August 2013 Table Of Contents

On The Cover
In this issue we focus on optics, with a roundup of some of the most intriguing new lenses introduced in 2013 and tests on a very fast lens from Sigma and a special effects 8mm super-wide. We also feature some optical how-to’s, including using graduated neutral density filters and working some macro magic. And we’ve got lab tests on the Fujifilm X-E1, Nikon D5200, and Panasonic GH3. Coming attractions: next month is our Top Products of the Year issue, where we feature the best in class in 40 imaging categories!


30 Digital Innovations
Freezing Time With Your Camera
by Joe Farace

54 Bag & Case Update
New Gear Post-photokina
by Jack Neubart

64 Customize Your Shooting Space
Backdrops & Floors By WHCC
by Russell R. Caron

68 Sigma 150mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
A “Full Frame” Tele-Macro
by Jack Neubart

74 Capture One Pro Version 7
Asset Management + Raw Power
by Jack Neubart

82 2013 Top Products Of The Year
The Best Gear In 40 Categories
Edited by George Schaub

142 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks

Image Tech

38 Nikon D7100
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


42 Flashpoint 500C LED Light
LED Lighting For The Rest Of Us
by Joe Farace

48 Phottix Odin Wireless TTL Flash Trigger
A Radio Frequency-Controlled System
by Jack Neubart


102 Business Trends
Photo Social Media Marketing
by Maria Piscopo

130 Pro’s Choice
Tim Tadder Brings Sports To Life
by Jack Neubart


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

24 Talking Pictures
“A Balancing Act”
by Terry F. Sweatman

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace


10 Editor’s Notes