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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, 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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In Focus: November 2013

Photographers looking for a fast prime lens will take note of the Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The New Wave Of Mirrorless

Today’s mirrorless cameras offer the nature photographer DSLR image quality in much smaller packages

The original concept behind the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera was to provide DSLR image quality without DSLR bulk.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gadget Bag: Self-Publish

Making your own high-quality photo book is easy

Digital image files have made it simple for any photographer to upload and print their own high-quality photo books.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gadget Bag: The Fall Color Filter

For cutting glare and getting natural saturated reds, yellows and oranges, the polarizer is your autumn companion

The polarizer works its magic especially well on fall colors.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Focus: October 2013

As the newest addition to the Canon EOS line, the EOS 70D is an advanced step up from the entry-level DSLR still camera and an exciting venture into video shooting.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Essential Accessories

Augment your DSLR and high-quality lenses with some key equipment that will help you take your photos to the next level

A ballhead is the most popular type for landscape photography because it lets you position the camera as you wish, then lock it there with a twist of a knob.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Solutions: Limiting Diffraction

Defeat this sharpness-robbing phenomenon by considering the focal length of your lens and choosing an appropriate aperture

Have you ever looked at your photos and detected an annoying lack of sharpness?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gadget Bag: Extend Your Reach

Tele-extenders give you an inexpensive way to boost your focal length

Tele-extenders, also known as teleconverters or multipliers, are small optical accessories that mount between your lens and camera to extend your focal length.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In Focus: September 2013

A compact camera with ultra-low-light capability, the Sony RX100 II fits in your pocket on days when you want to travel light.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top DSLRs For Wildlife

To capture the decisive moment in animal activity and behavior, choose a camera with the AF performance, speed and image quality that are up to the task

The best cameras for wildlife are DSLRs for their combination of AF performance, availability of long lenses, image quality at higher ISO settings and ease of use on moving subjects.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Make A B&W Digital Darkroom

A master photographer needs a master darkroom. We’ll guide you through the key tools you need in the digital age.

Photography is digital. Even the few photographers who continue to work in film take their negatives and prints in the digital arena at some point in their workflow.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Solutions: Monochrome Mode

Sigma cameras and Photo Pro software give you special black-and-white capabilities

Over the past year, we've seen some interesting dedicated black-and-white cameras that have been introduced by Leica and RED.

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