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I am a sucker for design. Style is subjective. Design is art and, therefore, subjective. Does form follow function, or does function dictate form? In the world of photography, just like in many product lines, the camera has run the gamut, from utilitarian tool to work of art. Some of those utilitarian cameras were unintentionally beautiful and some cameras had attractive designs that got in the...
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You just got a shiny new digital (or film) camera. Of course, you can just pop the battery and a memory card or film in and start shooting, but there are some things you may want to consider before you head out into the world to make art. 1. Charge your battery It is likely that the rechargeable battery that...
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Canon has made some significant strides in its printing division, having recently released a series of professional inkjet printers that are optimized for fine art and high-end photographic production. The educators at the School of the International Center for Photography (ICP) are finding that these advancements are ideal for their demanding...
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Peak Design has just revealed an updated version of the popular Capture Camera Clip, now up to v3 and available in black or silver. Made of weatherproof aluminum, this...
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Almost every fashionista out there knows about the power and importance of accessories. Photographers, fashionistas, or not, also know that accessories are not only niceties, they are downright mandatory for all photographers in the digital age. Let us look at some innovative accessories that have hit B&H Photo over the past couple of years. 1. Gnarbox There are portable backup devices for...
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With the end of the year and the holidays nearing, many photographers are filling up their wish lists with gear they’re hoping to receive. Among the most popular categories of photographic equipment for shooters to desire is a brand new DSLR, and there’s nothing more exciting than beginning the new year with a new camera to inspire your creativity. Here’s a look at some of the most wished-for...
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With the proliferation and improvement of cellphone cameras, even the idea of a stand-alone point-and-shoot camera is becoming obsolete. Or is it? Despite the inarguable decline in sales of the traditional point-and-shoot digital camera and its decreasing number on store shelves and in jacket pockets, there are still cameras defined as “point-and-shoot” that are solid sellers, and those that...
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No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there are often lenses that we still wish for and after which we lust. There are so many options out there that choosing your next lens can be a dizzying cavalcade of manufacturers, focal lengths, prime or zoom functionality, auto or manual focusing, and price. Here, we will help you choose the best lens to fit your specific needs, or at the very...
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Leave it to the world of photography to confuse size and speed. In lens speak, the term “fast glass” refers to lenses with large apertures. The aperture is the opening of a lens. Its size is expressed as a number that shows the ratio of the opening to the size of the lens. This number is...
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What defines an ultra-telephoto lens? Of course, it’s the “ultra” (or at times “super”) prefix that we are concerned with when talking about these lenses, which enable photographers to get a close-up view of something from which we normally remain very distant. These lenses are used primarily for photographing wildlife, sports, journalism, and perhaps paparazzi or “stake-out” photography. If most...
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If I were to speak about the Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens to a friend, this is what I would say: It works very, very well, is lightweight and sleek, and is an incredible value. If you earn a paycheck shooting the Super Bowl, this is not the lens for you and...
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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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It’s not news that instant film has been booming once again in recent years, and 2017 has proven to be a hallmark year for the genre, with new cameras and films being introduced. With a niche that has gone from near extinction to one of the most popular and fun format of photography today, and the subsequent overwhelming number of options on the market today, here’s a look at everything there is...
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Lowepro has introduced a new series of lightweight bags and cases designed for mirrorless cameras, mobile devices, mobile accessories, not to mention a case for your Nintendo Trip. Each of these bags is constructed from lightweight fabric and features easy-to-access pockets, a double-slider 360° Easy-load zipper, and storage pouches inside and out. The largest of the lot is the...
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One thing that Micro Four Thirds shooters have always had in their corner is premium optics. The smaller sensor of the camera system really lends itself to shooting through the center area of any optics placed in front of it, and that leads to unsurpassed edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity. While some shooters balk at the 2x crop factor, others enjoy the benefits of the exceptional Micro Four...

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