George Schaub
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Editor's Notes
George Schaub May 01, 2009 0 comments

There’s nothing like travel to refresh your photographic eye, to make you see new again and break the visual habits gained from the same path trodden day in and out. These days travel might be limited to a park a few miles away or into a city available by transit, but whatever the trip, from arboretum to a national park, there are photographic possibilities awaiting us. We are all curious...

Pro Techniques
George Schaub May 01, 2009 1 comments

For the past three summer seasons Canon has sponsored their Photography in the Parks Photo Contest, highlighting images made by photographers in our nation’s national parks.

Lenses
George Schaub Apr 06, 2009 6 comments

There was time when those seeking super-wide lenses for APS-C size sensor cameras didn’t have much choice, but new light gathering systems that distribute light evenly from lens to sensor, as well as new optical formulas from camera makers and independent lens manufacturers, have changed that point of view. The latest in this welcome new class of glass is from Tamron, with their 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 offering. Priced at around $500 (street) and weighing in at about 14 oz., the Tamron 10-24mm is useable for cameras that require “motor in the lens” operation, such as the Nikon D40X, on which this lens was tested.  The DiII designation tells you that this lens is for digital SLRs with APS-C sensors.

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George Schaub Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

Like cameras in cell phones (and vice versa) and MP3 players in everything, the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II can be thought of as another item in the multimedia trend.

Editor's Notes
George Schaub Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

Multimedia usually means a device that does a lot of things for you; experience shows that in such devices some are done better than others. We are seeing more and more multimedia coming to photography. Sony, for example, just announced a digicam that you can use to connect to the web, and not just an online storage server. Epson, HP, Canon, and other printer companies tout...

Editor's Notes
George Schaub Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

I recently got back a roll of processed color negative film from a lab touting itself as “professional” and it reminded me why it’s difficult for me to go back to shooting film. It’s not that I don’t like the look of film, or that I don’t enjoy actually working with it; it’s that the prints were well below my expectations. I checked the negatives and they...

Editor's Notes
George Schaub Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

This issue might seem to have a slight touch of split direction, what with our annual tribute to black and white photography and a trio of new D-SLR reviews thrown in together. But that seeming contradiction is soon dispelled when you consider that the amazing interest in black and white has occurred at the same time as the rise in megapixel counts in cameras. More and more photographers are...

Pro Techniques
George Schaub Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

If you love black and white photography you should check out the tools and techniques that allow you to make customized “conversions” from your RGB digital image files.

George Schaub Feb 01, 2009 1 comments

While driving around upstate New York during the peak fall foliage season and testing the new Canon EOS 50D, I met the perfect candidate for this camera.

George Schaub Jan 01, 2009 1 comments

The photokina trade fair held in Cologne, Germany, every two years has a solid reputation for previews and announcements meant to shake up the practices and worldviews of photographers, be they amateur or pro. This can come in the form of products real and imagined, with some making it to shelves and others just a wistful dream of designers and engineers who hope what they propose will become the...