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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Voigtländer, a division of Japanese lens maker Cosina Optical, is known for producing surprisingly affordable lenses that, with few exceptions, deliver outstanding image quality. One of the company’s latest offerings is the Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f2 ASPH, slightly longer than...
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Some cameras challenge you every step of the way. The Fujifilm G617 is such a camera, but the results are worth it. First introduced in 1983, the G617 is a wide-field camera that captures photographs with 3:1 aspect ratios measuring 2.25 x 6.5" (6 x 17 cm). The G617 was designed for shooting landscapes, architecture, and—from personal experience—speedboat catalogs (more on this later). The G617...
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When the first consumer digital cameras began coming to market in the mid-1990s, they were nowhere as svelte and graceful as their analog counterparts. It would take a few more years before the hardware under the skin would come down in size to a point where film and digital cameras could compete in a bathing suit competition, without having to grade them on a curve. In 2002—eight years before...
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The Nikon F was introduced in 1959. Integrating a newly designed mirror box, pentaprism, and bayonet lens mount with existing components from Nikon’s popular SP rangefinder camera, Nikon’s engineers were able to design a pro-quality 35mm camera that could be used with lenses longer than 135mm without having to resort to a reflex housing, which has its own limitations. Nikon’s management and...
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Your smartphone may have image stabilization, but if you want to capture sharp stills and jiggle-free video, you need to use a stable support. At B&H, we stock many accessories that guarantee sharper, steadier stills and video from your smartphone. Many of the accessories listed below can be used with iOS and Android devices. Additional supports and stabilizers for specific models of iOS and...
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Getting excited about a lens with a 10mm zoom range might sound odd, but when the lens in question is the new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens, the excitement is understandable. Available for...
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Rokinon continues to keep itself busy with an ever-expanding range of ever-improving photo and cinema lenses. The company has introduced what will most likely evolve into a well-rounded line of autofocus lenses. The following is a roundup of some of the latest lens offerings from Rokinon, all of which are designed to capture impressively sharp image files at a lower price than their OEM...
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In the 78 years that Kodak Tri-X has been in existence, there have been finer-grained or faster films available, as well as films with more exposure latitude, better contrast, and even better tonality—but none of them have the signature look and the history of Tri-X. Tri-X was originally released in 1940 as a 4 x...
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Camera bags: we all love them, and many of us own more than one. Over the years, I’ve owned dozens of bags, and I can justify buying just about all of them. I’ve owned canvas bags, leather bags, and ballistic bags, each of which has its merits. Although I will always love the look, feel, and durability of leather and heavy canvas, I’ve also come to realize leather and canvas bags are, by nature,...
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Sony introduced the original Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 in June 2012, and since that time the company has unleashed four updated models, each one an improvement over the last. What’s interesting is that...
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If anybody can tell you about the ins and outs of shoulder-bag design, it’s a mail carrier. Every day, these intrepid couriers get to haul around Lord knows how many pounds of real mail, junk mail, and those awful freebie newspapers that most of us toss into the recycling bin or use for lining the bottom of a bird cage. Experienced photographers can also tell you a thing or two about shoulder...
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It has taken me a while, but, over the course of many years I’ve come to understand what makes die-hard Leica lovers tick. Craftsmanship is certainly part of the reason. All of Leica’s M (digital and analog), Q, CL, and TL-series cameras are manufactured in Germany, from brass and metal alloys and plastic parts—only where it makes sense to use plastic. Although Leica’s newer digital cameras are...
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Leica’s latest digital rangefinder camera—the Leica M10—is an undeniable derivative of the Leica M3, a revolutionary film camera first introduced in 1954. Place an M3 or, for that matter, any Leica M-series film camera side-by-side with an M10 and you can’t help but...
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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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