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Posted: Aug 01, 2010 0 comments

August 2010

On The Cover
This month our focus is on lenses and we have tips and reviews that cover the optical gamut, from fisheyes to teles to super-wide zooms. Lenses aside, we also have expert advice on how to properly protect your gear, which will certainly come in handy if you decide to take the RV digital darkroom challenge ofwrite...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 25, 2006 0 comments

Digital Image Sensor Update



The Promise of Even Better Image Quality Ahead



by George Schaub

All the talk in the past was about megapixels, with the horserace of ever-higher
counts grabbing all the headlines. Some folks claim that the latest 6 and 8
MP cameras deliver such good quality at such low price points that themegapixe...

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Posted: Sep 25, 2007 0 comments

Shutter Lag



Or, Why We Don't Review Digicams

by George Schaub

We have gotten some letters from readers asking why we don't normally
review integral lens digital cameras, or what we call digicams. One reason is
that they come and go so quickly. It's not unusual for a digicam to be
on them...

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Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Surge in Online Photofinishing

By Ron Leach

According to a recent report released by InfoTrends, online photofinishing revenues in the U.S. will surpass $1.5 billion by 2012—more than doubling since 2007. The largest growth category is expected to be custom photo gifts and merchandisew...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Raw Processing Local Tone Controls

Enhance Your Images As You Convert Your Raw Files

by Jack Neubart

How many times have you looked at a Raw digital image on your computer screen and thought that there is more to this shot than meets the eye? You may want to restore tonal values, enhance contrast, and maybe boostsaturati...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 21, 2004 0 comments

There are many ways to work with monochrome images, including selective adjustment
of tonal values, contrast and even image color that can emulate toning. In this
installment of our Web How To's we'll play with colorization, adding
color to selective parts of a monochrome image that can make it look like a
combination hand-painted (with photo oils) and toned photograph. You can paint
in selectively with brush tools if you like, but this how-to deals with a more
simplified approach.

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

Airline Update

What About Cameras and Computers?

by George Schaub

The recent incidents in England have made for heightened awareness about airline
travel and questions about what can and cannot be carried on. The restrictions
are quite severe for travel to England and through trips connecting in Heathrow,
forexamp...

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Posted: Nov 27, 2007 0 comments

Trends in Camera Sales

By Ron Leach

A couple times a year we take a close look at what types of cameras are being
purchased by both amateur and professional photographers, and this information
often provides an interesting view on near-term trends in the photo industry.
We just received a comprehensive report from thePho...

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Posted: Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

August 2009

On The Cover
This month our focus is on lenses and pro Steve Bedell checks the specs and weighs in on why you may or may not want to keep using pro-quality lenses for your work. In addition, we have a Test Report on the latest Zeiss Planar T* 85mm and 50mm lenses. Aside from optics, we have an exclusive interview with mastercr...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Perfect Exposure

The Histogram Is Your Best Friend

by Steve Bedell

There are three things that constitute a “perfect” digital file. Perfect exposure, accurate white balance, and a controlled brightness range. In this article, we’re going to focus on the first—perfect exposure. And in the process,we...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 29, 2005 0 comments

One of the reasons that many people are getting into making prints at home
these days is that inkjet prints are simpler to make and more permanent than,
in many cases, photographic prints (dye based projection, that is.) With recent
advances in ink and paper technology from companies such as Epson and HP we
now see the potential, given proper storage, of digital prints lasting more
than 100 years. Even snapshot size prints, according to Wilhelm Research, from
portable printers like the popular and relatively diminutive PictureMate from
Epson can last three generations or more. And most of the newer printers don't
even require the intermediary of the computer to make very good looking prints.

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

What Happened to My Images ??!!



Corrupted Disks and Rescue Strategies

by George Schaub

I am not sure if it's happened to you, but it's happened to me.
After having spent an afternoon shooting with my digital camera everything suddenly
stopped. While the counter in my camera LED showed that I hadple...

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Posted: Mar 25, 2008 0 comments

Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM (Motor-in) Lenses

The fisheye look is anacquired...

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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Camera Phones Coming of Age

by Ron Leach

Most “serious” photographers own at least one pocket-size digital camera so that they’re always prepared to capture an interesting scene—even if their trusty SLR is back home in the camera cabinet. That means many of us go about ourdaily...

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Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments
May Cover This month we explore pro raw converters and image-editing options. While our reviews feature products that pose an alternative to Adobe Photoshop, they will handle many of your image processing needs. We also explore the use of image stabilization with tripods to see if they are friends or foes. Finally, beauty shots of New York City’s Eventi Hotel/Beatrice luxury apartments were a key part of Jon Ortner’s assignment for the property developer, but to find out what inspired his on-the-fly creativity, you’ll have to get down to street level on page 120.

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