Gearcast: The State of the Industry and New Gear at OPTIC 2017

At this year’s OPTIC Photography Conference, we sat down with representatives from camera and gear manufacturers to talk about their latest products, and question them on their company philosophies and the general state of the camera industry.

Unveiled: the Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K Resolution Super 35mm Camera

We at B&H photo are pleased to announce the new Panasonic EVA1, which neatly fills the space between the Panasonic’s VariCam LT and GH5 cameras.

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.

New Panasonic Projectors to Brighten Up Your Presentation

Panasonic recently released several new presentation projectors, and they’ve seemingly got something for everyone, ranging from 3100 to 4400 lumens of brightness, XGA (1024 x 768) to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, and in both standard- and short-throw configurations.

Macro Imaging with Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Question: Is there a “best” format for shooting macro close-ups? If you tell me “full-frame,” I won’t argue with you. I’ve taken many fine macro close-ups with 4 x 5" studio cameras, medium-format cameras, APS-C, Micro Four Thirds, and even point-and-shoot cameras. And you know what? They’re all perfect in their own way.

Above image: Detail, old railroad tie (Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 30 f/3.5 Macro ED MSC)

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.

Panasonic Reveals 8-18mm Lens and an Updated ZS70 Camera

Even with the GH5 having just made its way off the shelves, Panasonic isn’t taking going to take a break this NAB, because the manufacturer has just announced a brand new wide-angle zoom for Micro Four Thirds, and an updated 4K-capable point-and-shoot. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens is a completely new offering in Panasonic’s MFT lens line, and offers an extremely versatile 16-36mm equivalent focal length, great for street, architecture, and landscape work.

30 Panasonic GH5 Question and Answer Highlights from Our @Ask_BH Twitter Feed

The new Panasonic GH5 is here and the photography and filmmaking world is buzzing with excitement while we all wait to get our hands on the new Micro Four Thirds interchangeable-lens workhorse.

B&H Photo has been taking customer questions since our live launch on our @Ask_BH Twitter page, and here are some of the best of the Twitter Q&A.*

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.

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

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


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