inner diffuser.

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In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, explains the Canon PowerShot N point-and-shoot camera and the user-friendly features that make it a both fun to use and versatile. Becker discusses the PowerShot N camera’s eye-catching form factor and variety of shooting modes.

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Manfrotto has released a new collection of Pro and Advanced water-repellent bags for carrying the gear that professionals and advanced hobbyists need by their side. The bags include the Pro line of backpacks, holsters, roller bags, and shoulder bags and the Advanced line of holsters, shoulder and sling bags and Gear, Active, and Tri backpacks.

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Join Kelby Media's Larry Becker as he discusses Moab's Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 archival inkjet printing paper, and how it can be used to transform your photos into vivid prints, akin in effect to printing directly on aluminum.

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