Peter K. Burian

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

As the last days of summer give way to frosty nights and crisp mornings, the world is transformed into a fiery splendor. In most parts of the US and Canada, crimson maples, golden poplars or aspen, and red dogwoods dominate the landscape. This is a...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

Although zoom lenses are certainly versatile and convenient, they do have some drawbacks, including relatively small maximum apertures.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

Although Sigma has recently concentrated on fast wide angle prime lenses, the company continues to develop new zoom lenses, too. This summer I tested two of these at a safari park, at bicycle, motorcycle and War of 1812 events, as well...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

Although some outdoor photographers prefer to shoot everything by available light, electronic flash can be surprisingly useful. In the past, it was difficult to produce a natural looking effect with flash in outdoor photography without a bit of expertise. All too often the results appeared to be artificial, with a harsh effect caused by flash becoming the primary light source.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The third generation of EOS Elan cameras, the new Elan 7 and 7E promise to be even more successful than their predecessors. Incorporating all of the Elan II series' best features the new models include several significant upgrades. Employing some...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Canon's EOS-1 V is an entirely new camera, dubbed as "the world's fastest" due to its 10 fps ability. While it does include some EOS-3 features, the technology has been upgraded since that model was designed. As well...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

Just when we thought that cameras had reached the maximum level of technological achievement, Minolta engineers raised the bar significantly. Their new Maxxum 7 took a giant step beyond our expectations with some truly innovative technology. Resembling a...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

Until recently, ISO 400 seemed to be the uppermost limit in terms of film speed for excellent print quality in 8x12" reproductions. However, there are many advantages to shooting with an ISO 800 film: less risk of blur from camera shake, greater...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

After testing many new Pentax autofocus SLR cameras, I jumped at the chance to work with the new flagship of the line, the MZ-S. The small and lightweight (18.3 oz) magnesium alloy body offers a handsome rounded style and the overall look of a...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

The first digital camera to incorporate Fujifilm's Super CCD HR (High Resolution) the FinePix S7000 is a full-featured 6.3-megapixel model that can generate 4048x3040 recorded pixels through in camera interpolation. More sophisticated than the earlier Super CCD III, the HR sensor is said...

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