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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In Focus: November 2011

With a bigger sensor, stronger audio capabilities and AVCHD 2.0 HD video support, the Sony NEX-VG20 is the second generation of Sony's Handycam interchangeable-lens camcorder.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In Focus: October 2011

If you’re stepping up your travel photography from the point-and-shoot level to DSLR quality, the Canon EOS Rebel T3 is an intuitive camera that doesn’t sacrifice image quality for ease of use.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In Focus: September 2011

Take an exceptionally wide angle of view when shooting with the Canon EF 8-15mm ƒ/4L Fisheye USM lens.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In Focus: August 2011

The 50mm lens is a must-have for all photographers, and Nikon has updated its model.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In Focus: July 2011

For the first time ever, Adobe is making its Photoshop Creative Suite software available by way of monthly subscriptions.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In Focus: June 2011

The Nikon D5100 has a 16.2-megapixel sensor and records 1080p HD video at 30 and 24 fps with full-time autofocus and manual-exposure control.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In Focus: May 2011

Canon has redesigned a couple of its most popular supertelephoto lenses to be much lighter than their predecessors.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In Focus: April 2011

Shoot 18-megapixel stills and 1920x1080 HD video with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In Focus: March 2011

Use the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for wide-open landscapes and faraway wildlife. The lens is compact, weighing just 15.9 ounces and measuring 3.8 inches in length and 2.9 inches in diameter.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In Focus: January/February 2011

The Pentax K-5 is housed in the same water-resistant, weather-sealed body as its predecessor, the K-7, but it’s packed with pro-level upgrades that include a 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 7 fps frame rate and full 1080p HD video at 25 fps.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

In Focus: December 2010

Editors' Picks: Our annual look at products that the OP Editors found to be particularly interesting and useful for nature photographers.

At the 2010 PMA trade show that took place in February, I went to a Sony press conference where they showed a concept camera—a mirrorless, interchangeable-lens model with a large APS-C image sensor.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In Focus: November 2010

Holiday Gift Guide

With five slots supporting 24 memory card formats, the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB reader is versatile. It can read multiple cards from multiple card slots simultaneously, and allows for card-to-card file transfer between cards in different slots.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In Focus: October 2010

The Sigma 17-50mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC OS HSM is a compact, fast-aperture standard zoom with optical stabilization. With two FLD glass elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and two glass-mold elements, the lens corrects for all types of aberrations.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In Focus: September 2010

Round out your lens collection with the Sigma 85mm ƒ/1.4 EX DG HSM, a large-aperture medium-telephoto. Designed for use with full-frame DSLRs, the lens can be used with smaller APS-C-sized sensors and the focal length increases to about 127.5mm.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Focus: August 2010

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm ƒ/4G ED VR II serves as an excellent addition to your lens kit. With a professional-grade lens body made from die-cast magnesium for increased durability, the lens is sealed to resist moisture and dust. There’s a special meniscus glass to help protect the front element.

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