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

Dedicated to sophisticated design and engineering, Tokina makes lenses with an excellent reputation; the best of these bear the AT-X designation, denoting "Advanced Technology-Xtra." These models--bearing a gold stripe indicating premium grade optics--include...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2000 1 comments

Minolta's newest 35mm (and APS) film scanner, the Dimâge Elite, combines well established basic scanner design with the addition of Applied Science Fiction Digital ICE and new software features. At a street price of under $1000 this new Minolta...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2001 Published: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

The LCD flat panel display advantages are well-known--a smaller footprint, lower weight, greater energy efficiency, and more consistent color performance over the lifetime of the monitor. Until recently however, the LCD flat panel display has...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Editor's Note
The prints produced by the Epson 2000P printer are totally different from prints from any previous printer from any maker. Due to magazine reproduction limitations or published representations of these prints can not match...

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.

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

Exceptionally small, light, and very solid are the descriptive attributes of this compact camera. It is an example of German precise engineering and design. A throwback to the fully manual operating camera era. The film speed ISO has to be set...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

To those familiar with the UMAX scanner line, the new Power-Look 1100 appears quite similar to the popular PowerLook III. It has many similarities, including the same configuration with film scanning standard; 1200x2400 hardware resolution; 3.4 dynamic...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Following the resounding success of the ZX-5N--a high tech autofocus SLR with traditional controls--Pentax has introduced several models with an equally handsome silver and black finish. Most recent is the mid-priced ZX-7, designed for maximum...

David B. Brooks Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Imacon scanners stand out from the rest because the company follows a more focused purpose in their design. If I may use automobiles as an analogy, the family car is designed to serve a broad range of purposes, and does them all satisfactorily. However...

Lenses, Test Reports
Tom Fuller Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

My first encounter with a Vivitar Series 1 lens goes back more than 15 years to the 600mm "Solid Cat," one of the slickest super-telephotos ever made. In addition to great optics, the lens featured an overall length and diameter of--and I'm not joking--around...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
George Schaub Aug 01, 2001 Published: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Professional photographers need a snapshot camera, too. But they require one that delivers the sharpness they have come to expect in their working cameras and a quality look and feel. Happily, there is a small, and somewhat pricey class...

David B. Brooks Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

The digital camera industry seems to be in that adolescent period when growth and maturation is at a feverish weed-like pace. At the forefront is Olympus, now with their Camedia C-3030 Zoom, with 3.34 megapixel resolution and a host of new features...

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

Although Tamron makes some exceptional professional lenses, one of its moderately priced products--various models of the 28-200mm zoom--has amassed sales of over one million lenses and won "Best Buy" awards worldwide. This is understandable, considering...

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

Ever since its introduction in 1995, the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM--the first lens for 35mm SLR systems with an Image Stabilizer (IS)--has won acclaim and honors. Most prestigious were the European awards: "Lens of the Year" and "Best Lens"...

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

Although most photographers tend to discus the big, fast, pro lenses, the vast majority actually sold are affordable zooms. Sigma makes both types, including their latest APO models like the AF 800mm f/5.6EX with Hypersonic autofocus and the modestly...