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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.

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.

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.

Gadget Bag: Safety First


Gadget Bag: Safety First

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

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide

Going On A Photo Road Trip


Going On A Photo Road Trip

Getting off the beaten path can inspire your photography with new subjects, unexplored environments and pictorial challenges. ...

Also labeled: How-To

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.

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.

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