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Dave Howard Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

It doesn't take long to tell whether most photo-related equipment was designed by a "design team," or by a photographer. The "team" product usually looks slick, but five minutes into an in-depth examination you've most...

David B. Brooks Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

I'm a sensitive person, at least visually, and it used to bother me to no end to go into someone's home with the TV on and see the faces in the screen green. That situation has been improved with auto-adjust features, but even today if you go...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer May 01, 1999 0 comments

The Minolta AF SLR cameras are aimed toward the entry photographer just purchasing their first SLR as well as more experienced individuals already owning some Maxxum equipment who need an additional camera body. Actually there are two practically identical...

David B. Brooks May 01, 1999 0 comments

Although ink jet photo printers have been at the forefront of photographers' attention lately, the requirements of professional print output still demand the qualities only dye sublimation printing can achieve. In Sony's latest printer for the...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 1999 0 comments

Until recently, most photographers considered a 19mm or 20mm focal length as the ultimate in ultra-wide, but this is rapidly changing. Thanks to the new technologies for making more affordable aspherical elements, much shorter lenses are becoming readily...

David B. Brooks Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

I reported on the new Nikon Super CoolScan 2000 in the February issue with all of its exciting new features like ImageClean and Multiple Scan Sampling. My enthusiasm was dampened only slightly by my finding the Nikon software not quite equal to the rest of...

David B. Brooks Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Less than a year ago I tested and wrote a report on Epson's Perfection 600 scanner. Before the report was set in type Epson sold out of every Perfection 600 scanner in stock, and the report was canceled. Let's hope Epson has produced enough of...

Dave Howard Mar 01, 1999 1 comments

The main factor preventing many photographers from buying a panoramic camera has been the $2000 plus price tag. Unless you specialize in panoramas, such a major outlay can be hard to justify. Although a couple of less expensive cameras have been available...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

In the now large population of color ink jet printers Hewlett-Packard continues to be a leader with its HP DeskJet printers. The new HP DeskJet 895Cse now tops HP's list of DeskJet models, providing a printer designed to meet the widest range of user...

Accessories, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Extremely simplified shadowless electronic flash lighting is often difficult to achieve. This type of soft, diffused light is most suitable for a wide variety of tiny subjects recorded close-up and other nearby conventional objects. Typical subjects ideal...

Jay Abend Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

I am a digital photographer. Whether I am using one of my digital cameras or shooting on film and scanning the images, everything I shoot has to become digital at some point to be printed. What started out as a career move to gain more work in my area has...

David B. Brooks Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

Nikon has been at the forefront of 35mm film scanning from the beginning, and has enjoyed a top position in the field most recently with the CoolScan LS-1000. Just a short time ago Nikon announced a new CoolScan that would be better and easier to use, but...

David B. Brooks Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

The early rumors were pitting microsoft's new, yet to be announced application against Photoshop. How wrong the pundits were. Microsoft's new PhotoDraw 2000 is a quite different approach to a graphics and photo application because Microsoft...

Jay Abend Feb 01, 1999 9 comments

Many of you may have seen my review last April of the Sun Star Strobo Mini-1200 flash system. At the time Sun Star Strobo was an all but unheard of flash manufacturer, producing a full line of impressive looking studio flash equipment. The Mini Series...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

For the many photographers who are setting up a digital darkroom, and have medium and large format film to scan, Canon has a very attractive scanner solution. The CanoScan FB 1200S offers high 1200dpi optical resolution with professional-level film...