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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, 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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

B&W Essentials

A look at the essential gear you need for making your best black-and-white landscape, wildlife and travel photos

While most landscape photography today is done in color, there's a long tradition of magnificent black-and-white landscapes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gadget Bag: Extreme Telezooms

Get supertele reach and zoom versatility, plus stay cash-flow positive. We look at the pros and cons of lenses with 500mm and more.

One of the major challenges for wildlife and sports photographers is getting close enough to the subject.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In Focus: July 2014

Fresh on the heels of releasing the a7 and a7R, Sony has now announced an exciting addition to the family for the photo and video shooter with the a7S full-frame, interchangeable-lens camera.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Super Charged!

There’s no substitute for megapixels. We look at the highest-pixel-count cameras, both medium-format and full-frame models, of all time.

Megapixel count is the most talked about digital camera spec by manufacturers and users alike.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lighten Up!

How to choose and use light-hiking equipment and philosophy to make your photography forays more enjoyable, comfortable and productive

Remote wilderness offers a unique venue for the outdoor photographer.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In Focus: June 2014

As of our press date, the specs for the Pentax 645Z are still being finalized, but this small-bodied, 51-megapixel, CMOS, medium-format-sensor camera is packing serious punch.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Medium Mainstay

Big telezooms get the glory and wide-angle models get the headlines, but the underappreciated middle child in a typical three-zoom kit may be your most useful lens. Learn how to choose the right one for you.

Telephoto zooms are popular with wildlife photographers and wide-angle zooms with landscapists, but the mid-range zooms also have their fans.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars

10x25 sport optics provide high power in a camera bag-friendly size

There are a large number of choices when it comes to binoculars.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Landscapes In Motion

Take your movie clips and time-lapse projects using these professional techniques and tools

Although landscapes are fundamentally static, many nature photographers are discovering that you can use today's sophisticated DSLR technology to create breathtaking motion projects.

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