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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.

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.

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.

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.

In Focus: December 2011


In Focus: December 2011

Mirrorless cameras give nature photographers a compact body, a high-resolution image sensor and a choice of fine optics.

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. ...

In Focus: October 2011


In Focus: October 2011

If you’re stepping up your travel photography from the point-and-shoot level to DSLR quality, the Canon EOS Rebel T3 is an intuitive camera that doesn’t sacrifice image quality for ease of use.

In Focus: September 2011


In Focus: September 2011

Take an exceptionally wide angle of view when shooting with the Canon EF 8-15mm ƒ/4L Fisheye USM lens.

In Focus: August 2011


In Focus: August 2011

The 50mm lens is a must-have for all photographers, and Nikon has updated its model.

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

In Focus: April 2011


In Focus: April 2011

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

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.

In Focus: January/February 2011


In Focus: January/February 2011

The Pentax K-5 is housed in the same water-resistant, weather-sealed body as its predecessor, the K-7, but it’s packed with pro-level upgrades that include a 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 7 fps frame rate and full 1080p HD video at 25 fps.

In Focus: December 2010


In Focus: December 2010

At the 2010 PMA trade show that took place in February, I went to a Sony press conference where they showed a concept camera—a mirrorless, interchangeable-lens model with a large APS-C image sensor.

In Focus: November 2010


In Focus: November 2010

With five slots supporting 24 memory card formats, the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB reader is versatile. It can read multiple cards from multiple card slots simultaneously, and allows for card-to-card file transfer between cards in different slots....

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....

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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....

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

In Focus: March 2010


In Focus: March 2010

Take the size of a pocket point-and-shoot, add to it the interchangeable-lens capability of a DSLR, and what you get is the Olympus PEN E-P2. ...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

In Focus: November 2009


In Focus: November 2009

Make sure the rich colors and sharp details you capture outside look as striking in the final print using the Epson Stylus Pro 3880. ...

Also labeled: Gear, Buyer's Guide, New Products

In Focus: October 2009


In Focus: October 2009

Nikon has upgraded its popular AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II lens with several features designed to boost image quality. ...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

In Focus: September 2009


In Focus: September 2009

Get to your photo gear quickly using the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack, which features a convenient side-door entry for grabbing your camera when wearing the bag over your shoulder.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

In Focus: August 2009


In Focus: August 2009

Head out on your next photo journey with one of Sony’s smaller and lighter Alpha D-SLRs. The A230, A330 and A380 are more compact versions of their respective A200, A300 and A350 predecessors.

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Gear, New Products

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