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The popular Davis & Sanford ultra-compact tripod, with legs that swivel back 180 degrees for more compact storage, has had a few iterations in aluminum but it’s now available in carbon fiber, making it even lighter, stronger, and easier to handle. Designed to accommodate DSLR, mirrorless, and point-and-shoot cameras, this four-section tripod folds to 18.5" for optimal storage and transport,... READ MORE
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Functional, fast, and flexible are all accurate descriptors for Nikon's trio of announcements, which comprise the D5500 DSLR, AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, and AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens. The D5500 succeeds 2013's D5300, and brings with it a new 3.2" vari-angle touchscreen, increased sensitivity to... READ MORE
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Fujifilm has kicked off 2015 with the release of a very impressive zoom lens for the X-mount series of mirrorless cameras. With its fast, constant maximum aperture and weather-sealed barrel, the XF 16-55mm f/... READ MORE
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The start of CES saw Panasonic updating its Lumix DMC point-and-shoot lineup with five new cameras, including three long-zoom cameras and two tough cameras. The longest reaching camera in this list is the... READ MORE
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Updating a variety of its PowerShot digital cameras, Canon has introduced five new SX and ELPH-series compact cameras that share a focus on connectivity, image quality, and zoom reach. Complementing these new models is the introduction of the unique Connect Station CS100; a tap-to-transfer storage device that permits wireless backup and storage of photos and movies. Finally, Canon is also... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, introduces the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm PRO Lens, a weather-sealed 80-300mm equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This video covers the lens’s superb optical design with multiple aspherical and ED elements, as... READ MORE

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Features
Does life look better through a Lo-Fi or Valencia filter? Instagram, the popular photo-sharing mobile app, certainly seems to think so. And they're not alone. This month, the Facebook-owned company reported that they surpassed 300 million active monthly users. That's a lot of selfies! Among the throngs of active Instagrammers you'll find B... READ MORE
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Before you know it, the winter freeze will thaw; snow birds will return from their warm retreat; bees will bumble and flowers will flourish. Campers, fishermen, trail runners, hikers, and the like will emerge from hibernation to resume their outdoorsy activities. Elsewhere, the winter is just setting in, which means that skiers, mountaineers, ice fishermen, and hunters are gearing up for their... READ MORE
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Tips and Solutions
So, you just bought your first DSLR camera and you are interested in joining the ranks of image-makers everywhere who find pleasure and creativity in documenting the world as they see it. What are you gonna do now?  Do you know how to set your aperture? Or what ISO is? Did you know that DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex? It doesn’t matter: what you do know is that you’re ready to step up... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
Nobody has ever complained about a memory card being too fast and, increasingly, electronics manufacturers expect you to have high-speed memory cards to enable certain features. Smartphones, tablets, and even laptops often rely on memory cards for external storage these days. And, with consumers demanding both... READ MORE
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Buying Guide
A flash bracket is a straightforward device that enables you to produce flattering light, compared to the brilliant head-on blast that comes with simply mounting a flash atop a camera. At its most basic premise, a flash bracket attaches to your camera and allows you to position an electronic flash unit, or even a small continuous light source, at a greater distance from the lens's optical axis... READ MORE
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Features
This year, I have had the good fortune to try some incredible lenses on my Nikon full-frame DSLR—lenses from Zeiss and Schneider for example, but when asked to formulate a list of my photo gear picks, all I could picture was a tennis-ball canister filled with three Nikon prime “D” lenses. Why admit to such a ridiculous image? Dreaming of summer maybe, but… why not? Close in size to a tennis ball... READ MORE
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Thinking of venturing into the ultra-wide-angle domain? Well, look no further than Canon’s latest offering, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens, which brings image stabilization to the game in addition to improved optics. Ideal for landscape and architectural... READ MORE
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If you use a speed light on your camera, chances are that at some point you will move that flash off your camera and, when you do, a whole new world opens up before your eyes. You’ll start to have dreams of umbrellas, softboxes, reflectors, light stands, beauty dishes, and other light modifiers that can turn a... READ MORE
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With all of the technical considerations that go into choosing a digital camera, it's easy to forget the strap. You get one with your camera, but it looks like an afterthought—a functional necessity with no style. If it were a fashion statement, it would be the equivalent of wearing black knee socks with a cocktail dress—functional, but less than attractive. You can easily improve this situation... READ MORE
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By Eric Butterfield |
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