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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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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

Tripods have been around for so many years that you can find some on sale for less than the cost of a medium pizza. All have three adjustable legs, a screw that attaches to the bottom of a camera, and some sort of mechanism that allows the user to point the lens steadily in the right direction without moving the whole contraption. That being said, is it smart to save a few bucks when shopping for...

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

Tamrac’s Ultra Pro 13 Shoulder Bag
Designed for the photographer on the move, the Ultra Pro 13 shoulder bag is large enough to safely accommodate a wide variety of photographic gearand a laptop computer. It features an EasyGrip handlewith a built-in Torsion Bar to distribute the weight, a Double Lens-Bridge Divider System, a padded BioCurve shoulder strap, a...

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

Nikon’s COOLPIX Cameras
Nikon has introduced eight new models to their COOLPIX line of digital cameras. The S220 (10 megapixels) is a slim body camera with a 2.5” LCD screen, 3x optical zoom, Smart Portrait System, and four-way VR Image Stabilization. The S230 (10 megapixels) features a 3” high-resolution LCD screen, 3x optical zoom, and one-touch focus...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2009 16 comments

If there’s any secret about making great travel photographs it’s that using your camera has to be instinctive because when a photo opportunity presents itself you may only have a few seconds to get a shot.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

If you buy a battery that has no brand name (or a name you’ve never encountered) from an online retailer you’ve never heard of, you’re taking a big chance.

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

Quik Bounce From LumiQuest
The LumiQuest Quik Bounce is designed for use with or without a ceiling and can be used to soften the light in both horizontal and vertical formats. It features doors that open to allow for 80 percent ceiling bounce with 20 percent reflector bounce; the doors can be closed completely to get 100 percent unit surface bounce when a ceiling is too...

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

The CyberSync From Paul C. Buff
Paul C. Buff, Inc. has introduced the CyberSync 2.4GHz trigger transmitter and companion CyberSync trigger receiver. These devices are part of their new line-up of advanced remote control units manufactured in the US. They offer an extended operating range, 16 frequencies, battery drawer, as well as tripper-only and advanced remote control...

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

The EZDigiMagic DM220-P08
The EZDigiMagic model DM220-P08 portable memory card back-up device allows you to burn files directly from a memory card to a CD or DVD. You may preview the images on the unit’s 2” color TFT screen and view multiple images or use the zoom in/out feature. The EZDigiMagic has a USB Host Function for downloading images and videos from...

George Schaub Posted: Jan 01, 2009 1 comments

The photokina trade fair held in Cologne, Germany, every two years has a solid reputation for previews and announcements meant to shake up the practices and worldviews of photographers, be they amateur or pro. This can come in the form of products real and imagined, with some making it to shelves and others just a wistful dream of designers and engineers who hope what they propose will become the...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2009 0 comments

Digital photo frames at photokina were riding the tide of increasing popularity, with wireless technological support in the driver’s seat. Manufacturers are trying to make them more utilitarian, so these digital frames don’t just sit there when not in use. Whatever you say about them, they’re always fashionable, competing with traditional frames for attention, and they make a...

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