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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Even though smartphones and tablets were designed to be used as handheld devices, first and foremost, unless you’re taking pictures under bright sunny skies, you should mount your phone or tablet on some sort of support device for truly sharp images. Support devices for smartphones and tablets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in this roundup, we consider some of the options....
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Not long ago, mobile phones were judged by their sound quality. Nowadays, phones are judged by their image quality. “Can you hear me now?” has been replaced by “Your phone has how many lenses?” But while image quality continues to improve in quantum leaps, the lighting systems built into our mobile communication devices are “quaint” at best. Your mobile device undoubtedly has a flash or LED...
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After months of running around with nothing but mirrorless and rangefinder cameras, the first thing that came to mind when I picked up the new Pentax flagship DSLR was, “Geeeeeez this puppy’s heavy…” The Pentax K-1 is, indeed, a heavy camera, especially when paired with an...
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Savage is going full-tilt in the LED lighting department. The latest studio lights to arrive from Savage include the Edge Light Mini LED Light, which is a circular, dual-voltage, 6-inch-round 5500K, CRI 95 LED light panel that emulates the soft output of a small light box. The narrow-profile...
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Agfa Scala was a wonderful, ISO 200 black-and-white slide film that was produced about 25 years ago. Scala had an amazing tonal range with rich blacks and lovely highlight detail. If there was a downside to shooting Scala, it was that there was only one lab in the US that would process Scala—Duggal Color Labs, in New York City. Luckily, I worked down the street from Duggal so, for me, it wasn’t a...
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Since their introduction back in 2014, Olympus’s OM-D E-M10 series cameras have found their ways into the camera bags of many enthusiasts. The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 MK III will no doubt be finding its way into the camera bags of yet a new wave of enthusiasts. Opening photograph captured using a...
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Gregory Diamond has been working in the B&H Photo Used Department for about a year. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Diamond is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Photography and Brooks Institute. After getting his graduate degree from Brooks, he worked in the Rental Department at Samy’s Camera,...
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Considering how accurate your camera’s light meter is, selling a light meter to a photographer sounds as weaselly as selling ice cubes to an Inuit or Yupik person. In terms of accuracy, the new Sekonic Speedmaster L-858D-U Light Meter can calculate ambient and flash exposures to...
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On this month’s “Gearcast” we take a look at wide-aperture, wide-angle lenses. With our guest, Neil Gershman, a lens expert from the B&H Superstore, we touch upon the history of wide-angle lenses, their design and general applications, and then we discuss some pros and cons of wide-angle lenses with maximum apertures wider than f/2. Given the market demand and the technical capability, lens...
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If you’re into wider-aperture wide-angle lenses that deliver ridiculously sharp image files (as I am) you’re precisely the person Sigma had in its crosshairs when the company whipped up its latest high-performance hotties—the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART and...
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Savage has announced a trio of new products for use in the studio, as well as on location. The Savage 700W LED Studio Light Kit consists of two umbrella AC sockets with 50W LED lamps attached to them. Combined, the lamps emit the equivalent of 700W of continuous daylight-balanced light. The...
3 months ago
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The topic of this article might seem easy-breezy to compose, but truth be told—it isn’t. For starters, how do you define “travel friendly?” Where are you going? How are you getting there? And what exactly do you plan on photographing once you get there? Do you already own a camera and lenses? If you do, are you happy with them and, if not, why? There’s simply no way we can address every scenario...
3 months ago
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Despite its greatly reported demise, film is proving to be alive and well among a small yet loyal pool of photo enthusiasts, hipsters, and Luddites. Judging by the bump in price of used film cameras over the past few years, the numbers of this pool are growing. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is traveling with film—especially flying with film—which requires more pre-planning on your...
4 months ago
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When Philippe Kahn and his wife were expecting their first child, his plan was to photograph the event using his smartphone so he could share the event with friends and family. The only problem was that it was 1997 and smartphones hadn’t been invented yet. So, Kahn did what any mathematician / technological envelope-pusher would do: he shoehorned a miniature camera into a Motorola cell phone and—...
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If you’ve ever tackled small-product photography, armed with the wrong tools, you know how challenging it can be to capture photos worth the time invested in taking them. Approaching small-product photography with the right tools is a whole other experience. Depending on your needs, the Savage...

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