|May 29, 2007
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AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
in at just under 16 oz and with closed dimensions of a mere 2.9x3.3”,
the latest all-in-one zoom from Tamron is a very handy traveling companion.
Priced at a bit under $500 (street price), the lens is for APS-C D-SLRs
only, and will yield about 28-375mm (35mm equivalent) on most (1.5x; slightly
more on Canon amateur models) D-SLRs. The price and variable aperture
tell you that this is not expected to be a pro-caliber lens, but for many
D-SLR owners this might be the only lens they need carry on their next
voyage, be it a visit to a new city or a hike through the hills.
Technology Paves the Path
A decade ago pundits were describing the business of photography as a “sunset industry,” suggesting that the “smart money” should look elsewhere for innovation and profits. Then came the digital revolution which not only changed the manner in which we capture, share and archive our images, but provided renewed impetus to the growth trajectory of the most forward-thinking imaging companies.
happens with revolutions of this sort, some venerable names unfortunately
fell by the wayside as our industry’s hierarchy was recalibrated.
But today photography is at the forefront of our culture’s mindset
and both the craft and the business of imaging are in an upswing.
Photo Basics Kit
Photo Basics Lighting Kits are just what they say they are—very
basic kits setups for the aspiring portrait, still life and tabletop
photographer. There are a number of kit setups available, from two
to three lights with various modifiers and accessories as well. (www.photobasics.net)
In the past, anyone at the basic beginner level looking to set this
up might have gone to a photo and/or hardware store and gotten a reflector
with brackets and a couple of photoflood bulbs, a few light stands
and a backdrop that was summarily attached to a wall with tape or
even onto a pole via brackets. That’s how I did it many, many
years ago, and that’s how many folks learned about lighting.
Now, learning has been added to lighting in these kits with a clever
system that includes color coded light fixtures, floor positioning
matts, a helpful DVD presented by the personable Kelly Mondora and
a web site to boot.
Basics By Westcott/Shutterbug Photo Contest
Mountain Paper 2007 Inkjet Print Contest
Picks the Legendary Italian Fashion Photographer Claudio Basso for
Photography Workshops in New York City.
Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert To Lead Digital Fine Art Printing Workshop
of the Photograph
Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy
Announces "Make You Mark" Photo Contest For Tamron Lens
Teaches National Geographic All Roads
Photography Workshops - Understanding Digital Photography
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