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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2009 0 comments

Photo Displays From TAP
TAP offers a variety of unique ways to display and safely store your prints. The Memory Cube is a 3D display that holds a 2x3” portrait in either a vertical or horizontal format. It is available in different styles, folds flat for storage or mailing, and can be assembled in seconds. Photo Insert Cards hold 4x6” photos and are available in...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2009 0 comments

Tamrac Adds To Ultra Pro Series
For professionals who need to carry a moderate amount of equipment, finding the right size shoulder bag can often be a difficult task. Most small shoulder bags aren’t large enough to accommodate the large f/2.8 lenses and shades that these photographers use. Many of the large shoulder bags that can accommodate these lenses are simply...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2009 1 comments

Tenba’s Mixx Bags: Lightweight And Handy
Tenba has launched their first major enthusiast/prosumer collection called Mixx. This new collection comprises a broad range of bags—from small pouches and top load bags for point-and-shoot cameras and single SLR setups to shoulder bags and a daypack to fit larger camera systems. Mixx is both colorfully styled and...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

Rm3d Rangefinder Camera From ARCA-SWISS
ARCA-SWISS has introduced the Rm3d, a precision handheld rangefinder camera. The body, which is specifically designed for professional handheld film or digital photography, is equipped with vertical and horizontal shift systems and a tilting lens mount. The Rm3d has an auto-locking horizontal and vertical shift system on the film...

The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2009 10 comments

The best imaging products of 2009 were voted on at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly held from April 2-4, 2009 in Budapest.

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

Everybody knows the best way to light macro-sized subjects is with a ringlight, right? But el problemo is that ringlights produce flat-looking lighting.

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

Tamron’s SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II Macro Lens
Tamron’s 60mm Macro lens is designed for use with Canon, Nikon, and Sony D-SLRs. It measures 3.15x2.9” and weighs just 14.1 oz. The SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 lens covers an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to 35mm format and offers a maximum aperture of f/2.0.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

Sometimes you need something other than a backpack or shoulder bag for your camera gear, and that leads us to the rolling camera case.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Perhaps the most exciting news in tripods is the first four-legged support. Yes, you read that correctly. In theory, it’s a more stable approach—just think of the pyramids. Aside from this innovation, there is a growing trend toward lighter-weight metals in tripods big and small—and that is certainly welcome. While carbon fiber, as a lightweight material, still has the advantage...

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

There are many accessories that not only make life pleasurable in the field, but also add greatly to the picture-taking experience. Here are some of my favorites, most of which go with me depending on what my course of action might be:
First on my list is a good, heavy-duty, but light to carry tripod. My choice for comfort and support is a carbon-fiber model. Two actually, one of which...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

The new crop this year displays some innovatively sensible thinking, especially where backpacks are concerned.

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

In our photokina reports we usually have a section dubbed “Weird and Wonderful,” the unique and daring products that appeal to more photographers than any of us care to admit. Some meet real needs in unique ways, or anticipate unique needs among a small group of photographers, but all are certainly interesting. We present them as such for your consideration.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Over the years, digiframes as a display medium have mushroomed, and in the process gained some very entertaining and useful capabilities. And prices have come down enough to ensure they will be around for a long time. They are no longer a fad, something indicated by the proliferation of products that came out this year.

The latest digiframes bring a host of novel features to the...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Accessories are intended to make taking pictures more exciting, make using the main equipment you already own simpler, or simply to whet your interest to try something new.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

I love getting intimately close to my subjects with my digital SLRs, especially nature, and to achieve this goal I’ll use the best tools at my disposal. Understanding that a macro zoom may not bring me as close as I’d like, I’ll turn to a macro lens. But even this lens may not be practical or readily available in all situations. Sometimes we’d simply like to extend the...

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