Peter K. Burian
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Outdoor/Travel
Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

No matter where we travel during the summer, a camera is a constant companion, for recording the sights, scenery, wildlife, and people we encounter. Traveling by air however, does pose problems, especially for those who take a lot of equipment. The risks of damage, theft, and unnecessary...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

Although everyone at the PMA show wanted to check out the new digital equipment, the compact lens/shutter film cameras still outsell such models. Most manufacturers continue to offer both formats: 35mm and Advanced Photo System (APS or 24mm). Such cameras have been made for decades so we didn't expect to...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2001 0 comments

Although digital cameras attracted the lion's share of attention at this year's PMA show, the compact lens/shutter cameras still outsell such models by a vast margin. Most manufacturers continue to offer both formats: 35mm and Advanced Photo System (APS or 24mm). The 35mm format has...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

35mm SLR Cameras

Although SLR camera sales have increased substantially since 1997, most manufacturers have devoted the past six months to designing new lens/shutter models and digital cameras with high-resolution capabilities. Consequently, we did not find many new 35mm SLR...

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Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2002 Published: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Described by one trade magazine as a "digital lovefest," this year's PMA show did not produce many film-based SLR cameras. Even so, I did find several new models, as well as some new flash units, with ultrahigh tech capabilities. As in past years, the trend is toward smaller and lighter autofocus SLR...

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Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

35mm SLR Cameras And Lenses

In the past, we have always found at least a half dozen new SLR cameras at the photokina trade show. That has changed, at least for now, as most manufacturers devote their R&D resources to digital equipment. During my five days of touring the many...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

As in most photokina years, the vast majority of SLR cameras to be shown in Cologne were announced previously. Hence there were few surprises and most models were already previewed in earlier issues of Shutterbug; they are also covered in our SLR...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2001 0 comments

In this high tech era, I expected to find a half dozen brand-new 35mm SLRs packed with computerized capabilities at the PMA show. However, this year's show produced only a single pair of that type, since others were unveiled at last fall's photokina. Instead, I saw a surprising...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

While shooting stock images around historic St. Augustine, Florida, and closer to home during Veterans Day events, I used this lens extensively for people, birds, architecture, and various travel subjects to assess autofocus response, IS effectiveness...

Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Earlier this year, Sony became the most prolific D-SLR manufacturer by announcing four cameras within a two-week period. This included a pro model, due later this year, that had scant specs available at press time. I was able to extensively test the other three, which are quite similar in that they all start from the same "base": the entry-level 10-megapixel A200...