Jay Abend
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Lenses, Test Reports
Jay Abend Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Long, fast, good lenses are expensive. They're also worth it. Whether you shoot sports, live performances, wildlife, people, or just need to reach out into the distance for that perfect shot, a really good telephoto lens is a must.

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Sports/Action
Jay Abend Jan 01, 2004 2 comments

With the NFL 2003-2004 season in full swing, you'll find most American men firmly planted on the sofa in front of their big TV set every Sunday. While television coverage of pro football gets better and better, especially with the advent of network...

Accessories, Test Reports
Jay Abend Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

As digital cameras continue to add more and more resolution at lower and lower prices, professional photographers are confronted with some daunting choices. Only a few years ago a working pro needed to pony up tens of thousands of dollars to get something...

Jay Abend Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Did you feel it? Late in the summer of 2003 the ground shook, the earth trembled, the clouds parted, and a new vision was revealed. Well, maybe that's a bit dramatic. What did happen is another new digital camera was introduced. Big deal right? Huge...

Pro Techniques
Jay Abend Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

As a pro photographer I get a lot of questions about my work. While many address my equipment and techniques, a lot of people want to know what I earn. There is no question more loaded than "How much do you make?" (Perhaps except...

Digital Darkroom
Jay Abend Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

How important are your negatives and transparencies? Do you have them neatly arranged in archival pages, or strewn all over your living room floor? Even if you're not a terribly organized person you realize the importance of the processed film...

Jay Abend Sep 01, 2003 Published: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

For most of us digital types the clouds parted and the light was revealed to us with the advent of good, cheap photo quality ink jet printers in the
mid-1990s. The difference in image quality on the printed page from a four-color business printer on...

Jay Abend Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Phase One's "Capture One DSLR"

One of the watershed products in the ongoing digital revolution is the Canon EOS-1Ds. Its 11 million pixel full frame CMOS sensor, rugged weatherproof body, and stunning image quality has...

Accessories
Jay Abend Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

10 Must-Have Studio Accessories

Over the years I've often written about shooting in the studio. Whether it's a huge commercial studio with a 30 foot wide cyclorama wall or the basement of your home, having an organized space with some decent lighting equipment is a tremendous...

Point Of View
Jay Abend May 01, 2003 0 comments

Point Of View

Photography is a wide-ranging field that engenders passion in its practitioners, and like all great forms of expression creates opinions formed through experience and reflection. In its early days one...