Peter K. Burian
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Lenses
Peter K. Burian Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

As digital SLR cameras have become more affordable, an increasing number of photography and imaging enthusiasts have made the shift to digital capture. But there's one common complaint--the ultra-wide angle lenses designed for 35mm systems do not produce an expansive angle of view with any of the affordable digital SLRs. Because such cameras employ a sensor that's...

Digital Darkroom
Peter K. Burian Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Whether you shoot with a digital camera or scan photographs, printing can be one of the most rewarding aspects of photography. In the past, you needed a darkroom and a great deal of expertise to make beautiful color or black...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Although very few 35mm SLR cameras were introduced at PMA 2004, there was no shortage of new lenses. Many of the new products are very short zooms, necessary for true wide angle effects with digital SLRs or lenses upgraded for greater compatibility in digital photography. Even though this...

Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

During 2004, most of the major camera manufacturers announced 8-megapixel digicams, leading us to believe that the next trend would bring 10-megapixel models in 2005. Instead, it brought a slew of new 7-megapixel cameras with built-in lenses. At press time, over a dozen such models were available. Meanwhile, it seemed that 8-megapixel development had ground to a halt, at least...

Peter K. Burian Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Until recently, all of Kodak's professional color print films were marketed under the Portra logo, understandable because portrait and wedding photographers make up the primary market for such products. That changed earlier this year, when the company...

Peter K. Burian Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Quick Look
· 4 million effective pixels
· CCD-shift Anti-Shake function
· $499 US street price

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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Although Konica Minolta was the last major manufacturer to enter the digital SLR market, the Maxxum 7D was well worth the wait. This is an incredibly versatile camera with advanced technology, including a significant bonus. The Maxxum 7D is the first SLR camera in the world to boast a built-in Anti-Shake mechanism to...

Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

Flat-bed scanners are remarkably popular and they outsell dedicated film scanners by a wide margin. That's understandable because flat-beds are affordable, simple to operate, and can produce excellent scans of photographic prints, art work, and even small objects. Many of the latest models are even more versatile, capable of scanning frames of film as well, using a...

Amateur Digital SLRs
Peter K. Burian Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

PROS
· Oversized LCD monitor, ease of basic use, and great versatility
· Anti-Shake system provides effective stabilization with most Maxxum lenses
· Quick response, fast 3 fps framing rate, and competitive burst depth
· Excellent image quality; digital noise and JPEG artifacts are very well controlled

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Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

A compact digital camera is certainly convenient, but petite size has one drawback. The LCD monitors of most digicams are simply too small for convenient image viewing while shooting or during playback. Until recently, a 1.8" screen was common; today, an increasing number of cameras are...