Equipment Reviews
Fujifilm X-M1
The Fujifilm X-M1 is an extremely compact system camera that uses Fujifilm’s 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor. The camera offers very high image quality due to its special RGB filter array which differs from the standard Bayer RGB pattern. The pattern on the APS-C-sized X-Trans sensor resembles the random pattern of grain of analog film and reduces image noise. The interpretation of this RGB pattern isn’t very easy, but the most current versions of Adobe’s Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in and Adobe’s Lightroom are able to convert this pattern correctly.
Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Lens
Sigma’s 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is part of their DC series of lenses designed for APS-C-sized sensors so the imaging circle is matched to the size of the sensor. For this assignment, I used a Canon EOS 60D with a 22.3x14.9mm sensor, producing an equivalent angle of view of a 28-56mm lens. Shooters of Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, and Sony cameras, the other mounts for which the lens is available, will achieve an angle of view equivalent to 27-52mm. Unlike other lens manufacturers, Sigma priced the different mounts the same ($799) so don’t feel you’re going to be paying a premium for your camera choice. Bucking a trend with camera manufacturers’ lenses, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM includes a lens hood at no extra charge.
Elinchrom D-Lite RX ONE To Go Kit
First impressions: the D-Lite RX ONE To Go Kit includes a pair of Elinchrom monolights so you know it’s going to contain quality products. Then you discover that the maximum output of each light is 100 watt seconds and you start to think you’ll need more power. That’s until you’re reminded that this fully loaded two-monolight Elinchrom kit sells for less than $700.
Digital Innovations
The paradigm shift in imaging that digital capture kicked off continues to roll on with ever capable smartphones and wearable tech such as Google Glass, and it all shows no sign of letting up and has me wondering where it will end. Cameras such as the UK-based OMG Life Autographer has a form factor not much different than the original Minox subminiature film camera, which measured 3.1x1x0.62” and weighed 4.5 oz.
Techniques
Business Trends
While it might seem that much of this is peripheral to your honed photo skills, you won’t be working weekends unless you can book the job.
Landscapes
As primarily a landscape photographer Iam often in a situation where I am struggling to give a feeling of scale to big dramatic views.
Personal Project
It is probably true that a photographer, through almost single-minded devotion to a place, can help make it known, understood, and appreciated.
Personal Project
The idea for Phil Pantano’s photographic series, “The American Worker,” walked into his office at a local steel mill in Lackawanna, New York, where Pantano holds a day job as a computer analyst. Others have photographed workers at similar job sites.
News
Obscura ILFORD
The original kit continues to be available and comes complete with starter packs of black and white film and paper, together with a simple Exposure Calculator and Instruction Book.
Olympus SP-100
Olympus introduced a breakthrough in its Ultra Zoom camera line-up with the new STYLUS SP-100, the world’s first-ever camera with a built-in dot-sight.
iON Video Camera
The Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi is a wearable, high-definition video camera features compact size, light weight and fully-waterproof design.
Slinger BigBag
Adorama recently enhanced its Slinger camera bag collection with nine new BigBag camera bags, available exclusively at Adorama and designed for a wide range of photo and video accessories.
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Student Union
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Little Worlds
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Darryl C. Nicholas Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

In the "old days" we kept dozens of different backgrounds in our studio. By using different colored lights on them, we could create even more different options for our portrait customers. Today all of that is mostly obsolete. It is now...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

First, I must express my gratitude to Olympus. A few years ago when rumors of digital backs for 35mm SLRs first cropped up, I responded in print with the opinion that eventually cameras designed for and around a CCD chip would prevail.

Robert E. Mayer Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

The incandescent JTL Superlight is a hotlight fixture intended primarily for working with tungsten-balanced color films or any black and white film. Although motion picture and videographers would probably use this type of light most, still photographers...

Outdoor/Travel
Joseph A. Dickerson Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

A couple of years ago as Ann, my most significant other, and I were discussing where to go during our summer break she made a suggestion. Like most of her suggestions, this one proved to be a gem.

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David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

It wasn't that long ago I reported on a fun camera from Fujifilm, the shirt-pocket sized FinePix 4700. The follow up for the photo enthusiast, the new FinePix 4900, brings the same serious digital picture qualities with added features...

Features
Dave Howard Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Like many photographers, my first "serious" camera was a 35mm SLR. And while my original rationale for choosing it (portability, number of exposures, large selection of lenses and accessories) proved sound, it wasn't long before I...

Features
Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Although the 28-80mm zooms have become the standard lenses, they're not ideal in every respect. Although practical their somewhat limited focal length range tends to yield an "average" vision of the world, perhaps limiting the ability...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Proving that in digital imaging, like the rest of photography "there are no absolutes," I've been forced to re-examine my original contention that there are just three major phases of digital imaging. To my original trifecta of image...

Wildlife
Rick Sammon Mar 01, 2001 1 comments

Imagine this: You show up for a wildlife photography shoot in Africa. An expert guide with a Land Rover outfitted especially for photography meets you. Camera mounts are set securely in place on the doors of the vehicle. Several padded...