Reviews / Photography
In the following video, Gabriel Biderman, of B&H, presents an overview of popular lens choices for mirrorless digital cameras and breaks them down into five distinct elements. The video explores the differences and potential applications for kit lenses, all-in-one zooms, f/2.8 zooms, prime lenses, and lens adapters. Biderman also showcases specific examples from each category, including... READ MORE
Over the course of 2013, the photographic-technology landscape has certainly held its fair share of innovations, updates, new releases, and refinements, with manufacturers pushing to meet certain contemporary image-making goals as well as working to draft the blueprint of what to expect in subsequent years.
Beyond the expected updates to camera and lens lines, new features and imaging assets... READ MORE
Your photo bag can hold an assortment of fun and useful treasures. It’s full of pockets, compartments, nooks and crannies for a reason, and a wide variety of compact camera gear and accessories is available to help you realize its full storage potential.
These... READ MORE
The holiday season is fast approaching, so now is the time to start shopping for your friends and family, (or dropping hints to them about gifts you want to receive). If you or someone you know has a compact mirrorless camera like the popular Sony NEX, ... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, presents six advanced point-and-shoot cameras and compares their main assets and feature sets. Becker explores the Canon PowerShot G16, ... READ MORE
Tabletop tripods and compact-sized camera supports are among the most fascinating and engaging photographic accessories on the planet—just looking at them makes you smile. They’re also far more versatile than you might think. When perched atop a firm support such as a brick wall, picnic table, or flat-topped rock, they can perform many of the functions of full-sized tripods. You can even use them... READ MORE
To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Among the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses are a budget-friendly wide-angle zoom intended for full-frame shooters, telephoto... READ MORE
Camera straps add personality and flair without going overboard. It is just like adding a favorite accessory to your outfit! But this accessory has a purpose: to hold one of your most prized possessions. Style, strength, and comfort make these camera straps everything you want and more—just take your pick.
Capturing Couture has many different designs to suit any personality. The... READ MORE
It’s no secret that great photos start with great lenses. Tamron’s “Eleven Simple Secrets for Better Photos” seminars are designed for anyone who wants to take better photos of the things that mean most to them. Topics include understanding light, point of view, composition, as well as knowing and experimenting with your lens. Delivered by Tamron’s industry insiders, these 2-hour classes take... READ MORE
Gabe’s dreaming of wonderful holidays.
Photo calendar My wife and I started making calendars as gifts for our families several years ago, and now it is our most anticipated present. It’s a great way to relive and remind yourself to keep having good times! There are many online companies that offer this service, but I’ve been happy with the Apple calendars.
Aluminyze Metal is the hot... READ MORE
In light of contemporary fashion, Fujifilm has redefined, yet maintained, their image as a classic photography brand. Best known throughout photographic history as one of the major film producers, Fujifilm has expanded on their legacy by delving into the digital photography realm in an equally revolutionary and trend-setting manner. Their appreciation of functional design, mixed with modern... READ MORE
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this is what I’m getting for my photo-loving friends and colleagues this season!
Lastolite 1-stop Diffuser
If you want your outdoor portraits to have beautiful light, put this diffuser between your subject and the sun and you’ll be amazed at the... READ MORE
The emergence of long zoom cameras as a legitimate multi-purpose digital camera option continued in 2013. Bridging the divide between conventional point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, these compact cameras offer portability similar to their mirrorless cousins with more novice-friendly interfaces than advanced interchangeable-lens cameras.
A defining characteristic of long zoom cameras is their... READ MORE
Creative minds love flexibility, and photographers are certainly no exception. Over time, both amateurs and professionals alike tend to amass an impressive collection of gear. What happens when you inevitably come across a beautiful lens that isn’t compatible with your camera system? An adapter can come to the rescue.
Lens adapters are a fairly simple concept. A fitted, threaded ring allows you... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, introduces three new PIXMA all-in-one inkjet printers from Canon: the MG7120, MG6420, and... READ MORE