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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 18, 2009

Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks

When you want to take more than just a body and lens into the field, a backpack gives you the capacity and the comfortable means to carry everything

This time of year, just about every outdoor photographer is enjoying the late-summer weather and some quality time with nature and a camera.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Up Close And Wide!

How to get the most from your fisheye lens

Apparently, a fisheye lens is how a fish actually sees the world from its bowl.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pentax K-7

A capable and weather-resistant D-SLR has HD video and a low price

Pentax’s new top-of-the-line K-7 packs a 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, HD video capability, a 3.0-inch, high-res LCD, cold-weather capability, high-end performance and a host of pro features into a compact, rugged weather- and dust-resistant body—at a good price.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Building Your Lens Kit For Digital Action

With the autumn migrations and rutting season approaching fast, now is the time to put together a set of lenses to help you capture all the action

Now is an ideal time to upgrade your lenses. Fall wildlife season is here, and it’s also the time of year when you can make some of the best landscapes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In Focus: September 2009

Get to your photo gear quickly using the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack, which features a convenient side-door entry for grabbing your camera when wearing the bag over your shoulder.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Filters For B&W Photography

On-camera filters still give you the best results when shooting black-and-white

Every photographer who shoots black-and-white (digital or film) should own at least six filters for their SLR.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HD D-SLRs For Nature Photographers

For outdoor photographers, the latest high-tech cameras offer the ability to capture images and tell a story in incredible new ways

In fall 2008, Nikon announced the D90, the first D-SLR with HD video capability. A few weeks later, Canon announced the EOS 5D Mark II, the first “pro” D-SLR with video capability.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

In Focus: August 2009

Head out on your next photo journey with one of Sony’s smaller and lighter Alpha D-SLRs. The A230, A330 and A380 are more compact versions of their respective A200, A300 and A350 predecessors.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hard (Drive) Decisions

In the era of high-megapixel cameras, storing your large image files requires the use of a separate hard drive

You can set your watch by it—well, your calendar, anyway. Within 30 days of buying a new 12-megapixel camera, photographers everywhere are smacking themselves on the side of the head and asking, “Where am I going to keep all of these large image files?” Having a large number of large files is a good problem to have.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tamrac Walkthroughs

Informative videos on Tamrac's more popular packs and accessories.

Tamrac, producer of specialized camera bags, cases and backpacks, has provided this informative set of videos exploring the capabilities and detailed construction of a few of its more popular lines. Each presents guided walk-throughs from Tamrac personnel on the features and benefits of each series, stepping viewers through the bag from capacity to comfort factor to build.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Accessories That Matter

Tripods, filters and other handy extras for enhancing your photography

All you really need to take photos is a camera, a lens and some film or a memory card. But there are lots of extras that can help make your photography more efficient, fun and creative.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In Focus: July 2009

Take more dramatic landscape shots with Nikon’s compact AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 10-24mm ƒ/3.5-4.5G ED.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sticking With Film

Fujichrome Velvia, the perennial favorite emulsion of nature photography pros, is still going strong

For some nature photographers, the death of film has been greatly exaggerated. For as long as it has been around, Fujichrome Velvia has been among the most popular films, if not the most popular film, for nature photography.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gadget Bag: In A Flash!

Electronic flash units will add dimension to your photos

Strobe. EFU. Speedlite. Speedlight. Flash. No matter what you call it, a portable electronic flash unit is one of the most important accessories any photographer can own. But many who mainly shoot outdoors overlook the possibilities. Flash photography is by no means restricted to inside!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

(HD) In A Nutshell

For the D-SLR shooter, there are many factors in shooting HD video

The still camera and HD video camcorder worlds slowly are starting to converge. The biggest news in the still-photography industry has been the arrival of HD shooting for D-SLR cameras. Last year, Nikon released the D90—a D-SLR that offers a 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to record cinematic-quality movie files at up to 720p HD.

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