Pro-Quality Digital SLRs

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Steve Bedell Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

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Like most photographers, before I try out new equipment on clients, I test it thoroughly. Yeah, right. It's digital so why bother? We can see the picture right off, so let's get shooting! And so it was with this camera. The day after I got it I was booked in the studio all day with sessions, so after a few...

Steve Bedell Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

We all know that the professional D-SLR market is dominated by Canon and Nikon. But there are other viable alternatives out there, including the FinePix S5 Pro. It's always good to consider options so, with that in mind, I'm going to give you my impressions garnered from a 30-day field test, including the pros and cons of the camera and some unique features that...

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2007 0 comments

The fascination with digital infrared photography continues to grow and Fuji follows up the introduction of the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR D-SLR with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) fixed-lens camera called the IS-1. (See our review of the UVIR on www.shutterbug.com by typing FinePix S3 Pro UVIR into the Search box.) Don't think Fuji is just concerned about the aesthetic...

Steve Bedell Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

When all the fuss about digital photography started a few years back, I put my blinders on. My logic went something like this; I'm about 50 years old (yikes.) and had no desire to stick flying pigs over the heads of my portrait clients, which was...

John Rettie Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

For serious photographers the holy grail of digital SLR cameras will be the one that produces images as good as those obtained in a high-end camera using 35mm film. Currently, there's little dispute that digital images obtained...

Jay Abend Posted: Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

In case you haven't heard, there's a new sheriff in town who just rode in from Rochester. This new sheriff has 16 megapixels, pro-oriented software, gorgeous color, and fits virtually any medium format camera--what's not to like?

When Kodak introduced...

Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

The digital SLR world is a jungle. Just days after Canon announced its earthshaking 11-megapixel, full frame, EOS-1Ds SLR in September of 2002, Kodak blew them out of the water with their 14-megapixel SLR, the DCS 14n. The Kodak digital SLR was not only...

Jason Schneider Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

The moment you take the eagerly anticipated Leica M8 in your hands you know that the design engineers at Leica have gone to great lengths to preserve the look and feel of perhaps the greatest 35mm rangefinder camera of all time, the legendary M-series Leica that debuted in 1954 as the original M3 and continues as the classic retro MP and autoexposure M7. The M8 retains the classic...

Jason Schneider Posted: Apr 01, 2007 2 comments

Technical Specifications

Camera Type: Compact digital range/viewfinder system camera for professional usage with full range of Leica M lenses; microprocessor-controlled metal-blade focal plane shutter
CCD Image Sensor: Resolution--10.3 million pixels; Physical dimensions--18x27mm; Focal-length extension...

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2007 0 comments

As part of our coverage each of our reporters were asked to pick out what they considered the Best of Show product, service, or idea. In most cases it is the item that caused them to reconsider how they worked or that sparked their imagination. While each reporter had their beat, this category was open game for all, and most "crossed lines" to find their pick.
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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2007 1 comments

It's not the tools that capture the images; it's the photographer's vision that does the job. Nonetheless, here I am at the annual hardware orgy that is PMA, where smiling PR people try to put the best possible spin on the organized chaos that is the photo industry. Everyone has realized that digital imaging is not just another version of the widely...

George Schaub Posted: Sep 01, 2001 Published: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

The long awaited and anticipated Nikon D1X arrived in our offices the other day, and we couldn't wait to get to work with it. To those who have worked with a Nikon D1 the camera offers similar handling and workflow, although there have...

George Schaub Posted: Jul 11, 2011 Published: Jun 01, 2011 22 comments
Feeling very much in hand like a pro camera, with magnesium alloy top and rear body construction, the Nikon D7000 (list: $1199, body only) has all the bells and whistles of a modern D-SLR, including a high megapixel count CMOS sensor, a new image processor to handle all the data it can capture, including 14-bit NEF, a high ISO 6400 “normal” (expandable two stops), and the currently requisite 1080p HD movie capability. This DX (APS-C) format camera also features dual SD card slots, with spillover or format sort capability, a nice and speedy 6 frames-per-second (fps) shooting capability for up to a 100 frame burst (JPEG), and full-time AF with video and Live View. The monitor is bright and highly readable in just about every lighting condition. Unfortunately, it is fixed and does not articulate, but the penta-prism finder makes one pray that Nikon will never go EVF (electronic viewfinder), yielding 100 percent coverage and being a pleasure to view through, especially after suffering some recent EVF obscuring experiences.
George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2006 1 comments

The latest Nikon entry in the digital SLR market is the D200, a 10.2-megapixel digital SLR that combines a strong, pro-caliber build with 5 fps speed, all for a competitive $1699 list price (body only). The Nikon DX format CCD retains the 1.5x magnification factor of previous Nikon sensors, plus borrows many of the metering and some of the image-processing capabilities of the pro...

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