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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Improved Kodak Tri-X Pan Sheet Film
Kodak has introduced an upgrade of their venerable black and white Tri-X Pan Professional sheet film. It's called Kodak Professional Tri-X 320 Film/320TXP and is said to have excellent tone gradation and shadow detail plus brilliant...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

As digital cameras continue to add more and more resolution at lower and lower prices, professional photographers are confronted with some daunting choices. Only a few years ago a working pro needed to pony up tens of thousands of dollars to get something...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Versatile Backpacks
Lowepro has several new photo backpacks. The Rover Plus AW backpack features an advanced harness system for greater comfort and balance combining back support, rugged construction, and ergonomic design. Constructed of tough water-resistant ripstop and ballistic...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Talk about your early notification, Leica let us in on a little "secret" to be unveiled at next year's photokina in September, 2004. Created for the Leica R8 and R9 cameras, the Leica Digital-Modul-R Back is slated to deliver a 10-megapixel sensor that can easily be fit on the...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

As digital SLR and 5-plus megapixel digicams have proliferated so has the need for higher capacity memory cards. Having even a 64MB card seems insufficient these days, especially with so many people choosing TIFF or raw image file formats as their mode of choice. Enter the new 4GB CompactFlash...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Whenever outdoor photographers discuss their favorite gear, one significant item is frequently overlooked--binoculars. Available in many different styles and powers, binoculars are invaluable for scanning or scouting an area and also for searching out potential subjects. Especially in...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

10 Must-Have Studio Accessories

Over the years I've often written about shooting in the studio. Whether it's a huge commercial studio with a 30 foot wide cyclorama wall or the basement of your home, having an organized space with some decent lighting equipment is a tremendous...

Jay Abend Posted: Dec 01, 2002 Published: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

When Quantum, the well-known innovators and manufacturers of workhorse Turbo battery packs and robust Quantum Qflash portable strobe equipment, announced that they were introducing a wireless...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Like many manufacturers, Pentax is constantly striving to upgrade their SLR cameras. At this year's PMA show, Pentax released the new ZX-L, called MZ-6 in other countries. This mid-range model benefits from some of the technology developed for the...

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Bob Collins Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

The introduction of a technological breakthrough in digital imaging that has global significance is one of the things photographers live for. But, for a product to be that significant, it must be one of the basic building blocks that all camera...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

Those of us who use a variety of formats of cameras typically have an extensive array of different brands or makes of lenses in our collection. Often, we might want to use one brand or format lens on another brand or size of camera body, but for...

John Rettie Posted: Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

If you think that the lack of battery life is a new phenomenon that has only come to the forefront since digital cameras hit the market, you're wrong. Long-time photographers will tell you it was the advent of electronic flash guns that triggered...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Still the only independent lens maker to design and produce 35mm SLR cameras, Sigma continues developing and upgrading their line. Replacing the previous SA-5, two new models were recently introduced. The SA-9 and the SA-7 are very similar in...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Gifts Under $100
One of the most useful and helpful gifts for any photographer--with any type of camera--who wants better flash pictures is a small slave flash that "reads" a camera's built-in flash and automatically synchronizes and fires to provide additional lighting. These...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

If there's a photo enthusiast on your holiday gift list, there's a vast range of products that would make for highly suitable gifts. Whether your budget is tight or unlimited, the following accessories should bring a smile of appreciation and many years of productive use. With that...

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