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Professional-grade DSLRs are the most technologically advanced cameras in production and provide the highest-quality imagery possible, while realizing the tools necessary for photographers to gain complete control over their imagery.

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With all of the technological advancements in the world of autofocus—both in relation to the lenses themselves as well as camera’s AF features—manual focus lenses have also gained popularity recently for a number of reasons.

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Tilt-shift lenses for SLRs are an interesting breed of glass. Originally designed to mimic the rise, fall, tilt and shift capabilities of larger, heavier, though technically superior large format view cameras, these tilt-shift lenses have come a long way since their earliest, soft edged, rise-and-fall-only predecessors.

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The Bescor LED-500 lighting kits are powerful lighting solutions that use substantially less power and radiate much less heat than comparable incandescent lighting sources.

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Crumpler Bags did not begin as part of any business plan, but it was a venture that grew simply, out of a creative desire to make a fantastic bag. In 1992, a young man in Australia wanted to make a strong bag that would carry a beer home on his bike. Stuart "Stu" Crumpler began with his grandmother's old sewing machine.

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The Sony Alpha SLT-A37 digital camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is an entry-level DSLR-style camera based around Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology.  It features a 16.1-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor and BIONZ image processor for producing high quality images and HD video with an expanded ISO sensitivity up to 16000.

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Our hands-on video review of the weather-resistant Pentax K-30 Digital Camera covers the standout features of the camera and also shows it in action with a couple of lens choices, including the SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lens and the SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens.

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The Zacuto Z-Finder is an auxiliary optical viewfinder that is specially designed for working with an HDSLR, or photographing in live view mode on your DSLR. These viewfinders encompass the LCD monitor on the rear of your camera, allowing you a clear, shaded view of your screen while working.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 digital camera will appeal to a variety of photographers, due to its retro design, notable image quality, ease of handling and simplicity of use. The X-Pro1 mimics a 35mm rangefinder design with low profile, all-metal construction, an optical viewfinder and manual exposure controls.

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A love of vintage clothing and accessories led Hari, the founder of Grafea, to start her own line of designer bags that have high style and high-quality craftsmanship. Her hope is that these leather bags, which are fantastically beautiful new, will be revisited and cherished in vintage stores 60-70 years in the future.

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Chris Nicholson has spent 17 years photographing tennis professionally. In this almost two hour presentation he passes on his experience and talks specifically about the US Open: what kind of equipment (camera, lenses) and memory cards he uses, and when filters are necessary.

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UNDFIND (undefined) makes designer camera bags and laptop bags that accent the personalities of photographers and other professionals. Allow UNDFIND bags to help you define yourself.

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The Canon EOS Rebel T4i features an 18 megapixel APS-C-size CMOS sensor, a newly introduced DIGIC 5 image processor and improved autofocus features. The standard AI Servo autofocus system has been updated and now features 9 cross-type AF points, including a precise dual cross f/2.8 center point, for acquiring consistent and precise focus.

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Oben’s table top tripods are small, portable and convenient support systems that are ideal for travel and macro shooting applications. All of these tripods are constructed from aluminum for rigidity and stability while remaining light in weight.

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ONA camera bags combine form with function, and provide excellent protection for your camera—with style. Tracy Foster, the founder of ONA bags, has a goal: "Your camera bags and accessories should be rich and imaginative, like the photos you love to take."

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