If the Casio Ex-G1 was a Timex, some marketing wag might say that it takes a beating and still keeps ticking. But since it's a camera and not one of Casio's watches, it's better to say it still keeps clicking. At least the Technical Image Press Association thinks so. The group, which represents mostly European-based photo magazines, recently named the Exilim EX-G1 the "Best Rugged Compact Camera" of the year.
The original Mamiya RZ67 medium-format was introduced back in 1982 and has since gone through a series of upgrades each designed in response to user needs and evolving imaging technologies. The 4th and latest generation upgrade is the Mamiya RZ33, which is the first fully integrated RZ-based, cable-free digital imaging system.
Fans attending a concert in the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater this summer might find it ironic that they're forbidden to use a DSLR camera, even one made by Nikon. Isn't that like being told that you can't pull out your credit card in Citi Field? Read the rules posted about the amphitheater at Jonesbeach.com and it states: "No professional cameras. No audio or video recording devices."
Panasonic's Lumix-series digicams have evolved over the years into one of the more popular choices among shoppers seeking well-designed point-and-shoot cameras that deliver robust image files. One of the newest models to join Panasonic's digicam line-up is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3.
From the beginning of time the human race has used the world’s lakes, rivers, and oceans for gathering food, transporting goods, for sports and recreation. Modern human beings have a need to document activities, usually by taking photographs. We want photos for record keeping, showing people where we have been, what we explored, and who we, our family, and friends are. And for creative art and fun.
I've long been a big fan of wide-angle lenses, so I was really pleased when David Edelstein (our intrepid Nikon sales muckety-muck) dropped off one of the 1st production samples of Nikon's latest ultra-wide zoom lens, the AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm/4G ED VR.
The first thing you notice about Nikon's new AF-S 16-35/4G ED VR is its size. Though in no way heavy, and if anything, quite well balanced, the lens looks more like a moderate zoom lens, say a 28-105, as compared to the shorter physical sizes of 'typical' wide zooms. Looks aside, Nikon's latest ultra-wide addition to its growing optical line-up is a true wide-zoom workhorse.
Join us for an in depth conversation with the acclaimed photographer, teacher, and author Harvey Stein in our new video series entitled Real Exposures. Find out what drove Harvey to walk away from his MBA and a career in engineering to pursue photography in his late 20's. He shares how and where he finds inspiration, his camera and lens choices for capturing people on the street, and how photography saved his life...
When defining the term image quality there are several qualifiers that go into the mix. Among them are tonality, contrast, brightness, and dynamic range, which is the degree of detail one can detect in the deepest shadows and brightest highlights. And then you have sharpness, which might be the trickiest to define.
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.
It defies logic how a mouth-less white cat known as Hello Kitty could become a marketing phenomenon for 36 years. Introduced as a vinyl coin purse in 1974 in Japan, Hello Kitty may have reached the height of global popularity in 2007 when she debuted as a balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her likeness now adorns a dwindling range of products from lunch boxes to cameras.
Turning on a camcorder from the deck of a ferry in Hong Kong Harbor on a hot humid day, I was greeted by the ominous message on the viewscreen: Dew. Then the camera shut down. Again. Heavy humidity can be the curse of the shooting class. That's why carrying your camera in a case with moisture absorbent packets can spell the difference between success and disaster.
After watching the last episode of '24' I realized that of all the things Jack Bauer ever did to his adversaries - and there's little he didn't do to them over the years - the one thing he never ever did was to have them sit for a formal portrait before he did whatever he ultimately did to them. And this got me thinking.
Digital technology has profoundly changed the way we create and experience photography. No one knows that better than the artist John Paul Caponigro, who combines his background in painting with traditional and alternative photographic processes. Exhibited internationally, his work has been purchased by numerous private and public collections. Caponigro's primary focus is the natural world, and many viewers find his work deeply spiritual. B&H sat down with Caponigro recently for this exclusive interview.
"The human desire to see clearly beyond the limits of the naked eye and to be able to see into the distance is as old as humanity itself". So goes the opening line on the 'History' page of Swarovski Optik's website, an Austrian optics manufacturer dating back to1895. And if you were to ask any long-term birder or hunter their advice on buying a scope system, the name Swarovski will invariably find it's way into the conversation.
On June 11th, 12th, and 13th, Atlanta GA based photographer Zack Arias will be teaching a three day studio lighting class at creativeLIVE.com for free. Zack will be covering everything from white seamless backgrounds, models, posing, and more. If you're not familiar with creativeLIVE, it's a website dedicated to sharing information about creative production for everything from shooting DSLR video to making smartphone apps. Viewers are encouraged to chime in with questions as the live broadcast takes place...
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