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Although he has spent most of his career riding the rollercoaster of emotion that comes with documenting the human condition, Doug Menuez is pragmatic about his camera gear. “I’m not a fetishist about a camera, I’m not a romantic typically,” he says. “It’s a practical thing for me.” Yet this unflappable attitude recently met its match when Menuez...
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Lance Keimig finds that a lot of people talk about what kind of folks use what kind of cameras within the Mac/PC and Canon/Nikon universe. “It’s kind of funny,” he says, “I see that a lot more Nikon users work with PC’s and Canon users are Apple devotees, but I’m a dedicated Apple user who’s switched from Canon to Nikon. This is the third installment in a series featuring the many stories and...
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None of the top camera brands make bad cameras or lenses,” says Todd Vorenkamp, Senior Creative Content Writer for B&H’s Explora blog. “If you love Nikon, you can stay with it and be happy forever. That goes with any other camera brand. But, if you’re looking to shake things up, you may want to change systems,” he adds. “The Fujifilm X-T1 made shooting fun for me again—it made it kind of new...
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For Colby Brown, while it’s important for a camera manufacturer to listen to its customers, it’s even more essential for the company to think outside of the box. “It’s always great when you can make your customers happy with stuff they’re requesting,” he says. “But if at least a portion of the workforce isn’t thinking of moonshot ideas or things we can’t imagine as realistically possible, I think...
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When it comes to choosing photography gear, brand loyalty is not what it used to be. While the choice of a camera brand is generally considered one of a photographer’s most fundamental decisions, a collision of factors has shaken up the status quo in recent years, influencing many users to reconsider their allegiances and switch to new products. At the end of the day, gear is simply a tool to get...
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Digital imaging and Internet culture have not been kind to the time-honored tradition of making photographic prints. Yet the endless flood of virtual image sharing only heightens the significance of the photographic print as a tactile object, particularly within the realm of fine art. Above Photograph: Example of double-sided printing for a Zeiss corporate book project “It’s really about getting...
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According to Seth Resnick, camera companies have very loyal followings. “Nothing that happens is going to get in the way of a fan’s Canon, or their Nikon,” he says. While generally considered a positive attribute, loyalty does have its drawbacks. “On the positive side, fans are so loyal, but on the negative side, it becomes hard to really accept things that are necessarily wrong with a product,”...
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Despite our increasingly digitized culture, interest in analog processes is still on the rise. At a time when most of what surrounds us are ephemeral computations of zeros and ones, there is an indisputable appeal to photographs shot on black-and-white analog film. For photojournalist Peter DaSilva, this appeal is rooted in having something tangible, “having an archive that’s not going to...
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Scott Kelby was not expecting to fall head over heels for Canon when he first tested a 1Dx at a football game. “I thought I would come back and say, ‘Thanks guys for letting me try it. I really enjoyed it,’” he explains. Yet, this brief encounter put the wheels in motion for his full-fledged brand switch from Nikon to Canon. In addition to a host of technical perks, what really sold Kelby on the...
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