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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

There is nothing more invigorating for a zealous photographer than putting a brand new lens on a familiar, reliable DSLR body. The world looks different through a new lens, and the tableau of photo opportunities hits the reset button, refreshing all of the possibilities. My experience with Tamron’s new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD tele zoom brought this realization into focus, no pun intended.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  0 comments

The Rhake—a weather-resistant, roll-top backpack from Mission Workshop—accepts a custom-fitted capsule that converts it into a camera backpack. According to the manufacturer, Rhakes are “made by hand in small batches in the USA,” and judging from the workmanship, I’d say that’s an accurate statement.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  2 comments

Designed to appeal to serious photographers and informal snapshooters alike, the family-friendly Leica C-Lux takes its place in the highly acclaimed Leica lineup.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s nearly everything that’s important to know about photo filters (the tangible kind) told in easy to understand language. Plus, at the end, a bonus tip tells you how to remove a screw-in filter that’s stuck to a lens.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

We were invited to an exclusive one-on-one unboxing of Leica’s latest collectors’ piece, the Leica M10 Edition Zagato, at Leica’s USA headquarters. Here is what we saw.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 12, 2018  |  1 comments

Two giants of the camera case industry, Think Tank Photo and SKB Cases, have collaborated to create the SKB Flyer Series, a lineup of hybrid camera transport solutions that have broad appeal and manifold applications for every ardent photographer.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 05, 2018  |  1 comments

Okay, so you aced the first quiz. Some of you even said it was easy. Cool! Let’s see how well you can do on the Darkroom Edition. Just like last week’s quiz, this is not a multiple guess test, so you gotta really know your stuff to get all of them right.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Here are a dozen words or phrases that relate to photography. How many of them can you define or explain? Warning: this is not a multiple guess test, so you gotta really know your stuff to get all of them right.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Summer is the best time to think of winter things. If you’re a skier, snowboarder or an ice adventurer of any kind, you’ll love this photo backpack from newcomer NYA-EVO.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The specifications are impressive, but can a super-wideangle zoom with a super-fast f/2.8 aperture deliver the results pros and ardent amateurs demand?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Are all of your digital images safe? If your computer fried today and your cloud service vaporized, would you still have immediate access to all of your photo and video files? If you quickly answered “yes,” you may be kidding yourself—and false confidence could lead to disaster.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 31, 2018  |  1 comments

A friend showed me a Father’s Day gift list published by venerable Vogue and on it was a pair of socks from Thom Browne for $150. Not to be a lowbrow, but I would think that for $75 a foot they could at least learn how to spell colors. If I put $150 socks on my feet I’m afraid that my other extremities would be jealous. Imagine what I’d have to pay for a hat, gloves and a jockstrap.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here are seven things you didn’t know you need to take on your photo vacation, plus some photo travel tips from an experienced road warrior.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Even people who are passionate about photography often make common mistakes that prevent them from reaching their maximum potential. No one is immune. To advance to the next level of proficiency, overcome the tendency to fall victim to these common goofs.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Mom’s Day is Sunday the 13th and Dad’s is next month. In this era of extended multilayer family structures, gifting all of the parental figures in your life could run into some serious cabbage, so here’s a rundown on some useful and thoughtful items that won’t drain the ATM. And if Mother’s Day slipped your mind—there’s still time to give something more meaningful than a Whitman Sampler from the 24-hour drug store.

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