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

David B. Brooks Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

The era of beige boxes is over. The contour and coloring of a stealth fighter combined with the design of the outer shell of the new Microtek ArtixScan 4000t signifies a new generation of high-performance personal 35mm scanners. As the century has turned...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

So, you think that the timing still isn't right for you to get into digital? Well, wake up. You're only fooling yourself.

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Scanners & Printers
Dave Howard Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Most photo hobbyists are justifiably proud of their best images, and look for any excuse or opportunity to show them off. Mounted enlargements and slide shows have been the traditional means of exhibiting a photographer's work, but both involve...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2000 2 comments

Since I've been answering reader's questions for the Digital Help column, one frequent source of interest is a scanner which can work with all sizes of film. Until now I've had to answer that question negatively and advise getting a...

Student Union
Jay McCabe Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Dreamscapes

Rebecca Gizicki
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Currently...

Digital Darkroom
Joe Farace Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Service bureau is a term left over from the bad old days when few people could actually afford to own a computer. Instead, many of us had to take our data--usually in punched card form--to companies who, for a fee, would process the data using their large...

Wildlife
Rick Sammon Mar 01, 2000 1 comments

Just a few years ago, serious wildlife photographers would not be caught dead without a set of telephoto lenses, camera supports, a selection of medium speed and fast films, polarizing and warming filters, flash with a flash extender, and perhaps a...

Steve Bedell Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

I have to admit something to you. About five years ago, when it was becoming very evident that digital technology would become increasingly important for the imaging professional, I tried to look the other way. I figured it would be a niche market. If they...

Features
Joe Farace Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

When deciding to purchase your first digital camera, you're faced with many choices. How To Buy Your First Digital Camera is an educational CD-ROM that's designed to answer many of the initial questions you might have.

The presentation appears to have been...

Lighting
The Web Photo S... Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

As photography continues to merge with computers, it has become easier to make great pictures. Advances in technology have made it possible for consumers to own high quality digital cameras, to make excellent prints using ink jet printers, and post and...