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B&W Essentials


B&W Essentials

While most landscape photography today is done in color, there's a long tradition of magnificent black-and-white landscapes.

Super Charged!


Super Charged!

Megapixel count is the most talked about digital camera spec by manufacturers and users alike. Megapixel count is the most talked about...

Sony Alpha a7 And Alpha a7R


Sony Alpha a7 And Alpha a7R

One of the main reasons why mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras were designed was to provide DSLR image quality without the bulk.

Olympus OM-D E-M1


Olympus OM-D E-M1

The original Four Thirds System was introduced in 2003 based around a 17.3x13.0mm image sensor that was smaller than the 23.6x15.6mm APS-C sensors used in most DSLRs of the time.

Best Cameras Under $1000


Best Cameras Under $1000

Nature photography encompasses a wide range of subject matter, from landscape vistas to birds in flight.

The New Wave Of Mirrorless


The New Wave Of Mirrorless

The original concept behind the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera was to provide DSLR image quality without DSLR bulk.

Top DSLRs For Wildlife


Top DSLRs For Wildlife

The best cameras for wildlife are DSLRs for their combination of AF performance, availability of long lenses, image quality at higher ISO settings and ease of use on moving subjects.

Compact DSLRS


Compact DSLRS

Ever since the tiny Olympus OM-1 35mm film SLR was introduced in the early 1970s (and perhaps even before), there's been a desire among many for smaller and lighter interchangeable-lens cameras. ...

DSLRs & Lenses For Landscapes


DSLRs & Lenses For Landscapes

Because of their size, ease of use and many advanced features, DSLRs are finding a great deal of popularity with landscape photographers.

Full-Frame: DSLRs For Landscape Master Work


Full-Frame: DSLRs For Landscape Master Work

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.

Mirrorless Systems For You


Mirrorless Systems For You

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

Which Camera Should I Buy?


Which Camera Should I Buy?

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

The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs


The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs

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

Solutions: The Camera That’s With You


Solutions: The Camera That’s With You

I'm the first to admit that I'm a camera snob. ...

Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture


Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture

The onslaught of DSLRs that can shoot professional-caliber HD video has not slowed.

Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots


Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots

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.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, First Look

Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!


Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!

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.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, Gear

Blackmagic Cinema Camera


Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, First Look, Gear

Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!


Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!

Today's digital landscape photographers can choose from a great variety of DSLRs.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, Gear

Fujifilm X-Pro1


Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm's X100 became an instant hit upon its release in 2011, thanks to a 12.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a high-quality fixed 23mm ƒ/2 lens and a beautiful industrial design.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, First Look

Olympus OM-D E-M5


Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus' first mirrorless camera, the PEN E-P1, evoked the popular Olympus PEN 35mm compact cameras of the 1960s.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, First Look, Gear

Nikon D800


Nikon D800

When Nikon announced its new flagship D4 pro DSLR a few months ago, some were startled that it had "only" 16.1 megapixels.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, First Look, Gear

Canon EOS-1D X


Canon EOS-1D X

Scheduled for a Spring 2012 release, the EOS-1D X replaces the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the EOS 1D Mark IV.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, First Look

Nikon 1 V1 & J1


Nikon 1 V1 & J1

It has been long rumored that Nikon was going to introduce a mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, and now they've done it—two, in fact.

Also labeled: Gear

Max Out Your DSLR Sensor


Max Out Your DSLR Sensor

Sometimes your first capture is your only capture. Blow the exposure, and you’ve blown a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You can’t bracket high-action wildlife or outdoor sports—you’re all but guaranteed to get the wrong exposure at the decisive moment....

Also labeled: D-SLRs

DSLR Performance In A Point-And-Shoot Size?


DSLR Performance In A Point-And-Shoot Size?

You’ve likely heard the buzz about the new mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras by now (some call them EVIL, for “electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens”).

Also labeled: D-SLRs

Video DSLRs For Nature Shooters


Video DSLRs For Nature Shooters

While the ability to record video has been built into compact digital cameras for years, as recently as two years ago there were no digital SLRs with video capability.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

Build A Landscape Kit On Any Budget


Build A Landscape Kit On Any Budget

Even though technology has certainly changed, the keys to capturing a great landscape haven’t.

Gear Up For The National Parks


Gear Up For The National Parks

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) manages 392 “units,” including 58 national parks and 74 national monuments.

DSLRs To Shoot Like Ansel Adams


DSLRs To Shoot Like Ansel Adams

The legendary Ansel Adams was certainly one of our best-known landscape photographers. He made so many iconic images of the American landscape that he, himself, became an icon.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, Gear

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