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The Landscape Lens


The Landscape Lens

If there was an official lens of OP, it would be the wide-angle zoom. If there was an official lens of OP, it would be the wide-angle zoom. Take a...

In Focus: November 2014


In Focus: November 2014

The Hasselblad H5D-50c medium-format DSLR camera has a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor with an improved ISO range of 100-6400.

The Modern View Camera


The Modern View Camera

Large-format view cameras have been a mainstay of high-end landscape photography for a century. Large-format view cameras have been a mainstay...

Antarctica: What’s In My Bag


Antarctica: What’s In My Bag

It's cold in Antarctica. That's obvious, but what's less obvious, if you haven't been there, is how the cold and wet conditions that you encounter when you're aboard a ship affect the kind of specific gear you take with you.

Fall Color Essentials


Fall Color Essentials

Fall colors are one of outdoor photography's iconic staples. Fall colors are one of outdoor photography's iconic staples. The leaves turn...

In Focus: October 2014


In Focus: October 2014

Canon recently announced the EF 16-35mm ƒ/4L IS USM wide-angle zoom for use with full-frame EOS cameras.

Gadget Bag: Super-Speed Hard Drives


Gadget Bag: Super-Speed Hard Drives

You've upgraded to a 1080p/4K camera, picked out your preferred lenses, looked into continuous light systems, and researched microphones and audio recorders.

In Focus: September 2014


In Focus: September 2014

Nikon has announced the new 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor D810—the much anticipated upgrade from the D800 and D800E.

B&W Essentials


B&W Essentials

While most landscape photography today is done in color, there's a long tradition of magnificent black-and-white landscapes.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, Paper, Printers, Software

Summer Hiking Footwear


Summer Hiking Footwear

There's no single piece of backpacking equipment so adored and loathed by hikers as their trekking boots. You know the routine....

Also labeled: Footwear, Hiking

In Focus: August 2014


In Focus: August 2014

If you want to lighten your hiking pack while maintaining some high-power photographic punch, Sony has you covered with the RX100 III.

Also labeled: In Focus

Gadget Bag: Extreme Telezooms


Gadget Bag: Extreme Telezooms

One of the major challenges for wildlife and sports photographers is getting close enough to the subject.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting


Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting

When you're going into the field for a day of wildlife or sports-action photography, evaluate what to bring along.

Also labeled: Camera Technique, How-To

Super Charged!


Super Charged!

Megapixel count is the most talked about digital camera spec by manufacturers and users alike. Megapixel count is the most talked about...

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

In Focus: July 2014


In Focus: July 2014

Fresh on the heels of releasing the a7 and a7R, Sony has now announced an exciting addition to the family for the photo and video shooter with the a7S full-frame, interchangeable-lens camera.

Lighten Up!


Lighten Up!

Remote wilderness offers a unique venue for the outdoor photographer. Remote wilderness offers a unique venue for the outdoor photographer. Quiet...

Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars


Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars

There are a large number of choices when it comes to binoculars.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

The Medium Mainstay


The Medium Mainstay

Telephoto zooms are popular with wildlife photographers and wide-angle zooms with landscapists, but the mid-range zooms also have their fans.

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: June 2014


In Focus: June 2014

As of our press date, the specs for the Pentax 645Z are still being finalized, but this small-bodied, 51-megapixel, CMOS, medium-format-sensor camera is packing serious punch. ...

Also labeled: In Focus

Gadget Bag: Polarizing Filters


Gadget Bag: Polarizing Filters

The term "filter" has become ubiquitous, as the ability to transform the color palette, texture and grain of an image now can be done with one touch using a Photoshop plug-in or an iPhone app.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Landscapes In Motion


Landscapes In Motion

Although landscapes are fundamentally static, many nature photographers are discovering that you can use today's sophisticated DSLR technology to create breathtaking motion projects.

It’s More Than The Camera


It’s More Than The Camera

We asked a number of top landscape photographers about their essential gear—the equipment they always want to have with them—for doing their work.

In Focus: May 2014


In Focus: May 2014

The Nikon D4S has been designed to meet the needs of the modern-day multimedia photographer.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, In Focus

Gadget Bag: Window Mounts


Gadget Bag: Window Mounts

In the camera support family, window mounts have been the stepchildren.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Lens Alignment


Solutions: Lens Alignment

Most photographers take it for granted that their lenses and their cameras are in perfect alignment with one another, and that they'll perform with complete accuracy.

Get Above It All, Part II


Get Above It All, Part II

In the article about aerial imaging using drones in the December 2013 issue of OP, we discussed how to take your first pictures in the air using GoPro cameras and entry-level quadcopters like the DJI Phantom.

Super Telephoto Zooms


Super Telephoto Zooms

A long lens can "bring the subject to you," producing a larger image in the image frame and making long lenses particularly popular with wildlife and bird photographers.

Gadget Bag: Large Format Printers


Gadget Bag: Large Format Printers

Not only was Ansel Adams iconic due to his ability to compose grand landscapes with beautiful light, but he was also known for the excellence of his prints.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Smartphone Lenses


Solutions: Smartphone Lenses

In an age of self-promotion, branding, Instagram, Twitter and more, the camera in your phone plays an increased role. ...

The Essential Zoom


The Essential Zoom

There was a time when the 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 was the workhorse zoom of choice: a highly versatile range with formidable light-gathering ability.

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