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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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Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
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Building on the success of the Velvet 56mm f/1.6, Lensbaby is announcing the second lens in the series: the Velvet 85mm f/1.8. Like its 56mm predecessor, this new 85mm f/1.8 takes its aesthetic cues from mid-20th century lenses to produce a distinctly ethereal and dreamy image quality, especially when shooting wide open...
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On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse passing across the United States from the northwest to the southeast. While the path of totality will be in the center of the country, at least 60% obscuration will be seen throughout the U.S. and into Canada and Mexico. This is a historic event and millions of people will be viewing and photographing it. On today’s episode, we will discuss...
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Tamron has done something impressive today with the release of the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens, a world’s-first 22.2x zoom for DSLRs. Designed for APS-C Canon EF and DX...

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Jeff Cable is one of the more popular speakers we’ve had over the years. In this B&H Event Space video, he offers several tips and advice, not only about sports and action photography (Cable is a five-time Olympic photographer), but travel and location photography in exotic locales or around the corner from where you live. Topics discussed in this presentation include how to determine the...

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Documentary photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the spontaneous theater of the streets and capturing moments that tell stories. In this presentation from B&H’s 2017 Optic Conference, Steve Simon shares the wisdom he has gleaned from a lifetime of wandering the streets and urban spaces with his camera. Using examples from his own career, as well as the...

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Before you go out with your camera, do you think about what it is that you’re planning to photograph? For Fujifilm X-photographer Ruddy Roye, this starts with the lens he selects, based on his understanding of the subject matter in his frame. In this presentation for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Roye discusses his framing and lens choices for a series black-and-white portraits that he shot on...
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Zeiss is hitting double digits with its release of the Milvus 35mm f/1.4, which is the tenth in the company’s DSLR lens family. An updated classic, the wide-angle focal length and fast aperture presents you with outstanding versatility and a unique aesthetic that will really make your subjects shine...
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To answer the question posed by fellow writer Todd Vorenkamp in his article about the venerable 50mm prime, the lens I would choose if I were to be stranded on a desert island would have to be a 35mm prime. Sure, the 50mm is an old and reliable choice that should cover...

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Landscape photography is always about the light. During his lecture for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak offers this statement as the number one tenet for capturing magical landscapes. And, as you’ll see from his photos, the hour before and after sunrise and sunset are key. Light changes all the time, and ideal conditions don’t last long. By the time you see it, the...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, photographer, Manfrotto Ambassador, and Sony Artisan Tony Gale explains and demonstrates the basics of “Studio Lighting 101” using Bowens lighting equipment. Gale explains how to use multi-flash lighting setups, how to use reflectors to fill shadows, how (and why) you should light your subject and background separately, and other lighting tricks for...

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In this B&H Event Space video, Jim Reed, the Regional Sales Manager of Hasselblad Bron, demonstrates the ease with which you can convert a Hasselblad V-Series film camera into a leading-edge 50MP digital camera, by adapting a Hasselblad CFV-50c digital back to it. Joining Reed is Lois Greenfield, who continues to use her favorite film-based Hasselblads as digital cameras, with Hasselblad CFV-...
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At this year’s OPTIC Photography Conference, we sat down with representatives from camera and gear manufacturers to talk about their latest products, and question them on their company philosophies and the general state of the camera industry. We present here a compilation of conversations with four of our guests...
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The Sun, our source of light and warmth, is a notoriously poor photographic target, due to its extreme brightness and constant emissions of damaging ultraviolet and infrared radiation. However, with the right equipment, the sun can be a challenging and rewarding photographic subject. The sun, like the moon, is above the horizon and in our skies half of the time. However, unlike the moon, when the...

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