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Solutions: To A “T”


Solutions: To A “T”

The T-mount system first appeared as an early solution for the age-old problem facing photographers who wanted to use the same lens on two or more camera bodies with unlike mounts.

The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs


The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs

Landscape photographers, in particular, have some very good reasons for adopting a full-frame workflow.

In Focus: November 2012


In Focus: November 2012

On your next adventure, take the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS with you no matter how rough the environment.

Solutions: The Camera That’s With You


Solutions: The Camera That’s With You

I'm the first to admit that I'm a camera snob. ...

Solutions: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2


Solutions: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

The best HDR is less noticeable than the hard line of a graduated neutral-density filter cutting through the frame (which used to be the only way to control high-contrast scenes).

Gadget Bag: Apps For Nature Photography


Gadget Bag: Apps For Nature Photography

Once you get past the ability to make a phone call or check email, the usefulness of smartphones and tablets is all in the apps.

Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture


Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture

The onslaught of DSLRs that can shoot professional-caliber HD video has not slowed.

In Focus: October 2012


In Focus: October 2012

Canon enters the mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera category with the EOS M.

Gadget Bag: Compact HD Cams


Gadget Bag: Compact HD Cams

The world of the small video camera has exploded lately. The world of the small video camera has exploded lately. GoPro HERO cameras have...

Solutions: Polarizer Basics


Solutions: Polarizer Basics

The polarizer is the single most used filter in nature photography.

Teleconverters


Teleconverters

A really long lens will fill the frame with the subject, but really long lenses are really expensive and bulky.

Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots


Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots

Most photographers think of high-speed shooting as being the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, that is, shooters who are going for sequences where the action is unfolding rapidly and you want to be sure you capture the peak moment.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

Gadget Bag: Convert To B&W


Gadget Bag: Convert To B&W

To create the best bold black-and-white images, you used to have to know the ins and outs of Photoshop's channel mixer.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Pick A Pack Of Paper


Solutions: Pick A Pack Of Paper

In the film darkroom, you'd match your individual negatives to individual papers to craft a perfect print. Papers available in different grades or multigrade options let you use filtration to adjust the contrast.

Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!


Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!

Today, you can choose from a wide line of cameras that are truly compact, produce DSLR image quality and accept interchangeable lenses: the mirrorless cameras.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

In Focus: August 2012


In Focus: August 2012

Boost the quality of your DSLR filmmaking with support from the Redrock Micro ultraCage DSLR.

Gadget Bag: Time For A Tablet


Gadget Bag: Time For A Tablet

The tablet has changed the way the world uses photos. The high-resolution backlit screens make your images look rich and luminous, and a bevy of apps give you all sorts of control over the photographs.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: Storage On The Go


Solutions: Storage On The Go

Today's DSLRs and mirrorless digital cameras provide the outdoor photographer with lots of megapixels for detailed landscapes and the ability to crop into shots of distant wildlife.

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.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Software

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.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, First Look

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.

Also labeled: Lenses

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.

Also labeled: Lenses

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?

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

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.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!


Camera, Lenses, Landscapes!

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

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

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.

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