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In Focus: December 2010


In Focus: December 2010

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.

In Focus: November 2010


In Focus: November 2010

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....

In Focus: October 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....

In Focus: September 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....

In Focus: August 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 sp...

In Focus: July 2010


In Focus: July 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is loaded with new features for improving images. One of the standout tools is Content-Aware Fill, which removes any detail or object, examines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind.

In Focus: June 2010


In Focus: June 2010

If you’re looking to lighten up your camera bag when hitting the trail, Panasonic has expanded its compact interchangeable-lens camera lineup with the 12.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10.

In Focus: May 2010


In Focus: May 2010

Shoot sharp 18-megapixel stills and capture full 1080p HD video using the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, which features 3.7 fps shooting, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor.

In Focus: April 2010


In Focus: April 2010

The Samsung NX10 packs a 14.6-megapixel APS-C-format sensor in a body that’s just 1.6x4.2x3.4 inches.

In Focus: March 2010


In Focus: March 2010

Take the size of a pocket point-and-shoot, add to it the interchangeable-lens capability of a DSLR, and what you get is the Olympus PEN E-P2. ...

In Focus: January/February 2010


In Focus: January/February 2010

The Pentax K-x is an entry-level DSLR that packs in plenty of advanced features such as Live View, HD video capability and a high-dynamic-range mode. The loaded and ready 1.3-pound camera has a 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor with Shake Reduction.

In Focus: December 2009


In Focus: December 2009

If you’re a fan of Lensbaby’s special-effects lenses, the Lensbaby Optic Kit gives you three more creative ways of expanding your photography. The kit consists of three optics: Plastic, Pinhole/Zone plate and Single Glass.

Moto Foto


Moto Foto

Silver Canyon Road to the crest of the Bristlecone Forest had only just opened in the spring, at least nearly as far as the Patriarch Grove. Up there at 11,000 feet in the White Mountains, some lingering snow pack still blocked further progress even...

Holiday Buyer's Guide


Holiday Buyer's Guide

As we put together this year’s annual OP Holiday Buyer’s Guide, we’re taking a slightly different approach compared to years past. ...

In Focus: November 2009


In Focus: November 2009

Make sure the rich colors and sharp details you capture outside look as striking in the final print using the Epson Stylus Pro 3880. ...

In Focus: October 2009


In Focus: October 2009

Nikon has upgraded its popular AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II lens with several features designed to boost image quality. ...

Accessories For Max Color


Accessories For Max Color

With the coming of autumn, nature photographers collectively turn their lenses to capturing the vivid hues of the season. ...

In Focus: September 2009


In Focus: September 2009

Get to your photo gear quickly using the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack, which features a convenient side-door entry for grabbing your camera when wearing the bag over your shoulder.

Also labeled: Gear, In Focus, New Products

In Focus: August 2009


In Focus: August 2009

Head out on your next photo journey with one of Sony’s smaller and lighter Alpha D-SLRs. The A230, A330 and A380 are more compact versions of their respective A200, A300 and A350 predecessors.

Also labeled: Gear, In Focus, New Products

The Accessories That Matter


The Accessories That Matter

All you really need to take photos is a camera, a lens and some film or a memory card. But there are lots of extras that can help make your photography more efficient, fun and creative.

Also labeled: Gear

In Focus: May 2009


In Focus: May 2009

Every year, the photo industry assembles for the annual PMA Trade Show. This past March, the Las Vegas Convention Center was buzzing with manufacturers, distributors and photographers, all assembled to see the latest innovations and equipment to help...

In Focus: April 2009


In Focus: April 2009

Pentax is releasing its K2000 in a unique white version as a double-zoom kit. The entry-level model is aimed at those looking to move up from a compact camera to a D-SLR. The smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 AL and 50-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 AL lenses that c...

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In Focus: March 2009


In Focus: March 2009

If you like to get creative with your wildlife and nature photography, the Olympus E-30 is loaded with features for going beyond the straight shot. Six Art Effect Filters, including Soft Focus, Pop Art, Grainy Film, Pale & Light, Pin Hole and Light...

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Best D-SLRs For B&W


Best D-SLRs For B&W

There are two basic ways to produce black-and-white images digitally: Shoot them that way in-camera or shoot them in color and convert them to black-and-white using imaging software. Both offer advantages. Most of today’s D-SLRs provide a monochrome...

Also labeled: Cameras, Gear

In Focus: January/February 2009


In Focus: January/February 2009

Named for Ono no Komachi, a famous Japanese poet, Olympus delivers the limited-edition E-420 Komachi Kit, which includes the compact D-SLR and the ED 25mm ƒ/2.8 Zuiko Digital lens in a vintage-looking, handmade brown leather case.

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The New Generation Of D-SLRs


The New Generation Of D-SLRs

It’s fall, and besides the annual leaf change and wildlife migrations, this is a time of year when manufacturers unveil their new D-SLR lineups. Some of these cameras are ready and available right now, some are coming soon, and others are only c...

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, Gear

2008 Holiday Buyer’s Guide


2008 Holiday Buyer’s Guide

With the holidays fast approaching, Outdoor Photographer offers our annual collection of photo gear to help you get better photographs. This year, we have everything from printers to software to photo backpacks. What you won’t find in this g...

Also labeled: Cameras, Gear, More Gear

In Focus: December 2008


In Focus: December 2008

If you’re looking to boost the quality of your landscape and nature images by stepping up to an SLR, Pentax delivers a complete entry-level system with a camera body, lens, flash and an affordable price tag.

Also labeled: Gear, In Focus

In Focus: October 2008


In Focus: October 2008

Step up to shooting with a D-SLR using the EOS Rebel XS, the latest entry-level camera from Canon. Top-notch features include a DIGIC III image processor, 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 2.5-inch LCD with Live View, Auto Lighting Optimizer, 7-point...

Also labeled: Gear, In Focus

In Focus: September 2008


In Focus: September 2008

Go from wide-angle to telephoto range with a constant ƒ/4 maximum aperture using the smc Pentax DA 17-70mm ƒ/4 AL [IF] SDM. The 17.1-ounce lens covers a 4.1x focal range of 26-107mm (35mm equivalent) on Pentax D-SLRs. Some of the standout features...

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