Allan Weitz

Allan Weitz

A graduate of the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Allan Weitz started taking pictures when digital meant doing something with your fingers. Currently the host of the B&H Photography Podcast and a member of the B&H Explora writing team, his work has appeared in (and on the covers of) dozens of publications, including New York magazine, Philadelphia magazine, Esquire, GQ, Yachting, and Nautical Quarterly.

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Tripods are usually the first things that come to mind when we think “camera support.” The truth is there are numerous scenarios in which traditional tripods don’t cut the mustard. The following is a list of more than 20 camera supports designed to support cameras in situations where traditional tripods fall short. The...
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Back in the day, if you wanted to protect your camera against dings and scratches, you either carried it in your bag or snapped it into an “Eveready” case. Eveready cases are two-part affairs consisting of a bottom half that wraps around the camera and a top portion that slings over the top of the camera and snaps closed, protecting it from the outside world. The problems for me always started...
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In the early days of the Mirrorless Revolution, manufacturers were taken to task for not providing a wide selection of smaller and lighter mirrorless lenses to go along with their new lineups of smaller and lighter mirrorless cameras. They heard and responded. Sony alone now offers a choice of more than two dozen dedicated full-frame E-Mount lenses and more than a dozen lenses to go along with...
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Getting the most out of your camera and lens often means having to go beyond the limitations of these basic, though very essential components. Regardless of your choice of camera systems, be it DSLR or mirrorless, there are many accessories designed to up your game as a photographer, and maybe even enhance your photographic experience. If your camera system of choice is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT)...
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Wide-angle lenses often add depth and drama to landscapes, architectural photographs, still-life, and other genres of photography. When employed judiciously, these lenses make a great addition to the kits of sports, adventure, and wildlife photographers, and are also an important option for portraitists who wish to include an environmental context. For the casual photographer, they are...
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Macro photographs enable you to capture in-your-face close-ups of flowers, bugs, peeling paint, and—depending on your personal aesthetics—anything encrusted in rust. The following are 10 gift ideas designed to help you with tight close-ups of objects, rusty or otherwise. 1. Macro Lenses ...
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Leica has announced the Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit, which consists of a Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera, an exclusive ONA "Bowery for Leica" system bag, and a bright red COOPH Leica Rope Strap, which contrasts nicely against the earth-tone canvas ONA bag. Lush, touchy-feely accessories aside, the...
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The year 2018 has been a banner one for mirrorless cameras, and there has been no shortage of lenses to go along with them. The following is a bevy of new mirrorless lenses introduced over the past year to complement the cameras in this growing category. For the sake of brevity, unless noted otherwise, all the following lenses feature 9-bladed diaphragms for “natural-looking out-of-focus...
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Leica has announced an update of one of its most popular full-frame cameras—the Leica Q. The new camera is called the Leica Q-P, and its calling card is a new stealthy finish....
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Irix has introduced a new 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens, which is a twist for a company primarily recognized as a manufacturer of ultra wide-angle lenses. Available for cameras with Canon EF,...
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Shimoda Designs has introduced a new, smaller version of its popular Explore 40 daypack, and it's called the Explore 30. Despite its shorter exterior profile, the Explore 30 can carry the same amount of gear as the original Explore 40, and it features a new removable belt system. To go along with the newest addition to the Shimoda...
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If your taste in focal lengths ranges from normal to super-telephoto and you hate having to carry more than one lens at a time, your train has arrived. The new Sigma new 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports zoom, one of the newest members of Sigma's Global Vision series lenses, is a 10x optical zoom (39.6° to 4.1° AoV) that's available in a choice of...
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There’s no law that says cameras must look boring. Not that there’s anything wrong with boring-looking cameras, but there’s something to be said about a camera that turns heads out of curiosity, intrigue, confusion, or a combination of the three. The following cameras are “statement makers” that are guaranteed to turn heads and, better yet, elicit wonderful smiles. 1. Polaroid Originals 600 96...
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The original Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, introduced in June 2012, featured a fresh, inviting design, a fast 28-100mm (equivalent) Zeiss Vario-Sonnar zoom lens, and something unheard of for such a compact camera: a 20.2MP 1"-format backlight-illuminated CMOS sensor. Measuring 13.2 x 8.8mm (2.7x crop factor), the 1"-type sensor was smaller than full frame, APS-C, and Four Thirds-format imaging...
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The Zeiss Batis-series lenses for Sony E-mount cameras are well represented, if your tastes run toward wide-angle (18 and 25mm) or short to mid-range telephotos (...
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