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In Focus: March 2007


In Focus: March 2007

Give your images some room to stretch on the Samsung SyncMaster XL20 monitor. Designed for users with lofty color demands, the 20-inch display uses a unique light-emitting diode backlight unit for an ultra-wide color gamut. The...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: April 2007


In Focus: April 2007

Quickly import, organize, manage and showcase large volumes of your digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom. With powerful workflow tools and a streamlined user interface, Lightroom processes your images nondestructively in RAW,...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

Quick Support


Quick Support

Tripods and monopods ensure that the images we create are sharp. The sturdy legs and rugged designs offer a stable plat-form for creating virtually any image. There are moments when...

Also labeled: Tripods & Support

Au Natural


Au Natural

If you’ve shopped for higher-end, outdoor-performance clothing lately, you’ve probably noticed wool garments are making a comeback. We’re not talking about the old scratchy wool...

Functionality Meets Style


Functionality Meets Style

When it comes to most photographic accessories, the emphasis is often on functionality, yet not far behind that is the matter of style. So while we photographers want tools that help us to create great images, we also appreciate having products that...

Selective Focus Made Easy


Selective Focus Made Easy

Photographers love accessories that help them create unique-looking images. With many photographers owning the same cameras and lenses, it’s exciting to find a product that provides us with the ability to create a distinctive photograph. The Lensbaby 2...

Also labeled: How-To, Lenses

In Focus: May 2007


In Focus: May 2007

Capture crisp, high-definition video with an affordable, palm-sized camera. The Canon HV20 camcorder features a 10x optical zoom lens, 2.96-megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC DV II image processor for shooting full HD resolution...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: June 2007


In Focus: June 2007

Every winter, the major manufacturers and distributors of photographic gear gather at the huge PMA trade show to announce and present their latest equipment. Put on by the Photo Marketing Association International,...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: July 2007


In Focus: July 2007

The 7.2-megapixel compact Samsung L74 Wide has a 3.6x optical zoom starting at a 35mm equivalent of 28mm. A three-inch touch-screen LCD makes navigating through the menu system easy and intuitive, while the World Tour Guide function...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: August 2007


In Focus: August 2007

Take landscape and nature shots with finely tuned color using the Sigma DP1. This high-end compact camera features the same unique Foveon X3 direct image sensor, with 14-megapixel color photosites, used in the SD14 D-SLR for...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: September 2007


In Focus: September 2007

Go for a range of shots on your next outdoor photo adventure using the compact Canon PowerShot S5 IS, which features a powerful 36-432mm (35mm equivalent) 12x optical zoom lens. Loaded with advanced features, the 8-megapixel camera...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

Get The Most From Your Batteries


Get The Most From Your Batteries

I’m the first to admit being a bit compulsive about batteries. I condition them, charge them, check them and clean their terminals when necessary. I even label them with the date they went into service. I attached a power strip to one end of a w...

Also labeled: How-To

In Focus: November 2007


In Focus: November 2007

Dust problems are reduced when shooting with the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10 because the camera features an integrated dust-prevention system that uses supersonic vibrations to shake unwanted particles off the sensor. The...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: April 2008


In Focus: April 2008

Capture sunsets with smoother transitions from light to dark colors using the 12.2-megapixel Canon EOS Rebel XSi, which has an enhanced 14-bit A/D converter, along with many other features and technologies found in the company’s pro...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: October 2007


In Focus: October 2007

If you’re just getting into shooting with a D-SLR, the affordable Pentax K100D Super is packed with features and easy to use. The camera has a 6.1-megapixel sensor, advanced systems for shake reduction and dust removal, a u...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: December 2007


In Focus: December 2007

Frame your wildlife shots with one of the big-lens additions to Nikon’s super-telephoto lineup. The AF-S Nikkor 400mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 500mm ƒ/4G ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 600mm ƒ/4G ED VR are designed for Nikon FX and DX format D-SLRs. All incl...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

In Focus: January/February 2008


In Focus: January/February 2008

Shoot with a pair of newly designed high-end, wide-angle Nikon zooms built for digital photography. The AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8G ED lens lets you go for that ultrawide landscape shot, while the AF-S Nikkor...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

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