Peter K. Burian
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Film & Darkroom Gear
Peter K. Burian 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...

Outdoor/Travel
Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

No matter where we travel during the summer, a camera is a constant companion, for recording the sights, scenery, wildlife, and people we encounter. Traveling by air however, does pose problems, especially for those who take a lot of equipment. The risks of damage, theft, and unnecessary...

Accessories
Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Whenever outdoor photographers discuss their favorite gear, one significant item is frequently overlooked. Binoculars, though not categorized as photo equipment, can be invaluable for scanning or scouting an area and for searching out potential subjects. Especially in bird and wildlife...

35mm Cameras
Peter K. Burian 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...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

Sigma AF 70-300mm & APO Macro Super

Sigma's two most successful zooms--70-300mm models with extreme close focusing ability--were recently upgraded and labeled with the "Super" designation. Both...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

New Photographic Film

Ferrania. The name Ferrania Imaging Technologies may not be familiar to everyone, but this company has been making store brand films for over 30 years now. Formerly part of Imation Corp. (and affiliated with 3M), this company is now solely owned by a...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

Lenses For 35mm Cameras

Next to new SLR cameras, lenses always attract the most attention among those attending the annual PMA show. Although we did not see as many new models this year as last, this was not surprising. Because 2000 is a photokina year, most manufacturers will...

Show Reports
Peter K. Burian May 01, 2000 0 comments

35mm SLR Cameras

Although SLR camera sales have increased substantially since 1997, most manufacturers have devoted the past six months to designing new lens/shutter models and digital cameras with high-resolution capabilities. Consequently, we did not find many new 35mm SLR...

Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Although Fujichrome Provia 100 Professional is a top-rated transparency film, the engineers at Fuji have not been resting on their laurels. Aggressively continuing their Research and Development activity, they achieved a breakthrough: an ISO 100 film with...

35mm Cameras
Peter K. Burian Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

Anyone who reads the ads in photo magazines even occasionally, will be well aware of the 35mm cameras designated as "professional." Just about every manufacturer offers at least one and generally prices it far above its "amateur" counterparts. These models hold a lot of...