As we get deep into hard-drive week with our roundups of portable drives, hard drives and solid-state drives for gaming, and explanation of NAS servers, we add this to the mix—there are large-capacity external drives out there that don’t really fit into any scenario. They’re good for almost any data storage solutions, and the main reason they’re excluded from most portable drive roundups is a)... READ MORE
In writing up various computer products at B&H, the question of storage is always at the top of one’s mind. Does this laptop or desktop PC have enough storage? What about this tablet or even this smartphone? Basically, it boils down to how much storage is enough, and inevitably, how do I get more storage?
Among all of the aforementioned products, another series of products that are computers... READ MORE
In this B&H Event Space video, Tim Grey talks about how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to organize and optimize your images, with the end result of improving your photography. Grey demonstrates how to use Lightroom as a tool to edit and filter your images in a way that will inspire you to create new... READ MORE
Portable Hard Drives. They’re a big part of storage-solution scenarios. Why? Because digital storage gets increasingly taxed these days, with large files and downloadable content like music and movies. People are savvier now about downloading, and our innate nature is to hoard as much data as possible. We’re a community of data hoarders. Downloading is like eating chocolate almonds—the minute you... READ MORE
Memory cards are as ubiquitous as memory itself—almost every mobile device you own has some type of built-in storage, from cameras to iPods to tablets, and almost every device has a slot to add additional storage space. And storage on a device can range from a couple of gigabytes of memory to dozens of gigabytes. You’ll soon find, though, that it’s never enough.
Photographers Love CF... READ MORE
The hard drive is one of the most essential parts of any desktop or laptop. Imagine buying a desktop with no storage options—where would you put your operating system? Where would you put all your movies and music? Where would you put the precious pictures of your children? Why won’t anyone think of the children?
On a less dramatic note, storage options come in all shapes and sizes. You can have... READ MORE
It seems that, this time, Sony has made a camera that will make even the most steadfast DSLR shooters pause and consider mirrorless cameras, if only for a second. That, in itself, makes the a7RII a huge accomplishment and makes me extremely lucky for the opportunity to take it out for a test drive.
I was given just one weekend with the ... READ MORE
Just when I thought I was going to have a relaxing weekend at home watching Netflix and catching up on some reading, one of the hottest new items in town was dropped onto my desk: the Sony a7RII. Ever since it was first announced, the a7RII is a camera that I couldn't wait to get my hands on, as it is the first in the a7 family to record 4K (UHD) video internally; a feature that many a7S owners—... READ MORE
There’s a lot of tech that we don’t understand, and consequently, a lot of tech that we don’t need to understand. Do I need to know how a Hadron Collider works? Probably not. Do I need to understand that the CD tray in my desktop computer is not a coffee cup holder? Probably.
Most of us have an innate curiosity—developed when we were wee lads and lassies and thought that refrigerator gnomes... READ MORE
Storage space in the digital realm is similar to a reality TV show about people who hoard too many belongings—a computer’s internal storage is crammed with so much data that an external storage drive is necessary for providing additional space. The myriad choices can be a bit overwhelming for the average digital pack rat, and squirreling away images of every angle of your kid’s fourth birthday... READ MORE
This video, from the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, will take your color to new frequencies. Learn new ways of thinking about color that will help you see and produce truly pleasing images. Photographer John Paul Caponigro, with his calming and inspirational tones, discusses the complicated elements of color science, as well as color psychology, color management and, of course, color... READ MORE
In a fast-paced and fun spot, photographer Peter Hurley opens his camera bags to show us what he “rolls with.” From the bags themselves to lenses, bodies, audio and video gear, and even portable calibration tools, Hurley demonstrates how he gets his work done and explains the value to his workflow of each tool. In addition to photo gear, Hurley clues us in to the importance of music on... READ MORE
One of the most important features of computing is one of the least understood. A hard drive is at the core of any computer, and yet many consumers don’t realize the complexity of the different components that make up a hard drive. Let’s look inside the drive and explain some of the basics while we explore different types of drives and their uses.
External versus Internal Drives
First of all, if... READ MORE
The usual cameras that come through the B&H offices are what you would expect: DSLRs, long zoom point-and-shoots, mirrorless, etc... But every once in a while a company will come by with something completely different. The Olympus Air A01 is one of these cameras and, luckily, after spending a weekend with it I found there... READ MORE
Take a deep dive into making effective use of flash in your photography with National Geographic photographer Bob Krist, who's honed his techniques over decades of shooting for magazines and crafting best-selling photo books. You'll learn how to create natural-looking flash photos and blend flash with available light. He covers technique, including fill flash and how to use it, slow synch flash—... READ MORE