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.

Best of 2016: Mirrorless Cameras

This was quite the year for mirrorless cameras, with nearly every company showing off its latest and greatest technology. The biennial photokina most certainly played a part in the excitement and let us recognize the extraordinary variety of 2016, including some brand new medium format options, advanced sensor technologies, and some beautiful retro designs.

Primes Lenses to Replace your Zooms

So, we already addressed the idea of replacing your primes with a nice zoom lens, but let’s talk about going the other way, for a moment. If you love your zoom lenses, here are some primes that might lure you to the other side, or just make a nice addition to your kit.

Eight Timeless Tools for Photographers

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic, even in the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in today. Despite rapid and continuous evolution in the digital camera world, or constant improvements to optical design, new high-tech fabrics in bags, lightweight carbon fiber tripods, and so on, there are some photographic items out there that defy the need to evolve. They were simply perfected years ago, and are still available today to perform the same tasks they did back when they were cutting edge.

Accessories for Making Better Family Portraits

If you’re reading this article, there is a good chance that you’re “the photographer” in your family. While this reputation may do little to advance your chances of earning a Guggenheim Fellowship or getting your photos on the walls of MoMA, it is usually accompanied by a set of expectations from relatives during the holiday season. Among them, the all-important family portrait. If you, like me, have a tendency to forget your “fancy” camera at home to avoid impromptu photoshoots of sweater-clad Pomeranians with Aunt Angie, this article is for you.

Photokina 2016: What’s New in Imaging at the Big Show? Part 2

You know that cellphone cameras are seen as serious imaging devices when Zeiss, the venerable German optical master, is rolling out a whole line of high-performance lenses for them. Zeiss, in partnership with ExoLens, had already released its first one, the Zeiss Mutar 0.6 Asph T* wide angle (equivalent to an 18mm on full frame) for the iPhone, in June.

Leica Expands SL System with 5 Upcoming Lenses + Handgrip

Leica has come to Photokina this year with a lot of promises for its young SL system, including five lenses and an advanced handgrip. These lenses will expand the full-frame lens system dramatically throughout 2017, the expected release window, and will include the previously mentioned Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH., as well as an APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH., APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH., Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH., and Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

Leica Goes Instant with the Sofort Camera

Get Ready for your Close-Up, with the Leica Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8


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