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Tips and Solutions

Hi, everyone. I’ve been asked to write a series of articles for B&H Insights, and despite my hectic schedule, I will try to write on a somewhat regular basis. Let me start this series by writing about one of my favorite products. I use this little piece of gear constantly, and found it quite by accident.

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Have you ever found yourself on a tour in some exotic country, visiting a fantastic shooting location, but at the wrong time? Say you are on a tour in France and would love to photograph a certain castle in evening light, but you only have an hour to visit the castle at midday. You do the best you can shooting in this light, and then continue with your tour.

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By Tom Bol |
1 year ago
Tips and Solutions

Hi there! My name is Steve Huff and this is my very first post to the B&H Insights blog. While usually busy running my own photo site at stevehuffphoto.com, I am happy to announce that I will also be writing articles right here for B&H Photo.

I have been a passionate photographer for 15 years and in that time I have shot with, owned, or tested almost every digital camera ever made. Today I shoot with Leica and in future posts I will explain why I do, and also try to share my thoughts on Leica cameras in general like what makes them so unique and why they are so crazy expensive! 

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By Steve Huff |
1 year ago
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If you're looking for a digicam that can satisfy your advanced, creative needs and still fit in your pocket, you might want to take a closer look at Sony's Cyber-shot  DSC-HX5V.  Available in black only ,the Sony DSC-HX5V features a 10.2Mp Exmor R CMOS sensor, which allows for twice the light sensitivety as comparable point-and-shoot sensors, a 3" LCD, and a 10x, 25-250mm equivalent Sony G-series lens for capturing wide landscapes as well as distant subjects.

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"Manhattanhenge" is the nickname for a unique solar event that occurs only four times a year. Odd as it may seem, the only days of the year in which the sun sets or rises in a position that places it directly in line with the east-west grid of Manhattan is on May 28, July 12th, (except in the occasional year when the Earth's wobble causes it to occur a day later, on July 13th), December 5 and January 8.
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If you've been taking pictures long enough there's a good chance there'll come a day you'll want to use your long-time favorite lens on your latest, most favorite camera body, which unfortunately has a lens mount that's totally incompatible with your long-time favorite lens. So now what do you do?

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Hands-on Review

When I first laid eyes on the large black ballistic sling case containing the new Nikkor AF-S 200-400/4G ED IF VR II, that little voice in the back of my head started jabbing at me: "You really gonna lug that thing around all day… in this heat… are you nuts?"

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Did your photos make the cut this week? Hit the jump to see this week's selection from our B&H Photo Flickr Group. If you haven't joined already, what are you waiting for? Also note that we currently have a contest going on until February 14th where we ask you to show us your best, "Cold" photos. Please remember that the photos need to be submitted to the group with the "B&H-Photo-Cold-Contest" tag and NOT to the discussion board.

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Good street photography is able to capture fleeting moments in the streets and summarize the entire experience in one photo. Part of it is also accepting that not every photo you shoot will be breathtaking. But before you even think about any of this, you'll need to get rid of your fear of shooting, which many people have. Here are a couple of tips on how to do this.

Editor's Note: Many of the photos in this story are selections from the B&H Flickr Group. Hover over the photos to see who shot them.

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Hands-on Review

Sometimes great ideas don't always pan out. This post is one of them. What I proposed to management was testing Sony's new waterproof and shockproof digicam- the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 - while shooting the rapids of the Colorado River. And would you believe it... they shot me down. Trooper that I am, I dusted off my pride and set out for the alternative wilds of Hackelbarny State Park, where I proceeded to put Sony's latest honey through its paces.

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Tips and Solutions

 When I review my life as a photographer, I feel blessed and fortunate to have experienced so many wonderful emotions, the most significant being the sense of being alive, powerfully alive.

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Continuing our discussion of the year's most interesting lenses, let's revisit those exciting announcements as they pertain to digital SLRs. In 2008 we had PMA, Photokina and PhotoPlus - the trifecta of photographic expositions. These shows brought forth a plethora of delectable tools for both the serious and budding photographer. The following overview is in reverse-alphabetical order (as a change) so we begin with Sony.

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1 year ago
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As some of you may know, I was a combat photographer for nearly 12 years. When I retired from the service, I joined the American Legion. It's the largest veteran's organization that was established by military veterans back in 1919 to mentor and sponsor youth programs such as the American Legion Baseball League. My Legion Post 166 hosted a huge tournament and we all raised money to pay for the event. Since my talent is photography, the Post asked if I would set up a booth to make portraits of the atheltes and sell prints to help raise additional funds.

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My background in filmmaking and animating keeps my focus on any editing and animation tools that become available. I've used Photoshop over the years to design textures for 3D objects or basic photo touchups required for the final video project. And although I have a collection of decent SLR cameras, still photography is more of a hobby for me, so I've limited my use with Photoshop to the video/animating worlds. Thus when Photoshop CS4 Extended came out a couple of years ago, I was already familiar with the basic animating tools included that may have eluded the amateur or pro photographer.

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Buying Guide

In the process of trying to organize the dozens of DSLRs we sell at B&H into their respective price and performance categories for our 2010 Holiday DSLR roundup, it was impossible to not notice how much bang you get for your hard-earned bucks these days—and in a choice of formats and colors, no less.

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