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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn about the gear and techniques you need to photograph a solar eclipse, on B&H Explora.

Cine-Style Prime Lens Sets

Learn how to purchase ready-made cine-style prime lens sets, or assemble your own custom kit individually, from makers such as SLR Magic, Zeiss, Cooke, GL Optics, Leica, Zeiss, Rokinon, Sony, Veydra, Bower, LockCircle, Samyang, Schneider, at B&H Explora.

Vintage Lens Review: Non-Retrofocus Ultra-Wide-Angle Lenses

When 35mm reflex cameras (SLRs) began arriving on our shores 70-odd years ago, the widest focal length lenses available at the time were 35mm (about 60° AoV). Wider-angle non-retrofocus lenses existed, but because their rear elements back-focused to within 5 to 10mm from the focus plane (film or camera sensor), they proved impractical for use in SLRs, which require 35-40mm of back focus to accommodate the mirror box.

Things We Love: Leica Table Tripods and Ball Heads

Thirty-something years ago, I needed a sturdy camera support that would enable me to take a series of photographs from ground level. After a bit of shopping around, I purchased a Leica Tabletop Tripod and a Leica Ball Head.

Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Focuses on Pure Photography

Leica is returning to its roots, and the original M naming scheme, with today’s release of the M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera. Focusing solely on still photography and featuring the best image quality and connectivity ever in a digital M, in what is also now the slimmest digital M body made, the M10 will make a great tool for Leica veterans and newcomers alike.

Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Wedding Photographers

The Micro Four Thirds system is becoming popular among a passionate group of wedding photographers. The compact size of the cameras and lens system, as well as the sheer number of available lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, and other manufacturers, not to mention the nearly limitless option of adapted lenses, means that the wedding photographer has many options for capturing the action.

15 Last-Minute Photography-Related Gift Ideas

Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others) who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners?

Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block—some from my colleagues at B&H who told me what was on their last-minute wish lists!

Welcome to the New World of Instant Film Photography

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 of choice when they want to get started with instant film photography.

Top 10 Photographic Items for Non Photographers

With so much gear to choose from, it’s not easy for the non-photographer or beginning photographer to know where to start. And as hard as it is for the non-photographer, it’s even harder for the person buying them a holiday gift. So, to make this holiday chore more fun, we’ve compiled 10 photographic items that should be as joyful to give as to receive.

The 12 Oddest, Weirdest, Strangest Cameras Sold at B&H

Let’s be honest. If you took the nameplates and other identifying alphanumeric markings off most of the cameras we sell at B&H and mix them together with their respective competitors, you’d be hard-pressed to tell many of them apart. Like most American, Japanese, and Korean sedans, the majority of consumer cameras look and function alike.

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