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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, September 1, 2015

In Focus: September 2015

Ricoh has added built-in WiFi with easy NFC connection to its flagship compact model.

Friday, August 28, 2015

What’s In A “Pro” Lens

We look at the pros and cons of pro and non-pro lenses to help you make your decision on substance rather than a badge

Generally, pro lenses deliver better optical performance than lesser lenses, quicker and more accurate autofocusing, and are more ruggedly built.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Gadget Bag: Custom Publishing

Are you working to preserve the habitat of a special place or presenting a collection of your images? Creating a quality photo book is easier than ever.

Most think of a gadget bag as the place where a photographer collects all those useful little accessories that make it easier to create photographs.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Traveling With Batteries

Decoding the fundamentals behind the power inside your devices and how to safely take them on the road and into the sky

As of late, there has been a large crackdown on transporting batteries in carry-on or checked baggage via domestic or international travel, as well as in shipped packages using FedEx, UPS or your favorite carrier.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Gadget Bag: Punch Up Your B&W

Use filters at capture to give an extra lift to your monochrome photos

You can do a lot in postprocessing with a digital image, and many digital cameras have built-in filters.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In Focus: August 2015

Sony has released a new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera with the a7R II.

Monday, July 20, 2015

To Mirror Or Not To Mirror

Pros and Cons: How do the latest mirrorless cameras stack up to DSLRs? What are their strengths and weaknesses, and which one is best for you and your shooting style?

When digital took over, camera manufacturers essentially adapted their film camera designs, and we had DSLRs, medium-format digital cameras and digital backs that could be attached to medium- and large-format cameras.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gadget Bag: Being A Hard Case

On a road trip, you can usually bring a lot of gear, and to keep it safe, a hard-shell case is an excellent solution

Camera bags and backpacks are wonderful ways to carry your camera gear in the field, but for the ultimate in protection on your photo road trip, a hard case is good to have, as well.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gear It Up For The Road

Our suggestions for the essential equipment to have with you for summertime excursions

Whether you're packing the family in the Wagon Queen Family Truckster for a trip across the nation or taking a three-day weekend for yourself, traveling by car has the advantage of allowing you to bring an array of gear.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Solutions: Really Low Light

Push the envelope with a superfast ƒ/0.95 lens

As sensors and processing engines have advanced, we've broken through the 100,000, 200,000 and even the 400,000 ISO marks.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Solutions: Hands-Free

Camera straps have grown up to offer a higher level of both form and function

Every camera comes with some sort of a perfectly functional strap.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gadget Bag: The Modern Remote

Whether you’re looking for a system that can control all aspects of the camera’s controls from a smartphone or you want something that can fit in your pocket, you’ll find what you need in the current lineup of camera remote systems

Most photos are taken by pressing the camera's shutter button with one's finger.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In Focus: July 2015

Ricoh Imaging has introduced the Pentax K-3 II camera. The K-3 II shares the K-3's dustproof and weather-resistant magnesium-alloy casing and metal chassis, as well as the 24.35-effective-megapixel resolution, 27-point AF system and 8.3 fps shooting speed.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Max Mirrorless

With advanced sensors and processors, top-shelf image quality and a cool factor that makes DSLRs seem clunky, the best mirrorless cameras available today might inspire you to make a change

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras came into being because many felt that DSLRs were too bulky to carry around much of the time.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In Focus: June 2015

With a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter combined with a new EXPEED 4 Processing Engine, the Nikon D7200 is ready to capture quick action.

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