Features / Photography
Zylight announced the addition of a new and improved F8 LED Fresnel, at NAB, on 4/7/14. Not content with last year's awards, the company hunkered down to outdo themselves by squeezing even better performance out of an already great design.
Initial improvements include a boost in output from a 650W tungsten equivalent to 1,000W while still drawing just 100W. This new F8 also features a slightly... READ MORE
B&H interviews Sony's Mark Weir about the new Sony a7S, a 4K mirrorless camera that shares a body (and full-frame E mount) with the a7/a7R, but introduces a new 12.2 MP sensor with large photosites that enable shooting in extremely low light. The camera records HD internally and... READ MORE
ARRI has just announced the L5 Fresnel as the lightweight, compact addition to its L-series LED Fresnels. Half the weight and half the size of the L7, the L5 adds direct battery input to make it an ideal choice for on-location productions. Considering its smaller form factor, the output is still 45% brighter than a traditional 300W tungsten Fresnel, yet it consumes only 115W of power.
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A friend of mine recently took a step into a brave new world of digital SLR photography when she shelved her point-and-shoot camera and purchased a Nikon D5300 and kit lens. The purchase was not without an amount of trepidation: confusing controls, buttons everywhere, multi-function interfaces... READ MORE
Released on the heels of the a7 and a7R mirrorless cameras, at the end of 2013, Sony has just announced the third model in this series: the a7S. Unlike the previous two models, the a7S, which stands for “Sensitivity,” is built with an entirely different kind of image-maker in mind.... READ MORE
This week in the news:
- Ahead of NAB 2014, Canon announced the XF200 and XF205 camcorders, a 17-120mm CINE-SERVO lens, and added Dual Pixel CMOS AF to the C100.
- Olympus unveiled the retro-styled Stylus SH-1 compact digital camera, and the new Stylus TG-3 “tough” camera.
- GoPro released a few new mounts and accessories, including a dual-camera solution for capturing 3D...
Next weekend, in Tarrytown, New York, the Headless Horseman will ride again through the storied Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This time, however, the equestrian rider will not slip through the area unnoticed, as a small band of night photographers, led by Lance Keimig, will be on scene to capture the excitement through the dark of night.
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As covered in Part 1 of this series, I briefly explained my yearning to work with film and how I was trained to use it, even though my formal education coincided with the rise in popularity of digital photography. Since I am part Luddite and part quality-... READ MORE
Mexican native Cristina Mittermeier has incorporated her life experiences into her photography. Being a marine biologist, writer, and mom has helped her create a unique body of work. In this video, she shares the inspirational story of how she became one of the world’s top cultural and conservation photographers. Topics in this seminar include technical aspects of photography as well as how to... READ MORE
In last week's "Guess the Gear" section of B&H Explora, we featured a cropped image of a relatively bare, orange spherical object. In the Comments section, our readers chimed in with their guesses of what the bulbous mystery might be. A fellow named Brian thought it was a “fishing bob.” Someone else, going by the name Gustavo, stated that it looked like a “mini portable speaker,” which is... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Samsung NX30 mirrorless digital camera and covers its imaging performance and expansive range of connectivity abilities. The video begins with information on the NX30's general design, including its ergonomic grip... READ MORE
Expanding on the success of two popular lines of their Stylus digital cameras series, Olympus has announced the new Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera and the Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera. In addition, they have released several new accessories to go with these cameras.
Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera
The Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera is available in... READ MORE
This week in the news...
- Panasonic announced a new lens that's just a little too thick to call pancake: the new Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH.
- Lectrosonics unveiled a compact line of battery-powered wireless mic systems that provide prime-time TV sound quality in a camera-mountable form factor: the new L Series.
- Nvidia unleashed a really powerful graphics...
Had I not arrived two hours prior to tip-off, I never would have seen what a jack-of-all-trades Brooklyn Nets photographer Adam Pantozzi is required to be. Pantozzi has been shooting for the Nets for almost ten years, and has moved with them from the Meadowlands, to Newark, and as of last year, to their new home at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn. I went into the... READ MORE
Chris Buck is a photographer known mostly for his portraiture, in which he brings a unique and distinctive style to each of his images, and unsurprisingly, he’s brought this sense of invention to Instagram. Buck was kind enough to share his thoughts with us on what he once referred to as a “mix of photos of lunch, ironic landscapes, and Holga-filtered observations of everyday life.”
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