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Compatibility is the key for the FlexTT6 from PocketWizard, because this iteration of the popular remote trigger has been improved to support the latest Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II protocols from the 5D Mark IV, 1D X Mark II—and even future releases, through firmware updates....
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Have you been looking for an excuse to visit New York City? Wait no more! The B&H Optic 2017 imaging conference is starting up on June 4, at the New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom & Sutton Place Suite, just down the street from the B&H SuperStore! This is the Third Annual Optic conference—a symposium of great photographers, the tools they use, and the folks who create those tools. The...
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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. Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha...
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Art Wolfe is one of the world’s best-known nature and wildlife photographers. Yet, while his images are published in more than 80 books and featured in a globally syndicated television show, Wolfe has never defined himself solely through these specialty subjects. “I was trained in a fine art school, and developed an early interest in everything from the antiquity of Europe to modern cityscapes to...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Tim Grey shares expert tips for personalizing a Lightroom workflow targeted to your specific needs. This powerful software provides a complete workflow solution, enabling you to organize, optimize, and share your images seamlessly. During a presentation that is both informative and entertaining, Grey explains how the software works, teaching you...

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Can you imagine the pictures you could have taken if you had spent 50 years employed as the official photographer for New York City’s Madison Square Garden? In this B&H Photo Event Space video, photographer George Kalinsky discusses some of the more memorable events and people he’s had opportunities to photograph. Kalinsky also discusses the tools, workflow practices, and some of the special...
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Today we welcome two photographers from two distant parts of the globe, but both share a sense of a serene underwater world that they envision mostly in black-and-white. Perhaps, surprisingly, Hengki Koentjoro and Christian Vizl claim Ansel Adams as a prime influence on their work, and we talk with them about not only about their artistic influences but about their choice of gear, shooting styles...
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One thing many photographers learn quickly is that photography can be an expensive hobby. This is especially true if you head into a niche field and need some dedicated tools to get the shots you want. Macro is one of those specialties, and it asks you to purchase a dedicated macro lens that is generally going to be pricier than your standard lenses. Fortunately, the photo world is filled with...
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Just in time for summer, Ricoh has upgraded its tough camera to the WG-50, which is now waterproof to 46' and shockproof from 5.25' while remaining freezeproof to 14°F and crushproof to 220 lbf. This rugged design makes it an ideal companion, whether you are vacationing at the beach or...
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One of the most underrated and possibly least understood tools of the macro world is the bellows. Seemingly antiquated and perhaps intimidating, a bellows is, simply put, a flexible tool that adds distance between a lens and your camera body to decrease the minimum focusing distance and increase your reproduction ratio. A bellows functions on the same concept as the more popular genre of...
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There are many different macro lenses on the market today, with focal lengths from 15mm to 200mm. Most of them hit the same 1:1 magnification ratio that gives shooters the life-sized reproduction they want for superb close-ups. With so many options to choose from, how should you go about making your decision? To...
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It has been “Macro Week” at B&H Explora, and this week’s episode will put a nice bow on all the articles and photos we have published on the subject, with an overview of what type of macro photography lenses and systems are available. We begin this podcast talking with photographer...
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According to Tokina, “FíRIN” is a variation of an old Irish word Fírinne, which means “truth,” “what is real,”or “being true to someone or something.” Unlike the consumer-targeted offerings previously marketed by Tokina, FíRIN-series lenses are designed, manufactured, and marketed as premium-quality lenses that equal or surpass their name-brand counterparts in terms of build and image quality. (...
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In the close-up, high-magnification world of macro photography, it is seldom that the tools vary from the so-called “standards.” The main reason for this is that there is something simple and elegant about that classic 100mm f/2.8; it is a proven design that simply works well. It offers a comfortable working distance, is easy to design to 1:1 magnification, and is versatile in that many...
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The Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100 f/2.8 is a new lens with a long history. Dating back more than a hundred years, the Trioplan 100 is a triplet design which, as the name implies, only contains three lens elements. Why people would be interested in an optical dinosaur a century down the pike has to do with the...

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