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I shoot primarily with a D7000, which isn’t a huge camera, but the Nikon D5300 seems significantly smaller; it's a comfortable camera that felt great in my hands. When you’re accustomed to... READ MORE
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Every year a series of "revolutionary" and "game-changing" cameras are released into the market. They included amazing high-resolution sensors, new professional-grade cameras, and slim new mirrorless designs in 2012. So what could possibly change in just one year? A lot. Hover over and click on the cameras below for more information: To start, we saw a variety of new tech from Canon. They... READ MORE
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The compact point-and-shoots of yesterday have long since been replaced by the smart devices of today. In an ever-changing digital landscape, evolution is a necessity and the latest compacts are better than ever. Regardless of your skill level, these digital cameras have got you covered. With larger sensors, faster processors, and the ability to shoot RAW, they offer users incredible quality and... READ MORE
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A thoughtful and useful gift for the nature enthusiast or season-ticket holder on your holiday shopping list is a set of binoculars. As opposed to certain tech gadgets, binoculars can provide the recipient with years of service and are likely to reveal undiscovered details just beyond the view of unaided eyes. Purchasing binoculars for that seasoned birder probably means upgrading their existing... READ MORE
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In recent years, perspective manipulation has seen a surge in popularity throughout the photography community. Whether it is the eccentricity of miniature-faking, or the dreamy elegance of selective blur, tilt-shift lenses have undoubtedly solidified their place on many contemporary photographers’ to-buy lists. While they’re certainly familiar tools to serious architectural and landscape... READ MORE
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With mirrorless digital cameras continuously growing in both popularity and imaging capabilities, their respective lines of lenses are also consistently being multiplied, refined, and expanded in order to better suit the developing range of cameras. At the beginning, albeit not too long ago, mirrorless cameras were structured as an intermediary step between full-fledged, often bulky DSLRs and... READ MORE
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Your camera bag and strap should express your personality as much as anything else you wear. Camera bag and strap designers realize that we all have our own personalities and styles. They have created products to help photographers make a statement with their camera bags, without sacrificing necessary... READ MORE
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Trail cameras are great tools for capturing close-up photos and video of wildlife remotely, without running the risk of scaring them off or sustaining personal injury. Strap a camera to a tree or post and set it to take shots automatically while you go about your business elsewhere. When you return, you’ll have great shots that would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, to pull off... READ MORE
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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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