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Read reviews of the latest wildlife and nature photography equipment. Our camera equipment reviews cover lenses to accessories and everything in-between.




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Gadget Bag: The Photographer’s Smartphone

We look at the latest smartphones, and how their cameras and other features can benefit you

The digital age has brought photo and video technology to the masses.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Focus: December 2014

Editor's Picks

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gadget Bag: Situational Awareness

Look for a perfect vantage point, watch wildlife behavior and get a new look at the night sky—just some of the reasons why every nature photographer should have a pair of general-purpose 10x42 binoculars

Throughout history, binoculars have been associated with explorers, spies and field marshals.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In Focus: November 2014

The Hasselblad H5D-50c medium-format DSLR camera has a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor with an improved ISO range of 100-6400.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Landscape Lens

Our guide to wide-angle zooms—the most popular and useful lens for scenic shooters

If there was an official lens of OP, it would be the wide-angle zoom.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gadget Bag: Action Cams

These high-quality camcorders can do much more than skateboarding videos

GoPro has transformed the action-sports world.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Modern View Camera

New CMOS-based, medium-format digital cameras are giving landscape photographers exciting new options

Large-format view cameras have been a mainstay of high-end landscape photography for a century.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Color Essentials

To take advantage of nature’s annual color eruption, be sure to have these key tools at the ready

Fall colors are one of outdoor photography's iconic staples.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In Focus: October 2014

Canon recently announced the EF 16-35mm ƒ/4L IS USM wide-angle zoom for use with full-frame EOS cameras.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gadget Bag: Super-Speed Hard Drives

Edit your video footage without any hiccups using quick Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 technology

You've upgraded to a 1080p/4K camera, picked out your preferred lenses, looked into continuous light systems, and researched microphones and audio recorders.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In Focus: September 2014

Nikon has announced the new 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor D810—the much anticipated upgrade from the D800 and D800E.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Get Ready For Prime Time

You can get improved speed, sharpness and a compact size in prime lenses, but what do you give up? We look at the pros and cons of single-focal-length lenses.

Zoom lenses are especially popular because they provide a wide range of focal lengths in a single unit.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Gadget Bag: Memory Cards For Video

Decode the package jargon to ensure you have the memory cards to keep pace with your camera’s high-quality video capabilities

As we move forward in the digital space, technology manufacturers are listening to the desires of the independent multimedia creative.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In Focus: August 2014

If you want to lighten your hiking pack while maintaining some high-power photographic punch, Sony has you covered with the RX100 III.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Hiking Footwear

Go with lightweight, comfortable shoes to keep you energized and ready to take photos on those long, rewarding summer hikes

There's no single piece of backpacking equipment so adored and loathed by hikers as their trekking boots.

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