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Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2000 1 comments

Although most lens manufacturers offer fast (f/2.8) ultra-wide zoom lenses, these tend to be large, heavy, and quite expensive. Tokina's own AF 20-35mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO is a superb product but most photo enthusiasts do not require such a wide aperture...

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

Renowned for its line of award-winning broad range zoom lenses, Tamron also offers several single focal length models. Perhaps the least well-known of this line is model No. 360: the SP 300mm f/2.8 LD IF, available in autofocus and manual...

David B. Brooks Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

LaserSoft SilverFast Ai 5 Scanning Software. In a simultaneous release, LaserSoft Imaging is now offering a Version 5 with new features added to their SilverFast Ai scanning software, as well as support for the Microtek ArtixScan 4000t and Polaroid...

David B. Brooks Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

If any single product category has been the motive force in the growing popularity of the digital darkroom it has been photo-realistic ink jet printers. The one factor that has inhibited unreserved enthusiasm by all photographers has been the...

David B. Brooks Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Brand names like Kodak, Nikon, and Polaroid are automatically associated with photography, but Epson? Well if Epson's latest products are any indication of the company's direction their name will soon become synonymous with digital...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Tom Fuller Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

It seems the faster digital imaging technology leaps forward, the stronger the rally becomes for traditional cameras and sensitized materials. Regular Shutterbug readers are aware of the new interest in rangefinder 35mm cameras--the last one I owned...

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...

Accessories, Test Reports
Jay Abend Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

As a working pro I'm pretty familiar with all of the pro lighting companies. My studio looks like a well stocked camera store, with virtually every diffuser, umbrella, and softbox known to man. When something new comes out, I usually wind up with...

David B. Brooks Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

Olympus believes they have the digital camera for you in the new C-2500L SLR and have invested heavily in a media blitz on its behalf. The word is out and a lot of people are interested. So, when I received one for a trial I was as eager to see if it is in...

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...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

It's getting to be expected, even taken for granted, that digital imaging technology will get better and cheaper as each season rolls around. But the new Epson Perfection 1200U Photo scanner goes beyond normal expectations. In addition to twice the...