Jay Abend

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Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 1999 1 comments

Over the past several months I've shared with you some of my experiences with getting my studio and location gear together. With new technology rapidly changing the way pro photographers make their living, it really has become a chore to keep up on...

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Jay Abend Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

If you've been reading any of my articles recently, you're no doubt aware that I like lighting gear. I especially like studio flash generators, big pro flash lamp heads, heavy-duty movie set style Matthews "C" stands, giant...

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Jay Abend Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

I am a digital photographer. Whether I am using one of my digital cameras or shooting on film and scanning the images, everything I shoot has to become digital at some point to be printed. What started out as a career move to gain more work in my area has...

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Jay Abend Posted: Feb 01, 1999 12 comments

Many of you may have seen my review last April of the Sun Star Strobo Mini-1200 flash system. At the time Sun Star Strobo was an all but unheard of flash manufacturer, producing a full line of impressive looking studio flash equipment. The Mini Series...

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Jay Abend Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

One of the truly liberating aspects of shooting black and white film is the relatively low cost of setting up and maintaining your own darkroom. When moving to a new studio recently, I was forced to break down my existing darkroom and consider whether to...

Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

The Kiev Chronicles

This is a story I had to do. Like you, I've been seeing those little ads in the back of Shutterbug touting cameras made in the ex-Soviet Union. A whole setup with normal lens, body, two film backs...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

Medium format cameras are hot, and with good reason. While many predicted that 35mm advancements would slowly signal the demise of bulky medium format cameras, the exact opposite has happened. Advances in film technology now make it possible to get nearly...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

One of the claims often heard when talking about medium format cameras is, "With this camera you can get practically 4x5 quality." How realistic is that claim anyway? Let's face it, a 4x5 sheet of film has over three times the total real...

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