Photography

Buying Guide
Whether you hate ’em or love ’em, there is no getting around ’em—literally. I have been bonked on the head by a selfie stick on the busy streets of New York, while skiing, and even in the confines of a major arena during a basketball game. I will soon prepare a how-to and how-not-to article on the... READ MORE
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Fifty megapixels is a lot of information, and it’s about to be available to 35mm-format digital photographers. The Canon 5DS and 5DS R represent such a significant jump in resolution for the format that even photographers who balked at high megapixel counts as insignificant to their images could be rethinking that position.... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
Before there was autofocus, there was focus. The camera is a light-tight box that is used to expose a photosensitive surface (film or digital sensor) to light. In order to focus the light onto the surface, most cameras (and your own eyes) use a lens to direct the light. Why did I say, “Most?” Well, there are many types of cameras around that do not rely on lenses to focus light. The “pinhole... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
When an industry leader like Sekonic, with more than 85 meters under its belt and a winning streak reaching back to 1951 presents a new “color meter” at Photokina just after the company’s 64th birthday, the photographic world takes notice. This, of course, is the company that put the tiny, ubiquitous L-308 in... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
There are innumerable ways to produce aesthetically unique images, whether you’re using a filter on your smartphone, shooting on expired film, or using a specialty lens from Lensbaby on your DSLR camera. Lensbaby is a company known for optics that provide soft focus, selective focus, or other effects that most other lenses try to specifically avoid, hence the uniqueness of their optic systems.... READ MORE
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Features
Point-and-shoot digital cameras have changed the reason many people scuba dive. In the early days, ocean explorers like Jacques-Yves Cousteau used scuba and cameras to explore the deep for scientific research purposes. Now, sport and hobbyist divers want to capture images and video to share their underwater experiences. Simple digital cameras in basic housings allow all divers to capture... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
In the following video, Allan Weitz welcomes Fujifilm’s XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens to itsmirrorless lineup. The video covers the versatility of the 24-82.5mm equivalent focal length and constant f/2.8 aperture, as well as the benefits of aspherical and ED lens elements. The lens also features both High Transmittance Electron Beam and Nano-GI lens coatings for maximum control of ghosting and... READ MORE

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Wireless triggering is one of the easiest ways to streamline studio and on-location lighting. Photographers who finally ditch the sync cables in favor of a remote system usually can’t remember how they got by before they did. There are dozens of products out there that will do the trick,... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
Today’s digital cameras are capable of awesome imaging performance and they offer an unparalleled combination of convenience, efficiency, and cost effectiveness that has made them the dominant mode of image capture. Nevertheless, shooting black-and-white film, especially in medium format, is a fascinating and worthwhile experience that’s rewarding, fun, and can also go a long way toward making... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
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News
It’s coming… sometime. Canon recently announced the pending arrival of a new, high-end digital point-and-shoot camera to join the impressive G series. The Powershot G3 X was announced in February and the world got to see a pre-production model behind glass at the CP Plus convention, in Yokohama, Japan. According to Canon, like its... READ MORE
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In this B&H video review, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, walks us through the major features and capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens, an exceptionally fast 85mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This video features the... READ MORE

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Succeeding last year's SH-1, the new Olympus SH-2 is a pint-sized, Pen-themed point-and-shoot camera featuring a long 24x zoom lens and plentiful features for... READ MORE
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In the following video, Allan Weitz presents a handful of unique options for macro photography that deviate from the common and traditional macro lens. Beginning with the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens, Weitz delivers an overview of this high-magnification optic that permits... READ MORE

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This week in the news: Is winter over yet? Not in New York City, unfortunately. The Gear Roundup is still taking the subway to work instead of the bicycle. But, the cold weather in the Northeast did not keep some hot new product announcements from arriving in the frigid weather this week… Nikon D7200, Coolpix P900, and ME-W1 Microphone Nikon has rolled out its latest APS-C (DX format) workhorse:... READ MORE
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