Equipment Reviews
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.
Roundup
Hoya PROND Neutral Density Filters
Created with still photography and HD-SLR video in mind, the new line of Hoya PROND filters (2 to 6, 6 2/3, 7 2/3, 9, and 10 stops) use ACCU-ND technology to provide a true neutral color balance that does not add any noticeable color cast to your images while effectively reducing the amount of light entering the lens.
Techniques
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.
Personal Project
Vivian Maier (1926 - 2009) was an amateur photographer who had no desire to share her work with anyone during her life, and kept a treasure trove of over 100,000 prints.
News
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.
Rokinon Lens
Rokinon's popular 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses are now available in a range of new mounts, including Fuji X, Samsung NX, MFT and Sony E mounts.
Latest Additions

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

Sigma AF 70-300mm & APO Macro Super

Sigma's two most successful zooms--70-300mm models with extreme close focusing ability--were recently upgraded and labeled with the "Super" designation. Both...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Tom Fuller May 01, 2000 0 comments

Phoenix P1 And P2 35mm SLR Cameras

Despite the profusion of autofocus, auto-everything SLRs that offer some significant technological innovations, there still remains a demand for good bare-bones camera designs. This is to some...

Show Reports
Joe Farace May 01, 2000 0 comments

A Personal Look At Digital Imaging

While the annual PMA show is rooted in traditional photography, digital technology is becoming more and more a part of the event. So much so that it was a challenge to see everything that might be considered digital at the show, but I tried. Any...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

New Photographic Film

Ferrania. The name Ferrania Imaging Technologies may not be familiar to everyone, but this company has been making store brand films for over 30 years now. Formerly part of Imation Corp. (and affiliated with 3M), this company is now solely owned by a...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer May 01, 2000 0 comments

Minolta Maxxum QTsi

Anybody seeking to graduate from simple compact cameras with their notoriously inaccurate viewfinders and limited close focusing capability and expand their photographic horizons usually accomplish this by...

Lighting
Ben Clay May 01, 2000 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

The amount of money required for a single day in a commercial car photo shoot is staggering. It is a major production that requires a good location, very large light sources, and a large team of skilled people.

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

Lenses For 35mm Cameras

Next to new SLR cameras, lenses always attract the most attention among those attending the annual PMA show. Although we did not see as many new models this year as last, this was not surprising. Because 2000 is a photokina year, most manufacturers will...

David B. Brooks May 01, 2000 1 comments

The Horseman DigiWide

Professional digital photography with single shot backs for medium format SLRs has had an inherent limitation. Because the area size of the digital CCD chip is smaller than that of the camera's film...

Outdoor/Travel
Theo Allofs May 01, 2000 0 comments

Great Outdoors

I had already spent quite a bit of time photographing the fruit bats of Australia for a magazine assignment when I was approached to contribute to Daybreak 2000, a coffee-table book in which 120 photographers from...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace May 01, 2000 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"640K ought to be enough for anybody," Bill Gates, 1981

I'm often asked by readers about the specifications for the "ideal digital...