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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. ...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Low-Cost Lens Solutions


Low-Cost Lens Solutions

The vast majority of your nature photography is probably accomplished with your core setup of camera and three-lens kit (wide-angle zoom, midrange zoom and tele-zoom).

Also labeled: Lens Adapters

Chase The Storms


Chase The Storms

Late summer provides us with awesome photo opportunities. Late summer provides us with awesome photo opportunities....

In Focus: September 2010


In Focus: September 2010

Round out your lens collection with the Sigma 85mm ƒ/1.4 EX DG HSM, a large-aperture medium-telephoto. Designed for use with full-frame DSLRs, the lens can be used with smaller APS-C-sized sensors and the focal length increases to about 127.5mm....

In Focus: August 2010


In Focus: August 2010

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm ƒ/4G ED VR II serves as an excellent addition to your lens kit. With a professional-grade lens body made from die-cast magnesium for increased durability, the lens is sealed to resist moisture and dust. There’s a sp...

In Focus: July 2010


In Focus: July 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is loaded with new features for improving images. One of the standout tools is Content-Aware Fill, which removes any detail or object, examines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind.

Apps You’ll Love For Nature Photography


Apps You’ll Love  For Nature Photography

Families all over the country give the classic Dr. Seuss story Oh, The Places You’ll Go! to their kids when they graduate from high school.

In Focus: June 2010


In Focus: June 2010

If you’re looking to lighten up your camera bag when hitting the trail, Panasonic has expanded its compact interchangeable-lens camera lineup with the 12.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10.

Build A Landscape Kit On Any Budget


Build A Landscape Kit On Any Budget

Even though technology has certainly changed, the keys to capturing a great landscape haven’t.

PMA Wrap-Up


PMA  Wrap-Up

Every year, the photo industry assembles for the annual PMA trade show. Manufacturers, distributors and photographers all gather to see the latest innovations and new equipment designed to help photographers take better pictures and do more with them....

In Focus: May 2010


In Focus: May 2010

Shoot sharp 18-megapixel stills and capture full 1080p HD video using the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, which features 3.7 fps shooting, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor.

In Focus: April 2010


In Focus: April 2010

The Samsung NX10 packs a 14.6-megapixel APS-C-format sensor in a body that’s just 1.6x4.2x3.4 inches.

What Lens Would Adams Use?


What Lens Would Adams Use?

Ansel Adams used the sharpest lenses he could find for his cameras, experimenting with a number of them to discover the best ones for his work, be it a 70-year-old, 12-inch Voigtlander, the renowned 12-inch Goerz Dagor or the latest 121mm Schneider...

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: January/February 2010


In Focus: January/February 2010

The Pentax K-x is an entry-level DSLR that packs in plenty of advanced features such as Live View, HD video capability and a high-dynamic-range mode. The loaded and ready 1.3-pound camera has a 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor with Shake Reduction.

Moto Foto


Moto Foto

Silver Canyon Road to the crest of the Bristlecone Forest had only just opened in the spring, at least nearly as far as the Patriarch Grove. Up there at 11,000 feet in the White Mountains, some lingering snow pack still blocked further progress even...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, New Products

Holiday Buyer's Guide


Holiday Buyer's Guide

As we put together this year’s annual OP Holiday Buyer’s Guide, we’re taking a slightly different approach compared to years past. ...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, New Products

(HD) In A Nutshell


(HD) In A Nutshell

The still camera and HD video camcorder worlds slowly are starting to converge. The biggest news in the still-photography industry has been the arrival of HD shooting for D-SLR cameras. Last year, Nikon released the D90—a D-SLR that offers a...

Also labeled: Bushnell HOLOsight

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