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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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When you’re looking for products to support and enhance your photography, there are a few schools of thought. Some people prefer to spend the minimum to get the practical needs covered, others want reliable functionality and will spend a little extra to get it, and then there are those who prefer only the top of the line, and price is either not a concern or worth the sacrifice. Of course, items...
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With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the time to stock up on gifts for family and friends. And while you’re looking for gifts for others, you may find something to share with people shopping for you. For those who thrive on instant gratification, why not get them an...
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Many interchangeable-lens cameras, be it DSLR or mirrorless, are sold today with what we call "kit" lenses. Current kit lenses, in general, thanks to computer technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, are more capable and of higher quality than those of yesteryear. However, many of us who use interchangeable-lens cameras feel the gravitational pull of other lenses that are not yet in our...
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While SLRs and SLR lenses are the dinosaurs of the photo-gear world, 2017 has proved there’s no shortage of optical development for Canon and Nikon systems. Along with the expected updates from the two camera companies themselves, 2017 also saw a surge of releases from the likes of Sigma, Tamron, Voigtländer, and Zeiss, releasing lenses to entice and bring their systems up to professional...

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