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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, July 24, 2012

In Focus: September 2012

Using the Canon EOS Rebel T4i and the STM (Stepping Motor Technology) lenses developed for it to shoot video on your next trip should be a quiet experience.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teleconverters

These simple devices give you more reach with your telephotos for high-impact wildlife, macro and even landscape photography

A really long lens will fill the frame with the subject, but really long lenses are really expensive and bulky.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Solutions: Polarizer Basics

How to get results with this must-have filter

The polarizer is the single most used filter in nature photography.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gadget Bag: Compact HD Cams

They’re small, they’re light, they produce outstanding footage, and they’re everywhere. Why you should have one in your bag.

The world of the small video camera has exploded lately.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots

With high-capacity memory getting cheaper, shooting in bursts rather than single frames May be a good solution for a lot of reasons

Most photographers think of high-speed shooting as being the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, that is, shooters who are going for sequences where the action is unfolding rapidly and you want to be sure you capture the peak moment.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Focus: August 2012

Boost the quality of your DSLR filmmaking with support from the Redrock Micro ultraCage DSLR.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera systems are a fraction of the size and weight of most DSLRs, and they can produce top-level images. What’s not to love?

Today, you can choose from a wide line of cameras that are truly compact, produce DSLR image quality and accept interchangeable lenses: the mirrorless cameras.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Solutions: Pick A Pack Of Paper

How to choose the ideal surface for your black-and-white prints

In the film darkroom, you'd match your individual negatives to individual papers to craft a perfect print. Papers available in different grades or multigrade options let you use filtration to adjust the contrast.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gadget Bag: Convert To B&W

The era of complex maneuvers with the channel mixer has given way to a bevy of software solutions that give you control and make it easy to transform color to evocative, dramatic black-and-white images

To create the best bold black-and-white images, you used to have to know the ins and outs of Photoshop's channel mixer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gadget Bag: Time For A Tablet

Incredible high-resolution screens, an ever-growing number of photography apps and an undeniable cool factor make a tablet a must-have accessory for every nature photographer

The tablet has changed the way the world uses photos. The high-resolution backlit screens make your images look rich and luminous, and a bevy of apps give you all sorts of control over the photographs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In Focus: July 2012

With the Lightning Trigger from Stepping Stone Products in your camera bag this summer, you can capture those impromptu lightning storms from a safe distance.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Big Glass

Long-focal-length super-telephotos are obviously well suited to wildlife work. They also can give you a new perspective on your landscape photography.

Using a longer lens, moving closer to the subject or choosing a larger subject will make the subject appear larger in the image frame.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Beyond convergence cameras, a new motion-only model offers pro-level performance at a reasonable price

At the 2012 NAB show, Blackmagic Design, an Australian company mostly associated with more behind-the-scenes pro video gear, unveiled a new motion-only camera capable of 2.5K resolution.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solutions: Storage On The Go

Portable drives give you a lot of options for keeping your images safe while traveling

Today's DSLRs and mirrorless digital cameras provide the outdoor photographer with lots of megapixels for detailed landscapes and the ability to crop into shots of distant wildlife.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One

Having a single lens to cover everything from ultrawide to strong telephoto is incredibly appealing, but how well do these extreme zooms perform in a variety of situations? We’ll show you where the trade-offs are.

All-in-one zoom lenses—those that go from wide-angle to telephoto—offer some solid benefits for a nature photographer who's on a road trip.

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