Robert E. Mayer
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Lenses, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

A long 10x zoom range is typically found on better movie cameras and camcorders--but rarely is offered for still photography. Available now from Sigma, the new Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO produces the kind of crisply detailed images you...

35mm Cameras
Robert E. Mayer Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

There have been relatively few new compact 35 or APS cameras introduced in the past year, and those that have arrived generally don't have any unusual uniqueness or pizzazz.

One camera does stand...

Robert E. Mayer Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Like the Monty Python bunch used to say, "And now for something completely different!" That's the only way to describe this new piece of lighting equipment. This incandescent light has three spiral screw-in fluorescent lamp tubes that produce a...

Accessories
Robert E. Mayer Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Lighting small reflective products, without the usual harsh shadows and distracting reflections produced by raw lights of any type, has always been a challenge even for experienced photographers. A new diffusion device makes it so simple and easy to light...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Exceptionally small, light, and very solid are the descriptive attributes of this compact camera. It is an example of German precise engineering and design. A throwback to the fully manual operating camera era. The film speed ISO has to be set...

Accessories
Robert E. Mayer Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Case Logic is a relatively new brand name you will often find on prominent display at many different photo and mass merchandise stores catering to photo and electronic enthusiasts. After looking over a sampling of eight of their many different products...

Accessories
Robert E. Mayer Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

What's a Plamp you ask? That's a contraction for Plant Clamp from the folks who make the very specialized and useful gimbal mounted telephoto lens suspension systems. Since many people who use the long lens mounts are nature photographers, it was only...

Accessories
Robert E. Mayer Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

Who says there's nothing new these days? We just learned of an interesting line of small camera bags designed specifically for the active outdoor photographer. These bags are for those individuals who are more concerned about protection from the elements than instant access to a...

Show Reports
Robert E. Mayer May 01, 2000 0 comments

APS, Point & Shoot, Medium Format, Bags, Flash, Batteries, And Lighting

The new millennium 2000 edition of PMA was decidedly larger and busier than in recent years, with numerous new exhibitors.

One surprise was the resurgence...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer May 01, 2000 0 comments

Minolta Maxxum QTsi

Anybody seeking to graduate from simple compact cameras with their notoriously inaccurate viewfinders and limited close focusing capability and expand their photographic horizons usually accomplish this by...