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David B. Brooks Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

If I had to use two words to describe the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 from an enthusiastic photographer's perspective they would be "serious fun." And from a professional photography perspective I'd have to say "serious business." Although scanners and digital cameras are...

Jay Abend Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

White Lightning strobes almost single-handedly revolutionized the studio strobe world. With their first coffee-can shaped WL10,000 more than 20 years ago, Paul C. Buff and company brought serious strobe lighting gear to a whole new generation of...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

Because of the increasing popularity of digital SLR cameras, Tamron has undertaken an ambitious plan to develop a full range of Di (Digitally Integrated) lenses. Optimized for digital SLRs, the Di-series is just as desirable for use with 35mm cameras, as mentioned in my review of the first two...

Lenses, Test Reports
Stan Trzoniec Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

For Nikon, 1996 was an exciting year. That was the introduction date of the F5 camera that revolutionized the way handheld cameras would be used. It was also the year that true Silent Wave Technology was brought on-line in the form of the 300, 500, and...

David B. Brooks Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

No one should jump to the conclusion that Epson's new Stylus Photo R800 is just a smaller Photo 2200, although at first glance it would seem to be. It is logical to assume that not all photographers who want to make fine digital prints want to also...

Joe Farace Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

When I received Canon's EOS-1D Mark II for testing, I planned to photograph Jaguar Mark 2 automobiles comparing camera and car models, but the changeable weather of springtime in the Rockies (it snows a lot) meant my choices were narrowed as the deadline marched on. So I ended up taking...

Lenses, Test Reports
Stan Trzoniec Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Like modern automobile engines, most digital cameras equipped with interchangeable lenses seem to have most of their power or torque at the high end of the focal length scale. In digital SLRs with smaller than full-frame sensors, your 300mm might be a...

Uwe Steinmueller Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

The Nikon D2H has replaced the Nikon D1H; it has also been targeted against the competition camera Canon EOS-1D. The Nikon D2H is capable of 8 fps which matches the Canon EOS-1D in terms of frames per second. There is no other camera in this league on the...

Jay Abend Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

The digital SLR world is a jungle. Just days after Canon announced its earthshaking 11-megapixel, full frame, EOS-1Ds SLR in September of 2002, Kodak blew them out of the water with their 14-megapixel SLR, the DCS 14n. The Kodak digital SLR was not only...

Steve Bedell Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Regular readers will note that my articles are usually about techniques, not test reports. But when there's a new film out there for portrait photographers, that's right up my alley. The majority of my work is portraiture and I've long...

David B. Brooks Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

It is said that good things come to those who wait. If you have been waiting for a flat-bed scanner that will scan 35mm film as well as function as a dedicated 35mm film scanner, Epson says the wait is over. Their claim is that "Customers can now...

Accessories, Test Reports
Jay Abend May 01, 2004 0 comments

As more and more photographers are going partially or even totally digital, we're all starting to learn the elements that make for a great image. At first we're all wrapped up in pixel count, lens sharpness, zoom range, and battery life. After...

Peter K. Burian May 01, 2004 0 comments

Until recently, a 4000dpi Nikon 35mm film scanner would have set you back at least $1000, but that has changed with the introduction of the Coolscan V ED. Even at $599 this model is absolutely loaded with advanced features such as an ED (extra low dispersion glass) lens for superb image quality...

Peter K. Burian Apr 01, 2004 1 comments

Best known for its vast line of lenses with sophisticated technology, Sigma also manufactures 35mm and digital SLR cameras. Their latest digital SLR, the SD10, is an improved version of the earlier SD9 employing an enhanced Foveon X3 sensor detailed in the...

Paul Mozell Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

In the 1960s my father got me a used twin-lens reflex camera, and, with a few rolls of Kodak Plus-X in hand, this teen-ager set out to photograph New York City. Lacking a light meter, I learned to guess exposures following guidelines on a cue card. It wasn't long before I was given a...