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Stay in focus with our digital photography equipment reviews. You'll discover a wide range of information on nature photography in these informative articles.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In Focus: March 2012

Sometimes a camera phone is all you need, especially if it's the camera in the iPhone. Now you can step up your iPhone photography with the iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gadget Bag: Preventive Medicine

Protect your camera from rain and snow

Some people leave the camera at home when the weather forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In Focus: January/February 2012

Looking at a landscape or wildlife photograph in print makes a different impact than just looking at the image on screen.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Low-Cost Gear That Makes A Big Difference

Adding some simple and inexpensive accessories to your bag gives you a lot of options in the field

It's always nice to get a new DSLR or lens, but while madly pursuing more megapixels and longer lenses, it's easy to forget that there are lots of far less expensive items that can improve your photos or photo-making experience.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gadget Bag: Beyond The Tabletop

Ultracompact tripods are good for much more than point-and-shoot cameras

Once considered an inevitably endangered species because of built-in image stabilization, tripods have emerged just as important as ever.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In Focus: December 2011

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

Mirrorless cameras give nature photographers a compact body, a high-resolution image sensor and a choice of fine optics.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gadget Bag: Trail Lights

Small flashlights have 1001 uses for an outdoor photographer in autumn

If you want to get the very best photos, you need to capture the very best light.

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, September 6, 2011

Gadget Bag: GPS Made Easy

Touch-screens and intuitive menus are making new GPS units more photographer-friendly

Although they may never fully replace a trail map and compass, compact touch-screen GPS units pack convenience, ease of use and navigational power into a device small enough to slip into a shirt pocket.

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, August 9, 2011

Gadget Bag: Save Your Back

Think beyond the shoulder bag

When I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, I was determined not to allow it to interfere with my regular activities.

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, July 5, 2011

Gadget Bag: Steady Shooting

Versatile stabilization solutions that bridge the gap between stills and video

Whether shooting for the ultimate sharpness in stills or looking to capture video that's as smooth as possible, there never has been a better time for photographers to be looking at tools for image stabilization.

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, June 7, 2011

Gadget Bag: The Tablet Revolution

Between their bright displays, thin and lightweight designs, and the incredible range of apps from which to choose, tablets are rapidly becoming must-have accessories for nature photographers

These slick, thin, computing wonders are technically referred to as tablet computing devices.

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