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In Focus: June 2015


In Focus: June 2015

With a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter combined with a new EXPEED 4 Processing Engine, the Nikon D7200 is ready to capture quick action.

Gadget Bag: Key Filters For Scenics


Gadget Bag: Key Filters For Scenics

Photographic filters are like a cook's spices. Photographic filters are like a cook's spices: Used effectively, they can enhance an image, but overdone, they can ruin the "meal." Here are some filters that are especially...

Gadget Bag: Essential Lenses For Wildlife


Gadget Bag: Essential Lenses For Wildlife

Wildlife photographers need long lenses because it's usually difficult to get close enough to wild animals to get good shots (and sometimes dangerous to try to do so).

Wildlife On A Budget


Wildlife On A Budget

While you can photograph wildlife with any camera and lens, some gear makes doing so easier and more productive. While you can photograph wildlife...

In Focus: January/February 2015


In Focus: January/February 2015

GoPro has added power, speed and functionality to the HERO4 Black edition. CANON EOS 7D Mark II Featuring a new 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, the Canon EOS 7D Mark...

Antarctica: What’s In The Bag


Antarctica: What’s In The Bag

Traveling to a location like Antarctica on a dedicated photographic expedition requires a little more thought about equipment and accessories than your average photography outing.

Get Ready For Prime Time


Get Ready For Prime Time

Zoom lenses are especially popular because they provide a wide range of focal lengths in a single unit.

In Focus: April 2014


In Focus: April 2014

Introduced by the manufacturer as the "Olympus for all," the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 includes the power and quality of the OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 in an affordable interchangeable-lens system.

Essential Accessories


Essential Accessories

A ballhead is the most popular type for landscape photography because it lets you position the camera as you wish, then lock it there with a twist of a knob.

In Focus: October 2013


In Focus: October 2013

As the newest addition to the Canon EOS line, the EOS 70D is an advanced step up from the entry-level DSLR still camera and an exciting venture into video shooting.

Gadget Bag: Extend Your Reach


Gadget Bag: Extend Your Reach

Tele-extenders, also known as teleconverters or multipliers, are small optical accessories that mount between your lens and camera to extend your focal length.

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.

Solutions: Monochrome Mode


Solutions: Monochrome Mode

Over the past year, we've seen some interesting dedicated black-and-white cameras that have been introduced by Leica and RED.

Make A B&W Digital Darkroom


Make A B&W Digital Darkroom

Photography is digital. Even the few photographers who continue to work in film take their negatives and prints in the digital arena at some point in their workflow.

Also labeled: Paper, Printers, Software

In Focus: September 2012


In Focus: September 2012

Using the Canon EOS Rebel T4i and the STM (Stepping Motor Technology) lenses developed for it to shoot video on your next trip should be a quiet experience.

Also labeled: In Focus, New Products

The New Breed Of DSLRs


The New Breed Of DSLRs

A number of new high-end DSLRs have been introduced in recent months.

Gadget Bag: Preventive Medicine


Gadget Bag: Preventive Medicine

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

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Gadget Bag: Safety First


Gadget Bag: Safety First

Preparedness falls into the interrelated categories of first-aid, communication, navigation and protection.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

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. ...

Also labeled: D-SLRs, Lenses, Video

25 Pro Gear Choices


25 Pro Gear Choices

Nature photography is part art and part science. There’s the spiritual side of being out in the wilderness where you can find a beautiful scene.

Also labeled: Camera Technique, How-To

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.

Canon EOS 60D


Canon EOS 60D

The new Canon EOS 60D features an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and full HD video, and fits into the EOS lineup nicely between the EOS 7D and the EOS Rebel T2i.

Also labeled: First Look

70 To 200


70 To 200

Everyone has a favorite lens. It’s usually in a focal length that matches the way the photographer sees in his or her mind’s eye. ...

Also labeled: Lenses

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....

Sony Alpha NEX-VG10


Sony Alpha NEX-VG10

About three years ago, the first DSLRs with HD video capability appeared, offering the benefits (over HD camcorders) of much larger sensors (for much better low-light/high-ISO performance and limited "filmic" depth of field), relatively low...

Also labeled: First Look

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: Cameras, D-SLRs

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: 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.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, New Products

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...

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

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. ...

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