Way back at the dawn of the 21st Century, astronomy could be difficult, confusing, time consuming, and often, simply frustrating. But now, the future is here, and astronomy has taken on an entirely new dimension. We’re going to look at the current state of astronomical instruments, and show that there truly is a telescope for anyone at every experience level.
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When someone mentions karaoke, my first thought is out-of-tune singers, awash in heavy reverb effects. For me, karaoke has not been the most pleasant experience, but the folk at Singtrix (creators of the original Guitar Heroes video game) have me singing a different tune with the... READ MORE
It's no surprise that consumers and manufacturers alike have spent most of the year with their sights set on the mirrorless camera movement—the cameras are designed to be compact, yet fully featured. Each new release had its own special quality or feature, as well as leaps in improvement over the past generation of digital cameras. So, let’s look at the most prominent developments of 2014.
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In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a brief overview of four popular DSLRs available at B&H, and summarizes their main attributes and features. Including the Sony Alpha a77 II, ... READ MORE
Gamers expect a lot for their systems, and they pay a premium to meet or exceed those expectations. They’re one of the few niche PC consumers who still look for desktops that serve a singular purpose. Whereas mass consumer desktop sales are mostly based on screen size, multimedia options, and productivity software, gamers want good looks and top speed. Throw in cool options and you may sway some... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a variety of lens adapters designed specifically to enable the use of a wide variety of different manufacturers’ lenses with mirrorless digital cameras. This video focuses on four lens adapters that add to the basic functionality of an adapter. Profiled first is the... READ MORE
The first iPhone has come a long way since its first release in 2007. There are now eight generations of the phone, with the latest iteration being the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which hit the market on September 19, 2014.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7" 1344 x 750-pixel display, a faster A8 processor, an improved built-in camera, faster Wi-Fi and LTE, and more onboard storage. Stepping it up, the iPhone 6... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives, of B&H fame, gives a hands-on demonstration of six different portable digital audio recorders, examining their features and differences. He explores their available input and output capabilities, recording functions, and built-in microphones. Rives showcases their multiple features and points out some of their more advanced options. We hope you enjoy the... READ MORE
Wearable technology is the current big thing in mobile computing, a nascent revolution that promises to transform the way that we interact with devices and data. Right now, many developments in this space have to do with tracking your fitness levels—so you're in luck if you measure life by how many miles you run each day. Wearable tech isn't just for gym rats, though; these devices work just as... READ MORE
An on-camera flash is an indispensible accessory for many photographers; it provides additional light when conditions become too dark to handhold your camera comfortably, allows you to achieve more balanced exposures in daylight conditions, permits freezing of fast-moving subjects and can also be used to control or trigger other flash light sources. Additionally, a flash can be used as a highly... READ MORE
Photography is all about capturing light. In order to make a photograph that we can see, we have to control both the amount of light that is exposed to a photosensitive surface, be it film or a digital sensor, and also control the sensitivity of that surface to the light. In this three-part series, we will discuss light and how a camera and lens combine to control exposure.
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In 1939, Shure introduced the 55 Unidyne to the pro audio world, a cardioid dynamic microphone with an iconic look that quickly became a staple for broadcast, public address and music recording. With its trademark “birdcage” grille enclosure, and its ability to control feedback and reduce... READ MORE
In this video, John McQuiston, of KelbyOne, introduces us to three RC quadcopters that are sure to be top hits this holiday season. The first is the AR.Drone2.0 from Parrot, a smartphone-operated mini quad that demonstrates remarkable agility, able to perform flips at the press of a button.... READ MORE
IK Multimedia, the manufacturer of audio interfaces and MIDI controllers for mobile devices and computers, has recently announced the release of the iRig HD-A for Android mobile devices. The interface draws power from your Android phone or tablet... READ MORE
There is one product out there that has completely revolutionized the way we think about videography and photography, more so than any other in the last five years, and it’s not even made by a camera company. The multi-rotor, AKA “UAV” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), AKA “drone,” has emerged from seemingly nowhere and captured everyone's imagination. The child in us loves to see machines fly. The nerd... READ MORE