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If you are a Nikon shooter who is considering wedding photography as a part of your repertoire, or currently shooting weddings and looking to add a new lens to your kit, there is no shortage of options, from the tried and true to the exotic. Let’s look at what’s available. Zoom Lenses The workhorse zoom lenses often found on the cameras of wedding pros—as well as photographers of all stripes—...
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The Micro Four Thirds system is becoming popular among a passionate group of wedding photographers. The compact size of the cameras and lens system, as well as the sheer number of available lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, and other manufacturers, not to mention the nearly limitless option of adapted lenses, means that the wedding photographer has many options for capturing the action. Portrait...
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When it comes to image quality, the one piece of gear everyone recommends is the tripod. A good-quality tripod is one of the most important accessories you can get for your camera, but with so many new brands and options out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge. For this article, I spoke to the experts at the B&H SuperStore and have put my hands on 10 different full-sized tripods...
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The travel tripod conundrum is a cruel reality of physics and practicality. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the steadier it will hold a camera. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the less likely you will ever want to carry it around or take it on a trip. Why are we left with a photographic reality like that which makes the tastiest food bad for you? Tripods come in all shapes, weights,...
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The tripod: a three-legged camera support. Why is the tripod market so flooded with options when they all look pretty much the same and are designed to do the same exact thing? Isn’t one tripod as good as any other? Why are some so expensive? Why are others comparatively inexpensive? Do some hold cameras more steadily than others? And, why in the world is that one pink? In this article, we will...
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When the first few generations of mirrorless cameras began arriving on our shores, they weren’t taken seriously by wedding photographers, due to sluggish autofocusing (compared to DSLRs) and, more importantly, the dearth of lens options. That’s no longer the case. Today, Sony offers an attractive selection of fixed prime and zoom lenses to go along with its greatly improved mirrorless cameras....
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It was only a matter of time before instant cameras would return to weddings. Pairing the digital thirst for immediacy with the tangibility of an analogue print, instant cameras are memento-making machines. For those in the industry, they offer a relatively low-maintenance supplement for wedding packages. Putting cameras into the hands of guests guarantees a collection of images unlike those...
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Many wedding photographers are eschewing heavy and large DSLR systems for the lighter and more compact mirrorless camera systems from manufacturers like Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic. When it comes to the DSLR, there are some lenses that seem to be found in the camera bags of every wedding photographer. Let’s look at some lens recommendations for the Fujifilm-equipped wedding...
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One lens can’t always do the trick, and sometimes three lenses is a bit too many to stuff in your bag. Luckily, if you plan well, a pair of quality lenses can often accomplish all you need, and then some. Here are some recommendations for lens pairings that may help you flesh out your lens collection, or decide what to bring on your next shoot. Obviously, you might find your own pairing works...
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These days just about everything we use needs batteries, and while they’ve become indispensable to us in our technological age, very few of us understand how they work, or what the difference between lithium-ion, alkaline, and nickel-metal-hydride is—let alone amp-hours or volts. With this in mind, we’ve put together a quick tutorial to help you understand this ubiquitous tool and why it’s...
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Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others) who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners? Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block—some from my colleagues at B&H who told me what was on their last-minute wish lists! 1. 3 Legged Thing Travis Aluminum Travel Tripod with AirHed Neo Ball...
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When you search “Cameras for Kids” on the B&H website, you get a small selection of cute cameras with princesses or cartoon characters on them. While these cameras are certainly functional and affordable and may be appealing to some toddlers, I feel that most kids age 5 or older are ready for a “real...
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Most of us know that the iPad is a powerful photographic tool. Whether you are using it for post-processing, image sharing, camera control, storage, live view monitoring, or just for taking photos, the iPad is finding a home in the camera bags of many photographers. If it has one shortcoming, however, it may be the fixed-focal-length lens that only features digital zoom. But, if you consider the...
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The holidays have always been a season of lights, so what better time to point out some of the great lighting kits available at B&H, as gifts or for those gifting themselves? It's a very broad field, and the items suggested here represent a fraction of 1% of the many kits we carry, so we'll take it one category at a time. Flash or Strobe Basic factors to consider are the type of work you're...
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Among photographers who already have filled out their wish lists, Canons, Nikons, and the flagship models from Sony and Pentax currently represent the top 10 most-wished-for DSLR camera bodies. While they range in price and feature sets, they demonstrate that many shooters are hoping to get, either from someone else or for themselves, a gift that offers tons of great capabilities and creative...

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