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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, February 11, 2014

Gadget Bag: Large Format Printers

Ansel Adams was a master landscape printer. Take the same type of control with your prints by finding the perfect 17-inch printer to meet your preferences.

Not only was Ansel Adams iconic due to his ability to compose grand landscapes with beautiful light, but he was also known for the excellence of his prints.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In Focus: March 2014

The new Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD ultratelephoto zoom is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C formats.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Be A Digital Ansel Adams

Essential gear to help you adopt an Ansel Adams-type workflow with today’s latest photography tools and technology

The ultimate film purist (who left us in 1984) would never use "artificial" digital imaging.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Solutions: Smartphone Lenses

Give your smartphone a boost with a small add-on wide or telephoto lens

In an age of self-promotion, branding, Instagram, Twitter and more, the camera in your phone plays an increased role.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Essential Zoom

Venerable. Indispensable. Classic. Timeless. For a nature photographer, there just isn’t one word that expresses the true value of a fast, constant-aperture 70-200mm lens.

There was a time when the 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 was the workhorse zoom of choice: a highly versatile range with formidable light-gathering ability.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Solutions: Prime Options For Mirrorless

Zeiss Touit lenses for Sony and Fujifilm mirrorless APS-C cameras are fast, sharp and rugged tools

As mirrorless cameras expand their foothold, lens manufacturers have started developing models.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Focus: January/February 2014

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1 is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera squeezed down to a pocket-sized profile.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Olympus OM-D E-M1

The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera also replaces the E-5 pro DSLR. At Olympus, it would seem the time of the internal mirror has ended.

The original Four Thirds System was introduced in 2003 based around a 17.3x13.0mm image sensor that was smaller than the 23.6x15.6mm APS-C sensors used in most DSLRs of the time.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sony Alpha a7 And Alpha a7R

The age of full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless has arrived

One of the main reasons why mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras were designed was to provide DSLR image quality without the bulk.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gadget Bag: HDR Software

When used in moderation, HDR software helps you maximize the dynamic range in your photos. Here’s a look at the tools that are available for doing it.

Photo manipulation has always been employed to enhance details, even out exposure and increase contrast.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Solutions: Protect Your Gear From Snow

Get out and shoot in winter weather with confidence with these simple tips

When you're out shooting in wintery weather, the first rule to remember is that snow is dust—until it melts.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gadget Bag: Look! No Wires!

WiFi technology now lets you compose, shoot, review, send and share your photos free from physical tethers

Built-in wireless features have most often been found in the compact camera market, frequently viewed as a way to quickly share photos with social-media networks.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Best Cameras Under $1000

Our guide to the top interchangeable-lens cameras, DSLRs and mirrorless models for your style of outdoor photography that come in below the $1,000 price

Nature photography encompasses a wide range of subject matter, from landscape vistas to birds in flight.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In Focus: December 2013

Choice Gear Of The Year

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Classic Glass

Your favorite optics live again—in digital reincarnation

In the early 1970s, when SLR photography experienced its first major growth spurt and digital was an uncommon phrase that referred to the use of one's fingers, the Holy Grail of lenses, at least for Nikon owners, consisted of three Nikkors

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