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.
Latest Additions

Dave Howard Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Dunco isn't exactly a household word among photographers on the west side of the Atlantic. My first exposure to the brand was at the 1994 photokina show in Ger-many, where I discovered their line of medium format enlargers and adjustable printing easels.

Lenses
Tom Fuller Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Our project
this month is a Perspective Control (PC) lens for 35mm cameras. This optic
is often used by architectural photographers to eliminate the distortion
caused by tilting a camera upward to include the top of a building.Th...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

I have a confession to make:
In all of the 50 plus years that I've been making images, I've never photographed
a resolution chart. I have always judged a lens or camera's performance
by how much I liked using it and how good the photographs looked. Ine...

Digital Help
David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

This column will attempt
to provide solutions to problems readers may have getting into and using
digital cameras, scanning, and using digital photographic images with
a computer and different kinds of software. All questions sent to me will
b...

Digital Darkroom
Rick Sammon Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Ah, I remember those days well. And I remember her. The year was 1967. I, at 17, was spending time in my parents' basement darkroom with my girlfriend, Jan. It was in this makeshift darkroom in Garden City, New York, where Jan and I developed some...

Film & Processing
Joseph A. Dickerson Oct 01, 2000 2 comments

Now that summer is behind us and there are fewer daylight hours for shooting we're naturally spending more time in the darkroom.

But when was the last time you went through your negative...

Film & Processing
Dave Howard Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

A little over a year ago, when I first conceived this article, my main idea was to dwell on after-market enlarger accessories and custom modifications. After attending several major photographic equipment shows, it has become evident that another...

Features
Joseph A. Dickerson Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

In the last several years photographic workshops, seminars, and photo tours have proliferated. There are a number of reasons for this. First, more people are willing to spend the time and money to improve their skills by attending these classes. Secondly...

Features
Jay Abend Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

You need a portfolio. If you call yourself a photographer and you don't have an up-to-date portfolio of your best work, I think you're missing an essential tool.

While having a great portfolio is...

Student Union
Jay McCabe Sep 01, 2000 0 comments


Jeff Ashbaugh
St. Louis Community College
St. Louis , Missouri

Currently
Jeff graduated St.