OP Home > Labels

Gear

Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls


Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls

With Lightroom 4, Adobe has made the most significant change to its RAW image-processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced in 2003.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera


Blackmagic Cinema Camera

At the 2012 NAB show, Blackmagic Design, an Australian company mostly associated with more behind-the-scenes pro video gear, unveiled a new motion-only camera capable of 2.5K resolution.

The Big Glass


The Big Glass

Using a longer lens, moving closer to the subject or choosing a larger subject will make the subject appear larger in the image frame.

In Focus: July 2012


In Focus: July 2012

With the Lightning Trigger from Stepping Stone Products in your camera bag this summer, you can capture those impromptu lightning storms from a safe distance.

Solutions: Time For A New Bag


Solutions: Time For A New Bag

Even the best-designed and best-built camera bags don't last forever, and the canary in the coal mine that tells you it's time for a replacement is lint.

Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One


Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One

All-in-one zoom lenses—those that go from wide-angle to telephoto—offer some solid benefits for a nature photographer who's on a road trip.

Gadget Bag: Anatomy Of The Polarizer


Gadget Bag: Anatomy Of The Polarizer

Why do some 52mm polarizing filters cost nearly $200 and others less than $20? Maybe a better question is: Why do some photographers spend $200 for a polarizer when there are alternatives available for a fraction of that price?

In Focus: June 2012


In Focus: June 2012

Capture an epic vista or move in close to emphasize a foreground with help from a pair of Canon wide-angle lenses.

Gadget Bag: DSLR Video Support


Gadget Bag: DSLR Video Support

Having the ability to capture motion with your DSLR opens up the enticing world of video vignettes and clips of landscapes, wildlife and sports.

Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!


Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!

Today's digital landscape photographers can choose from a great variety of DSLRs.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon's long-anticipated successor to the trend-setting EOS 5D Mark II DSLR delivers on many requests regarding that popular camera and adds several features developed for the flagship EOS-1D X. ...

Also labeled: First Look, D-SLRs

In Focus: May 2012


In Focus: May 2012

The EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM is the latest from Canon. A durable build with weather sealing makes it good for the outdoors, plus the lens is dust- and water-resistant.

Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed


Gadget Bag: Ballheads Deconstructed

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

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

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.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

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.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

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. ...

Also labeled: Lenses

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.

Also labeled: In Focus

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.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

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.

Also labeled: In Focus

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.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

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.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

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

Popular OP Articles