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Major Innovations Of The Last 25 Years


Major Innovations Of The Last 25 Years

Photography is an art form that tends to push the limits of technology. ...

Image Stabilization And You


Image Stabilization And You

For the sharpest shots, a tripod is essential, but you have to carry it with you and set it up each time you want to make a shot—not great for capturing a bighorn sheep that suddenly bursts into view and is gone just as quickly.

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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....

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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”).

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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.

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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.

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.

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The DSLRs Of 2009


The DSLRs  Of 2009

The year 2009 was a banner one for D-SLRs, with 17 models introduced by six manufacturers.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV


Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

It has been 2½ years since Canon introduced the EOS-1D Mark III, a 10.1-megapixel, 10 fps model that proved popular with bird photographers, in particular, and with wildlife and even general nature shooters for its excellent image quality and quick...

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Pentax K-7


Pentax K-7

Pentax’s new top-of-the-line K-7 packs a 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, HD video capability, a 3.0-inch, high-res LCD, cold-weather capability, high-end performance and a host of pro features into a compact, rugged weather- and dust-resistant body—at a goo...

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Get 4x5 Quality With A DSLR


Get 4x5 Quality With A DSLR

For almost 20 years as a professional photographer, I’ve shot with large- and medium-format film cameras. Then, five years ago, I purchased my first digital camera, a Canon EOS-1Ds, and gave up film altogether.

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HD D-SLRs For Nature Photographers


HD D-SLRs For Nature Photographers

In fall 2008, Nikon announced the D90, the first D-SLR with HD video capability. A few weeks later, Canon announced the EOS 5D Mark II, the first “pro” D-SLR with video capability.

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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...

Full-Frame D-SLRs


Full-Frame  D-SLRs

When we last looked at full-frame D-SLRs, there were four models. In the ensuing months, one of those was replaced, and two new ones were added, giving us six of these high-tech super-cameras today. As long as there have been D-SLRs, OP...

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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...

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Wildlife D-SLRs


Wildlife D-SLRs

While you can photograph wildlife with any camera, some models are better suited for it than others.

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Canon EOS 50D


Canon EOS 50D

Just a year after Canon debuted a major upgrade to its popular mid-level EOS 30D D-SLR via the EOS 40D, the company has introduced a major upgrade of the 40D. The new EOS 50D raises the resolution a whopping 50% while maintaining essentially the same...

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Is Now The Time For Full-Frame D-SLRs?


Is Now The Time For Full-Frame D-SLRs?

Nature photographers now can choose from among four “full-frame” D-SLRs, thanks to Nikon’s new D700 joining the D3 and Canon’s EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS 5D.

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