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

Best known for their line of highly rated compact cameras with built-in zooms, Pentax has also continued to develop their line of SLR cameras and accessories. Their two most recent lenses--introduced in conjunction with the MZ-S, a...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

The best-selling zoom lens in history, Tamron's 28-200mm debuted in 1992. Since then, it has been redesigned and upgraded in 1996, in 1999, and again in 2001. This most recent (fourth-generation) model benefits from significant downsizing...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian 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...

Lenses
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

Minolta's New "D" Series
Minolta introduced a new series of D-type lenses, with an Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) distance encoder chip for superior results in flash photography with the Maxxum 7 and Maxxum 5. By adding distance information to the equation, they...

Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Still the only independent lens maker to design and produce 35mm SLR cameras, Sigma continues developing and upgrading their line. Replacing the previous SA-5, two new models were recently introduced. The SA-9 and the SA-7 are very similar in...

Accessories
Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

If there's a photo enthusiast on your holiday gift list, there's a vast range of products that would make for highly suitable gifts. Whether your budget is tight or unlimited, the following accessories should bring a smile of appreciation and many years of productive use. With that...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian 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...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

Although most advanced photographers use a tripod when possible, some subjects and situations call for a handheld camera. Examples include sports where full mobility is required, candid shots of people, birds in flight, and even indoor...

Accessories, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

The most popular type of camera bag among serious outdoor photographers, the photo backpack, has two major advantages. Models with a sophisticated harness system offer the most comfortable method for carrying a lot of weight. Because...

Accessories
Peter K. Burian Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

Although we cover new equipment announced at trade shows, binoculars are often overlooked because they're not used for photography. Still, most outdoor shooters do carry binocs as they can be invaluable for scanning or scouting an area to...