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Joshua Kleiner

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1 week ago
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...
1 year ago
The major benefit of upgrading to a DSLR or mirrorless camera system is the ability to swap out different lenses to fit your specific needs. Prime lenses are available in all lengths and varieties and offer numerous advantages in performance when compared to their zoom-lens brethren. Also, the particular choices associated with sticking to a specific focal length can help improve your...
1 year ago
No matter how experienced the bird watcher in your life may be, there is almost certainly something missing from that person’s rig. Whether it’s a new set of compact glass or an accessory to round out their bag of tricks, this is a gift opportunity that should not to be missed. This year, instead of giving your friend or family member a gigantic tin of flavored popcorn, give them a gift that will...
2 years ago
Using an infrared filter is an easy way to create distinctive visual effects and surreal images that lend an other-worldly quality to familiar portraits and landscapes. Creating an image from the unseen light in a visual scene is as simple as threading a filter onto your lens. Ordinary textures and subjects appear extraordinary when revealed by the infrared spectrum. IR photography has seen a...
2 years ago

Tamron recently announced two additions to their lineup of zoom lenses: the APS-C-dedicated 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro and the full-frame compatible 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD. The focal-length range of each lens covers wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, making both ideally suited to everyday shooting scenarios.

 
2 years ago

To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Read on to learn more about the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses.

 
2 years ago

The emergence of long zoom cameras as a legitimate multi-purpose digital camera option continued in 2013. Bridging the divide between conventional point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, these compact cameras offer portability similar to their mirrorless cousins with more novice-friendly interfaces than advanced interchangeable-lens cameras.

2 years ago

Although it won’t be available until January, 2014, Canon’s recent announcement of Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the EOS-1D X camera means that their flagship DSLR’s functionality is about to be elevated to new heights.

2 years ago

Sony's DEV-50 recording binocular is a binocular-camera hybrid that fuses imaging prowess that rivals today’s prosumer camcorders with functionality that stands alone in the digital binocular market—it records 2D and 3D video in Full HD 1080p and has a 0.8-12x optical zoom range.

 
3 years ago

Night Vision is not just for military and law enforcement personnel. A wide range of commercially available night vision devices (NVDs) means that nature enthusiasts, homeowners, and tech heads won’t be left in the dark when they need to see through the night.

 

 
3 years ago

Pentax recently introduced three new cameras to their lineup. Each new addition to the Pentax digital camera family has traits similar to their predecessors and offers refinements that will satisfy the upper entry-level photo market.

3 years ago

Sony has recently announced the DEV-50 Digital Recording Binocular, a binocular-camera hybrid capable of recording 3D video in Full HD, capturing 20.4MP stills and outputting native-resolution images via its micro-HDMI port.

3 years ago

To my astonishment and delight, a truly innovative digital device recently hit the consumer market, and it did so about as quietly as a snowflake landing on cotton. No show-stopping CES announcement. No TV spot during the Super Bowl.

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