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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.

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.

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. ...

Nikon D5100


Nikon D5100

The new Nikon D5100 has an estimated street price below $900 (with an 18-55mm lens), and a number of fine features for nature photographers. ...

In Focus: June 2011


In Focus: June 2011

The Nikon D5100 has a 16.2-megapixel sensor and records 1080p HD video at 30 and 24 fps with full-time autofocus and manual-exposure control. ...

Gadget Bag: Super Sized Backpacks


Gadget Bag: Super Sized Backpacks

We often tout the benefits of going light when you’re hiking into the field, but there are occasions when it really makes sense to bring a full complement of lenses and accessories.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Landscape Lens Tech


Landscape Lens Tech

Finding your perfect landscape lens is a matter of defining the priorities. ...

Also labeled: Lenses

Pentax K-r


Pentax K-r

Pentax’s top-of-the-line K-5 has been getting most of the publicity, but its lower-cost sibling, the compact K-r, also offers the outdoor photographer a lot—including a first-rate live-view LCD monitor, quick autofocusing and advance, high image qua...

Also labeled: First Look

Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age


Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age

Beyond the camera and lens, the accessories you use can go a long way in making your landscape photography look sharper, more creative and dramatic.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Essential DSLR Features For Landscapes


Essential DSLR Features  For Landscapes

Landscape photography once was primarily the realm of large-format view cameras, but no more. Landscape photography once was...

Also labeled: D-SLRs

In Focus: May 2011


In Focus: May 2011

Canon has redesigned a couple of its most popular supertelephoto lenses to be much lighter than their predecessors. ...

Gadget Bag: Field Audio Recorders


Gadget Bag: Field Audio Recorders

Putting together a top-notch slideshow is within reach of any nature photographer.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Canon EOS Rebel T3i


Canon EOS Rebel T3i

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i builds on its predecessor, the EOS Rebel T2i, by adding a Vari-angle LCD monitor and new still and video shooting features.

Also labeled: D-SLRs

Essential Lenses Of The Pros


Essential Lenses Of The Pros

Everyone has one. It’s the lens you never leave at home.

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: April 2011


In Focus: April 2011

Shoot 18-megapixel stills and 1920x1080 HD video with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

Printers For Big Landscapes


Printers For Big Landscapes

Ansel Adams was a legendary craftsman who labored over the creation of perfect prints.

Also labeled: Printing & Processing

What Gear Would Ansel Adams Carry Today?


What Gear Would Ansel Adams Carry Today?

What did Ansel Adams carry into the field when he went off to photograph in places like Yosemite Valley?

Gadget Bag: Shells For Nature Photography


Gadget Bag: Shells For Nature Photography

As we approach the transition from winter to spring, nature photographers’ thoughts turn to getting more time outdoors to take advantage of the changing weather patterns.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Would Ansel Adams Use A DSLR?


 Would Ansel Adams Use A DSLR?

Ansel Adams mastered both the artistic and the scientific aspects of photography, and is admired as much for the technical quality of his images as for their artistic merit.

In Focus: March 2011


In Focus: March 2011

Use the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for wide-open landscapes and faraway wildlife. The lens is compact, weighing just 15.9 ounces and measuring 3.8 inches in length and 2.9 inches in diameter.

Also labeled: In Focus

Get Ready For The Cold


Get Ready For The Cold

Over the past two decades, I’ve accumulated three years’ worth of time in an unheated tent in the Arctic, including about six months at temperatures from -40° F to -65° F. Cold is no stranger.

Prepare For A Photo Expedition


Prepare For A Photo Expedition

"ONE MORE STEP." This mantra is bouncing around in my brain as my body tries to follow suit.

Also labeled: How-To

Nikon D7000


Nikon D7000

Nikon’s eagerly awaited replacement for the D90 turned out to be a model fitting nicely between the D90 and the D300S. ...

Also labeled: D-SLRs

Get The Most Out Of Variable Aperture Lenses


Get The Most Out Of Variable Aperture Lenses

Zoom lenses come in two varieties: fixed-aperture (70-200mm ƒ/2.8, for example, where the maximum aperture is ƒ/2.8 at all focal lengths) and variable-aperture (70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6, for example, where the maximum aperture decreases from...

Also labeled: Lenses

Sony Alpha SLT-A33 and SLT-A55


Sony Alpha SLT-A33 and SLT-A55

We’ve had DSLRs for some time, and more recently the compact mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital cameras.

Also labeled: First Look

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.

Also labeled: D-SLRs, Lenses

In Focus: October 2010


In Focus: October 2010

The Sigma 17-50mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC OS HSM is a compact, fast-aperture standard zoom with optical stabilization. With two FLD glass elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and two glass-mold elements, the lens corrects for all types of aberrations....

Sigma SD15


Sigma SD15

Most photographers know Sigma as a lens manufacturer, but the company also makes cameras, including a line of DSLRs that began in 2002 with the SD9.

Also labeled: First Look

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