Ryan Zanoni

Ryan Zanoni

Ryan Zanoni is the coordinator of writing assignments for the B&H Web Content Team. He has extensive experience crafting and editing product descriptions, articles, marketing blurbs, humorous prose, poetry, and screenplays, and holds a B.A. in English from Boston University. He lives with his wife and their dog in Connecticut, where he is actively involved in CrossFit and eating (when he’s not writing).

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As beautiful as they are functional, these handmade walnut and maple wooden cameras take 35mm and 120 roll film, and give you the classic pinhole effect of nearly infinite depth of field. The long exposure times required during shooting allow you to blur motion for interesting, creative images. With diameters of just 0.20-0.3mm, the pinholes have effective apertures of f/125-f/133, and the wooden...
5 months ago
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Pre-charged and ready to go, these 4- and 8-packs of MX series AA and AAA NiMH batteries from Watson are ideal for photo equipment and other high-drain devices. The AAs offer a capacity of 2550mAh, while the AAAs provide 950mAh. The Japanese-made, 1.2V cells are good for 500 charge cycles, and feature a low self-discharge rate that allows them to retain up to 85% of their capacity after a year in...
6 months ago
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Saving the world is a monumental task, but it’s all in a day’s work for a secret agent. Apart from extensive training and a repertoire of finely honed skills, such an impressive operative needs the right set of tools to complete his or her objectives. So, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the perfect gift for the spy who loves you. No small task, either, because this means...
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Nature calls to certain people. For some, the sea and rivers call the loudest, beckoning them to aquatic exploration and experiences, and they answer fervently. In rare cases, this passion leads to amazing things. Julieta “Jules” Gismondi and LouAnne Harris, river guides and paddling instructors at Manhattan Kayak + SUP [Stand Up Paddling], in New York, NY, are two such people. Together, the...
by Morgan Lyle and Ryan Zanoni
7 months ago
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The fan of fresh air in your life might just be the easiest person to please at the holidays. Practically all outdoor activities require some kind of gear, and new products come along on a regular basis to make those activities safer, easier, and more fun. If there’s a challenge, it’s narrowing down the gift choices for your favorite outdoors enthusiast. Fortunately, B&H is here to help, with...
7 months ago
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Whether we wear them when trekking to school, work, camp, or the summit of the mountain, backpacks are a long-standing staple of supply and gear transportation. The ability to carry your belongings on your shoulders and back, with the weight of the burden evenly distributed, provides...
7 months ago
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Almost three-quarters of our world’s surface is covered by water, which means there is no shortage of amazing places one can go for swimming and underwater photography—year-round, in some cases. The Channel Islands in Southern California, Bonaire in the Caribbean, and Raja Ampat in Indonesia, are among the best places on earth to photograph coral reefs; the last of these is home to a...
9 months ago
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If you get separation anxiety when leaving your smartphone for more than a few minutes, but your fear of damaging its precious electronics compels you to keep it far away from water, we’re here to tell you that there is another way. Your device can stay safely in your hands, even when you venture into the pool or the ocean, thanks to waterproof housings and cases, available from your friends at B...
9 months ago
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Danger is all around us. We don’t generally like to think about it, but the world is full of life-threatening forces—and one day, we may come face to face with them in the wild, far from the comforts of home. How we fare will depend largely on our level of preparedness. Throughout centuries of experience and technological advancements, humanity has developed...
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If you had to leave home, work, school, or the gym right now to escape an impending disaster—would you be ready? Would you have the tools, supplies, food, and water that you would need for at least the next three days? Having one or more go bags, a.k.a. “bug-out bags,” stocked with essentials for health and survival is a smart way to be prepared for emergencies. You don’t want to be scrambling at...
9 months ago
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September is National Preparedness Month, so with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of Recommended First Aid Kits to keep you and your loved ones accessible to immediate treatment for lacerations, fractures, punctures, and other injuries when the ambulance hasn’t yet arrived....
11 months ago
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Summer is here, so get ready for a photo/video adventure on the beach or in the water, with B&H’s broad array of waterproof camera/smartphone bags, housings, and accessories. Whether you want to catch some rays, ride the waves, explore beneath the surface, or enjoy a scenic boat ride, these enclosures keep your camera or mobile device protected from the water while you’re having fun....
1 year ago
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Ready for action as soon as you unpack them, the new Powerex Precharged Rechargeable NiMH Batteries combine the high capacities of previous Powerex cells with the very low self-discharge rates of the IMEDION battery...
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Begin your adventures in water-based photo or video shooting with AquaTech's new, entry-level BASE Underwater Sport Housings for DSLR and mirrorless cameras—now in stock at B&H. Rated for depths of up to 33...
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It is 2015 and, still, a staggering 90-95% of the Earth’s oceans remain unexplored. This seems unbelievable, given the incredible advancements we’ve seen in technology over the years, and the fact that we’ve even explored the Moon and planets in some detail. Indeed, it has been said that we know more about the surface of the Moon or Mars than about the ocean floor. How is it that the vast...

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