Peter K. Burian

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Peter K. Burian Posted: 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...

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

One of the most frustrating aspects of the digital darkroom is getting prints that closely resemble the images that we see on a computer monitor. Are your own prints as impressive as the images in the electronic display? Are they "clean," or do...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: 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...

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

Because of the increasing popularity of digital SLR cameras, Tamron has undertaken an ambitious plan to develop a full range of Di (Digitally Integrated) lenses. Optimized for digital SLRs, the Di-series is just as desirable for use with 35mm cameras, as mentioned in my review of the first two...

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

Regardless of the type of equipment that we use, image blur caused by hand and body motion is one of the principal causes of unsatisfactory photos. It's especially difficult to make razor-sharp images when shooting with a handheld camera in low light...

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

Until recently, a 6-megapixel sensor was considered to be the ultimate available in a digital camera with built-in lens, but that changed suddenly when five manufacturers released 8-Mp models. Boasting numerous advanced features, through the lens viewing...

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

Cameras with a built-in lens are certainly convenient, but many photo enthusiasts prefer one of the digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR) models that accept interchangeable lenses. Quite expensive in the past, D-SLR cameras have become more affordable, and...

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

Because the manufacturers are devoting the vast majority of their resources to developing digital equipment, we're seeing few new 35mm cameras. At PMA 2004 for example, only Canon and Konica Minolta announced new 35mm SLRs and not a single distributor showed a new rangefinder camera that...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: 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...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2004 1 comments

As one of the last of the major manufacturers to release a digital SLR camera, Pentax entered the market late in the game. By October 2003 (when the Pentax *ist D began shipping) numerous other models were available, including some "new and improved" third generation cameras.

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