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Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed


Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed

Most outdoor photographers use ballheads because they're ideal for landscape photography.

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.

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.

Wide-Angle Zooms


Wide-Angle Zooms

Wide-angle lenses are essential landscape photography tools for their ability to take in epic vistas and allow you to move in close to emphasize a foreground object while still showing enough of its surroundings to give a feel for the location. ...

In Focus: April 2012


In Focus: April 2012

When experimenting with high dynamic range, there's a fine line between creating an image that has more oomph and one that looks like a cartoon.

Gadget Bag: Make Your Own Photo Book


Gadget Bag: Make Your Own Photo Book

Making a custom photo book has become fast, easy and inexpensive.

In Focus: March 2012


In Focus: March 2012

Sometimes a camera phone is all you need, especially if it's the camera in the iPhone. Now you can step up your iPhone photography with the iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics.

Low-Cost Gear That Makes A Big Difference


Low-Cost Gear That Makes A Big Difference

It's always nice to get a new DSLR or lens, but while madly pursuing more megapixels and longer lenses, it's easy to forget that there are lots of far less expensive items that can improve your photos or photo-making experience.

In Focus: January/February 2012


In Focus: January/February 2012

Looking at a landscape or wildlife photograph in print makes a different impact than just looking at the image on screen.

Gadget Bag: Beyond The Tabletop


Gadget Bag: Beyond The Tabletop

Once considered an inevitably endangered species because of built-in image stabilization, tripods have emerged just as important as ever.

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: Cameras

Ultra-Wide-Angle Zooms


Ultra-Wide-Angle Zooms

As their name suggests, ultra-wide-angle lenses take in very wide angles of view. As their name suggests, ultra-wide-angle lenses take in very wide...

Also labeled: Lenses

Gadget Bag: Trail Lights


Gadget Bag: Trail Lights

If you want to get the very best photos, you need to capture the very best light.

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Sony SLT-A77


Sony SLT-A77

The new SLT-A77 is the long-awaited successor to Sony's A700 enthusiast APS-C DSLR.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

Our Guide To Mirrorless Cameras


Our Guide To Mirrorless Cameras

Outdoor photography—landscape, wildlife, close-up, travel and sports—covers a lot of territory and demands cameras that deliver excellent image quality and a wide range of focal lengths.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

In Focus: November 2011


In Focus: November 2011

With a bigger sensor, stronger audio capabilities and AVCHD 2.0 HD video support, the Sony NEX-VG20 is the second generation of Sony's Handycam interchangeable-lens camcorder. ...

Gadget Bag: GPS Made Easy


Gadget Bag: GPS Made Easy

Although they may never fully replace a trail map and compass, compact touch-screen GPS units pack convenience, ease of use and navigational power into a device small enough to slip into a shirt pocket.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Sigma SD1


Sigma SD1

Sigma’s SD1 has been a hot topic on the online photo forums, in part, for its remarkable Foveon X3 image sensor and, in part, for its equally remarkable price.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

Macro Lens Guide


Macro Lens Guide

Macro is the photo op that’s always available: You can find good close-up subjects just about anywhere.

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: October 2011


In Focus: October 2011

If you’re stepping up your travel photography from the point-and-shoot level to DSLR quality, the Canon EOS Rebel T3 is an intuitive camera that doesn’t sacrifice image quality for ease of use.

Gadget Bag: Save Your Back


Gadget Bag: Save Your Back

When I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, I was determined not to allow it to interfere with my regular activities. ...

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Big-Time DSLRs Under $1,000


Big-Time DSLRs Under $1,000

It's hard to believe that the very first DSLR was introduced only 20 years ago, but that's ancient history in the world of digital cameras. ...

Also labeled: D-SLRs

In Focus: September 2011


In Focus: September 2011

Take an exceptionally wide angle of view when shooting with the Canon EF 8-15mm ƒ/4L Fisheye USM lens.

Gadget Bag: Steady Shooting


Gadget Bag: Steady Shooting

Whether shooting for the ultimate sharpness in stills or looking to capture video that's as smooth as possible, there never has been a better time for photographers to be looking at tools for image stabilization.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Sony Alpha SLT-A35


Sony Alpha SLT-A35

The new Alpha SLT-A35 is a great option for photographers who want image quality and full HD video capabilities, but don't want to lug around a large HDSLR.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

In Focus: August 2011


In Focus: August 2011

The 50mm lens is a must-have for all photographers, and Nikon has updated its model.

Gadget Bag: The Tablet Revolution


Gadget Bag: The Tablet Revolution

These slick, thin, computing wonders are technically referred to as tablet computing devices.

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Panasonic Lumix G3


Panasonic Lumix G3

Anyone looking for a combination of still and motion capture in a small package that's easy to hike or travel with will be interested in the new Panasonic Lumix G3.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

In Focus: July 2011


In Focus: July 2011

For the first time ever, Adobe is making its Photoshop Creative Suite software available by way of monthly subscriptions. ...

Gadget Bag: Strapped For Photos


Gadget Bag: Strapped For Photos

The lowly neck strap is both the simplest and most intimate part of a camera. ...

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