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John Stewart Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Many photographers in the market no longer carry heavy cases full of prints or transparencies to display their craft. Instead, many send out samples of their work on computer CDs. As the world becomes more wired and Internet...

David B. Brooks Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Digital technological progress continues at a rapid pace and shows up in new and improved products on a regular basis, all driven by relentless market competition. As we progress along this path, a level of both higher capability and lower cost occasionally...

Tom Fuller Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

If you've been wondering about which medium format cameras would be a good choice for students and other struggling photographers, the answer today would indeed be one of the Seagull twin lens reflex models imported by Phoenix Corporation.

Lenses, Test Reports
W.L. Fadner Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

With the recent addition of the 150mm f/2.8 autofocus lens, the line-up of telephoto or long focus optics for the Pentax 645N camera is nearly complete. When the 645N was first introduced, Pentax promised that they would issue a...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
George Schaub Jan 01, 2002 1 comments

Weighing in at just under 12 oz with a size of 5x3.4x2.4", the compact Minolta Maxxum 5 could be considered a downsized 35mm SLR, at least when compared to some of the bulkier pro models. But this size and weight belies the...

Jay Abend Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

Could you grow to love the yellow and black bumblebees on the "AlienBees" logotype? You better--it's plastered on everything. Each monolight has three bumblebees and two different logos. The bees are everywhere--stitched onto the...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

Acer is not a familiar brand within the digital photography realm, but it is an internationally established maker of personal computers and computer peripherals, including an extensive line of scanners. This newest model Acer...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

The best-selling zoom lens in history, Tamron's 28-200mm debuted in 1992. Since then, it has been redesigned and upgraded in 1996, in 1999, and again in 2001. This most recent (fourth-generation) model benefits from significant downsizing...

Jay Abend Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

When a photographer hears the name "Photogenic Machine Company," he or she immediately thinks of small rugged AC-powered flash units used primarily by portrait photographers. Photogenic Powerlights have been around for decades, and have...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

After testing many new Pentax autofocus SLR cameras, I jumped at the chance to work with the new flagship of the line, the MZ-S. The small and lightweight (18.3 oz) magnesium alloy body offers a handsome rounded style and the overall look of a...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

New NegaFix In SilverFast 5.5

The Color Negative Scanning Problem Solved

by David B.

Peter K. Burian 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...

Robert E. Mayer Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

The recently introduced Photographer's Warehouse PerforMax AK4001 MLC AC/DC electronic flash is similar in appearance to this firm's previous monolight models, but includes one major difference. This new model can operate on...

Jay Abend Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Macro photography seems to be in a golden age. Maybe it's the proliferation of digital point-and-shoot cameras with incredible macro focusing capabilities. Maybe it's the new breed of inexpensive macro zoom lenses, or maybe...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Not everyone with a camera needs or wants a dedicated photo printer, but more and more computer users with cameras could use a good letter-size printer that also makes good photographic prints. Canon's newest S600 Bubble Jet printer has...