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If you’re into wider-aperture wide-angle lenses that deliver ridiculously sharp image files (as I am) you’re precisely the person Sigma had in its crosshairs when the company whipped up its latest high-performance hotties—the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART and...
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Our lives are marked by firsts. First love, first car, first marriage, first kid, first heartbreak, and first camera. For many photographers of my generation, earlier generations, and younger generations, there are legions who can say that their first “real camera” was the Pentax K1000. With a production run spanning more than two decades (1976-1997), more than three million of these film SLRs...
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You can finally complete your f/2.8 lens trifecta with Sony’s release of the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, which not only matches its partners in speed, but in optical performance, as well. Sony happened to supply us with a sample to test, so I put it on my...
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I love my Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I love everything about it. I love that it is the perfect combination of laptop and tablet, that I can just as easily watch movies or slough through spreadsheets. I love its big glossy screen, I love its form factor, I love its light weight, I love...
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My time with the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G lens was split between the streets of Manhattan and the tracks of Monticello Motor Club. Shooting among such diverse surroundings allowed me to test Sony’s widest E-mount zoom under a variety...
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Like the Star Trek villain whose name is strikingly similar, the KANN Portable Music Player, from the folks at Astell&Kern, is engineered from the ground up to be better—an improvement on what we've come to expect (in this less nefarious case) from a digital music player. As we've replaced our MP3/digital audio...
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It should be a quick drive from New York City to Monticello Motor Club, upstate in the Catskill Mountains, but driving out of “The City,” even on a good day, is an exercise in patience and brake-pad wear. Luckily for our hands-on test of the...
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Rumors of the point-and-shoot’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. If anything, the point-and-shoot has become an even more capable tool for photographers since it has decided to go a bit upmarket in features and design. Even I was caught off guard by this mini-comeback of the pocket camera, but I...
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With last year’s release of the D500, Nikon seems to have shifted away from the D7000-series of cameras holding onto the top spot in its DX-format lineup. This year, however, Nikon released the D7500, which borrows much of the D500’s technology and packs it into a slightly more compact, less robust...

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Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he takes to the financial district to test out the DPA’s d:vice 2-channel interface, which connects microphones to mobile devices and USB ports, allowing you to record clear, crystalline audio on location. Hear its low-noise preamps and high-...

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In this B&H Event Space video, Nikon Technical Representative Alex Podstawski teaches you all you need to know about shooting with a Nikon DSLR. Using a DSLR can seem scary and intimidating to the uninitiated, yet this detailed presentation covers all aspects of the camera and associated lenses. While focusing on scene modes and camera controls for exposure, focus, and white balance settings...

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Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he discusses Sound Device’s Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6 audio recorders, in depth. First you’ll hear the Mix Pre-6’s Kashmir mic preamps in action...
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Sony continues its attack on the status quo with yet another game-changing release: the mirrorless Alpha a9. On paper, this is one of the most exciting releases for sports shooters in years, because it claims to prove finally that mirrorless cameras can keep up with, and even beat, their DSLR adversaries. However, after owning and shooting with Sony cameras for the past few years, I’ve learned...
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If you’ve been following the latest goings-on in the video gear market, the Fujinon MK zoom lenses have probably not escaped your gaze. Originally announced in February, Fujifilm declared that the MK lenses would offer features from both its ENG and cinema lens lines. In January, I was beckoned into a tiny meeting room, here at the B&H offices, to see a pre-production version of what would be...

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The GoPro HERO has long been recognized as the perfect companion for a drone. Now, GoPro has released a drone of its own: Karma. Karma integrates seamlessly with the HERO camera, enabling direct camera operation and live viewing...

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