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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, January 29, 2013

In Focus: March 2013

Add to your lens lineup with the Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Full-Frame: DSLRs For Landscape Master Work

Can you produce Ansel Adams-level images from a DSLR? Today’s full-frame models give you some outstanding options.

One of the many things Ansel Adams was known for was the superb image quality of his prints, which exhibited excellent detail and a magnificent range of tones.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gadget Bag: Ultimate Landscape Accessories

Indispensable gear for a modern-day Ansel Adams to have in the field

In the days when he was trekking throughout the American landscape, Ansel Adams was often traveling on roads that we would barely recognize today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Solutions: Try The High Pass Filter

Give this tool a look for sharpening your images

The High Pass sharpening technique isn't what I would call a "true" sharpening process, but rather what I generally refer to as a local contrast-enhancement adjustment.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In Focus: January/February 2013

As a nature photographer, you know the value of the 70-200mm focal-length range.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mirrorless Systems For You

How to build a mirrorless system as your primary outfit for nature photography

Five years ago, if you wanted to travel light, you had to choose between a DSLR and a compact digital camera.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gadget Bag: Cold Weather Photo-Savers

Take advantage of the best of winter’s photo opportunities with gear that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable

Some of the most spectacular outdoor photo opportunities occur in cold weather—snowy landscapes, clearing storms, winter wildlife and more.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In Focus: December 2012

Our year-end wrap-up to some of the highlight products of 2012 will help you take optimum advantage of the capabilities of ever-evolving photo and video technologies.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gadget Bag: High-Speed CompactFlash Cards

To take advantage of the latest high-res video HDSLRs, you’ll feel the need for speed and capacity, and contrary to what you may have heard, the death of CF has been greatly overstated

So the need for fast, high-capacity memory cards has never been greater.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Which Camera Should I Buy?

We look at the age-old question in the light of new offerings in full-frame, mirrorless and big-sensor point-and-shoot models

What camera should I buy? It's the question that we get here at OP frequently.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Solutions: Fluid Heads For Still & Motion

For nature photographers, the three-way head is giving way to fluid heads that are purpose-built to be still- and motion-friendly­­

The two most popular types of heads for nature photographers are the ballhead and three-way head.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Solutions: Shutter Speeds & Shutter Angles

What are the best shutter speeds to use for time-lapse and for motion capture?

Time-lapse has exploded in popularity.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Gadget Bag: Best Printers for Fall

Make sure the season of spectacular colors translates to your prints

As autumn arrives, it's time to get out and make striking color photos.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs

The landscape for nature photographers who are in the market for a full-frame DSLR has never been richer

Landscape photographers, in particular, have some very good reasons for adopting a full-frame workflow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Solutions: To A “T”

You can attach a lot of wild and exotic lenses to your camera with a T-mount system

The T-mount system first appeared as an early solution for the age-old problem facing photographers who wanted to use the same lens on two or more camera bodies with unlike mounts.

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