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24 min ago
You’re going to be hearing a lot in the near future about mesh networking (also known as whole-home Wi-Fi or surround Wi-Fi). Like the current political situation in the US, you’re going to be alternately enhanced and confused by what companies claim to be offering with these systems, so listen up. Whole home Wi-Fi is simple (sometimes too simple) and easily explained, but what it might or might...
16 hours ago
If the sight of an impeccably maintained Mercedes-Benz Gullwing, Ferrari 512M, a Formula Ford, BMW CSL, Caldwell D7, or an orange “Dukes of Hazard” Dodge Challenger make your heart throb, you owe it to yourself to visit the Saratoga Automobile Museum, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Even if you’re not into cars, the museum is located smack dab in the middle of the Saratoga Spa State Park, a 2,500 acre...

23 hours ago
In this video Doug Guerra explains how the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO Color Calibration Bundle helps you to keep track of your color during the entire photo process, from capturing the perfect shot up to and including color accuracy when printing. This bundle includes the SpyderLENSCAL, which is a...
by Allan Weitz
6 days ago
LED lighting systems have only improved over the years and, as a result, they are being incorporated into a wide variety of lighting systems designed for shooting stills and video. As small, lightweight, and portable light systems go, the new Rosco 8 x 8" LitePad Vector CCT LED Light goes a long...
2 weeks ago
The iPhone (any model) is a wonderful picture-taking device. How do you make it better? How do you make your iPhone capture what others cannot? Instead of relying on funky filters, you can add lenses in front of the iPhone optics. One of the best ways to do that is with the...

3 weeks ago
In this B&H YouTube video, Elizabeth Groeschen tries out the swirled bokeh effects of the all-new Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic. Based on the legendary Petzval lens, the Twist 60 allows you to frame up portraits or other subjects with varied amounts of soft-focus blur. With an aperture range of f/2.5-f/...
4 weeks ago
As a writer who has covered multiple categories over the years, including audio, video, computer, and mobile technologies, it’s my duty to keep personal excitement at bay before taking pen to paper. As I have developed a particular fondness for home entertainment gear, this time around has proven to be more challenging than ever. Of all the converging technologies that have entered the tech space...

1 month ago
Join B&H’s Robert Rives as he discusses how to improve the sound of your guitars, vocals, and combinations thereof for YouTube videos captured on iOS devices. In this video, Rives employs the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Focusrite iTrack Pocket and the...
1 month ago
Building a personal camera rig is no easy task. Well, it may seem easy from the outset; however, there are so many things to take into consideration. One of those things is power. Now, it is pretty easy to get away without having a unified power solution for your setup, but once you start running more than just a camera, or your camera just eats through batteries (like my Sony α7S) things can get...
1 month ago
Flowers are like sunsets, in that if you can compose and expose the frame properly, it’s pretty much a slam-dunk that you’re going to be walking away with good, if not very good, photographs. Not long ago, my wife brought home a basket of white azaleas. Although I’ve seen azaleas umpteen times in the past, something caught my eye this time around. Maybe it was the late afternoon light, maybe the...
1 month ago
There are some cameras that you can’t help but be impressed with, and as Nikon’s latest flagship it should come as no surprise that the D5 is one of those cameras. Disclaimer: Although this is an article about photography, the views on vaping expressed in this video are those of the individuals...
1 month ago
That’s a great idea!” exclaimed my manager as he went over the pitch-sheet for this article. “But—and don’t hate me for this—you’re way too old to write it.” Running a hand through my thinning brown hair, I replied, “whatever do you mean?” "In the time since you've graduated," he said, "you could've gone to college again. Twice." Here he suspended two fingers in the air. “Twice.” He was right....
2 months ago
There are certain combinations that just work well together—peanut butter and jelly for instance—so it should come as no surprise that a complementary pair of lenses isn't too hard to come by. In this case, we are talking about the classic Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and the respected...
2 months ago
We live in a technological age in which advancements in entertainment and technology are not as impactful as they once were. This is evidenced by how blasé we are when we see something new and exciting. 3D TV? Meh. We stopped buying those a while ago. Smaller, lighter, more powerful smartphones? Yawn. A new one comes out every week, we’ll wait and see. Unfortunately for the naysayers, there is...
2 months ago
Riding your bike to work is good for the environment, reduces congestion on the roads, decreases crowding on public transportation (yes, that is an issue in New York City), and is a great way to exercise. But because of the time that cyclists spend breathing heavily in close proximity to motor-vehicle exhaust, is commuting by bike in New York City as healthy as we would like it to be? A team of...

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