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How to Photograph the Sun

The Sun, our source of light and warmth, is a notoriously poor photographic target, due to its extreme brightness and constant emissions of damaging ultraviolet and infrared radiation. However, with the right equipment, the sun can be a challenging and rewarding photographic subject.

The Lens Every Photographer Should Have and Use: the 35mm

To answer the question posed by fellow writer Todd Vorenkamp in his article about the venerable 50mm prime, the lens I would choose if I were to be stranded on a desert island would have to be a 35mm prime. Sure, the 50mm is an old and reliable choice that should cover most subjects, but it doesn’t work amazingly for anything specific and, frankly, I think it’s a little boring these days.

Recommended Lenses for Shooting the Solar Eclipse on Any Budget

What is the best lens focal length for photographing the total solar eclipse? Well, there really isn’t a correct answer to that question. There are many factors involved, so let’s outline some options for different types of cameras and budgets.

Above: The Hinode satellite X-ray telescope mission captures the January 6, 2011 solar eclipse. © JAXA/NASA.

The One Lens Every Photographer Should Have and Use: the 50mm

If you are stranded on a desert island and can only have one camera lens with you, which lens would you choose? If your answer wasn’t, “a 50mm (or 50mm equivalent lens),” then you might be wrong. The 50mm prime lens is the one lens every photographer toting an interchangeable-lens camera should own… and use.

Fujifilm Reveals instax SQUARE SQ10 Hybrid Camera

If there is one complaint about instant film cameras, it is that you can’t easily share your photos on social media with your friends. Fujifilm seems to be tackling that problem with the release of the instax SQUARE SQ10 Hybrid Instant Camera, along with instax SQUARE Instant Film, which allows shooters to shoot and print 2.4 x 2.4" prints.

Fujifilm Releases 110mm and 23mm GF Lenses for Medium Format

Fujifilm is going for both ends of the imaging spectrum with today’s release of the GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR and GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR lenses for the company’s fledgling medium format system. These lenses are designed for outstanding sharpness and image quality, with the ability to support sensors up to 100MP.

Shooting Macro Close-ups with the Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100

The Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100 f/2.8 is a new lens with a long history. Dating back more than a hundred years, the Trioplan 100 is a triplet design which, as the name implies, only contains three lens elements. Why people would be interested in an optical dinosaur a century down the pike has to do with the quality of bokeh this lens produces.

How to Photograph Meteor Showers

If you're going out to photograph meteor showers, read this B&H article about the gear and techniques that will bring home great pictues.

Podcast: When Was the Last Time You Touched a Photo?

This B&H Podcast examines a varierty of emulsion-based and inkjet photographic printing papers. 

The Great Film Renaissance Of 2017

Shoot film in your older camera. Film is making a comeback, and you can read about it on B&H Explora.

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