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21 hours ago
Among photographers who already have filled out their wish lists, Canons, Nikons, and the flagship models from Sony and Pentax currently represent the top 10 most-wished-for DSLR camera bodies. While they range in price and feature sets, they demonstrate that many shooters are hoping to get, either from someone else or for themselves, a gift that offers tons of great capabilities and creative...
21 hours ago
Ever since Polaroid left the scene, numerous companies have tried to fill the huge gap left in the instant photography world. Every year we are blessed with new options that continue to pop up, whether it is from established manufacturers such as Fujifilm and Leica, or relative newcomers The Impossible Project and Mint. Now there is such an assortment of cameras and film that shooters have plenty...
23 hours ago
Nothing spoils a vacation more than coming home to find someone else has been there—uninvited. And if you think thieves share your holiday spirit and will just sit around and roast chestnuts before they leave, think again. According to the FBI, in 2015 there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the nation that resulted in losses estimated at $14.3 billion, and burglaries of...
1 day ago
Nothing beats a spirited chat with a B&H sales associate to awaken your inner gear hound and make you feel like a kid in a candy store. With a depth and breadth of knowledge extending to every facet of our product offerings, B&H sales pros are equally valued for their passion for practical solutions that help you get the most from your purchase. We interviewed several staff members about...
2 days ago
While I usually spend my time as B&H’s chief machine biologist, dealing with silicon, plastic, and metal creatures, I thought I’d take some time to talk about the ones made from fur and slobber and hairballs. In researching this piece, I learned a lot about carbon-based life forms (did...
2 days ago
Guitarists and bassists are always chasing for the “Holy Grail” of tone—the often undefinable sound (you'll know it when you hear it) that represents their personal playing style. Purists will rightfully tell you that your tone is in your fingers, but stompboxes have long played an integral part to the sound of the most lauded guitarists in history. Whether it's Steve Ray Vaughn's masterful use...
2 days ago
When you really get down to it, the most fundamental difference between video game systems is their input method. Some people swear by their DualShocks; others couldn’t live without the Xbox design. Some people spend a portion of each day lamenting the demise of the Gamecube controller. But get into an argument about controllers, and you’ll inevitably have some nay-sayer, blind to the idea that...
4 days ago
The venerable lens wrap is a staple of many photographers’ bags, and if these shooters are anything like me, they will swear by them. These small, versatile wraps will keep your gear safe, whether that means by just offering some extra padding or by allowing you to toss an extra lens in your everyday bag....
5 days ago
When your son told you that he wanted to make “Progressive House,” you thought he was saying he wanted to become a homebuilder and a registered Democrat. Sound familiar?  Keep reading. Music has changed a lot in the last decade, and so has the gear used to make it. When occasions come around, parents of millennial musicians are more susceptible to feeling the generation gap than ever. If you're...
5 days ago
When you’re in the mood for gift-giving, or simply have an obligation, what better way to celebrate holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries than to have a look at a some of the innovative video products that have become available this year? Last year, we wrote about some great cameras like the ...
5 days ago
There is no accessory more fundamental than a good pair of headphones. They link our ears, privately, to music, media, and entertainment. These days, there is so much content to enjoy that the number of options can be overwhelming. The same is true with the sheer number of headphones on the market....
6 days ago
Whether you’re a student or a seasoned veteran, selecting the right camera can make your head spin with questions. Does sensor size matter? What’s the difference between 4:2:0 and 4:2:2? Do I really need a camera that can record 4K? What about raw? We’ll explain the key components that help a camera produce cinematic images, and in doing so, hopefully help you make that all-important decision....
by Justin Dise and Val Lazarev
6 days ago
Although the idea of a wearable POV camera dates back several decades, the first action camera to be offered on the consumer market was a GoPro.  The Story Behind GoPro A young man was off on a surfing trip somewhere far off, and wanted to capture quality photos of all the action, but found there was no way to get close-up angles. This same young man also very badly wanted to invent something....
1 week ago
Humans’ fascination with the stars is as old as our ability to think and ask questions. For millennia we, as a species, were limited to observing the heavens with just our eyes. Of course, back then we were able to see more because light pollution didn’t exist, but making detailed observations was impossible. The invention of the microscope led to the development of the telescope, which allowed...
1 week ago
Becoming increasingly more important, photo editing or post-production is now an integral part of photo hobbyists’ and pros’ workflows, and is often the second most critical step to producing a photograph after taking the shot itself. With such importance, it is crucial for photographers to find editing software that can fulfill and support all of their needs, ranging from basic editing control...

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