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David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

Photography as an activity can be divided into three easily defined areas: the snapshot, with the purpose of recording events, people, and places in our lives; the professional, providing illustrative services from pictures for catalogs to portraits of...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

For the many photographers who are setting up a digital darkroom, and have medium and large format film to scan, Canon has a very attractive scanner solution. The CanoScan FB 1200S offers high 1200dpi optical resolution with professional-level film...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

Of all of the devices you can connect to a computer to make digital photography possible, I find a scanner is the most essential if existing film images are to be used. Like many individual photographers, I want a scanner that will digitize my images to...

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Steve Bedell Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

I shoot over 90 percent of my work using medium format cameras. Like many portrait/ wedding photographers, I envy the 35mm shooters. They've got it all--long lenses, motor drives, zooms, fisheyes, etc. But watch out 35mm, because all these features I...

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Peter K. Burian Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

Although many of Sigma's new lenses incorporate the latest technology and/or premium grade optics, this manufacturer continues to compete aggressively in the market for affordable zoom lenses. In addition to its APO, Aspherical, and HSM series, Sigma...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1998 2 comments

These days a raft of new image management software keeps appearing and usually just gets a passing glance from me. At one end of the spectrum there are all kinds of little utilities often bundled with hardware or another larger application to keep track of...

Frances E. Schultz Jan 01, 1998 5 comments

There are those who say that there really isn't any reason, anymore, to go into the darkroom to tone prints. After all, you can sit in front of the computer and change color balance, alter brightness and contrast, and bend curves to get all kinds of...