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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.




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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In Focus: May 2015

Calling all astrophotography enthusiasts! Nikon has developed the D810A specifically to capture interstellar activity.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Can You Go No Low-Pass?

Why the trend of cameras being made without low-pass, or anti-aliasing, filters is a good thing for nature photographers

In 2012, Nikon introduced the D800 and the D800E, which were identical, but the D800E had the effects of its anti-aliasing (AA) filter removed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Gadget Bag: Key Filters For Scenics

A look at the most essential filters for color and black-and-white landscape photography

Photographic filters are like a cook's spices.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gadget Bag: Essential Lenses For Wildlife

How to choose the best lenses for your animal photography

Wildlife photographers need long lenses because it's usually difficult to get close enough to wild animals to get good shots (and sometimes dangerous to try to do so).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In Focus: April 2015

Canon has developed the EOS 5DS and 5DS R models, which offer the highest resolution of any 35mm DSLR, to date.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wildlife On A Budget

We look at the priorities for building a wildlife outfit that will give you the best bang for your buck

While you can photograph wildlife with any camera and lens, some gear makes doing so easier and more productive.

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