August Table Of Contents

August 2007

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This month our focus is on optical options, and we cover everything from fast super zooms to wides and macros with our extensive lens reports. We also have a buyer's guide roundup on which camera backpacks would be your best bet for travel and trail. In addition, we have a special tribute to Monte Zucker, our beloved master portrait photographer.


38 Digital Innovations
Software Power Tools From PMA 2007
by Joe Farace

44 Output Options
Online Or Else
by Jon Canfield

50 Camera Backpacks
Practical Choices With Style
by Jack Neubart

74 Test Report: Lens
Tamron's AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
by Peter K. Burian

84 Test Report: Lenses
You Can't Use Old Lenses On Digital Cameras! Or Can You?
by Roger W. Hicks

86 Test Report: Lenses
Medium Format Lensbabies
by Joe Farace

92 Test Report: Lenses
Sigma's APO 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM & 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
by Peter K. Burian

102 Test Report: Digital Camera
The Pentax K10D
by Joe Farace

112 Test Report: Lenses
Three Carl Zeiss T* Lenses From Sony For The Alpha, And Soon-To-Come Sony D-SLRs
by Peter K. Burian

142 Classic Camera
Large Format Lensless Photography
by Rick Shimonkevitz


30 Business Trends
How To Grow Your Wedding Business
by Maria Piscopo

60 Focal Lengths And Faces
Choosing The Right Lens For Up Close And Personal Portraits
by Scott Stulberg


16 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

20 Student Union
Profiles Of The Up And Coming
by Jay McCabe

22 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

28 Talking Pictures
"Sunlit Lily Pads"
by Maria Costa

67 A Tribute To Monte Zucker
Images From The Pages Of Monte's "Master Class" Column From Over The Years
by The Editors

70 Chen Changfen Photographs The Great Wall Of China
One Subject, Ever Changing
by Rosalind Smith


159 Contests
172 Digital Help
12 Editor's Notes
168 Help!
36 News & Notes
151 Trade Shows
152 Workshops